What Does a Trillion Dollars Look Like?
April 07, 2009
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.
Start with a simple $100 bill.
A packet of $100 bills worth $10,000 is less than 1/2 inch thick.
This little pile of cash can easily fit into any backpack and weighs just about 22 lbs.
$100 million fits neatly on any standard pallet, weighing in at a little over one ton.
$1 billion is ten pallets worth of cold, hard cash.
Finally, here’s one trillion dollars: