One Trillion Dollars

I saw this online the other day, and couldn’t pass up sharing it with you. It’s a little startling.

This is a $100 bill. It is the largest US bill in general circulation.

A packet of one hundred $100 bills is less than 1/2″ thick and contains $10,000

Believe it or not, this next little pile is $1 million dollars (100 packets of $10,000).


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


And $1 BILLION dollars…


Next we’ll look at ONE TRILLION dollars. This is that number we’ve been hearing about so much. 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.


(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.

Everyone, say it with me now in your best Dr. Evil voice placing your pinky on the corner of your mouth, “One trillion dollars.”

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