With all of the talk about trade deficits, debt, etc., I wanted to visualize what one trillion dollars looked like. Thankfully, PageTutor.com already did this. If you are interested in learning some HTML, head over to their site. Anyways, these are the images from their post.
This is a $100 bill:
This is $10,000 made up of $100 bills:
This is $1,000,000 (one million dollars) made up of $100 bills:
This is $100,000,000 (one hundred million dollars) made up of $100 bills:
This is one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) made up of $100 bills:
….and this is one trillion ($1,000,000,000,000) dollars made up of $100 dollar bills:
I bet that didn’t come close to what you expected compared to the one billion dollar image, did it? Amazing.