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Compare Your Income To Sam Zell's Net Worth (VIDEO)

08/02/2009 05:12 am 05:12:01 | Updated May 25, 2011

Real estate investor and much-reviled Tribune Company owner Sam Zell is worth around $5 billion, making him the richest man in Chicago in 2008, according to Crain's Chicago Business.

Plug in your salary here to see how many times you would need to multiply it to equal the brash mogul's net worth. For a window into how Zell made his billions (at least before his media adventure), Forbes detailed his Five Investing Rules.

And here's video of Zell offering some choice words for an Orlando Sentinel journalist who questioned his editorial vision for the paper:

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