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Bill Gates pays over US$1 million per year in property taxes for his house.
21 months is what a US$1 bill lasts.
Mariah Carey’s legs are insured for US$1 billion.
In 1999, the founders of Google actually tried to sell it to Excite for just US$1 million. Excite turned them down.
At the height of its popularity, CANDY CRUSH, a Facebook Game, made US$1 million per day.
The Soviet Union spent US$1 Billion in mind control research during the Cold War.
Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg donated US$1 billion to charity in 2013, making him the biggest charitable donor in the U.S.
US$1 in every US$5 paid in taxes in the U.S. goes to defense.
Cyber criminals steal US$1 billion per year from small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. and Europe.
A man robbed a bank for US$1 so he could be arrested and sent to jail for free medical health-care.
In 1997, James Cameron saved Guillermo del Toro’s father from Mexican kidnappers by paying the US$1 million ransom.
Social network Bebo was bought by AOL for US$850 million. 5 years later, the original owners bought it back for US$1 million.
James Cameron was homeless when writing the movie “The Terminator,” and sold the rights for US$1, on the condition he could direct it.
In 2013, the world’s 7th richest person, Brazilian Eike Batista, lost his US$30 billion fortune and now owes US$1 billion.
In 2011, IBM’s Watson computer competed on Jeopardy! against two former winners and won the first place prize of US$1 million.
The richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani, built a home valued at US$1 billion. It’s a 27-story building with 3 helipads, a 6-floor car park, a staff of 600, a 4-storey hanging garden and a cinema.
In 2008, Norway donated US$1 billion to help save the Amazon rainforest.
The First Disneyland Admission Ticket Ever Sold was purchased for US$1 in 1955.
John F. Kennedy, had he lived, would have inherited a fortune from his father estimated at US$1 billion in today’s dollars, adjusted for inflation.
Hours after the start of the Iraq War, Saddam Hussein ordered his sons to steal nearly US$1 billion cash from the country’s central bank.