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In the first quarter of 2014, Apple earned more than Google, Facebook, and Amazon combined.
In 2013, people with 4-year college degrees earned 98% more per hour, on average, than people without degrees.
In 2007, deceased rapper Tupac Shakur earned US$9 million. That’s more than 50 Cent and Eminem combined.
YouTube star Grumpy Cat earned more money than Oscar-Winning Actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014.
The 100 richest people in the world earned enough money in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times.
A finnish soldier fought for Finland, the Nazis, and the US Army Special Forces. He escaped a POW camp, earned a Bronze Star, Five Purple Hearts and disappeared in Vietnam in 1965.
The game “Pokemon Go” earned an estimated US$200 million in its first month.
Roman charioteers earned far more than even the best-paid footballers and international sports stars of today, according to academic research.
Elon Musk had to borrow money to pay rent after he invested all US$180 million earned from PayPal on SpaceX, Tesla and Solar City.
The 20 richest soccer clubs, all European, earned 7.4 billion euros in the 2015/16. Sponsorships and merchandise accounted for 43% of it, broadcast rights 39%, and ticket sales 18%.