What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

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  1. Habakuk macrumors 6502a

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    I found this and just want to share it with you. Quite interesting and demonstrative. The author writes:

    http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html

    Maybe someone could pile up MBPs or iPhones for one Trillion dollars that would be even more demonstrative for us here ;-)
     
  2. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Thats class! I love it.

    Now I just need to get my hands on a load of pallets and start filling them!
     
  3. Habakuk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Some additional info, there's the number missing of a million million (a thousand billion):

    1,000,000,000,000​


    There are some awkward difficulties with other languages. In German p.e. one trillion is called "eine Billion".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trillion

    Later on, don't forget the Money Bins like Scrooge McDuck. Don't let get it wet, it's just paper.
     
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    dang that's a crazy amount of money, and pallets. i would love to have just 1, or 2 pallets. that's all
     
  6. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    He must've been a drug dealer (the guy standing beside the $$$)
     
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    I was a big fan of the Scrooge McDuck comics books, and particularly liked the Beagle Boys. :)
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    With all that money, and you could send a number of spacecrafts to the moon, reform healthcare, and develop an alternative fuel source for cars and airplanes far quicker than we'd ever expect......and yet you still couldn't buy a matte screen 15" MBP. :p
     
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    If he has that much money, he isn't a dealer. He is a druglord.
     
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Somehow I think that with that kind of money, you could bribe Apple to custom build one for you. :p
     
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    A Trillion. The Iraq War?

    Edit: January 7, 2007 New York Times estimate 1.2 trillion, so I guess I underestimated.
     
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    Holy crap that is a lot of money!
    I wonder if you could buy out Apple with that much money.
     
  15. 63dot macrumors 603

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    I used to count about $25,000 dollars in mostly small bills, coins, and checks usually under a $100 dollars at a medium sized grocery store, and that was one huge pile to count. It took nearly all day to count it up and get it ready for the bankers.

    What's amazing is that picture the OP has depicts crisp $100s.
     
  16. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely. I'm thinking you could buy out anything with that. The interest alone on that would be 10 billion a year give or take a couple billion
     
  17. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    btw
    1 tril. bucks will get u 500,250 base 15" macbook pros for 1999.crap, that is alot of MBP
    or 357,270 17 " base MBPs
    wow. lots of macbooks. if u want to know 8gb ipod touches
    4,366,812 ipod touch 2G 8gb

    crap stacking that many is going to be a pain.
     
  18. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    1 trillion is approx. 1/2 the debt of the USA right now..
     
  19. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Mind figuring out how many 1GB 2G iPod shuffle's that would buy?:cool:
     
  20. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    sure! that would yield at maximum, 20,408,163.26 1gb ipod shuffles. wow. lots of shuffles.
     
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    What does .26 of an ipod shuffle look like?
     
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    Perhaps we should switch to the Euro...Then it wouldn't take up so much space.
     
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    Hmph. I could have a bit of fun with all that...
     

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