Billionaires Divide the World Into 4 Types of People — Which One are You?

But billionaires aren’t the problem, only a symptom

The Maverick Files
9 min readDec 31, 2021


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A celebrity, according to Cambridge, is defined as:

someone who is famous, especially in the entertainment business

However, arguably, in today’s world, there are two types of personalities that garner more attention than actors and entertainment personalities.

These are heads of nations, especially POTUS as well as billionaires. Who can argue that Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg are less popular than any top actor or musician?

Billionaires have this additional ability to polarize the world like none of the other categories of celebrities. Noone’s as hated or as loved as billionaires are — while there may be one former POTUS that is the exception to that statement, and probably trumps the billionaires too on both ends of the spectrum.

Billionaires are merely a symptom or an effect of the centuries of processes and systems we have in place. They aren’t the problem — definitely not the root of it.

In my mind, billionaires divide the world into four types of people — and I promise everyone in the world falls into one of these categories, while some may argue they’re hybrids between a couple of them. Let’s dive right in and understand their characteristics.

#1 — The Billionaire Bashers

This is probably the category that has been most in-vogue in the past couple of years. The pandemic has increased the wealth and income inequality across the world — leaving the rich richer, and the poor poorer.

Billionaires have had their net worths skyrocket and reach new heights every day, while the common man has struggled to keep the lights on and put food on their plates.

Is one the cause for the other? I am not sure, and I won’t get into the economics of it.

However, what this did lead to, is for it to become fashionable to bash billionaires. Why does one person have so much when the rest of the world is starving? Is…



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