Let's stack one dollar bills!
|Distance to the moon x 4.54.|
A $16 trillion stack would be
4.54 times 'higher' than
the distance between
earth and the moon.
|City-County bldg in|
$1 million stack
Our stack of $1 million will be
358 feet high (a 35 story building)
Our stack of $1 billion will be
67.9 miles high
Our stack of $1 trillion will be
67,866 miles high
Our stack of $16 trillion will be
1,085,856 miles high (4.54 times the distance to the moon!)
A snap shot of the national debt at 11:30 am on August 18, 2012 is: $15, 964,699,401,877.82
Today there is about $900 billion of US currency in circulation.
The national debt is nearing $16 trillion
That's the equivalent to about 17.7 times of all American money in existence.
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