How Much Is One Trillion Dollars - Scroll Down
One Hundred Dollars $100
Most counterfeited money denomination in the world.
Keeps the world moving.
Ten Thousand Dollars $10,000
Enough for a great vacation or to buy a used car.
Approximately one year of work for the average human on earth.
One Million Dollars $1,000,000
Not as big of a pile as you thought, huh?
Still this is 92 years of work for the average human on earth.
One Hundred Million Dollars $100,000,000
Plenty to go around for everyone.
Fits nicely on an ISO / Military standard sized pallet.
One Billion Dollars $1,000,000,000
You will need some help when robbing the bank. Now we are getting serious!
Bill Gates has 500 of these pallets. That's $50,000,000,000 in liquid cash.
One Trillion Dollars $1,000,000,000,000
When the U.S government speaks about a 1.7 trillion deficit - this is the volumes of cash the U.S. Government borrowed in 2010 to run itself.
Keep in mind it is double stacked pallets of $100 million dollars each, full of $100 dollar bills. You are going to need a lot of trucks to freight this around.
If you spent $1 million a day since Jesus was born, you would have not spent $1 trillion by now...but ~$700 billion- same amount the banks got during bailout.
One other point, the US population is appoximately 309 million people. That 1 trillion dollars divided by 309 million equals $3,236 for each of us. Not much...huh! Ok...How about just the US workforce(155 million). That still only works out to be about $6,500 each.
One Trillion Dollars Comparison of $1,000,000,000,000 dollars to a standard sized American Football field and European Football field.
Say hello to the Boeing 747-400 transcontinental airliner that's hiding on the right. This was until recently the biggest passenger plane in the world.
15 Trillion Dollars $15,000,000,000,000
US national debt (credit card bill) will topple 15 trillion by Christmas 2011.
Statue of Liberty seems rather worried as United States national debt passes 20% of the entire world's combined GDP (Gross Domestic Product).