How much is one TRILLION dollars actually

6 03 2009

About a month ago, I referenced Glenn Beck’s video talking about the bail-out package.  I was trying to let some people know just how much one trillion actually is… it is a million millions!  Well, this guy recently used Google Sketch-up to demonstrate what one trillion dollars would actually look like (made out of $100 bills).

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?

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 Read the rest of this entry »