# Why People Resent Billionaires

## The reason comes from the healthiest instincts of the free enterpriser….

6 min readFeb 16

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Just for kicks, let’s try a thought experiment. It’ll rely on simple arithmetic and answer one question: to earn a billion dollars in a *year*, how much would you have to earn, on average, in an *hour*. I’ll assume a standard workweek, full-time (40 hours) work. Fewer hours will make this worse…