New reports have found the Ford Fiesta is officially the most popular used car of 2021 in the UK.
The average cost for a Fiesta model is £12,000 – a high price for the average Joe, but how about for some of the world’s highest-paid people?
Find the full research findings here: https://www.macklinmotors.co.uk/news/how-long-would-it-take-the-highest-paid-people-to-afford-an-everyday-motor/
Macklin Motors, who commissioned the research, has looked at how quickly mega earners would need to pay for the UK’s most popular used car.
The analysis finds Elon Musk, crowned the world’s richest man, takes the shortest amount of time to earn a Fiesta – just 1.84 seconds. It comes from analyzing his estimated earnings; £6,588 per second, or nearly £24 million per hour!
Next is Jeff Bezos, who needs just 8 seconds to pay for a Fiesta, earning £1,496 per second, or around £5.4 million per hour.
|Billionaires||Estd income per second (£)||Seconds to buy a Ford Fiesta|
The footballers earning a mint the fastest are Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar Jr. They need just 1hr 10mins, 1hr 20mins, and 1hr 30mins, respectively, to afford a Fiesta, with estimated earnings of around £176, £155, and £134 per minute – or about £10,000 an hour!
|Footballers||Estd income per min (£)||Minutes to buy a Ford Fiesta|
Matthew McConaughey, one of the stars of the upcoming film Sing 2 and with estimated hourly earnings from £8k, similarly needs only 1hr 30mins to drive a used Fiesta off the forecourt. He is followed by co-star Scarlett Johansson (just over 2hr 30mins) and ‘World’s Sexiest Man’ Paul Rudd (3hr 30mins).
|Film star||Estd income per hour (£)||Hours to buy a Ford Fiesta|
A Macklin Motors spokesperson commented:
“For many, a Fiesta is an investment worth making, but it is interesting to see just how lightning-fast it takes the world’s highest-earning people to afford the same make and model.
“Rather than be disillusioned by the wealth of these megastars, we hope these infographics will help shine a light on the humble Ford Fiesta in all its glory. We should also learn that we shouldn’t compare ourselves to the Musks of the world – their wealth is staggering, but a reliable Fiesta is never out of reach.”
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