Mar 10, 2009

What does 1 trillion dollar$ look like?

I was at the airport one time and a UPS guy right in front of me put a shrink wrapped cube of $100 bills in the metal detector. It was about 8 ft^3, or 2ft x 2ft x 2ft, like the size of a 24" TV ok? Well I nearly shat. In fact I did, just a tiny little nugget of woah in my briefs.

Anyhow dude put it down on a hand truck and went into some special door. It was fucking baffling, I figured they've got better ways of doing this, fax? But if the US mail was good enough for Harry Winston's Hope Diamond I guess UPS works fine for a measly stack of benjamins. At the time I could never guess the value, but based on the pictures below I'd say about $10 million.

Anyway here's a really neat post hijacked from this place



$1 Benjamin = 100






$10,000 = 10 Thousand













$1,000,000 = 1 Million



















$100,000,000 = 100 Million

















$1,000,000,000 = 1 Billion
















wait for it...



























$1,000,000,000,000 = 1 Trillion:


TARP is really big.

1 comment:

Ruby said...

Damn. Way to put that shit in perspective.