Neil deGrasse Tyson Puts Bill Gates’ Wealth into Funny Perspective

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a way of putting things into perspective. Usually he’s looking at where we — our planet, our civilization — sit in relationship to the larger cosmos. But, in this clip recorded at the University of Washington in 2011, he’s helping us wrap our head around something equally unfathomable and seemingly infinite: Bill Gates’ big pile of money.

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  1. Oscar Cox says . . . | May 23, 2014 / 10:11 am

    Does EVERYBODY in America think they have to be funny when they speak before an audience?

  2. Dave Beitz says . . . | May 23, 2014 / 11:35 am

    Neil used a net worth of $278,000 for his math.

    Was he trying to estimate the net worth of the audience?

    I would assume Neil has considerably more than that.

  3. Stephen Gunther says . . . | May 23, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    Neil deGrasse Tyson for president.

  4. Gloria Chen says . . . | May 24, 2014 / 12:55 pm

    Maybe he is not comparing his net worth, but rather his yearly income. Not apple to apple and not all that truthful.

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