4.07.2009

What Does a Trillion[*] Dollars Look Like?

[*en castellano, un billón!]

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/04/07/What-Does-a-Trillion-Dollars-Look-Like.aspx


Last week the Federal reserve decided to inject ANOTHER trillion to buy treasury bonds and mortgage securities. In another words they simply decided to print another trillion dollars. So I [Mercola.com] thought you would really enjoy this graphic illustration to help you put that number into perspective.

$100

Start with a simple $100 bill.
Money

$10,000

A packet of $100 bills worth $10,000 is less than 1/2 inch[1,25 cm.] thick.
Money

$1,000,000

This little pile of cash can easily fit into any backpack and weighs just about 22 lbs[10 kilos].
Money

$100,000,000

$100 million fits neatly on any standard pallet, weighing in at a little over one ton.

Money


$1,000,000,000

$1 billion[mil millones] is ten pallets worth of cold, hard cash.

Money


$1,000,000,000,000

Finally, here’s one trillion[1 billón] dollars:

Money

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