Are You Worth a Swimming Pool, Microwave or Beach Ball?

Apple's $110 Billion in Cash Reserves Could Fill More Than 50 Olympic-Sized Swimming Pools -- But What Would Your Net Worth Fill Up?

Two Shoeboxes & a Microwave

But what about the rest of us? Well, according to the Federal Reserve, the median net worth of adults in the U.S. is $96,000, a sum that wouldn't even fill one two-foot wide beach ball floating in one of Gates' 27 pools. 

Then there's annual income. In 2011, the median household income in the United States was $51,914, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Those bills would fit nicely into a large microwave oven. A person working full-time at the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour would earn $15,080 in a year, an income that could be stored in two shoeboxes (with space left over).