Many of us dream and think what it would be like to earn and have a net profit in the millions. We think it will bring us all kinds of happiness and indeed, it does in some respects, but in others not. There are pitfalls to most everything. You lose your privacy when you become an actress and actor. You are subject to magazine gossip. Lovers want to know everything about you: what you eat, drink, and crap. You better have a thick skin. The haters can rip your soul from your body and step on it without missing a beat. The thing is this kind of job, while a few earn into the millions, the majority do not. It’s hard to have longevity in Hollywood and yes, more so for women. Most every actress has some kind of Botox injected into them and some actors do it as well. Is talent (some less than others) measure up to what they have in their bank accounts? I’m not sure, but even if you have a family member working in Hollywood doesn’t mean you have it made. Did Jennifer Aniston not teach us anything? Here are some statistics about wealth and longevity in Hollywood and then adding some general statistics so the lower classes don’t feel left out.
This means for every one dollar paid to the actress or actor, the average return of her or his movies earned was great to good.
This means for every one dollar paid to the actress or actor, the average return of her or his movies earned was okay to bad.
The rest of us sit way below any of these people unless you come from a great source of wealth. You are probably in the same boat as me.
According to the Business Insider from 2017, the wealthiest 30 people in the world control 1.23 trillion dollars.
About 13.6 U.S. adults have a net worth above one million so that accounts for 41% of the world’s millionaires. However, Switzerland has the most millionaires per capita so that means 1 out of 8.6 people can call themselves a millionaire.
The U.S. may have the largest amount of millionaires, but the median wealth per adult if $44,977 and only goes down for certain pockets of minorities. The distribution isn’t equal by any means.
This might give perspective for all of us regarding wealth in the U.S. and the world. There’s definitely enough to go around, but unfortunately the very top doesn’t seem to want to share all that much.