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    This is what 15 billion dollars looks like





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    You sure that is 15 billion, looks more like 15 million lol

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    Wirelessly posted

    Yeah I agree with jlevy73 its a crapload of money but a billion would need to double or triple that stack. But that's just what I think.

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    nope its not 15 billion. i feel like a loser, but i counted (roughly)....assuming that those are bundles of 50 $100 like the bands say its 5000 and looks like roughly 50 per bundle to me, each stack is roughly 12 bundles high. and its roughly 9 stacks deep and about 3 stacks wide. so 9x3=27 stacks (roughly) 27x12 high=324 bundles. 324x5000=1,620,000. and thats just the layered part, not including the stuff on top. lol i feel smart
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    Quote Originally Posted by blindman4556 View Post
    nope its not 15 billion. i feel like a loser, but i counted (roughly)....assuming that those are bundles of 50 $100 like the bands say its 5000 and looks like roughly 50 per bundle to me, each stack is roughly 12 bundles high. and its roughly 9 stacks deep and about 3 stacks wide. so 9x3=27 stacks (roughly) 27x12 high=324 bundles. 324x5000=1,620,000. and thats just the layered part, not including the stuff on top. lol i feel smart
    Nicely done Blindman. Way to get quantitative

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    Actually, you guys are right.

    What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

    That will give you a general idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Nicely done Blindman. Way to get quantitative
    lol thank you

    also just looked it up and according to Paige Donner: The Pentagon's Fifteen Billion Dollar Pirate Plunder scroll 3/4 of the way down and its the same image and says that this is what 1 million dollars looks like. and about 1/4 the way down it shows

    which is 100,000,000

    and since im bored i did some math lol:
    to get 1 billion, you need 10,000,000 $100 bills
    after some looking i found that a stack of 100 bills is 1 cm thick (.39 inches)
    so thats 10,000,000 cm tall. which is 3,940,000 in
    thats 328,333.33 repeating feet tall.
    for ease of numbers we'll call it 328,333 feet
    thats 62.18 miles (rounded)
    so if you were to take 1 billion dollars, of $100 bills and stack it straight up. it would be 62.18 miles tall...thats a lot of money, i cant imagine if i used $1 bills lol
    if someone is just as bored as i am, and wants to check my math feel free and tell me where i messed up lol

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    Looks like my basement

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    I sleep on a bed of $100 bills. So this really isn't a big deal to me.:haha:
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    Can't be a billion, that's about what I keep in my wallet

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