May 30th , 2012
Today’s word is BILLIONAIRE.
Billionaire: (noun) A very rich person whose material wealth is valued at more than a billion dollars.
Most of us would have heard of this term but for some of us who are mathematically-challenged, 1 billion is equivalent to 1000 million:
1 billion = 1,000 million = 1,000,000,000
Now that’s 9 zeros in the figure, or if that’s too many numbers for you to bother, one billion is a very, very huge sum.
Remember those times when one would fantasize about having a million dollars? Well, neither do I because these days, we hear more of Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” than Barenaked Ladies’ “If I had a million dollars“.
Enjoy the middle of the week, everyone!
The Ginger Team