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What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

(sometimes email forwards are fun…*blanch*)

All this talk about “stimulus packages” and “bailouts”…
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 lookslike.

We’ll start with a $100 dollar bill. Currently the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation. Most everyone has seen them, slightly 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.

$10,000.00 - Party on Garth.

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.

$1,000,000.00 - some serious cash!

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

$100,000,000.00 - enough to make anyone weak in the knees.


And $1 BILLION dollars… now we’re really getting somewhere…

The magical, never-have-to-work-again number:  $1,000,000,000.00!


Next we’ll look at ONE TRILLION dollars. This is that number we’ve been hearing about so much. Obama has decided he needs 3.55 sets of of these to fullfill what he thinks is needed for the budget for 2010

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?  ‘Cause I sure as hell wasn’t.

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

$1,000,000,000,000.00.  If you haven't completely shit a brick, then you're brain has already overloaded.Notice the little guy on the left? (And notice those pallets are double stacked.)  Here…let me point him out for you and also show you the $1 billion in comparrison to the $1 trillion just so you fully “get it”:

oh shit.

So the next time you hear someone toss around the phrase “trillion dollars”… that’s what they’re talking about.  

Don’t worry though…it’s only money.  They can just print more of it…and you know they will.

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  1. September 12, 2017 at 2:44 am

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