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What Does a Trillion Dollars Look Like?

April 07, 2009 | 94,375 views
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Last week the Federal reserve decided to inject ANOTHER trillion to buy treasury bonds and mortgage securities. In another words they simply decided to print another trillion dollars. So I thought you would really enjoy this graphic illustration to help you put that number into perspective.

$100

Start with a simple $100 bill.

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$10,000

A packet of $100 bills worth $10,000 is less than 1/2 inch thick.

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$1,000,000

This little pile of cash can easily fit into any backpack and weighs just about 22 lbs.

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$100,000,000

$100 million fits neatly on any standard pallet, weighing in at a little over one ton.

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$1,000,000,000

$1 billion is ten pallets worth of cold, hard cash.

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$1,000,000,000,000

Finally, here’s one trillion dollars:

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