After vowing to donate 99% of his Facebook shares to charity — valued at just over $45 billion — Mark Zuckerberg has achieved the status of a modern-day saint.
Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter Max into this world!For her birth, we wrote a letter to her about...
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Zuckerberg's vow, prompted by the birth of his daughter Max, outlined his plan to allow other to grow up in a world "by curing disease, personalizing learning, harnessing clean energy, connecting people, building strong communities, reducing poverty, providing equal rights and spreading understanding across nations." All with $45 billion. That's a lot of money, but exactly how much money is it? In an attempt to make this ridiculous amount more palatable, we decided to illustrate it in terms anyone could understand. Without further ado, here's Mark Zuckerberg's generous charitable donation, contextualized by a lot of weird shit.
10 Donald Trumps
Forbes lists Trump's net worth at $4.5 billion, equating Zuckerberg's donation to the old coot. Imagine a world with ten Donald Trumps? That's nine more reasons to move to Canada than the one fat reason right now!
11,250,000,000 Big Macs
The average Big Mac costs $3.99, so let's round that sucker up to $4 and see how many times it goes into $45 billion: Eleven billion two hundred fifty million Big Macs. Oh, and a butt-load of fries, too.
According to Bustle, who did some of this work for us, Serbia had a GDP of approximately $43.8 billion in 2014. By comparison, America sits around at a healthy $16.77 trillion
The average price of a Lamborghini in the U.S. is around $20,000. For the purpose of this exercise, we chose this 2015 Lamborghini Huracan in a tasteful hungover piss-yellow. It costs $237,250.
Forty-seven million four hundred eighteen thousand three hundred thirty-five Rose Gold iPhone 6s Pluses paid in full without a contract.
According to a 2010 USDA report, the average middle-income family spends $12,000 during their baby's first year. Since Zuckerberg likes being a father so badly, maybe he should invest in three million and seven hundred and forty-nine thousand more kids!?
36,778 Fancy Watches
Pending you're the kind of moron who thinks it makes sense to spend $1,223,552 on a watch vajazzled with diamonds.
11,694,386 Fake Boobs
The average cost for plump new silicone implants is about $3,848, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Eleven million six hundred ninety-four thousand three hundred eighty-six for two fakes boobs, or 5,847,193 per boob.
45,000,000,000 Taco Bell Spicy Tostadas
Wait, these things only cost a dollar each? Brb.
12,195,121,951 Pints of Beer
The price of beer in America, on average, goes for $3.69. Multiply that by Zuckerberg's donation, and that's twelve billion one hundred ninety-five million one hundred twenty-one thousand nine hundred fifty-one pints of ice-cold brew. So, uh, drink up.
This is how long it'd take to spend $45 billion if you spent $1 every second. One billion seconds is approximately 31.69 years, or a little more than 11,574 days. If you converted seconds into dollars, you would get one thousand four hundred twenty-six years or 520,830 days. That's a long time.
11.8 World Trade Centers
A recent article placed One World Trade as costing $3.8 billion to complete. If you stacked them on top of one another, they be 20,957ft tall -- taller than the tallest mountain peak in the US, Mount McKinley.
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Jeremy Glass is a writer for Thrillist and is currently drinking 12,195,121,951 pints of beer