Today Special : National Be a Millionaire Day

Today Special : National Be a Millionaire Day


Today Special : National Be a Millionaire Day

When you think of being a millionaire, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? It could be the ability to buy whatever you want, travel the world, practice philanthropy on a grand scale, or just eliminating debt. Whatever your personal dreams may be, let’s all celebrate National Be a Millionaire Day on May 20, by doing at least one thing that makes us feel like a million. Try these: get a spa treatment, test-drive an exotic car, or at the very least, treat yourself to a special cocktail or coffee.

The point is, while you’re on your way to becoming a millionaire, focus now on whatever it is that makes you feel rich!


Get rich on National Be a Millionaire Day on May 20, 2021!


Being a millionaire isn’t just about the money, you need to talk the talk and walk the walk. That’s the millionaire lifestyle, baby! That being said, the word ‘millionaire’ was coined in French in 1719 as a term for observers in the Mississippi Bubble who earned millions of French livres weeks before the bubble burst.

The concept of a millionaire appeared in print for the first time in 1786 when Thomas Jefferson wrote about the French as “The poorest laborer stood on equal ground with the wealthiest Millionary.” Over the next few years, the word ‘millionaire’ was used to refer to the wealthy and those towards whom luxury brands were targeted. What’s interesting, however, is that even though ‘millionaire’ is a label for the wealthy, only 0.15% of the total population falls in this bracket. Nonetheless, nowadays being a millionaire is increasingly becoming a more attainable goal and it is losing its relevance as a definition of exclusive wealth, especially in Western societies.

Still, there are currently only approximately 46.8 million millionaires in the world and becoming a millionaire remains a financial goal for many. Reaching that goal is not easy and it still holds a level of mystique. But hey, with shows like “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” that debuted in 1999, anything is possible!


  1. Make a list of steps : Do you need to take some classes? Do you need to take a look at your retirement portfolio? What could you do now to set yourself up for success later? Don’t start off with something hard; think of simple steps that will pay off (pun intended) later.
  2. Take a class : Learning the ins and outs of 401Ks, IRAs, and investment strategies now may help get you moving toward your first million.
  3. Use helpful apps : Everyone knows that once you have a million dollars you will have to know how to manage all that cash! Start now by downloading an app that tracks all your bank accounts so that you can easily keep track of your money. Getting practice will help you when you have millions to manage.


  1. Not all of it is inherited : Only 20% of millionaires inherited their wealth. According to the book “The Millionaire Next Door,” 80% of millionaires earned their cash on their own.
  2. Millionaires go bankrupt, too! : The average millionaire goes bankrupt at least 3.5 times.
  3. One out of every 854 people is a millionaire : As unachievable as it seems, being a millionaire isn’t that rare.
  4. A new millionaire is born every 58 hours : This reiterates the fact that becoming a millionaire is attainable.
  5. Half of all millionaires are self-employed : It is never too late to take things into your own hands and begin hustling like you want to and start your own business to maybe become a millionaire!


  1. Have any plans? : When millionaires are asked about how they achieved their financial goals, they tend to have certain, sometimes surprising actions in common. Maybe it’s practicing frugality, saving regularly, or planning for their financial futures. All of these habits focus on what’s really important to you (which is different for everyone), and that means being very clear on what you actually want. This focus is the key to long-term planning
  2. It’s good to have goals : Proper goal setting can help make larger, intimidating aspirations smaller and more achievable by acting like stepping stones. When you set goals, you fuel your ambition and ensure that your life is geared towards getting the most out of every moment.
  3. One step at a time : Any holiday that encourages people to get moving toward goals is a great one! Take the steps towards becoming a millionaire: get financial advice, find extra sources of income, save, live within your means, and commit to becoming a millionaire.