How Much Is A Trillion Dollars?

November 20, 2012 | Kate Horrell

So, this whole fiscal cliff conversation is talking about big numbers.  Millions, billions, even trillions.  I sure can’t imagine a trillion dollars, or even a billion dollars.   A million is as far as my mind can see.

I did a little searching to see if I could find something that would show what a trillion dollars looks like. On YouTube, I found this graphic video from Mint.com. While it is from 2009, and so it is talking about the 2009 bailouts, it is still good:

 

Wow, that is a lot of money!