# What does one TRILLION dollars "look" like?

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 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 the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation. Most everyone has seen them, slighty 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.

It's pretty surprising.

Scroll down...

Ladies and gentlemen... I give you \$1 trillion dollars...

Notice those pallets are double stacked.
...and remember those are \$100 bills. So the next time you hear someone toss around the phrase "trillion dollars"... that's what they're talking about

* Step by step calculations & dimensions are here for those who may be interested.
* You may also be interested to see the U.S. National Debt in \$100 dollar bills.

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Hahahaha I just came down here to comment and let you know I can see several football fields covered...I have no clue...but I know this earth is rich already, yet only 1% want all the richess and do not want to share...but not only will they have to share it...they will loose it altogether...Ah I just remembered that I dreamed with money last night...I big fat bundle...Hummm....interesting...Maybe our abundance is around the corner...Blessings Agarther and much Love to you...Let's stay positive and unite...We Are One...

good advise amparo, blessings to you my friend :)

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