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Not too long ago, earning a title millionaire was an incredible feat, but today there are an estimated 8.4 million Americans alone who have investible assets worth at least $1 million. But achieving billionaire status is seldom accomplished today – only 413 Americans can currently claim the title. Of course, inflation is certainly a culprit in the rise of the number of millionaires and billionaires alike; but the facts are plain – billionaire is the new millionaire!

Check out the infographic below to see the history of billionaires and find out how long it would take you to become a billionaire with just $10,000 in hand.

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Published April 14, 2011 Updated: August 7, 2014
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