# What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

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Damnthematrix
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What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

Here's another take on Chris' trillion dollar CC chapter...

# What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

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 looks like.

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.

It's pretty surprising.

Scroll down...

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

(And notice those pallets are double stacked.)

So the next time you hear someone toss around the phrase "trillion dollars"... that's what they're talking about.

NLP
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Re: What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

Mike,

As with everything you contribute to this site; thanks again for opening my eyes in a new way.