What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

 I received this in an email yesterday and I was blow away.  With everything that is going on in our country today, I think that it is absolutely necessary that everyone gets an idea of how much money a trillion dollars actually is. This information was originated from http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html.

 

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 let’s 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, 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.

 

 

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...

Scroll down...

Ladies and gentlemen... I give you $1 trillion dollars...(And notice these pallets are double stacked.)

 

 

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

So just imagine the 3.55 trillion Obama is proposing for a budget for 2010.

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Hi isn't that scary, where

Hi isn't that scary, where are we going I don't know.

sorry have to pull Karis out of the dog food again.

My world has shrunk massively

That was a great visual for

That was a great visual for people to grasp just how much 1 trillion dollars really is!! Isn't that just hard to understand Obama's 3.55 trillion dollar budget! Keep up the great blog posts Marc!