What One Trillion Dollars Looks Like

March 15, 2009 at 9:51 pm (randoms)


With the current US government bailout, government spending in the trillions are being thrown around. We can put this into perspective. First, for a frame of reference. This is a pallet of some dollar packets. This pallet below represents $100 million.

So, now that you know what $100 million looks like. Here’s what One Trillion Dollars looks like.

Notice the little person in the bottom left hand corner for a frame of reference. Also note that each little stack in the picture is actually 2 pallets. So, each little stack is $200 million. Add up that field of double-stacked pallets and you’ve got a grand total of $1 trillion. A trillion dollar bills laid end to end would reach the sun or you spend a dollar per second for 32,000 years or one trillion dollars in pennies would weigh as much as 2,755,778 Argentinosauruses (the largest known dinosaur). Fanciful as this may be, the real story behind one trillion dollars is in its economic impact. Let’s investigate what one trillion dollars can do.


Wonder if the rut we are in becomes JUST abit clearer now.


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