How Much Money Does Jeff Bezos Make Per Hour?

Jeff Bezos. You may know him as the real-life embodiment of Lex Luthor, that rich bald guy, or that bald rich guy. At first glance, he doesn't exactly conjure up strong opinions. What you may not know is that the Amazon founder is the richest man in the world by a considerable margin, so whatever he pays to keep his head shorn is bound to be far too much. 

However, that's okay, because as of September 2019, Forbes lists his net worth at around $114 billion dollars, which should be a crime. Somehow, that insane number becomes even more insane when you break it down into smaller frames of time. Business Insider calculated what Bezos' wages would be per week, day, and hour based on the difference between his 2017 and 2018 net worths, and no matter how you slice it, this dude is raking in way more dough than Pablo Escobar was.

$8,961,187 million is what Bezos made per hour -– around 315 times Amazon's $28,466 median annual worker pay. An Amazon worker pulling in the company's mandated $15 minimum wage would have to work about 597,412 hours, or 24 hours a day for about 68 years, to earn what Bezos made hourly.

Bearing in mind that these numbers are, according to the article "an estimation based on the change in his Forbes net worth year-over-year," that puts this obscenely bald and rich man at around $6.5 billion a month, $1.5 billion a week, and over $215 million a day for the year-long time span that was calculated. Just for fun, those same numbers give you $149,353 a minute, and $2,489 per second.

Based on numbers from WebMD, the average hair transplant costs around $10,000, meaning even if Bezos went bald 14 times a minute, he could afford to replenish his follicular supplies indefinitely. In other words, Jeff Bezos is the richest man to have ever lived, and could easily afford to not look like Superman's archnemesis ... if he wanted.