What does a trillion dollars look like?

Got this from here.


Let’s start with a simple $100 bill – nearly everyone has seen one, and most have used one at some point:


Now, lets take it a step further – a packet of $100 bills is less than 1/2 inch thick and is worth $10,000. This can easily fit in your pocket and can be used to buy a cheap car or a year of your kid’s tuition:


This little pile of cash can easily fit into any backpack and weighs just about 22 lbs. Just in case you didn’t believe that those criminals in the movies couldn’t fit a million bucks in those briefcases, it’s very possible! You’re not likely to ever see this amount of cash in one place unless you work in a bank or are a high-level drug dealer:


Here we have $100 million – neatly fits on any standard pallet, weighing in at a little over one ton. You could stash this away in your bedroom and never work another day in your life. No one will ever see this kind of money in one place except Britney Spears and other celebrities:


Now we’re talking big bucks… $1 billion – ten pallets worth of cold, hard cash. This is more than some countries’ GDP (Gross Domestic Product):


Finally, here we are – one trillion dollars. 10,000 pallets of $100 bills. That’s twelve zeros, go ahead and count ‘em! One MILLION million, or one thousand billion…This is just an obscene amount of money – the dollar value is more than all that are currently in circulation:

By the way, if you spent $1,000,000 (ONE Million Dollars) per day, it would take 2,700 YEARS to spend $1,000,000,000,000 (ONE TRILLION DOLLARS).


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