Having deal with business and all have got us really thinking, what is a trillion? How big is a trillion exactly?
For simplicity sake, this post will be based on the American definition of a trillion. It defers from the British standards.
It looks something like this:
A thousand = 1,000
Ten thousand = 10,000
Hundred thousand = 100,000
A million = 1,000,000 (6 zeroes)
A billion = 1,000,000,000 (9 zeroes)
A trillion = 1,000,000,000,000 (12 zeroes)
If you haven’t known or notice this already,
A million also refers to a thousand thousands.
A billion also refers to a thousand millions.
A trillion also refers to a thousand billions.
If we count backwards,
1 million seconds = 12 days ago
1 billion seconds = 31 years ago
1 trillion seconds = 30,000 B.C.
This is the current US$100 bill. (A hundred dollars)
A packet of 100 x US$100 bills – containing US$10,000. (Ten thousand dollars or $10 thousand)
A tiny stack of 100 packets x US$10,000. Which gives us… US$1,000,000. (A million dollars or $1 million)
A pallet that fits 100 stacks x USD $1,000,000. Which gives us… US$100,000,000 (A hundred million dollars or $100 Million.)
Hang in there… we are just getting started.
This is a Billion. 10 pallets x $100 million = $1 billion. (US$1,000,000,000)
This is a trillion, US$1 trillion.
Notice the man placed there as reference point? Also the pallets are double stacked. Hundred dollar bills!
This is a thousand billions, the gargantuan, US$1,000,000,000,000. A trillion dollars.
Still perplexed or mind-boggling?
Say… if a person is given a lifespan of 80 years, to have:
$1 million = You have to save $34 every single day of your life.
$1 billion = You have to save $34,000 every single day of your life. (Wow!)
$1 trillion = You have to save $34 million every single day of your life. (OMG!)
We do know of multi-millionaires and even billionaires out there and with almost absolute certainty, they did not save $34,000 every single day of their lives! Who could have done that!??? Then again, how did they become multi-millionaires in the first place? Good question to ponder about.
And of course…
Given a person’s annual salary is $40,000, it would have taken him/her:
25 years to earn $1 million.
25 thousand years to earn $1 billion.
25 million years to earn $1 trillion.
Gosh! How long is our lifespan again?
And is it always about working?
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