According to a report published by the Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce, the average American will make between $973,000 and $3.65 million over a lifetime. As the report highlights, the higher level of education, the higher average lifetime salary.
Here are just a few things that cost more than you will make in your lifetime.
Bad MoviesWhat do the movies Waterworld, Wild Wild West, and Green Lantern all have in common? Besides receiving poor reviews, all three of these movies cost more than $200 million to make.
Violent Video GamesWe often hear about the huge movie budgets, but what about video games? The budget for Grand Theft Auto V and the game Destiny each had budgets of about half a billion dollars.
Porn Domain NamesEveryone knows that sex sells. So it should come as no surprise that a couple of the highest-priced domain names are sex-related. In 2007, Porn.com sold for $9.5 million. Just three years later, Sex.com sold for a cool $14 million.
The Codex Leicester, is a collection of scientific writings by Leonardo da Vinci and sold for over $30 million. The Rothschilds Prayerbook is another one you probably shouldn't expect to find in your local library. This prayer book dates back about 500 years and sold for over $13 million.
Fancy SculpturesJust about everyone loves balloon animals, however there probably aren't very many people willing to spend over $50 million for one. In 2013, Jeff Koons's "Balloon Dog" sculpture sold for $58.4 million. But as Alyson Penn points out in Business Insider, replicas can be found on Alibaba for just $500.