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Forbes just released their annual list of the 400 richest Americans. When they first started this list in 1982, you needed just $100 million to make the list and $2 billion to be #1 (Daniel Ludwig). Today, you need $2.1 billion just to make the list, and $160 billion to be #1 (Jeff Bezos). If you’re not a billionaire by age 60, you can consider yourself a loser.
If you go by SAT scores, at least three people of the 400 have IQs of around 170: Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and our very own Marsha Murphy (listed under her husband’s last name, the only listee to have made her fortune in prostitution, proving that IQ predicts success in even the most unlikely of professions).