So, what does a billion dollars look like?
A Breakdown of What a Billion Dollars Looks Like
To fully understand what a million, billion or even a trillion dollars looks like you have to understand each bill, starting with the $100 bill.
For $100 you can usually purchase a substantial amount of groceries. You could also have a nice steak dinner out (with adult beverages). $100 is also the average monthly cell phone bill in the U.S. We spend 100s daily.
With $10,000 you can buy a used car and most used forms of transportation period (motorcycles, small boats, jet skis, etc). $10,000 can also be used as a substantial down payment on big purchases, like a house.
Many people strive for a net worth of $1 million. With $1 million you could get a really nice car (like the new Tesla) or buy a beautiful home. You could also make a substantial investment with $1 million.
To put $1 billion into perspective, think about the Trump Administration’s cumulative net worth of $11 billion. That is equal to 110 48x48x48 crates of $100 bills. An even more shocking fact is that Bill Gates is worth about 80 crates by himself.
Apple is worth about 70 percent of the pile that is $1 trillion. The U.S. national debt is about $18 trillion (that’s 100 rows of $100,000,000 18 times). That is mind blowing!
Movies often portray large sums of money (ransoms, etc) to be a lot more than they actually are. Meanwhile, our national debt is made to seem like a manageable amount of money. Next time someone starts throwing around statistics about cash remember what they actually look like.
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