700 billion dollars would be a stack of $100 dollar bills 54 miles high!Submitted by Magm13_freedom_... on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 10:30
I was sitting here reading through some posts and thinking about the bailouts when the question hit me: What would 700 billion dollars look like? So I went into Google, found the nearest size comparison (which was a million dollars.) did some math and figured out it would be a single stack of $100 bills about 54 miles high and weigh 1,543 pounds! Put differently if it was broke down into 10,000 stacks of $100 bills it would be 28' tall 511' wide one way and 217' the other way. thats 3,104,836 cubic feet of money! Thats nearly a tenth the volume of the empire state building!!!
I couldn't think of anything else to compare the size to so any good comparisons would be great. Makes a good start to a conversation with a friend or stranger. Also while your picturing the enormity of that pile of cash, try and imagine the physical size of our national debt!
when our country finds a problem...it's solution is to smother it to death with large piles of cash.