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What a Trillion Dollars Looks Like…

By JLP | July 29, 2011

This is what one trillion dollars looks like (click on the graphic to see the entire illustration, which is fascinating):

Topics: Economics | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “What a Trillion Dollars Looks Like…”

  1. Benjamin Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    That’s incredible! When I first looked at it, I thought that the graphic considered using $1 bills. But no, that’s a football field stacked high with $100 bills!

    Definately puts it all in perspective!

  2. Leland Says:
    August 1st, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    It makes me wonder how we were able to “lose” 23 billion dollars in cash in Iraq. That is like 230 of those pallets stacked with cash!

  3. jimmy Says:
    August 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Here’s another way to grasp the size of the debt.

    Based on a $14 Trillion debt, 310 Million people, and an average family size of 3.3 people, the Average American family owes about $150,000 in US DEBT.

    Even if the budget were balanced now and forever, it will take us 50 years to pay off that debt.

    How much longer will it take, since it seems only 1/2 of us are paying income taxes?