Travelling the Road to Celebrity Riches

New research has calculated the exact amount of time it would take the average working Briton to amass enough money to equal various celebrities’ net worth, from Game of Thrones star, Sophie Turner, right through to Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. While the majority of Britons envy the glamorous lifestyles of some of the wealthiest celebrities out there, it may be surprising to find out just how long it would take to reach some of these idolized.

The ‘Road to Celebrity Riches’ infographic, compiled and created by the team at, uses the average UK salary (£29,009) in order to work out and detail the number of years, months, weeks and days it would take for the average Briton to make enough money to equal to various celebrities net worths, as well as how many lifetimes it would take them.

For example, it would take:

• 5,170 years, 9 months 2 weeks and 4 days to equal Ed Sheeran’s net worth of £150m
• 86,689 years, 5 months, 1 week and 3 days to equal Donald Trump’s net worth of £3.1bn
• 3,181,558 years, 5 months, 3 weeks and 1 day to equal Jeff Bezos’s net worth

While Sophie Turner’s net worth is modest compared to Jeff Bezos, a mere £4.9m compared to Jeff’s £92.2bn, it would still take the average Briton two lifetimes, with the average lifetime being 81 years in the UK, whereas to earn the latter’s would take 38,278 lifetimes.

Tobias Hols, spokesperson for, commented on the findings: “With social media a constant presence in our day to day lives, it comes as no surprise that we can find ourselves dreaming of the jet set lifestyles led by some of the richest people in the world. However, these lifestyles are relatively unachievable for those on an average annual salary, posing the question of what other outlets are ready to be explored to supplement monthly wage slips?”