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What does a trillion dollars look like.

Old 05-08-2010, 04:21 AM
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Default What does a trillion dollars look like.

A lot of you have already seen this but I believe it is worth repeating.
This is not meant to be political, just facts we all must face.

This is one of the better ways that puts it in perspective.

Everyone really needs to have this burned into your memory bank so when our leaders talk about 3 and 4 trillion dollars, a billion here and a billion there, OF YOUR MONEY, you will recall how much it really is.

Show it to your kids. Tell them this is what we are leaving them to pay off.
Click the link below, send it to those you care about, even those you don't care for as much.


  • One million seconds will pass in the next 12 days.
    One billion seconds will take 32 years.
    One trillion seconds will pass in 31,688 years.

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    One trillion is one million millions (1,000,000x1,000,000).
    Using time as an example, we will define one million, one billion, and one trillion using the passage of seconds. One million seconds in days is 11 days, 13 hours, and 40 minutes. (1,000,000)/[(60 seconds)x(60 minutes)x(24hours)] = 11 days, 13 hours, 40 minutes.
    On billion seconds in days is 11,574 days. (1,000,000,000)/[(60 seconds)x(60 minutes)x(24hours)] = 11,574 days. A year is approximately 365.2425 days. Therefore, a billion seconds in years is 31 years, 8 months. (11,574)/ 365.2425 = 31.6885 years = 31 years, 8 months.
    To convert a trillion seconds into years, we first find the number of days: 11,574,074. (1,000,000,000,000)/[(60 seconds)x(60 minutes)x(24hours)] = (11574074 days) Therefore, it will take 31,688 years to reach one trillion seconds. (11,574,074 days) / (365.2425 days) = (31,688 years)
  • Time is money, right? If you make one dollar every second, you will have a million dollars in twelve days. You will be a billionaire in 32 years, but it will take you more than 31,000 years to make a trillion dollars.
A trillion seconds ago, civilization didn’t exist.

A billion minutes ago, Trajan was emperor in Rome.

A million hours ago, it was 1895, and Grover Cleveland was President of the United States.
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You don't realize how a much a trillion is until you see it like that.
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You guys are silly, just log onto my Northern Trust account if you wanted to see that !
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What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

If you laid one dollar bills end to end, you could make a chain that stretches from earth to the moon and back again 200 times

One trillion dollars would stretch nearly from the earth to the sun.

It would take a military jet flying at the speed of sound, reeling out a roll of dollar bills behind it, 14 years before it reeled out one trillion dollar bills.

One trillion seconds ago – 31,688 years – Neanderthals stalked the plains of Europe


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