All my life, I have liked curious facts.
During the pandemic, I have been pondering the concept of a billion and a trillion dollars, which is comprised of a thousand billions.
If we consider that the U.S. dollar bill is 6.14 inches long, 2.61 inches wide, and .0043 inches thick, we can come up with some astonishing statistics. If you stacked a billion dollar bills on top of each other, the stack would reach 67.9 miles. If you stacked a trillion dollar bills in the same manner, the column would reach 67,866 miles or comfortably into space.
A billion dollar bills laid end-to-end would stretch 96,900 miles, winding around the Earth nearly four times. A trillion dollars laid in the same manner would stretch for 96,906,656 miles, a distance farther than the sun. If you laid one billion dollars side-by-side like tile, they would cover about four square miles. A trillion dollars laid out the same way would cover approximately 3,992 miles, or 1,000 square miles larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined.
Finally, how long would it take to spend each amount? If you spent $40 per second, around the clock, it would take you 289 days to exhaust a billion dollars. If you did the same thing with a trillion dollars, it would take you 792.5 years to go broke.