How much money do YOU think YOU are really worth? (In your opinion)

I am NOT asking about what your net worth is.
I am NOT asking about what your current salary is.

I am asking for your personal opinion, if you could put a salary number on yourself. On the quality of work you contribute to society. How much money do YOU think you are really worth? (Per year)

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Mar 17, 2018

We should all be equal in terms of $s, Bernie Sanders said so.

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Mar 17, 2018

You could have something half funny about Bernie Sanders and you would get 15 bananas

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Mar 17, 2018

Bout $3.50

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Mar 17, 2018

I'd think you're worth approximately whatever you're getting paid (obviously there's room for movement due to salary negotiations and whatnot) but in general this holds true. A lot of those McDonald's protestors think they're worth $15/hr, but they're not producing $15/hr; if they were, they'd be getting paid as such.

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Mar 17, 2018

You're not really worth what you're paid always. An IB analyst could be considered worth more than what he's paid if you consider the size of the deals he's on however I disagree and think IB analysts are worth less than what they're paid given the number of ppl willing and capable to do the job for less (i.e I'd work for Goldman even if they paid me 60k).

"Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry."

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Mar 17, 2018

But Goldman would probably not want you if you are willing to assign yourself such a nominal value. The masses would obviously all be willing to work for a discount, given an otherwise hard to come by opportunity, but that discount does not make them any more desirable candidates. Therein lies the dilemma.

Mar 17, 2018

Your statement would be accurate for a job that requires a more technical skill set. There are way too many applicants capable of being a top bucket IB analyst.

"Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry."

Mar 17, 2018

Lol so true.

"Net revenues in Investment Banking were $2.14 billion Q4" I doubt GS or anything other BB gives a rat ass about paying 150k year to an analyst. Literally an itch on their balance sheet

Mar 20, 2018

double post.

Mar 17, 2018

Well let's unpack all the jargon and buzzwords you're using and get down to the tangible answer, in plain ole English...

"Worth" is very subjective to the successful CEO and entrepreneur of a disruptive tech start-up such as myself. Worth is contingent upon the added-value that one can ideate with a given resource. Assets have no limits to their potential - the CEO must tap into the the potential of his resources in order to unlock it's full bandwith in an impactful way to create an entire paradigm shift. At the end of the day the added-value of our deliverables are not the sum of parts; they are the synergistic combination of a full-spectrum approach to deliver a transformative business solution to lucrative clients.

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Mar 17, 2018
Thought Leader Entrepreneur:

Well let's unpack all the jargon and buzzwords you're using and get down to the tangible answer, in plain ole English...

"Worth" is very subjective to the successful CEO and entrepreneur of a disruptive tech start-up such as myself. Worth is contingent upon the added-value that one can ideate with a given resource. Assets have no limits to their potential - the CEO must tap into the the potential of his resources in order to unlock it's full bandwith in an impactful way to create an entire paradigm shift. At the end of the day the added-value of our deliverables are not the sum of parts; they are the synergistic combination of a full-spectrum approach to deliver a transformative business solution to lucrative clients.

You're trying too hard with words. You seem smart and will find that a direct approach in action and expression is often best.

For instance, that second to last word 'lucrative' is unnecessary and convolutes your main intent. Less is more.

I mean what are lucrative clients anyway? Are you trying to say the solution makes clients rich or that you only cater to clients with fat wallets?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Mar 18, 2018

Whoosh

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Mar 19, 2018

damn.... you really didn't get it did ya?
lol

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Mar 19, 2018
Isaiah_53_5:
Thought Leader Entrepreneur:

Well let's unpack all the jargon and buzzwords you're using and get down to the tangible answer, in plain ole English...

"Worth" is very subjective to the successful CEO and entrepreneur of a disruptive tech start-up such as myself. Worth is contingent upon the added-value that one can ideate with a given resource. Assets have no limits to their potential - the CEO must tap into the the potential of his resources in order to unlock it's full bandwith in an impactful way to create an entire paradigm shift. At the end of the day the added-value of our deliverables are not the sum of parts; they are the synergistic combination of a full-spectrum approach to deliver a transformative business solution to lucrative clients.

You're trying too hard with words. You seem smart and will find that a direct approach in action and expression is often best.

For instance, that second to last word 'lucrative' is unnecessary and convolutes your main intent. Less is more.

I mean what are lucrative clients anyway? Are you trying to say the solution makes clients rich or that you only cater to clients with fat wallets?

I utilize a high-impact vocabulary in order to synergize my words with the impactful solutions I provide to clients on the bleeding-edge of the tech industry.

So what's the so-what? I would rather boil the entire ocean than strategize and ascertain the quick-wins. By using a more fruitful vocabulary I am able to expand my outreach to multitudes of scenarios and engagements and effect change at both a granular level and from the 20,000 yard view. Ping me on LinkedIn if you would like to learn more.

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Mar 19, 2018

This is my new favorite account on WSO

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Mar 18, 2018

Just remember, the least deserving jobs are paid the most.
And the most deserving jobs, well, they get paid like shit.

This is of course, if you believe that the level of risk to your existence [i.e. life] is important.
(How are coal miners paid so little? High-voltage line technicians?)
(How are hedge fund managers paid so much?)

Obviously, most industries value money more than life.
Life is expendable. You are nothing more than slaves (at best) and animals.
It's no wonder that advocates against the right to self-euthanization (legal in Switzerland, to an extent), warn for dangers that may "destablize society".

Well aren't they smart Jerries. The billionaires would be out of a workforce.
Such a shame (for the enslaved, that is).

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Mar 19, 2018

Your net worth is your worth. Stop putting qualitative factor into a very practical question. Everyone has the "potential" to be a millionaire, but they "are" not millionaire. The fact that they are not mean that they haven't done anything solid to get paid that money so as of today they are worthless and not millionaire.

Questions like these are just purely mental gymnastics to make yourself feel better. Reality will judge you for what you are worth. Who care if you read 1,000 books a year or sign up all the self development courses on Khan Academy. Have you actually "produced" anything that people are willing to pay for it? If not, then you are worthless.

If you want result, set measurable goals. Track all the variables. Change your habits and mindset to accomplish that goal. Keep making adjustments to yourself until you get there. That is the only way to create, define and achieve your net worth. The rest is just bullshit.

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Mar 19, 2018

Honest and down to earth, in your face, comment.
SB and bookmarked.

Mar 19, 2018

What I think I'm worth does not matter. I do not pay myself; I can only hope to align my capabilities with what society values because the market determines my pay.

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Mar 19, 2018

Yup, you're worth what others are willing to pay. That's what makes capitalism great (or lousy if you're worthless).

Mar 19, 2018

"In life you never get what you feel you deserve. You get what you have the leverage to negotiate."

Mar 19, 2018

Your question demonstrates a misunderstanding of currency and value.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Mar 20, 2018

1% of the average of my returns for the past 3 years, for a fund of $1B.

So about $2 million a year.

Mar 19, 2018
SanityCheck:

10% of the average of my returns for the past 3 years, for a fund of $1B.

So about $2 million a year.

What multiple are you going to put on that on that 2mm/year :) ???

Mar 19, 2018
SanityCheck:

10% of the average of my returns for the past 3 years, for a fund of $1B.

So about $2 million a year.

So the average of your returns is 2% ?

Mar 20, 2018
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