What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

BeyondTherapy

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What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

A billion dollars...

A hundred billion dollars...

Eight hundred billion dollars...

One TRILLION dollars...

What does that look like? I mean, these various numbers are tossed around like so many doggie treats, so I thought I'd take Google Sketchup out for a test drive and try to get a sense of what exactly a trillion dollars looks like.

We'll start with a $100 dollar bill. Currently the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation. Most everyone has seen them, slighty fewer have owned them. Guaranteed to make friends wherever they go.



A packet of one hundred $100 bills is less than 1/2" thick and contains $10,000. Fits in your pocket easily and is more than enough for week or two of shamefully decadent fun.



Believe it or not, this next little pile is $1 million dollars (100 packets of $10,000). You could stuff that into a grocery bag and walk around with it.



While a measly $1 million looked a little unimpressive, $100 million is a little more respectable. It fits neatly on a standard pallet...



And $1 BILLION dollars... now we're really getting somewhere...



Next we'll look at ONE TRILLION dollars. This is that number we've been hearing so much about. What is a trillion dollars? Well, it's a million million. It's a thousand billion. It's a one followed by 12 zeros.

You ready for this?

It's pretty surprising.

Go ahead...

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Ladies and gentlemen, I give you $1 TRILLION DOLLARS



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but what would it look ike in pound sterling, concidering we dont have 100 quid notes, it would be twice the size in 50 nugget notes...bonza.
 

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is a trillion a thousand billion? 1,000,000,000,000???
yeah it is.

U remember the 700 billion bailout malarchy? Notice the mainstream media shied away from printing the full digits, they always used billion.

1 Million
1 Billion

Doesn't really emphasise the difference.

700,000,000
vs
700,000,000,000

Also, you'd think that seeing how much bulk 1 trillion in cash if, that the Federal Reserve would have been able to keep track of 9 of the fuckers.
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what about 2 trillion dollars? or 5 and a half trillion dollars? how about 10trillion and a couple of them 10grand stacks?

infinate-trillion is what i want
 

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there is a difference between the english and american terms for billion i believe.

english billion = a million million, or this trillion

american billion = a thousand million

something like that.
 

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there is a difference between the english and american terms for billion i believe.

english billion = a million million, or this trillion

american billion = a thousand million

something like that.
This is correct.

American Billionaires are doin it on the cheapo.

Difference is with millions too.
 
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