Here’s a roundup of some of the more strange or noteworthy money-related stories from today:
Netflix Binge Scale
Netflix has released some data about binge watching. The company said that when a person is into a series, they will typically watch a little over two hours a day to complete a season. My 15 hours a day must have really skewed the results. The true average, x-me, must be something like 20 minutes a day.
100 Million Hamiltons
The New York Times has a story about when Hamilton will pass the $1 billion mark in earnings. At an estimated pace of $100 million a year, it would take about a decade to reach that level. (The NYT said that Wicked passed the $1 billion mark in 12 years). That means that by the time I get tickets, Hamilton will have earned approximately $2.7 billion.
Death, Then Taxes
The trustee of Prince’s estate is saying that taxes could each up half of his fortune – currently estimated at around $250 million. That could force the sale of a large number of unreleased songs left behind by the singer. (Not sure that’s a bad thing – not that they’d be sold, but maybe the music should be released either way.) In case you’re wondering, an F-15 costs about $30 million. Which means the taxes from Prince’s estate would buy approximately four of them.