Saturday, March 7, 2009

What a trillion looks like.

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What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

A packet of one hundred $100 bills is less than 1/2" thick and contains $10,000.
Believe it or not, this next little pile is $1 million dollars (100 packets of $10,000).
$1,000,000 (one million dollars)
$100 million is a little more respectable. It fits neatly on a standard pallet...
$100,000,000 (one hundred million dollars)
And $1 BILLION dollars...
$1,000,000,000 (one billion dollars)
Next we'll look at ONE TRILLION dollars.
Well, it's a million million. It's a thousand billion. It's a one followed by 12 zeros.

Ladies and gentlemen... I give you $1 trillion dollars...

$1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion dollars)

(And notice those pallets are double stacked.)

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