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Dollars[edit]

Category Item Price
Dollar bills
$1 Bill $1
$10 Bill $10
$500 Bill (William McKinley, discontinued) $500
$1000 Bill (Grover Cleveland, discontinued) $1000
Fruit
Apples (one dozen) $5.68
Oranges (one dozen) $3.08
Fast Food
Dollar menu item $1.00
Starbucks Coffee $2.00
Average US Restaurant Meals
Average single US restaurant meal $35.65
Average meal at the 20 costliest San Francisco restaurants $85.27
Dinner for four
Homemade rice and pinto beans $9.26 (With time cost of two hours of shopping, travel, prep and cleanup: $41.80)
Homemade chicken dinner $13.78 (With time cost of two hours of shopping, travel, prep and cleanup: $46.32)
McDonalds $27.89 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $36.03)
Arby’s $34.00 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $42.13)
Chili’s $69.64 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $77.78)
Outback Steakhouse $109.82 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $117.96)
Vehicles
Low-end bicycle $190
Clothes
Men's suit $400
Debt
Daily interest on average credit card debt $5.63
Daily income
Median household daily income $136.28
Taxes $32.16
After-tax $104.12
Game Consoles
PS3 $250
Xbox 360 $200
Wii $150
Electronics
Kindle Fire $199
Basic iPad $499
iPad + 3G + a year of data $869
Basic Macbook Air $999
Netbook $249.99
iPod Nano $129
Mac Mini $599
Comcast cable internet for a year ($59.99/month) $719.88
Books
Paperback book $6.80
Hardcover book $32.27
Audio book $50.42
Kindle $79.00
New video game $49.99
Kindle keyboard + 3G $139
Loose change
Loose change per pound $12.80
Loose change with no quarters $5.40
One-gallon jug of loose change $270
Loose change with no pennies $17.40
Annual value of pennies received in change (at one daily cash purchase) $7.30
Pet ownership (Based on ASPCA estimations)
Annual cost of rabbit ownership $730
Annual cost of dog ownership $695
Annual cost of cat ownership $670
Annual cost of fish ownership $35
Annual cost of bird ownership $200
Annual cost of small mammal ownership $300
Cell phone bill
Traditional cell phone average annual bill $928.30
Smartphone average annual bill $1,320
Worker/CEO comparison
1965 production worker average hourly wage $19.61
2007 production worker average hourly wage $19.71
Typical 1965 CEO pay for the same period $490.31
Typical 2007 CEO pay for the same period $5419.97

Thousands[edit]

Category Item Price
Typical household net worth by head of household’s age in 1984
<35 years $11,680
35-44 years $72,090
45-54 years $115,060
55-64 years $149,240
>65 years $122,100
Typical household net worth by head of household’s age in 2009
<35 years $3,710
35-44 years $40,140
45-54 years $103,040
55-64 years $164,270
>65 years $172,820
Raising a child to age 17
Upper income $302,860
Middle income $206,920
Lower income $150,380
Vacations
All-inclusive one-week trip for two to St. Lucia resort from New England (incl. flights) $3,204
Twenty week-long Hawaiian vacations $136,020
Typical week-long Hawaii trip for two from US West Coast (incl. flights) $6,801
Typical weekend Hawaii trip for two from US West Coast incl. flights) $2,863
School Prices
Estimated one-year Hogwarts cost (incl. tuition) $43,000
Seven-year Hogwarts degree $301,000
Average community college tuition $10,340 (One year $2,580)
Average in-state university tuition $28,920 (One year $7,230)
Income per capita (2005)
United States 2005 per capita income $32,360
Switzerland 2005 per capita income $29,910
Germany 2005 per capita income $27,550
UK 2005 per capita income $23,240
France 2005 per capita income $16,400
China 2005 per capita income $3,540
Brazil 2005 per capita income $5,540
Houses
Small rural house $100,000
Typical new home $224,910
Health
Average individual health insurance annual premium $5,430
Cancer treatment including chemo $117,260
Annual Household Costs
A daily pack of cigarettes for a year (NJ) $3,050
One Starbucks latte per day $1,820
Average smartphone annual cost $1,320
Annual cost of car ownership $3,650
Typical annual household spending $5,650
Average household CC debt $9,960
Annual cost to carry that debt $2,090
Typical annual housing costs
NYC $25,416
San Francisco $21,888
Boston $18,216
Los Angeles $17,640
Washington DC $16,380
Chicago $13,664
Worcester $12,456
Houston $11,888
Minneapolis $10,908
Detroit $10,080
Salt Lake City $9,108
Scranton $8,604
Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding
Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake $78,000
Kate Middleton's wedding dress $350,000
Flower cost for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding $800,000
Value of an investment of $1,000/year

(NOT accounting for inflation) for 30 years with 5% annual interest

1 year $1,000
5 years $5,526
10 years $12,850
15 years $21,580
20 years $33,070
25 years $47,730
30 years $66,440
30 years ($30,000 saved in mattress) $30,000
30 years ($1,000/yr at 4% real return (long-term stock + divident average) $56,080
Value of investment (accounting for inflation)
30 years $27,370
30 years ($30,000 saved in mattress) $12,360
Average Vehicle Costs
Average used car $8,910
Average new car $27,230
High-end bicycle $1,500
Total cost to buy and own selected vehicles for five years
Honda Insight $27,874
Toyota Prius $38,771
Jeep Patriot $35,425
Honda Fit $28,745
BMW Z4 $61,312
Ford Explorer $45,524
Toyota Camry $34,679
smart fortwo $29,629
Honda CR-V $35,183
Chevy Volt $42,180
Hyundai Sonata $34,644
Ford F-150 $48,734
Nissan Cube $29,383
Porsche 911 $91,590
Total cost to buy and own selected vehicles for five years if gas were $10/gallon
Toyota Prius $48,990
Honda Fit $45,233
Ford Explorer $69,076
smart fortwo $45,058
Chevy Volt $50,612
Ford F-150 $77,111
Typical annual household income
Bottom 20% $10,200
Second 20% $24,800
Middle 20% $44,400
Fourth 20% $76,100
Top 10% $201,100
Top 1% $822,000
Top 1/500th $2,080,000
Median US household income
Median US household income $51,570
After-tax $39,170
Taxes $12,100
Total lifetime income from ages 25-65 at $50,000/year after 25% taxes (including Social Security) $1,500,000
Cost per household served by US Rural Utilities Service program to expand broadband access $359,790
If I had $1000000 (Cost of the items the singer in "If I had $1000000" would buy in order to win your love: $263,330)
Furniture $21,160
Plymouth Reliant $3,000
Tree fort $15,000
Llama $2,120
Joseph Merrick's remains N/A (Held in Royal London Hospital collection and not available for purchase)
House $224,820
Tiny fridge $99.08
Gourmet pre-wrapped sausages (2) $34.48
Kraft Dinner (two double servings) $3.06
Expensive ketchup $10.75
Faux fur coat $198.00
Limo ride to the store $186.59
Luxuries
Golden Opulence ice cream sundae $1,000
Waist deep half-room ball pit $2,400
All 30 bestselling game consoles (refurb, eBay) $2,640
Initial seat on Virgin Galactic suborbital flight $200,000
Video Games
Typing F-U-N-D-S $10,000
Daily sales of Minecraft $193,500

Millions[edit]

Category Item Price
Dr. Evil
Amount Dr. Evil thought he was demanding from the 1997 world $6,630,000
Amount he was actually demanding $1,380,000
William and Kates wedding
Flowers $800,000
Security $20,000,000
Total cost $800,000,000
$50000 salary for 40 years after 25% taxes
50,000 salary for 40 years after 25% taxes $1,500,000
Lifetime cost to avoid changing your oil by abandoning your car and buying a new one whenever you hit 5.000 miles $3,270,000

Rare Items[edit]

Thing Price
Qianlong Chinese vase sold in 2010 $83,710,000
Leonardo’s Codex Leicester (bought by Bill Gates) $45,930,000
Estimated value of first-edition Gutenberg Bible $34,610,000
Double Eagle coin (All destroyed uncirculated save a few stolen from the US Mint) $9,330,000
Treskilling Yellow postage stamp (At $50 billion/lb possibly the world’s most expensive thing by weight) $2,780,000
1297 Magna Carta original coypy signed by Edvard I $21,890,000
Painting from The Card Players series (rumor) $250,000,000
Willem de Kooning’s “Woman III” (2006 auction) $168,780,000
Jackson Pollock’s “No. 5, 1948” (2006 auction) $153,440,000
Airbus A380 $264,000,000
Mona Lisa assessed value $730,660,000

Prizes[edit]

Amount Year Show/Movie Amount Today
$64,000 1955 The $64,000 Question $528,310
£1,000,000 1998 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (UK) $2,270,000
$1,000,000 1999 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (USA) $1,330,000
$1,000,000 1955 The Millionaire (TV Show) $8,250,000
$1,000,000 1931 The Millionaire (Movie) $14,530,000

Bitcoins[edit]

Thing Price
Market value of all Bitcoins as of 11/2011 $22,819,797
Market value of all Bitcoins as at July 2011 peak price $210,000,000

Elections[edit]

Person Funds raised
2012 presidential fundraising $188,260,000
Herman Cain $5,380,000
Jon Huntsman $4,510,000
Michele Bachmann $9,870,000
Ron Paul $12,790,000
Rick Perry $17,200,000
Mitt Romney $32,610,000
Barack Obama $88,420,000
Other $17,480,000
Person Funds raised
2008 presidential campaign fundraising $1,860,390,000
Excluding candidate Lee L. Mercer, Jr of Houston, who claimed, in his combined FEC filings, $900,005,507 in fundraising and $900,006,431 in campaign spending.
Ron Paul $32,480,000
John Edwards $64,410,000
Rudy Giuliani $66,520,000
Mitt Romney $116,730,000
Barack Obama $799,670,000
John McCain $394,280,000
Hilary Clinton $259,050,000
Other $127,250,00
Person Funds raised
2004 presidential campaign fundraising $1,006,810,000
Howard Dean $61,620,000
Wesley Clark $34,610,000
John Edwards $39,310,000
John Kerry $352,090,000
George W. Bush $429,660,000
Other $89,520,000
Person Funds raised
2000 presidential campaign fundraising $805,120,000
Pat Buchanan $37,440,000
John McCain $75,180,000
Bill Bradley $65,680,000
Steve Forbes $114,400,000 *The Money Chart incorrectly reads $11,440,000
Al Gore $170,520,000
George W. Bush $247,100,000
Other $94,800,000

2010 midterm elections fundraising[edit]

Party Funds raised
Democrats $815,000,000
Republicans $587,000,000

2011-2012 Campaign donations by industry[edit]

Party Funds donated
To Other $16,000,000 approximately
To Democrats $146,000,000 approximately
To Republicans $145,000,000 approximately
Party Funds donated
Finance industry $122,900,000
Organized labor $18,720,000
Energy industry $26,680,000
Lawyers and general lobbyists $57,590,000
Health industry $42,727,000
Electronics and communication industry $32,420,000

Inaugurations[edit]

Thing Price
Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration $174,100,000
Festivities (private donors) $46,400,000
Federal + state + local government (mainly security) $127,700,000
Thing Price
George Bush’s 2005 inauguration $178,600,000
Festivities (private donors) $47,800,000
Federal + state + local government (mainly security) $130,800,000

Past presidential campaign fundraising[edit]

Campaign Year Funds raised
1996 $559,810,000
1992 $521,480,000
1988 $606,300,000
1984 $429,860,000
1980 $434,220,000
1976 $664,160,000

Millionaires[edit]

Item Price
Darell Issa (R-CA) net worth $304,000,000
Jane Harman (D-CA) net worth $294,000,000
John Kerry (D-MA) net worth $239,000,000
Mitt Romney net worth $210,000,000
Jon Huntsmann net worth $40,000,000
Average net worth of US senator $13,400,000
Average net worth of US representative $4,900,000
A billionare $1,000,000,000

Value of a solid gold toilet (626 lbs) by year[edit]

Year Value (Approximate)
1967 $2,000,000
1968 $2,000,000
1969 $2,000,000
1970 $2,000,000
1971 $2,000,000
1972 $3,000,000
1973 $4,000,000
1974 $7,000,000
1975 $6,000,000
1976 $4,000,000
1977 $5,000,000
1978 $6,000,000
1979 $9,000,000
1980 $15,000,000
1981 $10,000,000
1982 $8,000,000
1983 $9,000,000
1984 $7,000,000
1985 $6,000,000
1986 $7,000,000
1987 $8,000,000
1988 $7,000,000
1989 $6,000,000
1990 $6,000,000
1991 $5,000,000
1992 $5,000,000
1993 $5,000,000
1994 $5,000,000
1995 $5,000,000
1996 $5,000,000
1997 $4,000,000
1998 $4,000,000
1999 $3,000,000
2000 $3,000,000
2001 $3,000,000
2002 $3,000,000
2003 $4,000,000
2004 $4,000,000
2005 $5,000,000
2006 $6,000,000
2007 $8,000,000
2008 $8,000,000
2009 $10,000,000
2010 $13,000,000
2011 $15,000,000

Value of a carry-on suitcase full of $100 bills (30,00 ct, 60lbs)[edit]

Year Value (Approximate)
1967 $20,000,000
1968 $19,000,000
1969 $18,000,000
1970 $17,000,000
1971 $16,000,000
1972 $16,000,000
1973 $15,000,000
1974 $13,000,000
1975 $12,000,000
1976 $12,000,000
1977 $11,000,000
1978 $10,000,000
1979 $9,000,000
1980 $8,000,000
1981 $7,000,000
1982 $7,000,000
1983 $7,000,000
1984 $6,000,000
1985 $6,000,000
1986 $6,000,000
1987 $6,000,000
1988 $6,000,000
1989 $5,000,000
1990 $5,000,000
1991 $5,000,000
1992 $5,000,000
1993 $5,000,000
1994 $4,000,000
1995 $4,000,000
1996 $4,000,000
1997 $4,000,000
1998 $4,000,000
1999 $4,000,000
2000 $4,000,000
2001 $4,000,000
2002 $4,000,000
2003 $4,000,000
2004 $4,000,000
2005 $3,000,000
2006 $3,000,000
2007 $3,000,000
2008 $3,000,000
2009 $3,000,000
2010 $3,000,000
2011 $3,000,000

Per US resident[edit]

Item Value
$1 per US resident $312,620,000
$1 per US household $117,290,000
$10 from every US resident $3,326,000,000
$10 from every US household $1,179,180,000
Amount needed to live comfortably off investments $4,090,000
EPA value of a human life $8,120,000
Six Million Dollar Man (2011 dollars) $29,870,000

Raptors[edit]

Item Price Notes
One F-22 raptor $154,500,000
One velociraptor $1,9300,000 (25% of Jurassic Park production budget amortized over three velociraptors)

Professional rapper net worth[edit]

Rapper Net worth
50 Cent $100,000,000
50 Cent (stage name) $0.50
50 Cent (adjusted for inflation) $0.70
Birdman $100,000,000
Dr Dre $125,000,000
Jay-Z $450,000,000
Diddy $475,000,000

J.K. Rowling[edit]

Item Value Notes
J.K. Rowlinng $1,000,000,000
J. K. Rowling had she become a rapper $82,000 Professional assessment by rapper/geek culture expert MC Frontalot

Annual hurricane forecast R&D funding[edit]

Item Price
Annual hurricane forecast R&D funding $20,000,000
Hurricane forecast improvement funding since 1989 $440,000,000
Economic savings--during Hurricane Irene alone--due to limiting evacuations made possible by recent forecast advances $700,000,000

Corporation Expenses[edit]

Item Price
30-second Super Bowl ad slot $3,000,000
Annual cost to run Wikipedia $18,500,000
Loss in NewsCorp value over hacking scandal $750,000,000

Vehicles[edit]

Item Price
Most expensive production car (Bugatti Veyron) $2,400,000
Most expensive car ever sold (1957 Ferrari 250) $16,390,000
Marginal cost to launch one shuttle $450,000,000
Total shuttle program per launch $450,000,000
One B-2 bomber $2,500,000,000

Structures[edit]

Item Price
Large city office building $100,000,000
Dubai Fountain $224,540,000
Burj Khalifa $1,5210,000,000
New Yankee Stadium $1,545,000,000

Video Games[edit]

Item Price
Minecraft sales by October 2011 $56,780,000

Billions[edit]

Harry Potter movie franchise total revenue[edit]

Item Value
Harry Potter movie franchise total revenue $21,000,000,000
Treasure found in a temple in India in 2011 $22,000,000,000

Box office revenue[edit]

Adjusted for monetary inflation but not ticket price inflation Hilighted [sic]: films that earned more than 2009's Avatar

Year Movie Revenue Highlighted
2009 Avatar $783,510,000
2008 The Dark Knight $547,520,000
2003 Shrek 3 $516,610,000
1999 The Phantom Menace $572,000,000
1997 Titanic $827,260,000 Yes
1994 Lion King $625,810,000
1993 Jurassic Park $625,810,000
1984 Ghostbusters $507,720,000
1983 Return of the Jedi $686,710,000
1982 E.T. $996,580,000 Yes
1980 The Empire Strikes Back $778,530,000
1977 Star Wars $1,681,000,000 Yes
1975 Jaws $1,067,510,000 Yes
1973 The Exorcist $1,019,000,000 Yes
1965 The Sound of Music $1,144,920,000 Yes
1962 101 Dalmatians $1,131,310,000 Yes
1960 Ben-Hur $561,090,000
1957 The Ten Commandments $532,570,000
1943 Bambi $1,391,000,000 Yes
1942 Fantasia $1,146,000,000 Yes
1940 Gone with the Wind $3,157,000,000 Yes
1938 Snow White $2,841,700,000 Yes


Charity[edit]

Area Amount given
US annual charitable giving $294,850,000,000
To religious organizations $102,000,000,000
To educational organizations $42,240,000,000
To foundations $33,450,000,000
To human services $26,850,000,000
To societal benefit organizations $24,570,000,000
To health organizations $23,140,000,000
To international affairs $15,980,000,000
To arts and culture $13,460,000,000
To animals and environment $6,750,000,000

Type of giving:[edit]

Type Amount given
Individual giving $214,650,000,000
Foundation grantmaking $41,560,000,000
Bequests $23,140,000,000
Corporate giving $15,500,000,000

Gates Foundation total giving since 1994[edit]

Area Amount given
Gates Foundation total giving since 1994 $25,360,000,000
Global health ~12B
US ~4B
Developments ~3B
Grants ~1B

Book publishing industry revenue[edit]

Genre Revenue
Book publishing industry revenue $28,320,000,000
Romance $1,380,000,000
Trade books $14,130,000,000
K-12 $5,570,000,000
Professional $3,750,000,000
Higher education $4,560,000,000

Video game industry revenue[edit]

Area Revenue
Video game industry revenue $48,900,000,000
United States $18,830,000,000

Education[edit]

Item Value Notes
Student loans outstanding $955,800,000,000
Federal student loans $792,900,000,000
Defaulted Federal student loans $65,020,000,000 Private total unknown
Private student loans $163,900,000,000
Total spending on primary and secondary education in the US $612,470,000,000
Teacher Salaries $295,810,000,000
Total annual higher education spending in the US $355,110,000,000

Harvard University revenue[edit]

Area Revenue
Tuition, donations, and fees $1,425,000,000
Investments $7,900,000,000

In other words, if Harvard completely eliminated tuition, it would mean roughly a 15% budget cut.

Education foundations[edit]

Foundation Amount given
Gates Foundation $36,700,000,000
INGKA Foundation $36,000,000,000
Howard Hughes Medical Institute $14,800,000,000
Ford Foundation $13,800,000,000
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $6,100,000,000

Endowments of the 63 wealthiest universities[edit]

University Endowments
Endowments of the 63 wealthiest universities $277,570,000,000
Harvard $32,000,000,000
Yale $19,400,000,000
Princeton $17,100,000,000
U of Texas $16,610,000,000
Stanford $16,500,000,000
MIT $9,900,000,000
Columbia $7,800,000,000
U of Michigan $7,800,000,000
Texas A&M $7,030,000,000
Northwestern $7,030,000,000

Corporate revenue[edit]

Corporation Revenue Profit Loss
Walmart $421,800,000,000 $16,390,000,000
ExxonMobil $354,700,000,000 $30,460,000,000
Chevron $196,300,000,000 $19,020,000,000
Fannie Mae $153,800,000,000 $14,010,000,000
GE $151,600,000,000 $11,640,000,000
Berkshire Hathaway $136,100,000,000 $12,970,000,000
PepsiCo $57,840,000,000 $6,320,000,000
Coca-Cola $35,840,000,000 $11,800,000,000
VISA $8,100,000,000 $2,700,000,000
MasterCard $5,500,000,000 $1,850,000,000
General Motors $135,600,000,000 $6,170,000,000
Ford $129,000,000,000 $6,560,000,000
Chrysler $44,950,000,000 $653,000,000
AT&T $124,600,000,000 $19,860,000,000
Verizon $106,560,000,000 $2,550,000,000
Bank of America $134,20,000,000 $2,240,000,000
JP Morgan Chase $115,480,000,000 $17,370,000,000
Citigroup $111,060,000,000 $10,600,000,000
AGI $104,420,000,000 $17,370,000,000
HP $126,000,000,000 $8,780,000,000
Apple $65,230,000,000 $14,010,000,000
Microsoft $62,480,000,000 $18,760,000,000
Google $29,320,000,000 $8,510,000,000
Combined annual profit of the Fortune 500 companies $708,600,000,000

US health care spending[edit]

Total annual tax breaks to the five largest oil companies[edit]

US GDP[edit]

Combined economic value of all goods and services produced in a year

Item Value
US GDP $14,545,950,000,000
Government $1,980,640,000,000
Real estate $1,925,210,000,000
Non-rental Real estate $1,737,500,000,000
Rental and leasing $187,610,000,000
Nondurable goods $739,300,000,000
Food, beverage, and tobacco $212,330,000,000
Chemicals $223,050,000,000
Petroleum and coal $123,630,000,000
Apparel $12,050,000,000
Paper products $57,800,000,000
Plastics and rubber products $58,410,000,000
Textile mills $18,130,000,000
Printing and related supports $33,790,000,000
Durable goods $898,420,000,000
Computers and electronics $212,640,000,000
Metal products $125,590,000,000
Machinery $116,110,000,000
Wood products $21,530,000,000
Furniture $24,930,000,000
Motor vehicles, trailers, and parts $80,560,000,000
Other transportation equipment $93,440,000,000
Mineral products $39,360,000,000
Metals $44,710,000,000
Electrical equipment and components $53,260,000,000
Miscellaneous $81,390,000,000
Finance and insurance $1,207,030,000,000
Federal Reserve banks and credit intermediaries $529,540,000,000
Insurance $437,340,000,000
Investments $180,500,000,000
Funds and trusts $59,550,000,000
Professional and business services $1,752,750,000,000
Waste management $39,870,000,000
Administrative and support services $358,110,000,000
Legal services $225,830,000,000
Computer systems design and service $174,730,000,000
Corporate management $253,950,000,000
Other professional or technical services $700,250,000,000
Health and education $1,294,580,000,000
Social assistance $93,750,000,000
Ambulatory health care services $529,750,000,000
Hospitals $466,390,000,000
Educational services $159,580,000,000
Utilities $276,210,000,000
Other services $345,540,000,000
Construction $553,750,000,000
Retail trade $844,380,000,000
Wholesale trade $804,410,000,000
Mining $248,080,000,000
Mining (other than oil and gas) $50,380,000,000
Mining support $51,270,000,000
Oil and gas $145,990,000,000
Agriculture $137,120,000,000
Farms $107,140,000,000
Forestry, fishing, and related $30,080,000,000
Arts and entertainment $528,620,000,000
Food service $285,480,000,000
Performing arts, sports, and museums $73,040,000,000
Amusements, gambling, and general recreation $73,040,000,000 This appears to be a mistake Randall made and should read $58,110,000,000
Accommodation $111,990,000,000
Information $658,630,000,000
Broadcasting and telecommunications $366,560,000,000
Information and data processing $78,300,000,000
Film, video, and sound recording $61,610,000,000
Publishing (including software) $152,170,000,000
Transportation and storage $401,280,000,000
Warehousing and storage $40,590,000,000
Water $14,730,000,000
Air $36,770,000,000 This appears to be a mistake Randall and should read $63,680,000,000
Rail $31,730,000,000
Truck $116,520,000,000
Transit and land passenger $24,110,000,000
Pipeline $12,360,000,000
Other transport) $97,560,000,000

Billionaires[edit]

Category Person Networth Ten Richest Ranking
Technology
Carlos Slim Helú and family $74,000,000,000 First
Bill Gates $56,000,000,000 Second
Larry Ellison $39,500,000,000 Fifth
Larry Page $19,800,000,000
Sergey Brin $19,800,000,000
Jeff Bezos $18,000,000,000
Steve Ballmer $14,500,000,000
Mark Zuckerberg $13,500,000,000
Paul Allen $13,500,000,000
Steve Jobs (D) $8,300,000,000
Eric Schmidt $7,000,000,000
Sean Parker $1,600,000,000
Steve Case $1,300,000,000
Politicians and alleged evil plutocratic puppet masters
Warren Buffett $50,000,000,000 Third
Charles Koch $22,000,000,000
David Koch $22,000,000,000
Michael Bloomberg $18,100,000,000
George Soros $14,000,000,000
Silvio Berlusconi and family $7,800,000,000
Rupert Murdoch $7,600,000,000
David Geffen $6,000,000,000
Uncategorized
Bernard Arnault $41,000,000,000 Fourth
Lakshmi Mittal $31,100,000,000 Sixth
Amancio Ortega $31,000,000,000 Seventh
Eike Batista $30,000,000,000 Eighth
Mukesh Ambani $27,000,000,000 Ninth
Walmart
Christy Walton and family $26,500,000,000 Tenth
Jim Walton $21,300,000,000
Alice Walton $21,200,000,000
S. Robson Walton $21,000,000,000
Fictional (source: Forbes)
Carlisle Cullen $34,500,000,000
Scrooge McDuck $33,500,000,000
Bruce Wayne $6,500,000,000
Artemis Fowl $1,900,000,000
Fashion
Lilianne Bettencourt $23,500,000,000
Ralph Lauren $5,800,000,000
Ronald Lauder $3,100,000,000
Art and media
George Lucas $3,200,000,000
Oprah Winfrey $3,200,000,000
Five wealthiest rappers combined $1,250,000,000
J. K. Rowling $1,000,000,000
Donald Trump
Donald Trump $2,700,000,000

Combined net worth of the world's 1,210 billionaires $4,500,000,000,000

Corporations[edit]

by market capitalization (combined value of all stock)

Company Value
Saudi Aramco (State-owned company--estimated market value) $2,940,000,000,000
Apple $358,310,000,000
ExxonMobil $357,910,000,000
PetroChina $280,160,000,000
IBM $211,640,000,000
Microsoft $211,340,000,000
Bank of China $208,810,000,000
China Mobile $201,510,000,000
Royal Dutch Shell $199,780,000,000
Nestle $193,700,000,000
Chevron $188,030,000,000
Facebook 2011 valuation $70,000,000,000
AT&T attempted T-Mobile purchase $39,000,000,000
Facebook 2010 valuation $33,450,000,000
Zynga 2011 valuation $14,000,000,000
LivingSocial 2011 valuation $2,980,000,000

US household income[edit]

Cost to buy the world a coke[edit]

Item Cost
Cost to buy the world a coke (2011 wholesale prices) $2,240,000,000
Coca-Cola's annual marketing budget $2,980,000,000
Cost to teach the world to sing (four half-hour lessons at $30 each) $840,000,000,000

State government spending[edit]

[map without amounts]

Total US states' debt $46,000,000,000

US foreign military aid[edit]

Area Amount
Total $11,010,000,000
Afghanistan $5,800,000,000
Israel $2,410,000,000
Egypt $1,320,000,000
Other $5,800,000,000

US foreign humanitarian and economic aid[edit]

Area Amount
Total $11,010,000,000
Iraq and Afghanistan $5,370,000,000
West Bank and Ghana $1,050,000,000
Africa (total) $8,850,000,000
Other $19,130,000,000

Ft. Knox gold reserves[edit]

Item Value
Ft. Knox gold reserves (November 2011 prices) $245,900,000,000
Unclaimed US treasury bonds $16,000,000,000
All the tea in China $4,210,000,000

Corporate tax deduction[edit]

(Note: some of the corporate deductions are very technical, and even with the help of a technical accountant, I had trouble making sense of them. The text below is my best attempt at an English interpretation of the legalese.)

Area Deductions
Corporate tax deduction $125,180,000,000
Reduced tax on first $10 million of corporate income $3,240,000,000
Delay of taxes on 'income' made from defaulting on a debt (Temporary stimulus measure) $21,390,000,000
Temporary change to equipment depreciation rules allowing more (and sooner) deductions on the purchase of new equipment $24,390,000,000
Clean energy, space, science, and tech R&D $13,900,000,000
Miscellaneous rules for international corporate finance $6,800,000,000
Foreign corporation income financing rules $13,680,000,000

Individual tax deductions[edit]

These are types of income, or uses of income, which the government has partly or fully exempt from tax, often to encourage some activity. This can be thought of as "spent" tax revenue, although it's not quite that simple; there's no guarantee that removing the deduction would add that amount of revenue, because the presence of the deduction may be affecting taxpayers' spending habits.

Area Deductions
Small business health insurance $1,620,000,000
Federal employee expenses abroad $7,910,000,000
EITC (anti-poverty low-income tax credit) $78,760,000,000
Donations to charity $39,130,000,000
Capital gains (investment income) $78,760,000,000
Pension contributions $84,940,000,000
Other $64,970,000,000
Employee fringe benefits $6,690,000,000
Scholarships $2,130,000,000
Property taxes $15,710,000,000
Employer-provided transportation $3,850,000,000
Retirement accounts $24,630,000,000
Cafeteria plans $26,760,000,000
State and local bonds $19,560,000,000
Company daycare $3,140,000,000
College and university tax credits $12,060,000,000
Mortgage interest $92,040,000,000
Medicare Benefits $55,850,000,000
Child care $55,850,000,000
Employer health plans $107,140,000,000
Making Work Pay (ending) $60,510,000,000
First-time homebuyer credit $8,820,000,000
Veterans' benefits $5,570,000,000
Life insurance benefits $25,750,000,000
Capital gains death exclusion $25,750,000,000
Social security and railroad retirement $27,170,000,000
Home sale capital gains $15,200,000,000

Federal spending[edit]

Disasters[edit]

Disaster Estimated Total Damage Notes
Japan 2011 Earthquake $235,000,000,000 reconstruction and recovery cost, World Bank estimate
Hurricane Katrina $107,440,000,000
1988 US Drought $78,060,000,000
1980 US Drought $60,740,000,000
Hurricane Andrew $46,180,000,000
9/11 insured losses $40,000,000,000 For hurricanes, the rule of thumb is that total losses are roughly double insured losses. It is unclear if a similar rule exist for terrorism.
Hurricane Ike $28,170,000,000
Hurricane Irene $8,000,000,000 (estimated)

Hypothetical disasters[edit]

Estimated total losses if the disaster happened today (based on insurance industry modeling)

Disaster Estimated Total Losses Notes
1938 Long Island Express $236,960,000,000 if it had curved left and made landfall in New Jersey instead of Long Island
1812 New Madrid, Missouri earthquake $206,050,000,000
1926 Miami hurricane $202,000,000,000
1909 San Francisco earthquake $197,810,000,000
1907 Galveston hurricane $82,420,000,000
Long Island Express $78,060,000,000 (1938 New England Hurricane)
Charleston SC, quake of 1886 $76,240,000,000
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake $12,360,000,000

Cost of electricity[edit]

BP oil spill claims fund[edit]

New York CIty[edit]

Area Combined Property Value
New York City $806,490,000,000
Manhattan $281,040,000,000
Queens $208,180,000,000
Brooklyn $201,230,000,000
Staten Island $61,230,000,000
Bronx $54,660,000,000

Megaprojects[edit]

Project Cost Notes
National missile defense shield cost through 2013 $107,690,000,000
F-22 Raptor program $67,610,000,000 halted
Planned Russian Bering Strait tunnel $66,000,000,000
Obama's 2011 high-speed rail proposal $53,000,000,000
Cost to build SF-to-LA high-speed rail $45,000,000,000
UK Crossrail $26,490,000,000
King Abdullah Economic City $50,020,000,000 High-speed rail $9,120,000,000
Hong Kong International airport $27,120,000,000
Manhattan Project $24,400,000,000
2nd Avenue NYC subway line $17,960,000,000
Big Dig cost $18,510,000,000 as of 2008
Failed Army intelligence-sharing computer system $2,700,000,000
Bay Bridge span replacement $6,300,000,000
Downtown Dubai project $20,270,000,000 Burj Khalifa $1,520,000,000
Channel Tunnel $22,960,000,000
Nimitz-class carrier $4,930,000,000
Gerald R. Ford-class carrier $9,000,000,000
Amtrak 30-year plan for northeast corridor $192,000,000,000 Randall made a mistake here the value represented by the blocks is $117,000,000,000
City Qatar is building to host the 2022 World Cup $207,000,000,000
Apollo moon landing project $192,000,000,000
International Space Station $138,000,000,000
Space Shuttle program $194,620,000,000
US interstate highway system $465,970,000,000 The largest single public-works project in the history of mankind

Federal budget[edit]

Budget options[edit]

Stimulus spending[edit]

Item Value
2008 Total $205,930,000,000
Individual tax breaks $120,110,000,000
Student loan guarantees $33,470,000,000
Business tax breaks $52,360,000,000
2009 Total $747,950,000,000
Tax breaks $307,530,000,000
Education $90,460,000,000
Medicare/Medicaid $80,500,000,000
Transportation $32,560,000,000
Unemployment $62,740,000,000
Infrastructure $24,000,000,000
Other spending $150,160,000,000

Bailouts[edit]

Item Value Notes
1980s-1990 S&L bailout $78,300,000,000 total cost to taxpayers
Cost to FDIC of bank failures $19,000,000,000 resulting from the 2008 financial crisis
TARP bailout funds distributed $392,980,000,000 Out of $700,000,000,000 available
Estimated TARP taxpayer losses $41,660,000,000
Value of outstanding TARP assets $144,440,000 Randall made a mistake here the chart should read $144,440,000,000
Bailout funds returned $206,880,000,000
Current Eurozone bailout fund $1,361,700,000,000

US Spending on Wars[edit]

Including only direct spending on war operations, and not resulting veterans' benefits or interest on debt incurred.

War Cost
World War I $334,000,000,000
Spanish-American War $9,030,000,000
Civil War $79,740,000,000
American revolution $2,410,000,000
1812 $1,550,000,000
Mexican War $2,380,000,000
World War II $4,104,000,000,000
Korean War $341,000,000,000
Vietnam War $738,000,000,000
Persian Gulf War $102,000,000,000
Iraq War $784,000,000,000
War in Afghanistan $321,000,000,000

Trillions[edit]

Size of derivatives markets by year[edit]

Year Size of market
1988 $3,090,000,000,000
1995 $26,690,000,000,000
2001 $86,390,000,000,000
2005 $227,260,000,000,000
2009 $439,000,000,000,000

Size of credit default swap market by year (included in derivatives)[edit]

Year Size of market
2001 $1,150,000,000,000
2005 $19,350,000,000,000
2007 $66,280,000,000,000
2009 $31,350,000,000,000


US household net worth[edit]

Item Worth
US household $58,740,000,000,000
Poorer half $1,470,000,000,000
Richer half $57,270,000,000,000
Richest 1% $19,620,000,000,000

Total debt in the US[edit]

Item Worth
Total debt in the US $36,580,000,000,000
State and local government $2,500,000,000,000
Household $13,560,000,000,000
Federal government $9,510,000,000,000
Business $10,980,000,000,000

World GDP[edit]

Area GDP
World $62,900,000,000,000
North America $17,850,000,000,000
United States $14,530,000,000,000
South America $3,070,000,000,000
EU $16,240,000,000,000
Europe (incl. Russia and Turkey) $20,130,000,000,000
Africa $1,610,000,000,000
Asia $17,530,000,000,000
Oceania $1,310,000,000,000

Total public debt[edit]

(Note: US figures are from 2011, while the other totals use 2010 debt in 2011 dollars, which is likely an underestimate.)

Area Debt Notes
EU (total) $13,340,000,000,000
United States $10,200,000,000,000 (Plus internal government borrowing of 4,740,000,000,000)
Japan $8,630,000,000,000
Germany $2,480,000,000,000
Italy $2,140,000,000,000
India $2,140,000,000,000
China $1,907,000,000,000
France $1,767,000,000,000
United Kingdom $1,654,000,000,000
Brazil $1,281,000,000,000
Canada $1,130,000,000,000
Spain $834,210,000,000
Mexico $584,860,000,000
Greece $460,180,000,000


Energy reserves[edit]

Type of energy World total proven [type] reserves US Reserves
Oil $131,960,000,000,000 (November 2011 prices) $20,580,000,000,000
Coal $72,850,000,000,000 (2011 central Appalachian prices) $20,020,000,000,000
Natural gas $21,470,000,000,000 (2011 NYMEX prices) $930,470,000,000

Value of 10 years of electricity generated if the surface of Texas was converted to:[edit]

Thing Value
Solar power plants $89,240,000,000,000
Wind turbines $7,950,000,000,000

All US real estate[edit]

Type Value
All $28,380,000,000,000
Home $23,010,000,000,000
Commercial (includes stores, apartments, industrial, etc.) $5,370,000,000,000

Value of all gold ever mined[edit]

Item Value
Value of all gold ever mined (late 2011 prices) $9,120,000,000,000

Liquid Assets[edit]

Item Value
World Total Liquid Assets $77,000,000,000,000


GDP by year[edit]

Year GDP (total economic activity) the world (minus US) GDP (total economic productivity) of the US (minus government) US federal government
1920
1930
1940
1942 $500,000,000,000
1943 $1,000,000,000,000
1944 $1,000,000,000,000
1945 $1,000,000,000,000
1946 $500,000,000,000
1947 $2,000,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1948 $2,000,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1949 $2,000,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1950 $2,500,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1951 $2,500,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1952 $2,500,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1953 $2,500,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1954 $2,500,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1955 $3,000,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1956 $3,000,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1957 $3,000,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1958 $3,000,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1959 $3,500,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1960 $3,500,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1961 $3,500,000,000,000 $500,000,000,000
1962 $3,000,000,000,000 $1,000,000,000,000
1963 $4,000,000,000,000 $1,000,000,000,000
1964 $4,000,000,000,000 $1,000,000,000,000
1965 $4,000,000,000,000 $1,000,000,000,000
1966 $4,000,000,000,000 $1,000,000,000,000
1967 $5,000,000,000,000 $1,000,000,000,000
1968 $5,000,000,000,000 $1,000,000,000,000
1969 $5,000,000,000,000 $1,000,000,000,000
1970 $5,000,000,000,000 $1,000,000,000,000
1971 $5,500,000,000,000 $1,000,000,000,000
1972 $6,000,000,000,000 $1,000,000,000,000
1973 $6,000,000,000,000 $1,000,000,000,000
1974 $6,000,000,000,000 $1,000,000,000,000
1975 $5,500,000,000,000 $1,500,000,000,000
1976 $6,000,000,000,000 $1,500,000,000,000
1977 $6,000,000,000,000 $1,500,000,000,000
1978 $6,500,000,000,000 $1,500,000,000,000
1979 $7,000,000,000,000 $1,500,000,000,000
1980 $19,000,000,000,000 $6,500,000,000,000 $1,500,000,000,000
1981 $19,000,000,000,000 $6,500,000,000,000 $1,500,000,000,000
1982 $19,000,000,000,000 $6,000,000,000,000 $1,500,000,000,000
1983 $20,000,000,000,000 $6,000,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1984 $20,000,000,000,000 $7,000,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1985 $22,000,000,000,000 $7,000,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1986 $23,000,000,000,000 $7,000,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1987 $23,500,000,000,000 $7,500,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1988 $25,000,000,000,000 $8,000,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1989 $26,000,000,000,000 $8,000,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1990 $27,000,000,000,000 $8,000,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1991 $27,000,000,000,000 $8,000,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1992 $31,000,000,000,000 $8,000,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1993 $32,500,000,000,000 $8,500,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1994 $33,000,000,000,000 $9,000,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1995 $34,000,000,000,000 $9,000,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1996 $34,500,000,000,000 $9,500,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1997 $36,500,000,000,000 $9,500,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1998 $36,500,000,000,000 $10,500,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000,000
1999 $37,000,000,000,000 $10,500,000,000,000 $2,500,000,000,000
2000 $39,000,000,000,000 $10,500,000,000,000 $2,500,000,000,000
2001 $39,000,000,000,000 $10,500,000,000,000 $2,500,000,000,000
2002 $41,000,000,000,000 $10,500,000,000,000 $2,500,000,000,000
2003 $42,500,000,000,000 $11,000,000,000,000 $2,500,000,000,000
2004 $45,000,000,000,000 $11,500,000,000,000 $2,500,000,000,000
2005 $46,500,000,000,000 $11,500,000,000,000 $3,000,000,000,000
2006 $50,000,000,000,000 $12,000,000,000,000 $3,000,000,000,000
2007 $53,000,000,000,000 $12,000,000,000,000 $3,000,000,000,000
2008 $57,500,000,000,000 $11,500,000,000,000 $3,000,000,000,000
2009 $56,500,000,000,000 $11,000,000,000,000 $3,500,000,000,000
2010 $61,000,000,000,000 $11,500,000,000,000 $3,500,000,000,000
2011 $64,500,000,000,000 $11,500,000,000,000 $4,000,000,000,000

Estimated total economic production of the human race (so far)[edit]

Thing Value Notes
Estimated total economic production of the human race (so far) $2,396,950,000,000,000 (roughly three-fifths of it since 1980)