"Here’s a crazy one. Based on the percentage of net worth. CNN Money 2014 puts the average net worth of someone 35-44 years old at 52,000$.
For a 35-44 year old with a net worth of 52k to purchase a 1.35$ soda at the gas station it would equate to about .0026% of their net worth
.0026% of a 50 billion dollar net worth is 1.3 million dollars.
So for Bill Gates, spending $1,300,000 will affect his net worth about as much as buying a soda would for the average person.
Edit: some people are saying he is worth 79 billion. So that $1,300,000 is now $2,000,000."