Have you ever been to Google to learn more about the world’s top billionaires? If you haven’t, you’ll be surprised to know that the image choice for the term is quite hilarious.
As noted by Reddit user, /u/Kowalski_analysis_y, here’s what happens when you Google “billionaire.”
“Just realized that when you type billionaire into Google, it gives a picture of Tony Stark with the definition,” they wrote.
So, Jeff Bezos, we’re sorry, you may be the richest person on Earth but Tony Stark is the most notable.
The definition on Wikipedia that accompanies the word is pretty straightforward and applies to our favourite fictional money maker.
“A billionaire, in countries that use the short scale number naming system, is a person with a net worth of at least one billion units of a given currency, usually major currencies such as the United States dollar, the euro or the pound sterling.”
Tony inherited the Stark Industries from his father, Howard, who made his money by profiting off an arms deals during the Second World War. Tony Stark continued the weapons game until he was kidnapped which led to the creation of Iron Man and ultimately the dismantling of the company’s weapon sales.
Another user /u/brycer16, responded brilliantly to the thread. “What about genius, playboy, and philanthropist?,” they wrote. When you google these words separately, they won’t get you anywhere as the three together are synonymous with Iron Man.
If you think Google is just catering to those of us who devote a lot of our Internet time to Marvel, think again. There’s no special algorithm here. Even if your Great Aunt Doris googles “billionaire,” she’s going to see the handsome mug of Robert Downey Jr.
Talking about Google and Marvel, the 2018 search trends were recently revealed, showing that Black Panther and Stan Lee were among the top ten searches of the year. Black Panther was also the most searched film of the year with Avengers: Infinity War trailing behind at number four.