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Finance and Economics => The Money Board => Economic News, the Global Economy and all Things Monetary => Topic started by: daveinmichigan on February 04, 2009, 08:13:42 AM

Title: Want to see what $1 Billion looks like?
Post by: daveinmichigan on February 04, 2009, 08:13:42 AM
I thought everyone would like to see what $1,000,000,000 looks like.
(http://www.visp-sports.com/web-obd-4.jpg)
(http://www.visp-sports.com/web-obd-1.jpg)

One Billion Dollar is stacked on 12 standard pallets, alltogether 10 million 100 USD notes. One Billion Dollars is not so much about what you see but what you
could do or not do with the money. Besides, this is the most expensive piece of art ever made.
Title: Re: Want to see what $1 Billion looks like?
Post by: BigDanInTX on February 04, 2009, 08:46:15 AM
I'll take two, thanks.  =-]
Title: Re: Want to see what $1 Billion looks like?
Post by: Trash on February 04, 2009, 09:07:28 AM
not enough to put in my doublewide..
can I just have a pre-paid cash card with that balance.
Title: Re: Want to see what $1 Billion looks like?
Post by: Mr. Blank on February 04, 2009, 03:34:53 PM
and just think...it takes 1000 piles that big to equal a trillion.
We just gave the banks 8000 piles of money that big.
That's 96,000 pallets of $100 bills.
WTF???  Time to start burning shit.
Title: Re: Want to see what $1 Billion looks like?
Post by: millerized1 on February 04, 2009, 04:28:10 PM
So  THAT'S what UPS delivered yesterday....
 
I come home, and they've stacked it nicely in the garage.

(I'm sure there's a bit missing, one of the pallets was already opened....just like in the picture)

Just watch for the red glow over the east coast when I start burning it for heat.....that's about all that much is good for in the global sense :)
Title: Re: Want to see what $1 Billion looks like?
Post by: Stein on February 10, 2009, 11:51:35 AM
Thanks for the pictures.  Yep, a billion is a thousand million.  A trillion is just about impossible to comprehend, thus little outrage. 
Title: Re: Want to see what $1 Billion looks like?
Post by: ColdHaven on February 10, 2009, 03:20:15 PM
So  THAT'S what UPS delivered yesterday....
 
I come home, and they've stacked it nicely in the garage.

(I'm sure there's a bit missing, one of the pallets was already opened....just like in the picture)

Just watch for the red glow over the east coast when I start burning it for heat.....that's about all that much is good for in the global sense :)

I think that red glow will be followed by a mushroom cloud if you have anything to do with it! lol  ;D