Compare Yourself To a Hedge Fund Manager!

In an earlier post, I talked about the importance of benchmarking your performance against others. So, with tongue firmly in cheek, here’s a personal, interactive benchmarking model for you.

Top hedge fund managers made over $657M in 2006. Use this handy calculator to work out how long it took them to make more than you do all year — the time to brush their teeth? Take a shower? Commute?

(model below — you will probably have to connect directly to the site to see it)

Another way of looking at it: top hedge fund managers earn more in the time it takes for an average New York City cab ride (8 minutes) than the average American does in a year…

cab driver

Sources: Pay statistics, time usage stats, NY cab ride, commute, TV watching. Model built using Crystal Xcelsius.