People have a difficulty conceptualizing a trillion dollars. Here are some stats and visuals to help. Please memorize at least ONE of these to share with friends. The United States is 14 Trillion+ in debt.
A million seconds is 12 days.
A billion seconds is 31 years.
A trillion seconds is 31,688 years.
Add 500 Feet >>>> 1 trillion
-If you had gone into business on the day JESUS was born, and your business lost a million dollars a day, day in and day out, 365 days a year, it would have taken you until October 2737 to lose just ONE trillion dollars.
-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.
-In $1 bills stacked would measure 67,866 miles, stretching approximately 2.72 times around the Earth’s equator.
Hard to believe, but this is One Million in $100 Dollar bills (i.e. not ONE Dollar Bills, think Benjamin Franklin, NOT George Washington)
One Billion in $100 Dollar Bills (each pallet is 100 million)
One Trillion $100 Dollar Bills (notice pallets are DOUBLE STACKED!)
Again, $100.00 bills, not $1.00 bills.
Check Out “Schott’s Stimulus Stimulator” http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2009/04/billion-vs-trillion/