It’s down to the final weeks of the latest season of The Voice, and they’ve started talking about how the artists who’ve made it to the final rounds will now be able to have a real career in the music industry. This got me thinking about what success means in other industries, particularly my own. I think I’ve been successful thus far in my career as a programmer, but am I as lucky as a winning contestant on The Voice? Let’s see if we can answer that.
There are a few different aspects of success to consider: fame, fortune, freedom, health, and happiness. I’ll start with fortune, since that’s the easiest to measure, thanks to the website Celebrity Net Worth.