A millionaire (originally and sometimes still millionnaire) is an individual whose net worth or wealth is equal to or exceeds one million units of currency. It can also be a person who owns one million units of currency in a bank account or savings account. Depending on the currency, a certain level of prestige is associated with being a millionaire, which makes that amount of wealth a goal for some, and almost unattainable for others. In countries that use the short scale number naming system, a billionaire is someone who has at least a thousand times a million dollars, euros, or the currency of the given country (i.e. $1,000,000,000). In contrast, a billionaire in countries that use the long scale number naming system would be someone who has at least a million times a million units of currency (i.e. $1,000,000,000,000). There is no evidence that anyone on the planet has achieved the latter in either US dollars or euros. The increasing number of millionaires is partially due to prevailing economics, especially inflation; as the individual value of each unit of currency decreases, achieving a million of these becomes easier. The purchasing power of a million US dollars in 1959 is equivalent to $ in .

Issa Rae Teaches Creating Outside the Lines

The Bottom Line

If you’re part of the filmmaking industry, then this MasterClass is a must. This is the first MasterClass I’d suggest watching because it covers all aspects of filmmaking. Rae also talks about how to build your career and deal with the corporate world.

However, if you’re an author, poet, or freelance writer, I won’t recommend watching Rae’s MasterClass. For instance, if you’re an author, I recommend watching James Patterson’s MasterClass instead.


  • She covers many topics that can benefit writers, directors, actors, and filmmakers
  • You’ll learn what brought her success and what mistakes she made
  • The PDF workbook details Rae’s life lessons more thoroughly
  • She talks about her screenwriting blueprint
  • You’ll find out how she built her successful career


  • I found her classes a little hard to follow because she tends to skips between points 
  • It’s most suited for those working in film