n. WTSHTF: How much is a Trillion Dollars?

Total Page Views For WTSHTF

Look Around You

Look Around You
Animate your pics = "click the pic" above

Sunday, April 3, 2011

How much is a Trillion Dollars?

What's a trillion dollars?
A trillion dollars = $1,000,000,000,000.
That's 12 zeroes to the left of the decimal point. A trillion is a million million dollars.
The U.S. government spends more than the entire Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Australia, China and Spain combined. If you laid one dollar bills end to end, you could make a chain that stretches from earth to the moon and back again 200 times before you ran out of dollar bills! One trillion dollars would stretch nearly from the earth to the sun. It would take a military jet flying at the speed of sound, reeling out a roll of dollar bills behind it, 14 years before it reeled out one trillion dollar bills.

No comments:

Post a Comment