What ONE TRILLION dollars looks like in dollar bills...

Have you ever though about it. What would 1 trillion dollars look like, layed out in front of you?

I mean, these numbers numbers are tossed around like 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.

We'll start with a $100 dollar bill. Currently it's the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation.

Pretty much, everyone has seen a $100 bill. But fewer have owned them. :-)

They're also guaranteed to make friends wherever you go!

$100

 

 

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

It's fits in your pocket easily and is more than enough for week or two of shamefully decent fun.

$10,000

 

 

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 (one million dollars)

 

 

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 (one hundred million dollars)

 

 

And $1 BILLION dollars... now we're really getting somewhere...

$1,000,000,000 (one 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 anyway?

Well, it's a million million. It's a thousand billion. It's a one followed by 12 zeros ($1,000,000,000,000)

You ready for this?

It's pretty surprising.

 

Scroll down...I give you $1 trillion dollars...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost there...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,000,000,000,000 (one 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.

 

Update 10 Aug, 2011: Here's a new visual demonstration of money. (Source)


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Date: 25 Mar 2009 | Author: mesmerX | Category: Pictures | Views: 465678

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Comments: 253

The greys
how much would that make in gold bars?

Guest
Me like that money I'm not as crazy about it but love it I'm going to shut up now no I want to keep talking laughing smile whoooooo hoooooo money I love it money huh I'm gonna go now

Guest
Hey, that's my money! Give it back big gov! angry

Guest
<3 kkc

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keith from england ... you americans are clever people

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Guest
give me the money or i will shoot you angry

guest
crying i want all that money write now you hear me send me the money angry now

Geek
I think the most impressive is counting to one billion.
You count the number one by one (one, two, three...) assuming it take you one seconde per number (and it's not so long for number like 7'378'652 or so).
Counting like this will take you more than 30 years non-stop (24/7). In conclusion, for people like Mark Zuckerberg it's faster to earn one billion dollar than counting to one billion.

Guest
There is and was inflation, not deflation, so why did the government get rid of 500, 1000, 5000, 10000, and 100000 dollar bills? The 100000 dollar bills only the government could use so why would the government burn down its own money?

Guest
Wtf man dis wasnt helpfu at all i wanna makkkeee money not loose it angry

Guest
tongue screw obummer.he spent over 14x that.LOSER! angry tongue

Jason Vance
I actually have 1 trillion dollars I'm serious and I stole it from my cousin. He found it on a rich neighborhood cutting grass and I just told him wow but we were going somewhere together and I just took it my family my whole family (including my cousin) are now rich yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes thank god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

salvador
im pregnant crying

ANTONIO G JIMENA
MY THIRDPARTY MONEY

ANTONIO
MY THIRDPARTY MONEY

Guest
Please include a visual demonstration of 100 Billion Dollars. This is the price tag for a High Speed Rail in California, that is going to get pushed thru.

Thank you,

Confused?
What scares the heck out of me is the fact that your president, Mr. Obama has spent in a little over 3 years what your President, Mr. Bush spent over his entire Presidency in 8 years. The problem is, at least Bush had 911 and the Second Gulf War to contend with. Now I'm not advocating that your country doesn't need some form of health care. However, do you really need to dig the hole you've dug deeper to give 14 million people who are either unable, unwilling, are illegal or on welfare to get it medical care? Cause your debt is growing faster than your taxes. Just imagine what Obama will do in 4 more years? crying He'll have you looking like Afghanistan!

RRR
1 billion \d be enough for me

Moi
Lol I'll take dat tongue

ANTONIO G JIMENA
HOW TO CLAIM MY THIRDPARTY MONEY

Guest
In Zimbabwe, big money comes in small packages, check this out :
mewanty.net/100-trillion-bill/

Guest
That's a lot 'o money. smile

Guest
Tradze.com is supposed to have a 1 Trillion dollar valuation according to a CNN article i read yesterday

Juliet
Lol thats good 2 know laughing

Tisha
Most help articles on the web are inaccurate or inchoernet. Not this!

Guest
So, assuming you can fit 64 pallets on a 53 foot trailer ( the largest commercially available ) it would take 156.25 Semi's to carry

Guest
I thought the American economy was based on the Big Mac , c&#8217;mon artist impression what does 15 trillion dollars worth of Big Mac&#8217;s look like&#8230;.

Guest
I think it should be placed on the U.S. Mex border and let them take what they want.

Guest
Damn foolish minds...it is all about zeros...go back to work....

ram
don't you think it's time that we took the blame.
we've been blaming democrats and republicans for years. Yet they dole out the money and we take it.
Are we ever going to be old enough to take care of ourselves. Do you realize that if we stopped taking from the government gifts. The government would save over 3.5 trillion dollars every year. Atleast that would put a dent in our debt. And if we could only live within our means. Do you really need all the stuff that you have? Or is it that we just want it and so we get whether we can afford or not. Just something to think about

Rajendra
America should look after it's own house ( own state ) first. Stop interfering with outer world.USA spending money on non pro ducting factors.from there is no profit.

Guest
This whole shithouse is going up in flames.

Guest
Don't you all find it interesting that our elected representatives knew they could not raise taxes and still get re-elected to their lifetime careers in politics? Their solution was to just go ahead and pass laws that would spend $14 trillion of unauthorized debt (no revenue to pay for the programs)! Now is the time for us to demand they repeal those laws and freeze, cut and cap or vote these out of office! There is not enough money anywhere to pay for this kind of ineptitude! Change is up to the people!

Guest
What we are witnessing here folks is the fall of the great American empire just like the fall of Rome, ancient Greece and ancient Egypt and all great empires. The Chinese pwned you and this is the start of the great decline. George Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld and their Lubervicher buddies saw to it and did you all good. Enjoy your Boeing flying lasers and directed energy weapons and six naval battle groups and stealth bombers when you can't afford to buy the fuel to run them or feed the people to maintain and operate them...great that you can fight a global war on two fronts when your citizens you are protecting can't feed or clothe themselves and can't afford basic medical care...so long as you can eavesdrop on all electronic communication in real time though...

Guest
chicken fajita's

Guest
If you sum up the current US debt, the current state debt, current local debt, federal, state, and local unfunded liabilities, and unfunded pension liabilities, the estimated $ amount is 120 trillion. That's $120,000,000,000,000.00
That's 120 times the pallet loads represented in the picture! To techloyal.com "If I gave you a $100 bill every second until I reached the trillion dollar mark, how many years would it take???" The answer is 38,400 years! It's also about 400 times the number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy! And the schmucks want MORE!!!

Guest
Yes we can
Kick the can
smile

Guest
The American government actually has to borrow money on interest from (FED=Banksters)to pay interest on what it has already borrowed LOL , this cycle of borrowing to pay for interest on borrowed money is never going to end, the only way they can keep up with those interest payments is by taxing the people more and more, man you guys are permenantly screwed - LOL

stupid
your in debt crying
solution cut some spending sad
find ways of raising extra cash (tax) tongue
simples wassat
so which has the balanced approach?