Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What Does a Trillion Dollars Look Like?

Recently the Federal reserve decided to inject ANOTHER trillion to buy bonds and 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:


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