1. The key to happiness is spending your money on experiences rather than possessions, according to studies.
  2. There's US$75 trillion in the entire world. If this is distributed amongst all people on Earth, each person will have less than $11,000.
  3. The blood you donate is sold on the open market and it's a US$4.5 billion per year industry.
  4. The International Space Station is the most expensive object ever built, at US$150 billion.
  5. Bob Marley's
    final words were
    "Money can't buy life."
  6. McDonald's makes about US$75 million per day.
  7. Apple earns US$300,000 per minute.
  8. All of the 20 richest women in the world --except for #17-- inherited their money from either their husband or their father.
  9. Americans spent more than US$15 billion on jeans in 2005.
  10. Americans spent about US$61.4 billion on their pets in 2011.
  11. Drug lord Pablo Escobar had so much cash that rats ate almost $1 billion of his money each year.
  12. At a spending rate of $1 million a day, it would take Bill Gates 218 years to spend all his money.
  13. Until the WW2, tea bricks were used as money in Siberia.
  14. Sea shells were once commonly used in many parts of the world as money.
  15. Spending
    money on others
    yields more
    happiness
    than spending it on yourself
    a study concluded.
  16. 34.5%
  17. of the money the average American takes home is spent on interest, including credit cards and auto loans.
  18. Paper money can transport live flu virus for over two weeks.
  19. 2 out of 3 inherited family fortunes are lost by the new generation, a study in the U.S. found.
  20. Arguing about money is the top predictor of divorce, a study found.
  21. 47%
  22. of Americans say they cannot cover a US$400 emergency expense without borrowing money or selling something.
  23. If you die homeless or with no money in New York City, you are buried by prisoners on Hart Island in a mass grave: up to 1000 per grave for children and 50 for adults.
  24. Americans spend more money on pets yearly than Germany spends on its entire defense budget.
  25. The 100 richest people in the world earned enough money in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times.
  26. After the American Civil War, one third to one half of the currency was counterfeit.
  27. The total amount of money owed by every single person and country in the world is US$199 trillion, but the world has only US$80.9 trillion in cash and bank deposits.
  28. In the 17th Century, 1 in every 10 British coins was forged. Isaac Newton oversaw a huge project to recall the old currency, and issue a more reliable one.
  29. The wealthy in Florence, Italy, today are the same families as 600 years ago, researchers found.
  30. By law, only dead people can appear on U.S. currency.
  31. Thinking about money makes people more determined and focused, but less sensitive to the needs and feelings of others, a study found.
  32. Women who get married after 30 in the U.S. end up making about US$18,000 more than their early-marrying peers.
  33. As of 2016, Bill Gates could give US$10 to every human being on Earth and still keep US$3 billion for himself.
  34. The first transaction of Bitcoins was to buy pizza for 10,000 Bitcoins, which later increased in value to over US$12 million.
  35. "In God We Trust" was declared the U.S.national motto in 1956. It first appeared in 1861 because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War.
  36. 1.5 trillion dollars are paid in bribes every year, according to a World Bank estimate.
  37. In the 1980s, the financial sector claimed just 10% of U.S. corporate profits. By the 2010s, it's almost 30%, supplanting manufacturing as the biggest profit center in the economy.
  38. In 2015, a Chinese billionaire bought a US$170 million painting by with his credit card so he could use the points for free airfare.
  39. Serial art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann has caused over 138 million euro in damages by attempting to destroy famous artworks by such artists as Rubens and Rembrandt.
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