See How Long It Takes Romney to Match Your Puny Salary

Slate has an income calculator that tells the tale
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2012 1:50 PM CST
Mitt Romney campaigns at American Douglas Metals in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney's rich enough to make rich people feel poor, with his 2010 income of $21.6 million putting him in the top .006%, notes the New York Post. To get a sense of how that stacks up to ordinary folks, Slate has a neat little calculator that allows you to punch in your annual salary to see how long it takes Romney to earn the same amount. (And conversely, how many years you would have to work to match his.) Prepare to feel poor: He earned about $60,000 a day in 2010. Check out the calculator here. (Read more Mitt Romney tax returns stories.)

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