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

Press Release: December 02, 2021

·       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
 
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?
 
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.
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!
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).
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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