The Ford Fiesta Index: New research finds it takes Elon Musk less than two seconds to afford the UK’s most popular vehicle

The Ford Fiesta Index: New research finds it takes Elon Musk less than two seconds to afford the UK’s most popular vehicle

  • The Ford Fiesta is officially the most popular used car of 2021 in the UK
  • Elon Musk, with earnings of nearly £24 million per hour, needs just 1.84 seconds to afford a used Fiesta
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, the world’s highest earning footballer, needs just over an hour to afford a Fiesta
  • Matthew McConaughey has one of the highest wages in Hollywood, earning over £8k per hour. He needs just 1hr 30mins to afford the UK’s most popular vehicle

Manchester, [Date TBC]. New reports have found the Ford Fiesta is officially the most popular used car of 2021 in the UK.

The average cost for a Fiesta model is £12,000 – a high price for the average Joe, but how about for some of the world’s highest-paid people?

Full URL: https://www.macklinmotors.co.uk/news/how-long-would-it-take-the-highest-paid-people-to-afford-an-everyday-motor/

Macklin Motors, who commissioned the research, has looked at how quickly mega earners would need to pay for the UK’s most popular used car.

The analysis finds Elon Musk, who was recently crowned the world’s richest man, takes the shortest amount of time to earn a Fiesta – just 1.84 seconds. This comes from analysis of his estimated earnings; £6,588 per second, or nearly £24 million per hour!

He is closely followed by Jeff Bezos, who needs just 8 seconds to pay for a Fiesta, earning £1,496 per second, or around £5.4 million per hour.

BillionairesEstd income per second (£)Seconds to buy a Ford Fiesta
Elon Musk6,5881.84
Jeff Bezos1,4968.08
Bernard Arnault98912.23
Larry Ellison79515.21
Mark Zuckerberg38131.79
Larry Page37632.13
Sergey Brin31138.90
Warren Buffett25447.68
Bill Gates25048.35
Steve Ballmer14835.29

The footballers earning a mint the fastest are Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar Jr. They need just 1hr 10mins, 1hr 20mins, and 1hr 30mins, respectively, to afford a Fiesta, with estimated earnings of around £176, £155, and £134 per minute – or around £10,000 an hour!

FootballersEstd income per min (£)Minutes to buy a Ford Fiesta
Cristiano Ronaldo175.7868.81
Lionel Messi154.6978.19
Neymar Jr133.6090.53
Kylian Mbappe60.47200.02
Mohamed Salah57.66209.77
Robert Lewandowski49.22245.74
Andres Iniesta49.22245.74
Paul Pogba47.81252.96
Gareth Bale47.81252.96
Eden Hazard40.78296.58

Matthew McConaughey, one of the stars of upcoming film Sing 2 and with estimated hourly earnings from £8k, similarly needs only 1hr 30mins to drive a used Fiesta off the forecourt. He is followed by his co-star Scarlett Johansson (just over 2hr 30mins) and ‘World’s Sexiest Man’ Paul Rudd (3hr 30mins).

Film starEstd income per hour (£)Hours to buy a Ford Fiesta
Matthew McConaughey8,1221.49
Scarlett Johansson4,7382.55
Paul Rudd3,4693.49
Will Smith3,3433.62
Lady Gaga3,1763.81
Keanu Reeves1,17010.34
Reese Witherspoon83614.47
Benedict Cumberbatch42528.49
Ralph Fiennes40829.67
Tom Holland25547.48

A Macklin Motors spokesperson commented:

“For many, a Fiesta is an investment worth making, but it is interesting to see just how lightning-fast it takes the world’s highest-earning people to afford the same make and model.

“Rather than be disillusioned by the speed of wealth of these mega stars, however, we hope these infographics will help to shine a light not only on the humble Ford Fiesta in all its glory, but also that we simply shouldn’t compare ourselves to the Musks of the world – their wealth is staggering, but a reliable Fiesta is never out of reach.”

For further insights from Macklin Motors, visit the Macklin Motors blog.

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