Here's how much money Bill Gates makes in a day

Bill Gates, known foremost for his ability to vault over office chairs, also happens to have founded Microsoft, making him the second richest person in the world, according to Business Insider. While anyone can have a lot of money, and not everyone can jump over an office chair, Gates' $103 billion fortune, according to Forbes (as of 2019), could be stacked to heights that not even he could clear.

Breaking down just how much money Bill Gates makes over time

To get an idea of just how much money Gates has, Business Insider calculated that his salary per second would be $380, pointing out that it wouldn't be worth his time to pick up a $100 bill lying on the ground. 

Using that number, which was calculated based on how much his wealth increased between 2018 and 2019, Gates' hourly salary would come out to about $1.37 million an hour, and about $32.8 million a day.

For further perspective, the article states that the average American spending one dollar would be the equivalent of Gates spending $1.06 million. If he wrote you a million-dollar check it would feel like a collect phone call to him, and he could write million-dollar checks every day for the next 285 years before running out of money, according to BI calculations. He could also give everyone in the world $10 and still have over $30 billion left over. 

Bill Gates gives away a lot of the money he makes

Don't get the wrong idea about Gates, though, because as far as mega-rich people go, he's about as charitable as they come. He's donated over 27 percent of his net worth to The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which comes out to about $35.8 billion, according to Forbes. That's more than anyone else, ever in history.

The organization focuses on "improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty" across the globe, according to its website. So, while it would be nice to have that extra $10, it's good to know that as a gatekeeper of bills, Bill Gates is about as good as it gets.