When you hear all the media talking about a trillion dollars, they throw out the term casually and you don’t really think about what that really means. A trillion is one thousand billion. A billion is one thousand million.
To put this into perspective, if you could spend one million dollars a day every day since Jesus was born, you still wouldn’t spend a trillion.
I found this neat graphic online, courtesy of www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html.
The graphic depicts an average human being, and the denomination of the money is $100 bills.
A bundle of $100 bills is equivalent to $10,000 and that can easily fit in your pocket. One million dollars would fit inside a standard shopping bag while a billion dollars (stacked on standard sized pallets) would occupy a small room of your house.
With this background in mind, 1 trillion (1,000,000,000,000) is 1000 times bigger than 1 billion and would therefore take up an entire football field - the man is still standing in the bottom-left corner….and notice, the pallets are double stacked!
Eye-opening, isn’t it?