Finally, they’ve sewed up my head after trying to conceptualize this number (actually, it was a means to procrastinate but you’ve probably already guessed that), and I ‘m writing more:
In short, visually this is what one looks like except that it’s five hundred times more. And those are all enormous stacks of $100 dollar bills.
Notice the small person by the side for scale.
This is a packet of $10,000:
This is a bunch of $100 million and makes up the very top image:
And now come the interesting calculations. Well, I hope. If managed to clone Bill Gates and his net worth to each assigned duplicate billionaire, you’d need 14,696 of them in order to be equal to one quadrillion dollars. For Steve Jobs, it would have to increase to 99,066 (one quadrillion dollars / steve jobs or bill gate’s net worth). It has been calculated that Bill Gates unlike other people, wakes up $3.7 million richer than when he went to bed, thus, based on what he currently has right now, (one quadrillion dollars – bill gates net worth)/$3.7 million, it would take him 270.3 million days or 740,549 years, 6.7 times the time from the last glacial period to accumulate that amount. Why am I using insanely rich people to base these measurements on? Because it would take normal people like you and me 31.25 billion years (one quadrillion dollars – $200,000)/$81.67. Twice the age of the universe.
If you had one quadrillion dollars, in short you could buy everyone in the entire world 7936 full english breakfasts. You could also buy one million coffee’s every single second, you could keep going strong for 15 years, 10 months, 7 days, 20 hours, 53 minutes, and 20 seconds. Dosen’t sound like much? By that time, you’d have enough caffeinated beverages to keep every man, woman, and child on this earth up until 4:00 in the morning, for more than two centuries and yourself up for 1.37 trillion years (one hundred times the age of the universe). That’s what one quadrillion dollars can do. One quadrillion dollars can also squash you flat, each note weighs one gram. One quadrillion grams is 10^12 kilograms.
But is ONE QUADRILLION DOLLARS really enough? After all, $650.3 quadrillion worth of gold exists in the oceans.
See you next time with ONE QUINTILLION DOLLARS. No, maybe a bit more…….yes. ONE VIGINTILLION……no, wait. That’s the last one.