Thursday, February 17, 2011

And in conclusion . . . What does one trillion dollars look like?

$100. We'll start with a hundred dollar bill. Currently the largest U.S. denominaATT00017tion in general circulation. Most everyone has seen them, slightly fewer have owned them. Guaranteed to make friends wherever they go

$10,000. A packet of one hundred hundred dollar bills is less than 1/2" thick and contains ten thousand dollars (Below). Fits in your pocket easily and is more than enough for a week or two of shamefully decadent fun.

ATT00020$1,000,000. Believe it or not, this nexATT00023t little pile is a million dollars (100 packets of $10,000 - right). You could stuff that into a grocery bag and walk around with it.

$100,000,000. While a measly 1 million dollars looked a little unimpressive, 100 million dollars is a little more respectable. It fits neatly on a standard pallet...below.



Pretty awesome, and still inconceivable despite the graphics.

1 comment:

Jendocino said...

Hello Dave! I love it when you post things like this. What an amazing visual! There's an artist who compiles displays similar to this in order to give a more concrete example of the amount of stuff people toss out every year. He'll do a pile of soda cans or a stack of laundry sheets to represent how much of these products get tossed in the trash. Really hits home when you actually see it. Thanks!