One million and one billion are two very different numbers, let me put this into perspective for you. – A million seconds equals 12 days, a billion seconds on the other hand equals 31 years. So how much time does it take for entrepreneurs to make the jump from a millionaire to a billionaire? According to this infographic from Fleximize, a UK-based direct funding company it takes on average 10-15 years, yet the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg was able to go from millionaire to billionaire status in just one year at the age of 23 — thus becoming the youngest self-made billionaire in the world. 

To see how long it took some of the other richest entrepreneurs to add three zeros to their fortunes, check out the infographic below.

Here is how long it took 21 of the world’s richest entrepreneurs to go from millionaires to billionaires

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Click here for the interactive version of the graphic.

Featured photo credit: TechCrunch via flickr

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