What can a trillion dollars buy?

A stimulus package of about $800 billion, plus another $350 billion or so as financial bailout. A trillion dollars, just like that. These are big numbers, even Dr. Evil got confused.

Mint.com has a series of graphics showing what 1 trillion dollars actually mean.

That’s the GDP of Australia, China and Spain combined.

If you laid one dollar bills end to end, you could make a chain that stretches from earth to the moon and back again 200 times before you ran out of dollar bills.

One trillion dollars would stretch nearly from the earth to the sun.

It would take a military jet flying at the speed of sound, reeling out a roll of dollar bills behind it, 14 years before it reeled out one trillion dollar bills.

A million dollars a day for 2,000 years is only three-quarters of a trillion dollars.

How does it look like?

A man and 1 trillion dollars

A man and 1 trillion dollars