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*Here below are five sections with tables listing the prices of several items in [[980: Money]].
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Below are five tables listing the prices of the items in [[980: Money]].
*This is still work in progress.
 
**[[980: Money/Prices in tables#Dollars|Dollars]]
 
**[[980: Money/Prices in tables#Thousands|Thousands]]
 
**[[980: Money/Prices in tables#Millions|Millions]]
 
**[[980: Money/Prices in tables#Billions|Billions]]
 
**[[980: Money/Prices in tables#Trillions|Trillions]]
 
  
{{Incomplete | ''So'' disorganized. If you can organize this, please do. Also, many items are missing.  And we need someone to double-check the values, please.}}
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{{incomplete| Many items are missing from the Billions section. If you can organize the Millions, Billions and Trillions sections please do.   Also we need someone to double-check the values. Update: nearly everything should be added. Values still need double-checking. Possibly spelling as well.}}
 
==Dollars==
 
==Dollars==
 +
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
  ! Category
 
  ! Category
 
  ! Item
 
  ! Item
 
  ! Price
 
  ! Price
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="5"|Dollar bills
 
  ! rowspan="5"|Dollar bills
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  | $1 Bill
 
  | $1 Bill
 
  | $1
 
  | $1
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | $10 Bill
 
  | $10 Bill
 
  | $10
 
  | $10
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | $500 Bill (William McKinley, discontinued)
 
  | $500 Bill (William McKinley, discontinued)
 
  | $500
 
  | $500
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | $1000 Bill (Grover Cleveland, discontinued)
 
  | $1000 Bill (Grover Cleveland, discontinued)
 
  | $1000
 
  | $1000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Fruit
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Fruit
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  | Apples (one dozen)  
 
  | Apples (one dozen)  
 
  | $5.68
 
  | $5.68
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Oranges (one dozen)
 
  | Oranges (one dozen)
 
  | $3.08
 
  | $3.08
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Fast Food
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Fast Food
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  | Dollar menu item
 
  | Dollar menu item
 
  | $1.00
 
  | $1.00
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Starbucks Coffee
 
  | Starbucks Coffee
 
  | $2.00
 
  | $2.00
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Average US Restaurant Meals
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Average US Restaurant Meals
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  | Average single US restaurant meal
 
  | Average single US restaurant meal
 
  | $35.65
 
  | $35.65
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Average meal at the 20 costliest San Francisco restaurants
 
  | Average meal at the 20 costliest San Francisco restaurants
 
  | $85.27
 
  | $85.27
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="7"|Dinner for four
 
  ! rowspan="7"|Dinner for four
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  | Homemade rice and pinto beans
 
  | Homemade rice and pinto beans
 
  | $9.26 (With time cost of two hours of shopping, travel, prep and cleanup: $41.80)
 
  | $9.26 (With time cost of two hours of shopping, travel, prep and cleanup: $41.80)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Homemade chicken dinner
 
  | Homemade chicken dinner
 
  | $13.78 (With time cost of two hours of shopping, travel, prep and cleanup: $46.32)
 
  | $13.78 (With time cost of two hours of shopping, travel, prep and cleanup: $46.32)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | McDonalds
 
  | McDonalds
 
  | $27.89 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $36.03)
 
  | $27.89 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $36.03)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Arby’s
 
  | Arby’s
 
  | $34.00 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $42.13)
 
  | $34.00 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $42.13)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Chili’s
 
  | Chili’s
 
  | $69.64 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $77.78)
 
  | $69.64 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $77.78)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Outback Steakhouse
 
  | Outback Steakhouse
 
  | $109.82 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $117.96)
 
  | $109.82 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $117.96)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="2"|Vehicles
 
  ! rowspan="2"|Vehicles
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  | Low-end bicycle
 
  | Low-end bicycle
 
  | $190
 
  | $190
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="2"|Clothes
 
  ! rowspan="2"|Clothes
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  | Men's suit
 
  | Men's suit
 
  | $400
 
  | $400
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="2"|Debt
 
  ! rowspan="2"|Debt
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  | Daily interest on average credit card debt
 
  | Daily interest on average credit card debt
 
  | $5.63
 
  | $5.63
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="4"|Daily income
 
  ! rowspan="4"|Daily income
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  | Median household daily income
 
  | Median household daily income
 
  | $136.28
 
  | $136.28
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Taxes
 
  | Taxes
 
  | $32.16
 
  | $32.16
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | After-tax
 
  | After-tax
 
  | $104.12
 
  | $104.12
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="4"|Game Consoles
 
  ! rowspan="4"|Game Consoles
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  | PS3
 
  | PS3
 
  | $250
 
  | $250
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Xbox 360
 
  | Xbox 360
 
  | $200
 
  | $200
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Wii
 
  | Wii
 
  | $150
 
  | $150
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="9"|Electronics
 
  ! rowspan="9"|Electronics
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  | Kindle Fire
 
  | Kindle Fire
 
  | $199
 
  | $199
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Basic iPad
 
  | Basic iPad
 
  | $499
 
  | $499
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | iPad + 3G + a year of data
 
  | iPad + 3G + a year of data
 
  | $869
 
  | $869
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Basic Macbook Air
 
  | Basic Macbook Air
 
  | $999
 
  | $999
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Netbook
 
  | Netbook
 
  | $249.99
 
  | $249.99
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | iPod Nano
 
  | iPod Nano
 
  | $129
 
  | $129
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Mac Mini
 
  | Mac Mini
 
  | $599
 
  | $599
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Comcast cable internet for a year ($59.99/month) || $719.88
+
  | Comcast cable internet for a year ($59.99/month)
 +
| $719.88
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="7"|Books
 
  ! rowspan="7"|Books
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  | Paperback book
 
  | Paperback book
 
  | $6.80
 
  | $6.80
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Hardcover book
 
  | Hardcover book
 
  | $32.27
 
  | $32.27
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Audio book
 
  | Audio book
 
  | $50.42
 
  | $50.42
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I15SB16/ref=r_kdia_h_i_gl Kindle]
 
  | [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I15SB16/ref=r_kdia_h_i_gl Kindle]
 
  | $79.00
 
  | $79.00
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | New video game
 
  | New video game
 
  | $49.99
 
  | $49.99
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Kindle keyboard + 3G
 
  | Kindle keyboard + 3G
 
  | $139
 
  | $139
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="6"|Loose change
 
  ! rowspan="6"|Loose change
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  | Loose change per pound
 
  | Loose change per pound
 
  | $12.80
 
  | $12.80
 +
| The chart depicts 12 blocks instead of 13.
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Loose change with no quarters
 
  | Loose change with no quarters
 
  | $5.40
 
  | $5.40
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | One-gallon jug of loose change
 
  | One-gallon jug of loose change
 
  | $270
 
  | $270
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Loose change with no pennies
 
  | Loose change with no pennies
 
  | $17.40
 
  | $17.40
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Annual value of pennies received in change (at one daily cash purchase)
 
  | Annual value of pennies received in change (at one daily cash purchase)
 
  | $7.30
 
  | $7.30
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="7"|Pet ownership (Based on ASPCA estimations)
 
  ! rowspan="7"|Pet ownership (Based on ASPCA estimations)
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  | Annual cost of rabbit ownership
 
  | Annual cost of rabbit ownership
 
  | $730
 
  | $730
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Annual cost of dog ownership
 
  | Annual cost of dog ownership
 
  | $695
 
  | $695
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Annual cost of cat ownership
 
  | Annual cost of cat ownership
 
  | $670
 
  | $670
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Annual cost of fish ownership
 
  | Annual cost of fish ownership
 
  | $35
 
  | $35
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Annual cost of bird ownership
 
  | Annual cost of bird ownership
 
  | $200
 
  | $200
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Annual cost of small mammal ownership
 
  | Annual cost of small mammal ownership
 
  | $300
 
  | $300
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Cell phone bill
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Cell phone bill
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  | Traditional cell phone average annual bill
 
  | Traditional cell phone average annual bill
 
  | $928.30
 
  | $928.30
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Smartphone average annual bill
 
  | Smartphone average annual bill
 
  | $1,320
 
  | $1,320
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="5"|Worker/CEO comparison
 
  ! rowspan="5"|Worker/CEO comparison
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  | 1965 production worker average hourly wage
 
  | 1965 production worker average hourly wage
 
  | $19.61
 
  | $19.61
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | 2007 production worker average hourly wage
 
  | 2007 production worker average hourly wage
 
  | $19.71
 
  | $19.71
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Typical 1965 CEO pay for the same period
 
  | Typical 1965 CEO pay for the same period
 
  | $490.31
 
  | $490.31
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Typical 2007 CEO pay for the same period
 
  | Typical 2007 CEO pay for the same period
 
  | $5419.97
 
  | $5419.97
 +
|
 
  |}
 
  |}
 +
</div>
  
 
==Thousands==
 
==Thousands==
 
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
 
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
===Typical household net worth by head of household’s age===
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
! 1984 !! Age !! 2009
+
! Category
|-
+
! Item
| $11,680
+
! Price
| <35 years
+
! Notes
| $3,710
 
|-
 
| $72,090
 
| 35-44 years
 
| $40,140
 
|-
 
| $115,060
 
| 45-54 years
 
| $103,040
 
|-
 
| $149,240
 
| 55-64 years
 
| $164,270
 
|-
 
| $122,100
 
| >65 years
 
| $172,820
 
|}
 
===Raising a child to age 17===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Life class !! Price
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Typical household net worth by head of household’s age in 1984
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Upper income || $302,860
+
  | <35 years
 +
  | $11,680
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Middle income || $206,920
+
  | 35-44 years
 +
| $72,090
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Lower income  || $150,380
+
  | 45-54 years
  |}
+
| $115,060
 
+
  |
===Vacation package from New England===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Trip !! Price
+
  | 55-64 years
 +
| $149,240
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | All-inclusive one-week trip for two to St. Lucia resort (incl. flights) || $3,204
+
  | >65 years
 +
| $122,100
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Twenty week-long Hawaiian vacations || $136,020
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Typical household net worth by head of household’s age in 2009
|}
 
===Typical trip from US West Coast===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Trip !! Price
+
  | <35 years
 +
| $3,710
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Typical week-long Hawaii trip for two (incl. flights) || $6,801
+
  | 35-44 years
  |}
+
| $40,140
===School Prices===
+
  |
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! School !! Price
+
  | 45-54 years
 +
| $103,040
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Estimated one-year Hogwarts cost (incl. tuition) || $43,000
+
  | 55-64 years
 +
| $164,270
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Seven-year Hogwarts degree || $301,000
+
  | >65 years
 +
| $172,820
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average community college tuition || $10,340  (One year $2,580)
+
  ! rowspan="4"|Raising a child to age 17
|-
 
| Average in-state university tuition || $28,920  (One year $7,230)
 
|}
 
===Income per capita===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Country !! Price
+
  | Upper income
 +
| $302,860
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | United States 2005 per capita income || $32,360
+
  | Middle income
 +
| $206,920
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Switzerland 2005 per capita income || $29,910
+
  | Lower income
 +
| $150,380
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Germany 2005 per capita income || $27,550
+
  !rowspan="5"|Vacations
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | UK 2005 per capita income || $23,240
+
  | All-inclusive one-week trip for two to St. Lucia resort from New England (incl. flights)
 +
| $3,204
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | France 2005 per capita income || $16,400
+
  | Twenty week-long Hawaiian vacations
 +
| $136,020
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | China 2005 per capita income || $3,540
+
  | Typical week-long Hawaii trip for two from US West Coast (incl. flights)
 +
| $6,801
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Brazil 2005 per capita income || $5,540
+
  | Typical weekend Hawaii trip for two from US West Coast incl. flights)
  |}
+
| $2,863
===Houses===
+
  |
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  !rowspan="5"|School Prices
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Small rural house || $100,000
+
  | Estimated one-year Hogwarts cost (incl. tuition)
 +
| $43,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Typical new home || $224,910
+
  | Seven-year Hogwarts degree
  |}
+
| $301,000
 
+
  |
===Health===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  | Average community college tuition
 +
| $10,340  (One year $2,580)
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Average in-state university tuition
 +
| $28,920  (One year $7,230)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average individual health insurance annual premium || $5,430
+
  !rowspan="8"|Income per capita (2005)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Cancer treatment including chemo || $117,260
+
  | United States 2005 per capita income
  |}
+
| $32,360
===Annual Household Costs===
+
  |
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  | Switzerland 2005 per capita income
 +
| $29,910
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | A daily pack of cigarettes for a year (NJ) || $3,050
+
  | Germany 2005 per capita income
 +
| $27,550
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | One Starbucks latte per day || $1.820
+
  | UK 2005 per capita income
 +
| $23,240
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average smartphone annual cost || $1,320
+
  | France 2005 per capita income
 +
| $16,400
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Annual cost of car ownership || $3,650
+
  | China 2005 per capita income
 +
| $3,540
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Typical annual household spending || $5,650
+
  | Brazil 2005 per capita income
 +
| $5,540
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average household CC debt || $9,960
+
  !rowspan="3"|Houses
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Annual cost to carry that debt || $2,090
+
  | Small rural house
  |}
+
| $100,000
 
+
  |
===Typical annual housing cost for various cities===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! City !! Price
+
  | Typical new home
 +
| $224,910
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | NYC || $25,416
+
  !rowspan="3"|Health
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | San Francisco || $21,888
+
  | Average individual health insurance annual premium
 +
| $5,430
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Boston || $18,216
+
  | Cancer treatment including chemo
 +
| $117,260
 +
| The chart depicts 115 blocks instead of 117.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Los Angeles || $17,640
+
  !rowspan="8"|Annual Household Costs
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Washington DC || $16,380
+
  | A daily pack of cigarettes for a year (NJ)
 +
| $3,050
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chicago || $13,664
+
  | One Starbucks latte per day
 +
| $1,820
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Worcester || $12,456
+
  | Average smartphone annual cost
 +
| $1,320
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Houston || $11,888
+
  | Annual cost of car ownership
 +
| $3,650
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Minneapolis || $10,908
+
  | Typical annual household food spending
 +
| $5,650
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Detroit || $10,080
+
  | Average household CC debt
 +
| $9,960
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Salt Lake City || $9,108
+
  | Annual cost to carry that debt
 +
| $2,090
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
!rowspan="13"|Typical annual housing cost for various cities (based on military's Basic Allowance for Housing for an E1 servicemember with no dependents)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Scranton || $8,604
+
  | NYC
  |}
+
| $25,416
 
+
  |
===Prince William and Kate Middleton===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  | San Francisco
  |-
+
  | $21,888
  | Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake || $78,000
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Kate Middleton's wedding dress || $350,000
+
  | Boston
|-
+
  | $18,216
  |Flower cost for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding || $800,000
+
  |
  |}
 
 
 
===Value of an investment of $1,000/year===
 
(NOT changing with inflation) for 30 years at 5% annual interest:
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Time !! Value of investment !! Real value
+
  | Los Angeles
 +
| $17,640
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1 year || $1,000 ||
+
  | Washington DC
|-
+
  | $16,380
  | 5 years || $5,526 ||
+
  |
|- 
 
  | 10 years || $12,850 ||
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 15 years || $21,580 ||
+
  | Chicago
 +
| $13,664
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 20 years || $33,070 ||
+
  | Worcester
|-
+
| $12,456
  | 25 years || $47,730 ||
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 30 years || $66,440 || $27,370
+
  | Houston
  |-
+
  | $11,888
| 30 years ($30,000 saved in mattress) || $30,000 || $12,360
+
  |
  |-
 
| 30 years ($1,000/yr at 4% real return (long-term stock + divident average) || $56,080 ||
 
|}
 
 
 
===Average Vehicle Costs===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  | Minneapolis
 +
| $10,908
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average used car || $8,910
+
  | Detroit
 +
| $10,080
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average new car || $27,230
+
  | Salt Lake City
 +
| $9,108
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | High-end bicycle || $1,500
+
  | Scranton
  |}
+
| $8,604
 
+
  |
===Total cost to buy and own selected vehicles for five years===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Car !! Price !! If gas were $10/gallon
+
  !rowspan="4"|Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding
 +
|-
 +
| Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake
 +
| $78,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Honda Insight || $27,874 ||
+
  | Kate Middleton's wedding dress
 +
| $350,000
 +
| This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $375,000.
 
  |-  
 
  |-  
  | Toyota Prius || $38,771 || $48,990
+
  | Flower cost for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding
 +
| $800,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jeep Patriot || $35,425 ||
+
  !rowspan="10"|Value of an investment of $1,000/year
 +
(NOT changing with inflation) for 30 years at 5% annual interest
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Honda Fit || $28,745 || $45,233
+
  | 1 year
 +
| $1,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 5 years
 +
| $5,526
 +
|
 +
|- 
 +
| 10 years
 +
| $12,850
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | BMW Z4 || $61,312 ||
+
  | 15 years
 +
| $21,580
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ford Explorer || $45,524 || $69,076
+
  | 20 years
 +
| $33,070
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 25 years
 +
| $47,730
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Toyota Camry || $34,679 ||  
+
  | 30 years
 +
| $66,440
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 30 years ($30,000 saved in mattress)
 +
| $30,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 30 years ($1,000/yr at a 4% real return (long-term stock + dividend average)
 +
| $56,080
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | smart fortwo || $29,629 || $45,058
+
  !rowspan="3"|Value of investment (accounting for inflation)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Honda CR-V || $35,183 ||
+
  | 30 years
 +
| $27,370
 +
|
 +
|-  
 +
| 30 years ($30,000 saved in mattress)
 +
| $12,360
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chevy Volt || $42,180 || $50,612
+
  !rowspan="4"|Average Vehicle Costs
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hyundai Sonata || $34,644 ||
+
  | Average used car
 +
| $8,910
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ford F-150 || $48,734 || $77,111
+
  | Average new car
 +
| $27,230
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Nissan Cube || $29,383 ||  
+
  | High-end bicycle
 +
| $1,500
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Porsche 911 || $91,590 ||
+
  !rowspan="15"|Total cost to buy and own selected vehicles for five years
|}
 
 
 
===Typical annual household income===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Percentile !! Income
+
  | Honda Insight
  |-
+
  | $27,874
  | Bottom 20% || $10,200
+
  |
 
  |-  
 
  |-  
  | Second 20% || $24,800
+
  | Toyota Prius
|-
+
  | $38,771
| Middle 20% || $44,400
+
  |
|-
 
  | Fourth 20% || $76,100
 
  |-
 
| Top 10% || $201,100
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Top 1% || $822,000
+
  | Jeep Patriot
 +
| $35,425
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Top 1/500th || $2,080,000
+
  | Honda Fit
  |}
+
| $28,745
 
+
  |
===Median US household income===
 
{| class="wiktable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Median US household income || $51,570
+
  | BMW Z4
 +
| $61,312
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | After-tax || $39,170
+
  | Ford Explorer
 +
| $45,524
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Taxes || $12,100
+
  | Toyota Camry
 +
| $34,697
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Cost per household served by US Rural Utilities Service program to expand broadband access || $359,790
+
  | smart fortwo
  |}
+
  | $29,629
 
+
  |
===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
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
! Item !! Price
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Furniture || $21,160
+
  | Honda CR-V
 +
| $35,183
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Plymouth Reliant || $3,000
+
  | Chevy Volt
 +
| $42,180
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Tree fort || $15,000
+
  | Hyundai Sonata
 +
| $34,644
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Llama || $2,120
+
  | Ford F-150
 +
| $48,734
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Joseph Merrick's remains || N/A (Held in Royal London Hospital collection and not available for purchase)
+
  | Nissan Cube
 +
| $29,383
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | House || $224,820
+
  | Porsche 911
 +
| $91,590
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Tiny fridge || $99.08
+
  !rowspan="7"|Total cost to buy and own selected vehicles for five years if gas were $10/gallon
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Gourmet pre-wrapped sausages (2) || $34.48
+
  | Toyota Prius
  |-
+
| $48,990
| Kraft Dinner (two double servings) || $3.06
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Expensive ketchup || $10.75
+
  | Honda Fit
 +
| $45,233
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Faux fur coat || $198.00
+
  | Ford Explorer
 +
| $69,076
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Limo ride to the store || $186.59
+
  | smart fortwo
  |}
+
  | $45,058
 
+
|
===Total lifetime income===
 
Total lifetime income from ages 25-65 at $50,000/year after 25% taxes (including Social Security): $1,500,000
 
 
 
===Luxuries===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  | Chevy Volt
 +
| $50,612
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Opulence_Sundae Golden Opulence ice cream sundae] || $1,000
+
  | Ford F-150
 +
| $77,111
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Typical weekend Hawaii trip for two (incl. flights) || $2,863
+
  !rowspan="8"|Typical annual household income
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Waist deep half-room ball pit || $2,400
+
  | Bottom 20%
 +
| $10,200
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Second 20%
 +
| $24,800
 +
|
 +
|-  
 +
| Middle 20%
 +
| $44,400
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Fourth 20%
 +
| $76,100
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Top 10%
 +
| $201,100
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | All 30 bestselling game consoles (refurb, eBay) || $2,640
+
  | Top 1%
 +
| $822,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Initial seat on Virgin Galactic suborbital flight || $200,000
+
  | Top 1/500th
|}
+
| $2,080,000
 
+
|
===Video Games===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  !rowspan="6"|Median US household income
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Typing F-U-N-D-S || $10,000
+
  | Median US household income
 +
| $51,570
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Daily sales of [http://www.minecraft.net/ Minecraft] || $193,500
+
  | After-tax
  |}
+
| $39,170
</div>
+
  |
 
 
==Millions==
 
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
 
 
 
===Dr. Evil===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  | Taxes
 +
| $12,100
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Amount Dr. Evil thought he was demanding from the 1997 world || $6,630,000
+
  | Total lifetime income from ages 25-65 at $50,000/year after 25% taxes (including Social Security)
 +
| $1,500,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Amount he was actually demanding || $1,380,000
+
  | Cost per household served by US Rural Utilities Service program to expand broadband access
 +
| $359,790
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |}
+
  !rowspan="13"|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)
 
 
===William and Kates wedding===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  | Furniture
 +
| $21,160
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Flowers || $800,000
+
  | Plymouth Reliant
 +
| $3,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Security || $20,000,000
+
  | Tree fort
 +
| $15,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Total cost || $800,000,000
+
  | Llama
  |}
+
| $2,120
===$50000 salary for 40 years after 25% taxes===
+
  |
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  | Joseph Merrick's remains
 +
| N/A (Held in Royal London Hospital collection and not available for purchase)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 50,000 salary for 40 years after 25% taxes || $1,500,000
+
  | House
 +
| $224,820
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 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
+
  | Tiny fridge
  |}
+
| $99.08
===Rare Items===
+
  |
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  | Gourmet pre-wrapped sausages (2)
 +
| $34.48
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Kraft Dinner (two double servings)
 +
| $3.06
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Qianlong Chinese vase sold in 2010 || $83,710,000
+
  | Expensive ketchup
 +
| $10.75
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Leonardo’s Codex Leicester (bought by Bill Gates) || $45,930,000
+
  | Faux fur coat
 +
| $198.00
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Estimated value of first-edition Gutenberg Bible || $34,610,000
+
  | Limo ride to the store
 +
| $186.59
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Double Eagle coin (All destroyed uncirculated save a few stolen from the US Mint) || $9,330,000
+
  !rowspan="5"|Luxuries
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Treskilling Yellow postage stamp (At $50 billion/lb possibly the world’s most expensive thing by weight) || $2,780,000
+
  | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Opulence_Sundae Golden Opulence ice cream sundae]
 +
| $1,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1297 Magna Carta original coypy signed by Edvard I || $21,890,000
+
  | Waist deep half-room ball pit
 +
| $2,400
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Painting from The Card Players series (rumor) || $250,000,000
+
  | All 30 bestselling game consoles (refurb, eBay)
 +
| $2,640
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Willem de Kooning’s “Woman III” (2006 auction) || $168,780,000
+
  | Initial seat on Virgin Galactic suborbital flight
 +
| $200,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jackson Pollock’s “No. 5, 1948” (2006 auction) || $153,440,000
+
  !rowspan="3"|Video Games
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Airbus A380 || $264,000,000
+
  | Typing F-U-N-D-S
 +
| $10,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mona Lisa assessed value || $730,660,000
+
  | Daily sales of [http://www.minecraft.net/ Minecraft]
 +
| $193,500
 +
|
 
  |}
 
  |}
 +
</div>
  
===Prizes===
+
==Millions==
 +
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  ! Amount 1 !! Year 1 !! Show/Movie !! Amount Today
+
  ! Category
 +
! Item
 +
! Price
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $64,000
+
  ! rowspan="3"|Dr. Evil
| 1955
 
| The $64,000 Question
 
| $528,310
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | £1,000,000
+
  | Amount Dr. Evil thought he was demanding from the 1997 world
| 1998
+
  | $6,630,000
| Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (UK)
+
|
  | $2,270,000
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $1,000,000
+
| Amount he was actually demanding
  | 1999
+
  | $1,380,000
| Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (USA)
+
  |
| $1,330,000
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $1,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="2"|Video Games
| 1955
 
| The Millionaire (TV Show)
 
| $8,250,000
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $1,000,000
+
  | Minecraft sales by October 2011
| 1931
+
  | $56,780,000
| The Millionaire (Movie)
+
  |
  | $14,530,000
 
  |}
 
===Bitcoins===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Thing !! Price
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Market value of all Bitcoins as of 11/2011 || $22,819,797
+
  ! rowspan="4"|William and Kate's wedding
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Market value of all Bitcoins as at July 2011 peak price || $210,000,000
+
  | Flowers
  |}
+
| $800,000
===Elections===
+
  |
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Thing !! Price
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2012 presidential fundraising || $188,260,000
+
  | Security
  |}
+
| $20,000,000
{| class="wikitable sortable"
+
  |
|-
 
! Person !! Funds raised
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Herman Cain || $5,380,000
+
  | Total cost
 +
| $80,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jon Huntsman || $4,510,000
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Human Values
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Michele Bachmann || $9,870,000
+
  | Amount needed to live comfortably off investments
 +
| $4,090,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ron Paul || $12,790,000
+
  | EPA value of a human life
 +
| $8,120,000
 +
| The chart depicts 10 blocks instead of 8.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Rick Perry || $17,200,000
+
  | Six Million Dollar Man (2011 dollars)
 +
| $29,870,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mitt Romney || $32,610,000
+
  | 50,000 salary for 40 years after 25% taxes
 +
| $1,500,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Barack Obama || $88,420,000
+
  | 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
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other || $17,480,000
+
  ! rowspan="4"|Corporation Expenses
|}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Person !! Funds raised
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2008 presidential campaign fundraising ||$1,860,390,000
+
  | 30-second Super Bowl ad slot
 +
| $3,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 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.
+
  | Annual cost to run Wikipedia
 +
| $18,500,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ron Paul || $32,480,000
+
  | Loss in NewsCorp value over hacking scandal
 +
| $750,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | John Edwards || $64,410,000
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Vehicles
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Rudy Giuliani || $66,520,000
+
  | Most expensive production car (Bugatti Veyron)
 +
| $2,400,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mitt Romney || $116,730,000
+
  | Most expensive car ever sold (1957 Ferrari 250)
 +
| $16,390,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Barack Obama ||$799,670,000
+
  | Marginal cost to launch one shuttle
 +
| $450,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | John McCain || $394,280,000
+
  | Total shuttle program per launch
 +
| $1,451,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hilary Clinton || $259,050,000
+
  | One B-2 bomber
|-  
+
  | $2,500,000,000
  | Other || $127,250,00
+
  |
  |}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Person !! Funds raised
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2004 presidential campaign fundraising || $1,006,810,000
+
  ! rowspan="5"|Structures
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Howard Dean || $61,620,000
+
  | Large city office building
 +
| $100,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Wesley Clark || $34,610,000
+
  | Dubai Fountain
 +
| $224,540,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | John Edwards || $39,310,000
+
  | Burj Khalifa
 +
| $1,521,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | John Kerry || $352,090,000
+
  | New Yankee Stadium
 +
| $1,545,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | George W. Bush || $429,660,000
+
  ! rowspan="12"|Rare Items
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other || $89,520,000
+
  | Qianlong Chinese vase sold in 2010
  |}
+
| $83,710,000
 
+
  |
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Person !! Funds raised
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2000 presidential campaign fundraising || $805,120,000
+
  | Leonardo’s Codex Leicester (bought by Bill Gates)
 +
| $45,930,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Pat Buchanan || $37,440,000
+
  | Estimated value of first-edition Gutenberg Bible
 +
| $34,610,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | John McCain || $75,180,000
+
  | 1933 Double Eagle coin (All destroyed uncirculated save a few stolen from the US Mint)
 +
| $9,330,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bill Bradley || $65,680,000
+
  | Treskilling Yellow postage stamp (At $50 billion/lb possibly the world’s most expensive thing by weight)
 +
| $2,780,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Steve Forbes || $114,400,000 *The Money Chart incorrectly reads $11,440,000
+
  | 1297 Magna Carta original copy signed by Edward I
 +
| $21,890,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Al Gore || $170,520,000
+
  | Painting from The Card Players series (rumor)
 +
| $250,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | George W. Bush || $247,100,000
+
  | Willem de Kooning’s “Woman III” (2006 auction bought by David Geffen)
 +
| $168,780,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other || $94,800,000
+
  | Jackson Pollock’s “No. 5, 1948” (2006 auction bought by David Geffen)
  |}
+
| $153,440,000
 
+
  |
===2010 midterm elections fundraising===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Party !! Funds raised
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Democrats || $815,000,000
+
  | Airbus A380
 +
| $264,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Republicans || $587,000,000
+
  | Mona Lisa assessed value
  |}
+
| $730,660,000
 
+
  |
===2011-2012 Campaign donations by industry===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Party !! Funds donated
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To Other || $16,000,000 approximately
+
  ! rowspan="3"|Bitcoins
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To Democrats || $146,000,000 approximately
+
  | Market value of all Bitcoins as of 11/2011
 +
| $22,819,797
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To Republicans || $145,000,000 approximately
+
  | Market value of all Bitcoins as at July 2011 peak price
  |}
+
| $210,000,000
 
+
  |
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Party !! Funds donated
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Finance industry || $122,900,000
+
  ! rowspan="9"|Millionaires
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Organized labor || $18,720,000
+
  | Darrell Issa (R-CA) net worth
 +
| $304,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Energy industry || $26,680,000
+
  | Jane Harman (D-CA) net worth
 +
| $294,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Lawyers and general lobbyists || $57,590,000
+
  | John Kerry (D-MA) net worth
 +
| $239,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Health industry || $42,727,000
+
  | Mitt Romney net worth
 +
| $210,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Electronics and communication industry || $32,420,000
+
  | Jon Huntsman net worth
  |}
+
| $40,000,000
 
+
  |
===Inaugurations===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Thing !! Price
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration || $174,100,000
+
  | Average net worth of US senator
 +
| $13,400,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Festivities (private donors) || $46,400,000
+
  | Average net worth of US representative
 +
| $4,900,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Federal + state + local government (mainly security) || $127,700,000
+
  | A billionaire
  |}
+
| $1,000,000,000
 
+
  |
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Thing !! Price
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | George Bush’s 2005 inauguration || $178,600,000
+
  ! rowspan="5"|Per US resident
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Festivities (private donors) || $47,800,000
+
  | $1 per US resident
 +
| $312,620,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Federal + state + local government (mainly security) || $130,800,000
+
  | $1 per US household
  |}
+
| $117,290,000
 
+
  | The chart depicts 138 blocks instead of 117.
===Past presidential campaign fundraising===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Campaign Year !! Funds raised
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1996 || $559,810,000
+
  | $10 from every US resident
 +
| $3,326,200,000
 +
| The chart depicts 3126 blocks instead of 3326.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1992 || $521,480,000
+
  | $10 from every US household
 +
| $1,179,180,000
 +
| The chart depicts 854 blocks instead of 1179.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1988 || $606,300,000
+
  ! rowspan="3"|Raptors
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1984 || $429,860,000
+
  | One F-22 raptor
 +
| $154,500,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1980 || $434,220,000
+
  | One velociraptor (25% of Jurassic Park production budget amortized over three velociraptors)
 +
| $1,930,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1976 || $664,160,000
+
  ! rowspan="8"|Professional rapper net worth
|}
 
 
 
===Millionaires===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  | 50 Cent
 +
| $100,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Darell Issa (R-CA) net worth || $304,000,000
+
  | 50 Cent (stage name)
 +
| $0.50
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jane Harman (D-CA) net worth || $294,000,000
+
  | 50 Cent (adjusted for inflation)
 +
| $0.70
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | John Kerry (D-MA) net worth || $239,000,000
+
  | Birdman
 +
| $100,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mitt Romney net worth || $210,000,000
+
  | Dr Dre
 +
| $125,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jon Huntsmann net worth || $40,000,000
+
  | Jay-Z
 +
| $450,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average net worth of US senator || $13,400,000
+
  | Diddy
 +
| $475,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average net worth of US representative || $4,900,000
+
  ! rowspan="3"|J.K. Rowling
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | A billionare || $1,000,000,000
+
  | J.K. Rowling
  |}
+
| $1,000,000,000
 
+
  |
===Value of a solid gold toilet (626 lbs) by year===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Year !! Value (Approximate)
+
  | J.K. Rowling had she become a rapper (Professional assessment by rapper/geek culture expert MC Frontalot)
 +
| $82,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1967 || $2,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="4"|Hurricanes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1968 || $2,000,000
+
  | Annual hurricane forecast R&D funding
 +
| $20,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1969 || $2,000,000
+
  | Hurricane forecast improvement funding since 1989
 +
| $440,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1970 || $2,000,000
+
  | Economic savings—during Hurricane Irene alone—due to limiting evacuations made possible by recent forecast advances
 +
| $700,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1971 || $2,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Prizes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1972 || $3,000,000
+
  | $64,000 in 1955 when "The $64,000 Question" first aired
 +
| $528,310
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1973 || $4,000,000
+
  | £1,000,000 in 1998 when the UK "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" aired
 +
| $2,270,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1974 || $7,000,000
+
  | $1,000,000 in 1999 when the US "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" aired
 +
| $1,330,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1975 || $6,000,000
+
  | $1,000,000 in 1955 when the TV show "The Millionaire" aired
 +
| $8,250,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1976 || $4,000,000
+
  | $1,000,000 in 1931 when the film "The Millionaire" opened
 +
| $14,530,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1977 || $5,000,000
+
  |}
 +
 
 +
===Elections===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1978 || $6,000,000
+
  ! Person !! Funds raised
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1979 || $9,000,000
+
  | 2012 presidential fundraising || $188,260,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1980 || $15,000,000
+
  | Herman Cain || $5,380,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1981 || $10,000,000
+
  | Jon Huntsman || $4,510,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1982 || $8,000,000
+
  | Michele Bachmann || $9,870,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1983 || $9,000,000
+
  | Ron Paul || $12,790,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1984 || $7,000,000
+
  | Rick Perry || $17,200,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1985 || $6,000,000
+
  | Mitt Romney || $32,610,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1986 || $7,000,000
+
  | Barack Obama || $88,420,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1987 || $8,000,000
+
  | Other || $17,480,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1988 || $7,000,000
+
  ! Person !! Funds raised
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1989 || $6,000,000
+
  | 2008 presidential campaign fundraising ||$1,860,390,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1990 || $6,000,000
+
  | 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.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1991 || $5,000,000
+
  | Ron Paul || $32,480,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1992 || $5,000,000
+
  | John Edwards || $64,410,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1993 || $5,000,000
+
  | Rudy Giuliani || $66,520,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1994 || $5,000,000
+
  | Mitt Romney || $116,730,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1995 || $5,000,000
+
  | Barack Obama ||$799,670,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1996 || $5,000,000
+
  | John McCain || $394,280,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1997 || $4,000,000
+
  | Hilary Clinton || $259,050,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1998 || $4,000,000
+
  | Other || $127,250,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1999 || $3,000,000
+
  ! Person !! Funds raised
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2000 || $3,000,000
+
  | 2004 presidential campaign fundraising || $1,006,810,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2001 || $3,000,000
+
  | Howard Dean || $61,620,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2002 || $3,000,000
+
  | Wesley Clark || $34,620,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2003 || $4,000,000
+
  | John Edwards || $39,310,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2004 || $4,000,000
+
  | John Kerry || $352,090,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2005 || $5,000,000
+
  | George W. Bush || $429,660,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2006 || $6,000,000
+
  | Other || $89,510,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2007 || $8,000,000
+
  ! Person !! Funds raised
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2008 || $8,000,000
+
  | 2000 presidential campaign fundraising || $805,120,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2009 || $10,000,000
+
  | Pat Buchanan || $37,440,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2010 || $13,000,000
+
  | 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
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2011 || $15,000,000
+
  | Other || $94,800,000
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Value of a carry-on suitcase full of $100 bills (30,00 ct, 60lbs)===
+
===2010 midterm elections fundraising===
 +
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
! Year !! Value (Approximate)
+
! Party !! Funds raised
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1967 || $20,000,000
+
  | Democrats || $815,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1968 || $19,000,000
+
  | Republicans || $587,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===2011-2012 Campaign donations by industry===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1969 || $18,000,000
+
  ! Industry !! To Democrats (approx) !! To Republicans (approx) !! To Other (approx) !! Total Funds donated
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1970 || $17,000,000
+
  | Finance industry || $47,000,000 || $68,000,000 || $7,000,000 || $122,900,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1971 || $16,000,000
+
  | Organized labor || $14,000,000 || $2,000,000 || $2,000,000 || $18,720,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1972 || $16,000,000
+
  | Energy industry || $6,000,000 || $21,000,000 || $0 || $26,680,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1973 || $15,000,000
+
  | Lawyers and general lobbyists || $39,000,000 || $19,000,000 || $0 || $57,590,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1974 || $13,000,000
+
  | Health industry || $19,000,000 || $23,000,000 || $0 || $42,727,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1975 || $12,000,000
+
  | Electronics and communication industry || $21,000,000 || $12,000,000 || $7,000,000 || $32,420,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Inaugurations===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1976 || $12,000,000
+
  ! Thing !! Price
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1977 || $11,000,000
+
  | Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration || $174,100,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1978 || $10,000,000
+
  | Festivities (private donors) || $46,400,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1979 || $9,000,000
+
  | Federal + state + local government (mainly security) || $127,700,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1980 || $8,000,000
+
  ! Thing !! Price
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1981 || $7,000,000
+
  | George Bush’s 2005 inauguration || $178,600,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1982 || $7,000,000
+
  | Festivities (private donors) || $47,800,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1983 || $7,000,000
+
  | Federal + state + local government (mainly security) || $130,800,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Past presidential campaign fundraising===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1984 || $6,000,000
+
  ! Campaign Year !! Funds raised
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1985 || $6,000,000
+
  | 1996 || $559,810,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1986 || $6,000,000
+
  | 1992 || $521,480,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1987 || $6,000,000
+
  | 1988 || $606,300,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1988 || $6,000,000
+
  | 1984 || $429,860,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1989 || $5,000,000
+
  | 1980 || $434,220,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1990 || $5,000,000
+
  | 1976 || $664,160,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Value of a solid gold toilet (626 lbs) by year===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1991 || $5,000,000
+
  ! Year !! Value (Approximate)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1992 || $5,000,000
+
  | 1967 || $2,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1993 || $5,000,000
+
  | 1968 || $2,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1994 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1969 || $2,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1995 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1970 || $2,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1996 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1971 || $2,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1997 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1972 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1998 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1973 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1999 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1974 || $7,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2000 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1975 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2001 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1976 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2002 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1977 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2003 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1978 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2004 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1979 || $9,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2005 || $3,000,000
+
  | 1980 || $15,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2006 || $3,000,000
+
  | 1981 || $10,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2007 || $3,000,000
+
  | 1982 || $8,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2008 || $3,000,000
+
  | 1983 || $9,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2009 || $3,000,000
+
  | 1984 || $7,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2010 || $3,000,000
+
  | 1985 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2011 || $3,000,000
+
  | 1986 || $7,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Per US resident===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Value
+
  | 1987 || $8,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $1 per US resident || $312,620,000
+
  | 1988 || $7,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $1 per US household || $117,290,000
+
  | 1989 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $10 from every US resident || $3,326,000,000
+
  | 1990 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $10 from every US household || $1,179,180,000
+
  | 1991 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Amount needed to live comfortably off investments || $4,090,000
+
  | 1992 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | EPA value of a human life || $8,120,000
+
  | 1993 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Six Million Dollar Man (2011 dollars) || $29,870,000
+
  | 1994 || $5,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Raptors===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price !! Notes
+
  | 1995 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | One F-22 raptor || $154,500,000 ||
+
  | 1996 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | One velociraptor || $1,9300,000 || (25% of Jurassic Park production budget amortized over three velociraptors)
+
  | 1997 || $4,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Professional rapper net worth===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Rapper !! Net worth
+
  | 1998 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 50 Cent || $100,000,000
+
  | 1999 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 50 Cent (stage name) || $0.50
+
  | 2000 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 50 Cent (adjusted for inflation) || $0.70
+
  | 2001 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Birdman || $100,000,000
+
  | 2002 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Dr Dre || $125,000,000
+
  | 2003 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jay-Z || $450,000,000
+
  | 2004 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Diddy || $475,000,000
+
  | 2005 || $5,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===J.K. Rowling===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Value !! Notes
+
  | 2006 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | J.K. Rowlinng || $1,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 2007 || $8,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | J. K. Rowling had she become a rapper || $82,000 || Professional assessment by rapper/geek culture expert MC Frontalot
+
  | 2008 || $8,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Annual hurricane forecast R&D funding===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  | 2009 || $10,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Annual hurricane forecast R&D funding || $20,000,000
+
  | 2010 || $13,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hurricane forecast improvement funding since 1989 || $440,000,000
+
  | 2011 || $15,000,000
|-
 
| Economic savings--during Hurricane Irene alone--due to limiting evacuations made possible by recent forecast advances || $700,000,000
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Corporation Expenses===
+
===Value of a carry-on suitcase full of $100 bills (30,00 ct, 60lbs)===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
! Item !! Price
+
! Year !! Value (Approximate)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 30-second Super Bowl ad slot || $3,000,000
+
  | 1967 || $20,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Annual cost to run Wikipedia || $18,500,000
+
  | 1968 || $19,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Loss in NewsCorp value over hacking scandal || $750,000,000
+
  | 1969 || $18,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Vehicles===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  | 1970 || $17,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |Most expensive production car (Bugatti Veyron) || $2,400,000
+
  | 1971 || $16,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Most expensive car ever sold (1957 Ferrari 250) || $16,390,000
+
  | 1972 || $16,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Marginal cost to launch one shuttle || $450,000,000
+
  | 1973 || $15,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Total shuttle program per launch || $450,000,000  
+
  | 1974 || $13,000,000
|-
 
| One B-2 bomber || $2,500,000,000
 
|}
 
 
 
===Structures===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  | 1975 || $12,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Large city office building || $100,000,000
+
  | 1976 || $12,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Dubai Fountain || $224,540,000
+
  | 1977 || $11,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Burj Khalifa || $1,5210,000,000
+
  | 1978 || $10,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | New Yankee Stadium || $1,545,000,000
+
  | 1979 || $9,000,000
|}
 
===Video Games===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  | 1980 || $8,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Minecraft sales by October 2011 || $56,780,000
+
  | 1981 || $7,000,000
|}
 
 
 
</div>
 
 
 
==Billions==
 
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
 
 
 
===Harry Potter movie franchise total revenue===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
! Item !! Value
+
  | 1982 || $7,000,000
  |-
 
| Harry Potter movie franchise total revenue || $21,000,000,000
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Treasure found in a temple in India in 2011 || $22,000,000,000
+
  | 1983 || $7,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Box office revenue===
 
Adjusted for monetary inflation but not ticket price inflation
 
Hilighted [sic]: films that earned more than 2009's ''Avatar''
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Year !! Movie !! Revenue !! Highlighted
+
  | 1984 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2009 || ''Avatar'' || $783,510,000 ||
+
  | 1985 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2008 || ''The Dark Knight'' || $547,520,000 ||
+
  | 1986 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2003 || ''Shrek 3'' || $516,610,000 ||
+
  | 1987 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1999 || ''The Phantom Menace'' || $572,000,000 ||
+
  | 1988 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1997 || ''Titanic'' || $827,260,000 || Yes
+
  | 1989 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1994 || ''Lion King'' || $625,810,000 ||
+
  | 1990 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1993 || ''Jurassic Park'' || $625,810,000 ||
+
  | 1991 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1984 || ''Ghostbusters'' || $507,720,000 ||
+
  | 1992 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1983 || ''Return of the Jedi'' || $686,710,000 ||
+
  | 1993 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1982 || ''E.T.'' || $996,580,000 || Yes
+
  | 1994 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1980 || ''The Empire Strikes Back || $778,530,000 ||
+
  | 1995 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1977 || ''Star Wars'' || $1,681,000,000 || Yes
+
  | 1996 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1975 || ''Jaws'' || $1,067,510,000 || Yes
+
  | 1997 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1973 || ''The Exorcist'' || $1,019,000,000 || Yes
+
  | 1998 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1965 || ''The Sound of Music'' || $1,144,920,000 || Yes
+
  | 1999 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1962 || ''101 Dalmatians'' || $1,131,310,000 || Yes
+
  | 2000 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1960 || ''Ben-Hur'' || $561,090,000 ||
+
  | 2001 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1957 || ''The Ten Commandments'' || $532,570,000 ||
+
  | 2002 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1943 || ''Bambi'' || $1,391,000,000 || Yes
+
  | 2003 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1942 || ''Fantasia'' || $1,146,000,000 || Yes
+
  | 2004 || $4,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2005 || $3,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2006 || $3,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2007 || $3,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2008 || $3,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2009 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1940 || ''Gone with the Wind'' || $3,157,000,000 || Yes
+
  | 2010 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1938 || ''Snow White'' || $2,841,700,000 || Yes
+
  | 2011 || $3,000,000
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
  
===Charity===
+
</div>
 +
 
 +
==Billions==
 +
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
 +
 
 +
===Harry Potter movie franchise total revenue===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Amount given
+
  ! Item !! Value
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | US annual charitable giving || $294,850,000,000
+
  | Harry Potter movie franchise total revenue || $21,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To religious organizations || $102,000,000,000
+
  | Treasure found in a temple in India in 2011 || $22,000,000,000
  |-
+
|}
  | To educational organizations || $42,240,000,000
+
 
 +
===Box office revenue===
 +
 
 +
Adjusted for monetary inflation but not ticket price inflation
 +
Hilighted [sic]: films that earned more than 2009's ''Avatar''
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
  |-
 +
  ! Year !! Movie !! Revenue !! Highlighted
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To foundations || $33,450,000,000
+
  | 2009 || ''Avatar'' || $783,510,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To human services || $26,850,000,000
+
  | 2008 || ''The Dark Knight'' || $547,520,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To societal benefit organizations || $24,570,000,000
+
  | 2003 || ''Shrek 2'' || $516,610,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To health organizations || $23,140,000,000
+
  | 1999 || ''The Phantom Menace'' || $572,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To international affairs || $15,980,000,000
+
  | 1997 || ''Titanic'' || $827,260,000 || Yes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To arts and culture || $13,460,000,000
+
  | 1994 || ''The Lion King'' || $625,810,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To animals and environment || $6,750,000,000
+
  | 1993 || ''Jurassic Park'' || $625,810,000 ||
|}
 
====Type of giving:====
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Type !! Amount given
+
  | 1984 || ''Ghostbusters'' || $507,720,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Individual giving || $214,650,000,000
+
  | 1983 || ''Return of the Jedi'' || $686,710,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Foundation grantmaking || $41,560,000,000
+
  | 1982 || ''E.T.'' || $996,580,000 || Yes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bequests || $23,140,000,000
+
  | 1980 || ''The Empire Strikes Back'' || $778,530,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Corporate giving || $15,500,000,000
+
  | 1977 || ''Star Wars'' || $1,681,000,000 || Yes
  |}
+
  |-
 
+
| 1975 || ''Jaws'' || $1,067,510,000 || Yes
===Gates Foundation total giving since 1994===
+
|-
 
+
| 1973 || ''The Exorcist'' || $1,019,000,000 || Yes
{| class="wikitable sortable"
+
|-
 +
| 1965 || ''The Sound of Music'' || $1,144,920,000 || Yes
 +
|-
 +
| 1962 || ''101 Dalmatians'' || $1,131,310,000 || Yes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Amount given
+
  | 1960 || ''Ben-Hur'' || $561,090,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Gates Foundation total giving since 1994 || $25,360,000,000
+
  | 1957 || ''The Ten Commandments'' || $532,570,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Global health || ~12B
+
  | 1943 || ''Bambi'' || $1,391,000,000 || Yes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | US || ~4B
+
  | 1942 || ''Fantasia'' || $1,146,000,000 || Yes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Developments || ~3B
+
  | 1940 || ''Gone With the Wind'' || $3,157,000,000 || Yes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Grants || ~1B
+
  | 1938 || ''Snow White'' || $2,841,700,000 || Yes
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Book publishing industry revenue===
+
===Charity===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Genre !! Revenue
+
  ! Area !! Amount given
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Book publishing industry revenue || $28,320,000,000
+
  | US annual charitable giving || $294,850,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Romance || $1,380,000,000
+
  | To religious organizations || $102,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Trade books || $14,130,000,000
+
  | To educational organizations || $42,240,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| To foundations || $33,450,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| To human services || $26,850,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | K-12 || $5,570,000,000
+
  | To societal benefit organizations || $24,570,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Professional || $3,750,000,000
+
  | To health organizations || $23,140,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Higher education || $4,560,000,000
+
  | To international affairs || $15,980,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Video game industry revenue===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Revenue
+
  | To arts and culture || $13,460,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Video game industry revenue || $48,900,000,000
+
  | To animals and environment || $6,750,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | United States || $18,830,000,000
+
  | Other || $6,410,000,000
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Harvard University revenue===
+
====Type of giving:====
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Revenue
+
  ! Type !! Amount given
 +
|-
 +
| Individual giving || $214,650,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Tuition, donations, and fees || $1,425,000,000
+
  | Foundation grantmaking || $41,560,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Investments || $7,900,000,000
+
  | Bequests || $23,140,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Corporate giving || $15,500,000,000
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
In other words, if Harvard completely eliminated tuition, it would mean roughly a 15% budget cut.
+
===Gates Foundation total giving since 1994===
 
 
===Education===
 
 
 
===Education foundations===
 
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Foundation !! Amount given
+
  ! Area !! Amount given
 +
|-
 +
| Gates Foundation total giving since 1994 || $25,360,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Gates Foundation || $36,700,000,000
+
  | Global health || ~$12,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | INGKA Foundation || $36,000,000,000
+
  | US || ~$4,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Howard Hughes Medical Institute || $14,800,000,000
+
  | Developments || ~$3,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ford Foundation || $13,800,000,000
+
  | Grants || ~$1,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation || $6,100,000,000
+
  | Missing || ~$5,000,000,000
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Endowments of the 63 wealthiest universities===
+
===Book publishing industry revenue===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! University !! Endowments
+
  ! Genre !! Revenue
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Endowments of the 63 wealthiest universities || $277,570,000,000
+
  | Book publishing industry revenue || $28,320,000,000 (Sum of genres is $29.39 billion, 1 block more than depicted)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Harvard || $32,000,000,000
+
  | Romance || $1,380,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Yale || $19,400,000,000
+
  | Trade books || $14,130,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Princeton || $17,100,000,000
+
  | K-12 || $5,570,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | U of Texas || $16,610,000,000
+
  | Professional || $3,750,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Stanford || $16,500,000,000
+
  | Higher education || $4,560,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Video game industry revenue===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | MIT || $9,900,000,000
+
  ! Area !! Revenue
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Columbia || $7,800,000,000
+
  | Video game industry revenue || $48,900,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | U of Michigan || $7,800,000,000
+
  | United States || $18,830,000,000
|-
 
| Texas A&M || $7,030,000,000
 
|-
 
| Northwestern || $7,030,000,000
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Corporate revenue===
+
===Education===
  {| class="wikitable sortable"
+
  {| class= "wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Corporation !! Revenue !! Profit or Loss
+
  ! Item !! Value
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Walmart || $421,800,000,000 || $16,390,000,000
+
  | Student loans outstanding || $955,800,000,000 (This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $956,800,000,000)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | ExxonMobil || $354,700,000,000 || $30,460,000,000
+
  | Federal student loans || $792,900,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chevron || $196,300,000,000 || $19,020,000,000
+
  | Defaulted Federal student loans (Private total unknown) || $65,020,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Fannie Mae || $153,800,000,000 || -$14,010,000,000
+
  | Private student loans || $163,900,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | GE || $151,600,000,000 || $11,640,000,000
+
  | Total spending on primary and secondary education in the US || $612,470,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Berkshire Hathaway || $136,100,000,000 || $12,970,000,000
+
  | Teacher Salaries || $295,810,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | PepsiCo || $57,840,000,000 || $6,320,000,000
+
  | Total annual higher education spending in the US || $355,110,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Harvard University revenue===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Coca-Cola || $35,840,000,000 || $11,800,000,000
+
  ! Area !! Revenue
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | VISA || $8,100,000,000 || $2,700,000,000
+
  | Tuition, donations, and fees || $1,425,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | MasterCard || $5,500,000,000 || $1,850,000,000
+
  | Investments || $7,900,000,000
  |-
+
  |}
| General Motors || $135,600,000,000 || $6,170,000,000
+
 
|-
+
In other words, if Harvard completely eliminated tuition, it would mean roughly a 15% budget cut.
| Ford || $129,000,000,000 || $6,560,000,000
+
 
 +
===Education foundations===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chrysler || $44,950,000,000 || -$653,000,000
+
  ! Foundation !! Amount given
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | AT&T || $124,600,000,000 || $19,860,000,000
+
  | Gates Foundation || $36,700,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Verizon || $106,560,000,000 || $2,550,000,000
+
  | INGKA Foundation || $36,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bank of America || $134,20,000,000 || -$2,240,000,000
+
  | Howard Hughes Medical Institute || $14,800,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | JP Morgan Chase || $115,480,000,000 || $17,370,000,000
+
  | Ford Foundation || $13,800,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Citigroup || $111,060,000,000 || $10,600,000,000
+
  | John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation || $6,100,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Endowments of the 63 wealthiest universities===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | AGI || $104,420,000,000 || $17,370,000,000
+
  ! University !! Endowments
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | HP || $126,000,000,000 || $8,780,000,000
+
  | Endowments of the 63 wealthiest universities || $277,570,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Harvard || $32,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Yale || $19,400,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Apple || $65,230,000,000 || $14,010,000,000
+
  | Princeton || $17,010,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Microsoft || $62,480,000,000 || $18,760,000,000
+
  | U of Texas || $16,610,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Google || $29,320,000,000 || $8,510,000,000
+
  | Stanford || $16,500,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Combined annual profit of the Fortune 500 companies || || $708,600,000,000
+
  | MIT || $9,900,000,000
  |}
+
|-
 
+
| Columbia || $7,800,000,000
===US health care spending===
+
  |-
 
+
| U of Michigan || $7,800,000,000
===Total annual tax breaks to the five largest oil companies===
+
|-
 
+
| Texas A&M || $7,030,000,000
===The Economic Vortex===
+
|-
 +
| Northwestern || $7,030,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| The other 53 || $136,490,000,000
 +
|}
  
===Billionaires===
+
===Corporate revenue===
{| class="wikitable"
+
{| class="wikitable sortable"
! Category
 
! Person
 
! Networth
 
! Ten Richest Ranking
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! rowspan="14"|Technology
+
  ! Corporation !! Revenue !! Profit !! Loss
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Carlos Slim Helú and family
+
  | Walmart || $421,800,000,000 || $16,390,000,000 ||
| $74,000,000,000
 
| First
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bill Gates
+
  | ExxonMobil || $354,700,000,000 || $30,460,000,000 ||
| $56,000,000,000
 
| Second
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Larry Ellison
+
  | Chevron || $196,300,000,000 || $19,020,000,000 ||
| $39,500,000,000
 
| Fifth
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Larry Page
+
  | Fannie Mae || $153,800,000,000 (the chart depicts 156 blocks instead of 154) || || $14,010,000,000
| $19,800,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Sergey Brin
+
  | GE || $151,600,000,000 (the chart depicts 151 blocks instead of 152) || $11,640,000,000 ||
  | $19,800,000,000
+
  |-
|
+
| Berkshire Hathaway || $136,100,000,000 ([[Randall]] rounded down from 136.185 billion) || $12,970,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jeff Bezos
+
  | PepsiCo || $57,840,000,000 || $6,320,000,000 ||
| $18,000,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Steve Ballmer
+
  | Coca-Cola || $35,840,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $35,120,000,000) || $11,800,000,000 ||
| $14,500,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mark Zuckerberg
+
  | VISA || $8,100,000,000 || $2,700,000,000 ||
| $13,500,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Paul Allen
+
  | MasterCard || $5,500,000,000 (the chart depicts 5 blocks instead of 6) || $1,850,000,000 ||
| $13,500,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Steve Jobs (D)
+
  | General Motors || $135,600,000,000 (the chart depicts 135 blocks instead of 136) || $6,170,000,000 ||
| $8,300,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Eric Schmidt
+
  | Ford || $129,000,000,000 || $6,560,000,000 (the chart depicts 6 blocks instead of 7) ||
| $7,000,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Sean Parker
+
  | Chrysler || $44,950,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $41,950,000,000) || || $653,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $652,000,000)
| $1,600,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Steve Case
+
  | AT&T || $124,600,000,000 (the chart depicts 126 blocks instead of 125) || $19,860,000,000 ||
| $1,300,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! rowspan="9"|Politicians and alleged evil plutocratic puppet masters
+
  | Verizon || $106,560,000,000 (the chart depicts 106 blocks instead of 107) || $2,550,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Warren Buffett
+
  | Bank of America || $134,200,000,000 (the chart depicts 135 blocks instead of 134) || || $2,240,000,000
| $50,000,000,000
 
| Third
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Charles Koch
+
  | JP Morgan Chase || $115,480,000,000 || $17,370,000,000 ||
  | $22,000,000,000
+
|-
  |
+
| Citigroup || $111,060,000,000 || $10,600,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| AIG || $104,420,000,000 || $7,790,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| HP || $126,000,000,000 || $8,780,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $8,760,000,000) ||
 +
|-
 +
  | Apple || $65,230,000,000 || $14,010,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
  | Microsoft || $62,480,000,000 || $18,760,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | David Koch
+
  | Google || $29,320,000,000 || $8,510,000,000 ||
| $22,000,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Michael Bloomberg
+
  | Combined annual profit of the Fortune 500 companies || || $708,600,000,000 ||
| $18,100,000,000
+
  |}
  |
+
 
 +
===US health care spending===
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Category
 +
! Item
 +
! Price
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | George Soros
+
  ! rowspan="5"|US cancer spending
| $14,000,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Silvio Berlusconi and family
+
  | US spending on lung cancer treatment
  | $7,800,000,000
+
  | $11,310,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Rupert Murdoch
+
  | US spending on tobacco marketing
  | $7,600,000,000
+
  | $13,600,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | David Geffen
+
  | US spending on all cancer treatment
  | $6,000,000,000
+
  | $106,870,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! rowspan="6"|Uncategorized
+
  | US spending on cigarettes
 +
| $91,660,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 93 blocks instead of 92.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bernard Arnault
+
  ! rowspan="10"|US health care spending (2005 data)
| $41,000,000,000
 
| Fourth
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Lakshmi Mittal
+
  | Private insurance
  | $31,100,000,000
+
  | $785,900,000,000
  | Sixth
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Amancio Ortega
+
  | Out-of-pocket
  | $31,000,000,000
+
  | $282,260,000,000
  | Seventh
+
  | The chart depicts 250 blocks instead of 282.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Eike Batista
+
  | Other private spending
  | $30,000,000,000
+
  | $79,000,000,000
  | Eighth
+
  | The chart depicts 111 blocks instead of 79.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mukesh Ambani
+
  | Total private spending
  | $27,000,000,000
+
  | $1,147,050,000,000
  | Ninth
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! rowspan="5"|Walmart
+
  | Medicare
 +
| $387,070,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Christy Walton and family
+
  | Medicaid
  | $26,500,000,000
+
  | $351,980,000,000
  | Tenth
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jim Walton
+
  | Other government spending
  | $21,300,000,000
+
  | $219,000,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Alice Walton
+
  | Total Government spending
  | $21,200,000,000
+
  | $958,950,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | S. Robson Walton
+
  | Total
  | $21,000,000,000
+
  | $2,106,000,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 +
|}
 +
 +
===NCAA budget===
 +
$5,640,000,000
 +
 +
===Total annual tax breaks to the five largest oil companies===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Item !! Value !! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
 +
| Combined pay at Wall St. banks and securities firms || $135,000,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! rowspan="5"|Fictional (source: ''Forbes'')
+
  | Mobile computing annual sales || $220,000,000,000 ||
|-
 
| Carlisle Cullen
 
| $34,500,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Scrooge McDuck
+
  | Online spending in 2009 || $251,070,000,000 ||
| $33,500,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bruce Wayne
+
  | Total annual tax breaks to the five largest oil companies || $2,100,000,000 ||
| $6,500,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Artemis Fowl
+
  | US annual oil and gas subsidies || $41,000,000,000 ||
| $1,900,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
! rowspan="4"|Fashion
+
| Ethanol subsidies || $5,000,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Lilianne Bettencourt
+
  | Combined annual profits of the five largest oil companies || $36,000,000,000 ||
| $23,500,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ralph Lauren
+
  | Combined annual profits of the ten largest health insurance companies || $12,870,000,000 ||
| $5,800,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ronald Lauder
+
  | 2010 lobbying || $3,560,000,000 ||
| $3,100,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
! rowspan="5"|Art and media
+
| 2005 lobbying || $2,750,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | George Lucas
+
  | 2000 lobbying || $2,000,000,000 ||
| $3,200,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Oprah Winfrey
+
  | One B-2 bomber || $2,500,000,000 || The chart depicts 2 blocks instead of 3.
| $3,200,000,000
+
|}
  |
+
 
 +
===US R&D===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
  |-
 +
! Item !! Value
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Five wealthiest rappers combined
+
  | US annual corporate R&D || $334,490,000,000
| $1,250,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | J. K. Rowling
+
  | Information technology || $46,560,000,000
| $1,000,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! rowspan="2"|Donald Trump
+
  | Scientific technical, or professional services || $31,060,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Donald Trump
+
  | Manufacturing industries (Unlabelled on the money chart) || $236,151,000,000
| $2,700,000,000
 
|
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
|}
+
| Other || $20,710,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===US GDP===
  
===Corporations===
+
Combined economic value of all goods and services produced in a year
by market capitalization (combined value of all stock)
 
  
{| class="wikitable sortable"
+
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Category
 +
! Item
 +
! Value
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Company !! Value
+
  ! rowspan="2"|US GDP
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Saudi Aramco (State-owned company--estimated market value) || $2,940,000,000,000
+
  |
 +
| $14,545,950,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Apple || $358,310,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="2"|Government
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | ExxonMobil || $357,910,000,000
+
  |
 +
| $1,980,640,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | PetroChina || $280,160,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="4"|Real estate
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | IBM || $211,640,000,000
+
  | Non-rental real estate
 +
| $1,737,500,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 1736 blocks instead of 1738.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Microsoft || $211,340,000,000
+
  | Rental and leasing
 +
| $187,610,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bank of China || $208,810,000,000
+
  | Total
 +
| $1,925,210,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | China Mobile || $201,510,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="10"|Nondurable Goods
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Royal Dutch Shell || $199,780,000,000
+
  | Food, beverage, and tobacco
 +
| $212,330,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Nestle || $193,700,000,000
+
  | Chemicals
 +
| $223,050,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chevron || $188,030,000,000
+
  | Petroleum and coal
 +
| $123,630,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Facebook 2011 valuation || $70,000,000,000
+
  | Apparel
 +
| $12,050,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 14 blocks instead of 12.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | AT&T attempted T-Mobile purchase || $39,000,000,000
+
  | Paper products
 +
| $57,800,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 62 blocks instead of 58.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Facebook 2010 valuation || $33,450,000,000
+
  | Plastics and rubber products
  |-
+
| $58,410,000,000
| Zynga 2011 valuation || $14,000,000,000
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | LivingSocial 2011 valuation || $2,980,000,000
+
  | Textile mills
  |}
+
| $18,130,000,000
 
+
  | The chart depicts 12 blocks instead of 18.
===US household income===
 
 
 
===Cost to buy the world a coke===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Cost
+
  | Printing and related supports
 +
| $33,790,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Cost to buy the world a coke (2011 wholesale prices) || $2,240,000,000
+
  | Total
 +
| $739,300,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Coca-Cola's annual marketing budget || $2,980,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="13"|Durable Goods
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Cost to teach the world to sing (four half-hour lessons at $30 each) || $840,000,000,000
+
  | Computers and electronics
  |}
+
| $212,640,000,000
 
+
  |
===State government spending===
 
 
 
[map without amounts]
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Total US states' debt || $46,000,000,000
+
  | Metal products
  |}
+
| $125,590,000,000
 
+
  |
====US foreign military aid====
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Amount
+
  | Machinery
 +
| $116,110,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Total || $11,010,000,000
+
  | Wood products
 +
| $21,530,000,000
 +
| Rounded down to 21 blocks.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Afghanistan || $5,800,000,000
+
  | Furniture
 +
| $24,930,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Israel || $2,410,000,000
+
  | Other transportation equipment
 +
| $93,440,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Egypt || $1,320,000,000
+
  | Motor vehicles, trailers, and parts
 +
| $80,560,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other || $5,800,000,000
+
  | Mineral products
  |}
+
| $39,360,000,000
 
+
  |
====US foreign humanitarian and economic aid====
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Amount
+
  | Metals
 +
| $44,710,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Total || $11,010,000,000
+
  | Miscellaneous
 +
| $81,390,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Iraq and Afghanistan || $5,370,000,000
+
  | Electrical equipment and components
 +
| $53,260,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | West Bank and Ghana || $1,050,000,000
+
  | Total
 +
| $898,420,000,000
 +
| This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $893,420,000,000.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Africa (total) || $8,850,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Finance and insurance
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other || $19,130,000,000
+
  | Federal Reserve banks and credit intermediaries
  |}
+
| $529,540,000,000
 
+
  |
===Ft. Knox gold reserves===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Value
+
  | Insurance
 +
| $437,340,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ft. Knox gold reserves (November 2011 prices) || $245,900,000,000
+
  | Investments
 +
| $180,500,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Unclaimed US treasury bonds || $16,000,000,000
+
  | Funds and trusts
 +
| $59,550,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | All the tea in China || $4,210,000,000
+
  | Total
  |}
+
| $1,207,030,000,000
 
+
  |
===Corporate tax deduction===
 
 
 
(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.)
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Deductions
+
  ! rowspan="8"|Professional and business services
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Corporate tax deduction || $125,180,000,000
+
  | Waste management
 +
| $39,870,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Reduced tax on first $10 million of corporate income || $3,240,000,000
+
  | Administrative and support services
 +
| $358,110,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Delay of taxes on 'income' made from defaulting on a debt (Temporary stimulus measure) || $21,390,000,000
+
  | Legal services
 +
| $225,830,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Temporary change to equipment depreciation rules allowing more (and sooner) deductions on the purchase of new equipment || $24,390,000,000
+
  | Computer systems design and service
 +
| $174,730,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Clean energy, space, science, and tech R&D || $13,900,000,000
+
  | Corporate management
 +
| $253,950,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Miscellaneous rules for international corporate finance || $6,800,000,000
+
  | Other professional or technical services
 +
| $700,250,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Foreign corporation income financing rules || $13,680,000,000
+
  | Total
  |}
+
| $1,752,750,000,000
 
+
  |
===Individual tax deductions===
 
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.
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Deductions
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Health and education
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Small business health insurance|| $1,620,000,000
+
  | Social assistance
 +
| $93,750,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Federal employee expenses abroad || $7,910,000,000
+
  | Ambulatory health care services
 +
| $529,750,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | EITC (anti-poverty low-income tax credit) || $78,760,000,000
+
  | Hospitals
 +
| $466,390,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Donations to charity || $39,130,000,000
+
  | Educational services
 +
| $159,580,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Capital gains (investment income) || $78,760,000,000
+
  | Total
 +
| $1,294,580,000,000 (This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $1,249,580,000,000)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Pension contributions || $84,940,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="2"|Utilities
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other || $64,970,000,000
+
  |
 +
| $276,210,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Employee fringe benefits || $6,690,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="2"|Other services
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Scholarships || $2,130,000,000
+
  |
 +
| $345,540,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Property taxes || $15,710,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="2"|Construction
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Employer-provided transportation || $3,850,000,000
+
  |
 +
| $553,750,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Retirement accounts || $24,630,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="5"|Mining
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Cafeteria plans || $26,760,000,000
+
  | Mining (other than oil and gas)
 +
| $50,380,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | State and local bonds || $19,560,000,000
+
  | Mining support
 +
| $51,270,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Company daycare || $3,140,000,000
+
  | Oil and gas
 +
| $145,990,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | College and university tax credits || $12,060,000,000
+
  | Total
 +
| $248,080,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mortgage interest || $92,040,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="4"|Agriculture
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Medicare Benefits || $55,850,000,000
+
  | Farms
 +
| $107,140,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Child care || $55,850,000,000
+
  | Forestry, fishing, and related
 +
| $30,080,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Employer health plans || $107,140,000,000
+
  | Total
 +
| $137,120,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Making Work Pay (ending) || $60,510,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Arts and entertainment
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | First-time homebuyer credit || $8,820,000,000
+
  | Food service
 +
| $285,480,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Veterans' benefits || $5,570,000,000
+
  | Performing arts, sports, and museums
 +
| $73,040,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Life insurance benefits || $25,750,000,000
+
  | Amusements, gambling, and general recreation
 +
| $73,040,000,000
 +
| This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $58,110,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Capital gains death exclusion || $25,750,000,000
+
  | Accomodation [sic]
 +
| $111,990,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $528,620,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Social security and railroad retirement || $27,170,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Information
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Home sale capital gains || $15,200,000,000
+
  | Information and data processing
  |}
+
| $78,300,000,000
 
+
  |
===Federal spending===
+
|-
 
+
| Publishing (including software)
===Disasters===
+
| $152,170,000,000
{| class="wikitable sortable"
+
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Disaster !! Estimated Total Damage !! Notes
+
  | Film, video, and sound recording
 +
| $61,610,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Japan 2011 Earthquake || $235,000,000,000 || reconstruction and recovery cost, World Bank estimate
+
  | Broadcasting and telecommunications
 +
| $366,560,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hurricane Katrina || $107,440,000,000 ||
+
  | Total
 +
| $658,630,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1988 US Drought || $78,060,000,000 ||
+
  ! rowspan="10"|Transportation and storage
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1980 US Drought || $60,740,000,000 ||
+
  | Warehousing and storage
 +
| $40,590,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hurricane Andrew || $46,180,000,000 ||
+
  | Water
 +
| $14,730,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 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.
+
  | Air
 +
| $36,770,000,000
 +
| This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $63,770,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hurricane Ike || $28,170,000,000 ||
+
  | Rail
 +
| $31,730,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hurricane Irene || $8,000,000,000 || (estimated)
+
  | Truck
  |}
+
| $116,520,000,000
 
+
  | Rounded down to 116 blocks
===Hypothetical disasters===
 
Estimated total losses if the disaster happened today
 
(based on insurance industry modeling)
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Disaster !! Estimated Total Losses !! Notes
+
  | Transit and land passenger
 +
| $24,110,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 22 blocks instead of 24
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1938 Long Island Express || $236,960,000,000 || if it had curved left and made landfall in New Jersey instead of Long Island
+
  | Pipeline
 +
| $12,360,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1812 New Madrid, Missouri earthquake || $206,050,000,000 ||
+
  | Other transport
 +
| $97,560,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1926 Miami hurricane || $202,000,000,000 ||
+
  | Total
 +
| $401,280,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
| 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===
+
===Billionaires===
 
+
{| class="wikitable"
===BP oil spill claims fund===
+
! Category
 
+
! Person
===New York CIty===
+
! Networth
{| class="wikitable sortable"
+
! Ten Richest Ranking
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Combined Property Value
+
  ! rowspan="14"|Technology
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | New York City || $806,490,000,000
+
  | Carlos Slim Helú and family
 +
| $74,000,000,000
 +
| First
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Manhattan || $281,040,000,000
+
  | Bill Gates
 +
| $56,000,000,000
 +
| Second
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Queens || $208,180,000,000
+
  | Larry Ellison
 +
| $39,500,000,000
 +
| Fifth
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Brooklyn || $201,230,000,000
+
  | Larry Page
 +
| $19,800,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Sergey Brin
 +
| $19,800,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Jeff Bezos
 +
| $18,000,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Steve Ballmer
 +
| $14,500,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Staten Island || $61,230,000,000
+
  | Mark Zuckerberg
 +
| $13,500,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bronx || $54,660,000,000
+
| Paul Allen
|}
+
| $13,500,000,000
 
+
|
===Megaprojects===
+
|-
 
+
| Steve Jobs (D)
===Federal budget===
+
| $8,300,000,000
 
+
|
===Budget options===
+
|-
 
+
| Eric Schmidt
===Stimulus spending===
+
| $7,000,000,000
 
+
|
===US Spending on Wars===
+
|-
 
+
| Sean Parker
===Bailouts===
+
| $1,600,000,000
 
+
|
 
+
|-
 
+
| Steve Case
 +
| $1,300,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="9"|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
 +
| The chart depicts 19 blocks instead of 18.
 +
|-
 +
| 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
 +
| The chart depicts 4 blocks instead of 6.
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="6"|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
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="5"|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
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="5"|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
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="4"|Fashion
 +
|-
 +
| Lilianne Bettencourt
 +
| $23,500,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Ralph Lauren
 +
| $5,800,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Ronald Lauder
 +
| $3,100,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 2 blocks instead of 3.
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="5"|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
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="2"|Donald Trump
 +
|-
 +
| Donald Trump
 +
| $2,700,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 2 blocks instead of 3.
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
Combined net worth of the world's 1,210 billionaires $4,500,000,000,000
 +
 
 +
===Corporations===
 +
 
 +
by market capitalization (combined value of all stock)
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! 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 (the chart depicts 212 blocks instead of 211)
 +
|-
 +
| 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
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
 
 +
===Cost to buy the world a coke===
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! 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
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===US household income===
 +
 
 +
This section shows the money made every year in the US, broken into five pools of about $2 trillion each. The pools are sorted by income level—the top $2 trillion is made by a small number of wealthy households (the "one percent"), while the bottom $2 trillion represents the combined annual income of the poorer half of the country.
 +
 
 +
Note: Figures are only estimates—these statistics were computed using data from the Congressional Budget Office analysis of 2007 incomes, and have been subject to the normalizations detailed below.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Who !! # Households !! % Households !! Typical income/year !! Income
 +
|-
 +
| The 1% || 1.6 million || 1.3 || >$400,000 || $1,397,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| High incomes || 9 million || 8 || $150,000 - $400,000 || $1,411,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Upper incomes || 18 million || 16 || $90,000 - $150,000 || $1,553,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Upper middle incomes || 27 million || 23 || $55,000 - $90,000 || $1,610,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| The bottom 50% || 63 million || ~50 || <$55,000 || $1,711,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Total || 118.6 million || 98.3 || || $7,682,910,000,000
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Amount needed===
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Type !! Amount !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| Required for poverty-line income || $2,602,000,000,000 || This is the amount which must be set aside from each pool in order to leave $22,350—roughly a poverty-line income—for each family in that pool. If taxes cut into this region, then it forces the average after-tax income for the pool below the $22,350. (Of course, many families in this group make less than that already.)
 +
|-
 +
| Required for a middle-class income || $4,874,000,000,000 || This is the amount which must be set aside from each pool in order to leave $44,700—roughly double the poverty-line income—for each family in that pool.
 +
|-
 +
| Amount needed to give everyone an income over $100,000 || $7,070,000,000,000 || Amount which must be left in the pool to keep the average income above $100,000 (See descriptions below for details)
 +
|-
 +
| Amount needed to give everyone an income over $250,000 || $8,836,000,000,000 || Amount which must be left in the pool to keep the average income above $250,000 (See descriptions below for details)
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Taxes===
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Type !! Amount !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| State taxes || $642,030,000,000 || Unlike federal taxes, state taxes are regressive—the poor pay a higher percentage of their income than the rich. This is because sales taxes, a large component of state revenues, fall disproportionately on the poor.
 +
|-
 +
| Federal taxes || $2,192,180,000,000 || effective total federal taxes paid, after deductions and tax credits
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
Note on methodology: these totals were calculated from an analysis of the 2007 CBO report on effective federal tax rates by income. There were some mismatches between figures on total income from various sources, and between CBO tax rates and federal revenue. The income totals here were adjusted for inflation and then scaled slightly to match federal tax revenue. This should only affect the total reported income, and not the distribution of the tax burden or the rough makeup of the quintiles.
 +
 
 +
===State government spending===
 +
 
 +
[map without amounts]
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
| Total US states' debt || $46,000,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
====US foreign military aid====
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Area !! Amount !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| 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 || This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $1,480,000,000.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
====US foreign humanitarian and economic aid====
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Area !! Amount
 +
|-
 +
| Total || $34,410,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 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===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! 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===
 +
 
 +
(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.)
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Area !! Deductions !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| 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 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Other || $41,740,000,000 || Rounded down to 41 blocks
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Individual tax deductions===
 +
 
 +
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 to revenue, because the presence of the deduction may be affecting taxpayers' spending habits.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Area !! Deductions !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| 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 || This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $56,460,000,000.
 +
|-
 +
| 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 || Rounded down to 24 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Cafeteria plans || $26,760,000,000 || Rounded down to 26 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| State and local bonds || $19,560,000,000 || Rounded down to 19 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| 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 || Rounded down to 55 blocks
 +
|-
 +
| Child care || $55,850,000,000 || The chart depicts 104 blocks instead of 107.
 +
|-
 +
| Employer health plans || $107,140,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Making Work Pay (ending) || $60,510,000,000 || The chart depicts 64 blocks instead of 61.
 +
|-
 +
| 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 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Total || $964,970,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Federal spending===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Item !! Value
 +
|-
 +
| Annual deficit || $1,394,530,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Additional receipts || $83,230,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Taxes raised || $2,192,180,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Disasters===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! 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 || The chart depicts 83 blocks instead of 78
 +
|-
 +
| 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) (the chart depicts 10 blocks instead of 8)
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Hypothetical disasters===
 +
 
 +
Estimated total losses if the disaster happened today
 +
(based on insurance industry modeling)
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! 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 (rounded down to 236 blocks)
 +
|-
 +
| 1812 New Madrid, Missouri earthquake || $206,050,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1926 Miami hurricane || $202,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1906 San Francisco earthquake || $197,810,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1900 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===
 +
 
 +
(Price of electricity to power all US homes for a year, by plant type)
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Plant Type !! Cost !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| Advance combined cycle natural gas || 78,100,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Conventional Coal (without societal costs) || 117,340,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| External societal costs from use of that amount of coal power || $226,690,000,000 || Harvard Medical School analysis. Range of possible values was $119b to $342b. Most of the uncertainty was due to potentially lower costs from air pollution or higher ones from climate change.
 +
|-
 +
| Public Health Burden in Appalacia [sic] || $55,400,000,000 || This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $60,400,000,000.
 +
|-
 +
| Air pollution from power plants || $118,300,000,000 || This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $123,300,000,000.
 +
|-
 +
| Climate Impact || $40,030,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Advanced coal with carbon capture || $168,590,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Biomass || $139,250,000,000 || Estimates of climate impact vary wildly Consensus seems to be more than nothing but less than coal.
 +
|-
 +
| Geothermal || $125,880,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Advanced nuclear || $140,980,000,000 || Little impact on climate/air, but hard to find assessments of meltdown and fuel storage costs/risks. Some past costs shown for perspective.
 +
|-
 +
| Hydroelectric || $106,940,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Wind || $120,070,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Offshore wind || $301,030,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Solar (photovoltaic) || $260,800,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Solar (thermal) || $385,940,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Nuclear accidents===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
!Accident !! Cost !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| Fukushima meltdown estimated total cost to Japan || $131,100,000,000 || Compare to $128,590,000,000 for deaths from quake/tsunami
 +
|-
 +
| Fukushima cost from 300 extra cancer deaths (EPA conversion) || $2,570,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Belarus estimated 30-year costs from Chernobyl || $282,350,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Cost of estimated 42,457 Chernobyl deaths (EPA method) || $344,750,000,000 ||
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===BP oil spill claims fund===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Item !! Value
 +
|-
 +
| BP oil spill claims fund || $20,270,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Total 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami aid from all countries || $15,840,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Worldwide aid to Somalia since 1991 || $55,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| G8/IMF loan pledge to Arab Spring || $73,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Japan's contribution to TEPCO victim fund || $62,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Cost to fund Wikipedia at current levels for 100 years || $1,850,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Cost to provide free yearly tax prep to every US household || $8,450,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Cost to give every US 18 year-old a free degree at a community college || $46,340,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Additional cost to fund all US schools at magnet school levels || $46,340,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Annual cost to send every US child to a university for free || $127,610,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Cost to buy the Amazon rainforest || $130,000,000,000 || $100/acre going rate for poor-access land
 +
|-
 +
| UBS loss from one rogue trader || $2,300,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| DoE loan to CA Valley Solar Ranch Project || $1,200,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Apple's cash on hand || $76,200,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===New York CIty===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Area !! Combined Property Value !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| New York City || $806,490,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Manhattan || $281,040,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Queens || $208,180,000,000 || rounded up to 209 blocks
 +
|-
 +
| Brooklyn || $201,230,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Staten Island || $61,380,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
  | Bronx || $54,660,000,000 || rounded down to 54 blocks
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Megaprojects===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Project !! Cost !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| National missile defense shield cost through 2013 || $107,690,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| F-22 Raptor program (halted) || $67,610,000,000 || The chart depicts 61 blocks instead of 68.
 +
|-
 +
| Planned Russian Bering Strait tunnel || $66,000,000,000 || The chart depicts 56 blocks instead of 66.
 +
|-
 +
| 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 || Rounded up to 25 blocks
 +
|-
 +
| 2nd Avenue NYC subway line || $17,960,000,000 || Rounded down to 17 blocks
 +
|-
 +
| Big Dig cost || $18,510,000,000 || as of 2008 (rounded down to 18 blocks)
 +
|-
 +
| 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 || This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $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===
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Category
 +
! Item
 +
! Price
 +
! Notes
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="8"|General/Legislative
 +
|-
 +
| Policy and regulation
 +
| $629,460,000
 +
| Merged into one block with Management.
 +
|-
 +
| Fiscal assistance
 +
| $5,150,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Property and records
 +
| $1,550,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Legislative
 +
| $4,140,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Fiscal operations
 +
| $12,070,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Management
 +
| $535,000,000
 +
| Merged into one block with Policy and regulation.
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $24,074,460,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="6"|Energy
 +
|-
 +
| Conservation
 +
| $5,070,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Supply
 +
| $5,870,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Policy and regulation
 +
| $629,460,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Preparedness
 +
| $201,710,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $11,771,170,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="4"|Science/Tech
 +
|-
 +
| General R&D
 +
| $12,850,000,000
 +
| Rounded down to 12 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Space
 +
| $18,620,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $31,470,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="4"|Agriculture
 +
|-
 +
| Farm income
 +
| $16,830,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| R&D and services
 +
| $4,820,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $21,650,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="6"|Justice
 +
|-
 +
| Law Enforcement
 +
| $28,140,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Criminal justice assistance
 +
| $4,920,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Legal
 +
| $13,250,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Corrections
 +
| $7,850,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $54,160,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="5"|Community and regional development
 +
|-
 +
| Community
 +
| $10,040,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Regional
 +
| $3,290,000,000
 +
| Label swapped with Disaster relief.
 +
|-
 +
| Disaster relief
 +
| $10,800,000,000
 +
| Label swapped with Regional.
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $24,130,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="5"|Transportation
 +
|-
 +
| Air
 +
| $21,720,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Water
 +
| $9,480,000,000
 +
| Rounded up to 10 bocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Ground
 +
| $61,610,000,000
 +
| Rounded down to 61 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $92,810,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="7"|Education and job training
 +
|-
 +
| Social services
 +
| $19,440,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Research and other labor
 +
| $5,470,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Training/employment
 +
| $9,990,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Higher education
 +
| $20,300,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| K-12 and vocational education
 +
| $74,260,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 73 blocks instead of 74.
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $129,460,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="7"|Natural resources
 +
|-
 +
| Pollution control
 +
| $10,990,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Conservation
 +
| $10,930,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Recreation
 +
| $3,960,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Other resources
 +
| $6,560,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Water
 +
| $11,810,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $44,250,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="5"|Health/Medicaid
 +
|-
 +
| Health care
 +
| $335,320,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Safety
 +
| $4,200,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Research
 +
| $34,670,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $374,080,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="2"|Interest on debt
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| $198,870,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="3"|Social Security
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| $716,360,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Federal payments to dead retirees
 +
| $120,200,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="8"|Income security
 +
|-
 +
| Other income aid
 +
| $184,350,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Food aid
 +
| $96,410,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Retirement and disability (non-SS)
 +
| $6,650,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Housing
 +
| $59,450,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Government retirement and disability
 +
| $121,500,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Unemployment
 +
| $162,330,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $630,680,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="7"|Veterans
 +
|-
 +
| Other
 +
| $4,940,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Training and rehab
 +
| $8,200,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Housing
 +
| $547,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Medical care
 +
| $46,340,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Unemployment
 +
| $49,830,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $109,860,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="10"|Military
 +
|-
 +
| R&D
 +
| $78,040,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Housing
 +
| $3,220,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Nuclear security
 +
| $19,580,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| "Defense-related"
 +
| $7,670,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Construction
 +
| $21,460,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Personnel
 +
| $157,810,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Operations
 +
| $279,750,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Equipment
 +
| $135,420,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $703,030,000,000
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Budget options===
 +
 
 +
Estimates by the Congressional Budget Office of the effect of various hypothetical policy decisions on annual tax revenue, averaged over the next ten years.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Category
 +
! Item
 +
! Price
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="4"|Cost of existing tax cuts (Loss in annual revenue if tax cuts are made permanent)
 +
|-
 +
| 2001 (Bush) tax cuts
 +
| $158,240,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2003 (Bush) capital gains tax cuts
 +
| $27,190,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2010 (Obama) payroll tax cut
 +
| $111,700,000,000
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="4"|Potential new taxes (Increase in annual tax revenue if implimented)
 +
|-
 +
| Raise corporate taxes by one percentage point
 +
| $10,060,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Legalize marijuana (and tax it at levels similar to tobacco)
 +
| $7,020,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Institute tax on CO2 emissions
 +
| $10,060,000,000 (This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $118,000,000,000)
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Stimulus spending===
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
|-
 +
! Year
 +
! Item
 +
! Value
 +
! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| rowspan="5"|2008
 +
|-
 +
| Individual tax breaks
 +
| $120,110,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Student loan guarantees
 +
| $33,470,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Business tax breaks
 +
| $52,360,000,000
 +
| Rounded up to 53 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $205,930,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| rowspan="9"|2009
 +
|-
 +
| Tax breaks
 +
| $307,530,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 318 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Education
 +
| $90,460,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 92 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Medicare/Medicaid
 +
| $80,500,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 89 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Transportation
 +
| $32,560,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Unemployment
 +
| $62,740,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Infrastructure
 +
| $24,000,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Other
 +
| $150,160,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 183 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $747,950,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 800 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Bailouts===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Item !! Value !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| 1980s-1990 S&L bailout || $78,300,000,000 || total cost to taxpayers (the chart depicts 180 blocks)
 +
|-
 +
| 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 || The chart depicts 36 blocks instead of 42.
 +
|-
 +
| Value of outstanding TARP assets || $144,440,000 || This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $144,440,000,000.
 +
|-
 +
| Bailout funds returned || $206,880,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Current Eurozone bailout fund || $1,361,700,000,000 || The chart depicts 1162 blocks instead of 1362.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Federal Payments===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Item !! Cost !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| Annual improper federal payments comprising fraud, abuse, and poorly-documented payments || $125,400,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Federal payments to dead retirees || $120,200,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Ground Zero medical expenses fund || $2,800,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| NEA-estimated cost to bring all US schools into good repair || $413,300,000,000,000 || The chart depicts 423 blocks instead of 413.
 +
|-
 +
| Annual economic cost of unmaintained infrastructure || $129,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Estimated direct annual agricultural value of bees || $220,000,000,000 ||
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Military/Security Spending===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Item !! Cost
 +
|-
 +
| Wasted money in Afghanistan/Iraq war contracts || $60,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Reconstruction money reportedly missing || $18,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Total US spending since 2001 to secure borders || $90,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| US nuclear arms spending during the Cold War || $2,818,300,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Ballistic missile submarines || $451,360,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Ballistic missiles to put on those submarines || $136,690,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| The $87 billion which John Kerry voted for/against || $101,800,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| "Star Wars" missile defense system (1987 Heritage Foundation estimate) || $185,300,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===US Spending on Wars===
 +
 
 +
Including only direct spending on war operations, and not resulting veterans' benefits or interest on debt incurred.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! War !! Cost !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| 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 || The chart depicts 786 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| War in Afghanistan || $321,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Total || $804,410,000,000 || This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $8,044,100,000,000.
 +
|}
 +
 
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
+
 
==Trillions==
+
==Trillions==
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
+
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
 
+
 
===Size of derivatives markets by year===
+
===Size of derivatives market by year===
{| class="wikitable sortable"
+
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Year !! Amount !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| 1988 || $3,090,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1995 || $26,690,000,000,000 || Rounded down to 26 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| 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)===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Year !! Amount
 +
|-
 +
| 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===
 +
 
 +
$58,740,000,000,000
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Item !! Net Worth
 +
|-
 +
| Richest 1% || $19,620,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Richer half || $57,270,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Poorer half || $1,470,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Total debt in the US===
 +
 
 +
$36,560,000,000,000
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Item !! Debt
 +
|-
 +
| Household || $13,560,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| State and local government || $2,500,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Federal government || $9,510,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Business || $10,980,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===World GDP===
 +
 
 +
$62,900,000,000,000
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Region !! GDP
 +
|-
 +
| 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===
 +
 
 +
Note: US figures are from 2011, while the other totals use 2010 debt in 2011 dollars, which is likely an underestimate.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Region !! 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 ||
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===World total===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Item !! Value !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| proven oil reserves || $131,960,000,000,000 || November 2011 prices
 +
|-
 +
| US reserves || $20,580,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| proven coal reserves || $72,850,000,000,000 || 2011 central Appalachian prices
 +
|-
 +
| US reserves || $20,020,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| proven natural gas reserves || $21,470,000,000,000 || 2011 NYMEX prices
 +
|-
 +
| US reserves || $930,470,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| liquid assets || $77,000,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Estimated total economic production of the human race (so far, roughly three-fifths of it since 1980) || $2,396,950,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Value of 10 years of electricity generated if the surface of Texas were converted to:===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Item !! Value
 +
|-
 +
| Solar power plants || $89,240,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Wind turbines || $7,950,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===All US real estate===
 +
 
 +
$28,380,000,000,000
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Type !! Value !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| Home || $23,010,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Commercial || $5,370,000,000,000 || includes stores, apartments, industrial, etc.
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Value of all gold ever mined (late 2011 prices)===
 +
 
 +
$9,120,000,000,000
 +
 
 +
===GDP by year===
 +
{|class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Year !! GDP (total economic activity) the world (minus US) !! GDP (total economic productivity) of the US (minus government) !! US federal government
 +
|-
 +
| 1920 || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1930 || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1940 || || ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Year !! Size of market
+
  | 1942 || || || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1988 || $3,090,000,000,000
+
  | 1943 || || || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1995 || $26,690,000,000,000
+
  | 1944 || || || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2001 || $86,390,000,000,000
+
  | 1945 || || || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2005 || $227,260,000,000,000
+
  | 1946 || || || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2009 || $439,000,000,000,000
+
  | 1947 || || $2,000,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
====Size of credit default swap market by year (included in derivatives)====
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Year !! Size of market
+
  | 1948 || || $2,000,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2001 || $1,150,000,000,000
+
  | 1949 || || $2,000,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2005 || $19,350,000,000,000
+
  | 1950 || || $2,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2007 || $66,280,000,000,000
+
  | 1951 || || $2,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2009 || $31,350,000,000,000
+
  | 1952 || || $2,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
 
 
===US household net worth===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Worth
+
  | 1953 || || $2,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | US household || $58,740,000,000,000
+
  | 1954 || || $2,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Poorer half || $1,470,000,000,000
+
  | 1955 || || $3,000,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Richer half || $57,270,000,000,000
+
  | 1956 || || $3,000,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Richest 1% || $19,620,000,000,000
+
  | 1957 || || $3,000,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Total debt in the US===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
! Item !! Worth
+
  | 1958 || || $3,000,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
  |-
 
| 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
+
  | 1959 || || $3,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===World GDP===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! GDP
+
  | 1960 || || $3,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | World || $62,900,000,000,000
+
  | 1961 || || $3,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | North America || $17,850,000,000,000
+
  | 1962 || || $3,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | United States || $14,530,000,000,000
+
  | 1963 || || $4,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | South America || $3,070,000,000,000
+
  | 1964 || || $4,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | EU || $16,240,000,000,000
+
  | 1965 || || $4,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Europe (incl. Russia and Turkey) || $20,130,000,000,000
+
  | 1966 || || $4,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Africa || $1,610,000,000,000
+
  | 1967 || || $5,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Asia || $17,530,000,000,000
+
  | 1968 || || $5,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Oceania || $1,310,000,000,000
+
  | 1969 || || $5,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Total public debt===
 
(Note: US figures are from 2011, while the other totals use 2010 debt in 2011 dollars, which is likely an underestimate.)
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Debt !! Notes
+
  | 1970 || || $5,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | EU (total) || $13,340,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1971 || || $5,500,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | United States || $10,200,000,000,000 || (Plus internal government borrowing of 4,740,000,000,000)
+
  | 1972 || || $6,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Japan || $8,630,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1973 || || $6,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Germany || $2,480,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1974 || || $6,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Italy || $2,140,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1975 || || $5,500,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | India || $2,140,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1976 || || $6,000,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | China || $1,907,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1977 || || $6,000,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | France || $1,767,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1978 || || $6,500,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | United Kingdom || $1,654,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1979 || || $7,000,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Brazil || $1,281,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1980 || $19,000,000,000,000 || $6,500,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Canada || $1,130,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1981 || $19,000,000,000,000 || $6,500,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Spain || $834,210,000,000 ||
+
  | 1982 || $19,500,000,000,000 || $6,000,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mexico || $584,860,000,000 ||
+
  | 1983 || $20,000,000,000,000 || $6,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Greece || $460,180,000,000 ||
+
  | 1984 || $20,000,000,000,000 || $7,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
 
 
===Energy reserves===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Type of energy !! World total proven [type] reserves !! US Reserves
+
  | 1985 || $22,000,000,000,000 || $7,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Oil || $131,960,000,000,000 (November 2011 prices) || $20,580,000,000,000
+
  | 1986 || $23,000,000,000,000 || $7,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Coal || $72,850,000,000,000 (2011 central Appalachian prices) || $20,020,000,000,000
+
  | 1987 || $23,500,000,000,000 || $7,500,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Natural gas || $21,470,000,000,000 (2011 NYMEX prices) || $930,470,000,000
+
  | 1988 || $25,000,000,000,000 || $8,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Value of 10 years of electricity generated if the surface of Texas was converted to:===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Value
+
  | 1989 || $26,000,000,000,000 || $8,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Solar power plants || $89,240,000,000,000
+
  | 1990 || $27,000,000,000,000 || $8,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Wind turbines || $7,950,000,000,000
+
  | 1991 || $27,000,000,000,000 || $8,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===All US real estate===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Type !! Value
+
  | 1992 || $31,000,000,000,000 || $8,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | All || $28,380,000,000,000
+
  | 1993 || $32,500,000,000,000 || $8,500,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Home || $23,010,000,000,000
+
  | 1994 || $33,000,000,000,000 || $9,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Commercial (includes stores, apartments, industrial, etc.) || $5,370,000,000,000
+
  | 1995 || $34,000,000,000,000 || $9,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Value of all gold ever mined===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Value
+
  | 1996 || $34,500,000,000,000 || $9,500,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Value of all gold ever mined (late 2011 prices) || $9,120,000,000,000
+
  | 1997 || $36,500,000,000,000 || $9,500,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Liquid Assets===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Value
+
  | 1998 || $36,500,000,000,000 || $10,500,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | World Total Liquid Assets || $77,000,000,000,000
+
  | 1999 || $37,000,000,000,000 || $10,500,000,000,000 || $2,500,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
 
 
===GDP by year===
 
{|class=wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Year !! GDP (total economic activity) the world (minus US) !! GDP (total economic productivity) of the US (minus government) !! US federal government
+
  | 2000 || $39,000,000,000,000 || $10,500,000,000,000 || $2,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1920 || || ||
+
  | 2001 || $39,000,000,000,000 || $10,500,000,000,000 || $2,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1930 || || ||
+
  | 2002 || $41,000,000,000,000 || $10,500,000,000,000 || $2,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1940 || || ||
+
  | 2003 || $42,500,000,000,000 || $11,000,000,000,000 || $2,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1950 || || ||
+
  | 2004 || $45,000,000,000,000 || $11,500,000,000,000 || $2,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1960 || || ||
+
  | 2005 || $47,500,000,000,000 || $11,500,000,000,000 || $3,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1970 || || ||
+
  | 2006 || $50,000,000,000,000 || $12,000,000,000,000 || $3,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1980 || || ||
+
  | 2007 || $53,000,000,000,000 || $12,000,000,000,000 || $3,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1990 || || ||
+
  | 2008 || $58,500,000,000,000 || $11,500,000,000,000 || $3,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2000 || || ||
+
  | 2009 || $57,500,000,000,000 || $11,000,000,000,000 || $3,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2010 || || ||
+
  | 2010 || $61,000,000,000,000 || $11,500,000,000,000 || $3,500,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Estimated total economic production of the human race (so far)===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Estimated total economic production of the human race (so far) (roughly three-fifths of it since 1980) || $2,396,950,000,000,000
+
  | 2011 || $63,500,000,000,000 || $11,500,000,000,000 || $4,000,000,000,000
 
  |}
 
  |}
 
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Dollars[edit]

Category Item Price Notes
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 The chart depicts 12 blocks instead of 13.
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 Notes
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 The chart depicts 115 blocks instead of 117.
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 food spending $5,650
Average household CC debt $9,960
Annual cost to carry that debt $2,090
Typical annual housing cost for various cities (based on military's Basic Allowance for Housing for an E1 servicemember with no dependents)
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 This appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $375,000.
Flower cost for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding $800,000
Value of an investment of $1,000/year

(NOT changing with inflation) for 30 years at 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 a 4% real return (long-term stock + dividend 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 $34,697
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 Notes
Dr. Evil
Amount Dr. Evil thought he was demanding from the 1997 world $6,630,000
Amount he was actually demanding $1,380,000
Video Games
Minecraft sales by October 2011 $56,780,000
William and Kate's wedding
Flowers $800,000
Security $20,000,000
Total cost $80,000,000
Human Values
Amount needed to live comfortably off investments $4,090,000
EPA value of a human life $8,120,000 The chart depicts 10 blocks instead of 8.
Six Million Dollar Man (2011 dollars) $29,870,000
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
Corporation Expenses
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
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 $1,451,000,000
One B-2 bomber $2,500,000,000
Structures
Large city office building $100,000,000
Dubai Fountain $224,540,000
Burj Khalifa $1,521,000,000
New Yankee Stadium $1,545,000,000
Rare Items
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
1933 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 copy signed by Edward I $21,890,000
Painting from The Card Players series (rumor) $250,000,000
Willem de Kooning’s “Woman III” (2006 auction bought by David Geffen) $168,780,000
Jackson Pollock’s “No. 5, 1948” (2006 auction bought by David Geffen) $153,440,000
Airbus A380 $264,000,000
Mona Lisa assessed value $730,660,000
Bitcoins
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
Millionaires
Darrell 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 Huntsman net worth $40,000,000
Average net worth of US senator $13,400,000
Average net worth of US representative $4,900,000
A billionaire $1,000,000,000
Per US resident
$1 per US resident $312,620,000
$1 per US household $117,290,000 The chart depicts 138 blocks instead of 117.
$10 from every US resident $3,326,200,000 The chart depicts 3126 blocks instead of 3326.
$10 from every US household $1,179,180,000 The chart depicts 854 blocks instead of 1179.
Raptors
One F-22 raptor $154,500,000
One velociraptor (25% of Jurassic Park production budget amortized over three velociraptors) $1,930,000
Professional 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
J.K. Rowling $1,000,000,000
J.K. Rowling had she become a rapper (Professional assessment by rapper/geek culture expert MC Frontalot) $82,000
Hurricanes
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
Prizes
$64,000 in 1955 when "The $64,000 Question" first aired $528,310
£1,000,000 in 1998 when the UK "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" aired $2,270,000
$1,000,000 in 1999 when the US "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" aired $1,330,000
$1,000,000 in 1955 when the TV show "The Millionaire" aired $8,250,000
$1,000,000 in 1931 when the film "The Millionaire" opened $14,530,000

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 $127,250,000
Person Funds raised
2004 presidential campaign fundraising $1,006,810,000
Howard Dean $61,620,000
Wesley Clark $34,620,000
John Edwards $39,310,000
John Kerry $352,090,000
George W. Bush $429,660,000
Other $89,510,000
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]

Industry To Democrats (approx) To Republicans (approx) To Other (approx) Total Funds donated
Finance industry $47,000,000 $68,000,000 $7,000,000 $122,900,000
Organized labor $14,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $18,720,000
Energy industry $6,000,000 $21,000,000 $0 $26,680,000
Lawyers and general lobbyists $39,000,000 $19,000,000 $0 $57,590,000
Health industry $19,000,000 $23,000,000 $0 $42,727,000
Electronics and communication industry $21,000,000 $12,000,000 $7,000,000 $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

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


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 2 $516,610,000
1999 The Phantom Menace $572,000,000
1997 Titanic $827,260,000 Yes
1994 The 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
Other $6,410,000,000

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 ~$12,000,000,000
US ~$4,000,000,000
Developments ~$3,000,000,000
Grants ~$1,000,000,000
Missing ~$5,000,000,000

Book publishing industry revenue[edit]

Genre Revenue
Book publishing industry revenue $28,320,000,000 (Sum of genres is $29.39 billion, 1 block more than depicted)
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
Student loans outstanding $955,800,000,000 (This appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $956,800,000,000)
Federal student loans $792,900,000,000
Defaulted Federal student loans (Private total unknown) $65,020,000,000
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 $17,010,000,000
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
The other 53 $136,490,000,000

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 (the chart depicts 156 blocks instead of 154) $14,010,000,000
GE $151,600,000,000 (the chart depicts 151 blocks instead of 152) $11,640,000,000
Berkshire Hathaway $136,100,000,000 (Randall rounded down from 136.185 billion) $12,970,000,000
PepsiCo $57,840,000,000 $6,320,000,000
Coca-Cola $35,840,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $35,120,000,000) $11,800,000,000
VISA $8,100,000,000 $2,700,000,000
MasterCard $5,500,000,000 (the chart depicts 5 blocks instead of 6) $1,850,000,000
General Motors $135,600,000,000 (the chart depicts 135 blocks instead of 136) $6,170,000,000
Ford $129,000,000,000 $6,560,000,000 (the chart depicts 6 blocks instead of 7)
Chrysler $44,950,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $41,950,000,000) $653,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $652,000,000)
AT&T $124,600,000,000 (the chart depicts 126 blocks instead of 125) $19,860,000,000
Verizon $106,560,000,000 (the chart depicts 106 blocks instead of 107) $2,550,000,000
Bank of America $134,200,000,000 (the chart depicts 135 blocks instead of 134) $2,240,000,000
JP Morgan Chase $115,480,000,000 $17,370,000,000
Citigroup $111,060,000,000 $10,600,000,000
AIG $104,420,000,000 $7,790,000,000
HP $126,000,000,000 $8,780,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $8,760,000,000)
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]

Category Item Price Notes
US cancer spending
US spending on lung cancer treatment $11,310,000,000
US spending on tobacco marketing $13,600,000,000
US spending on all cancer treatment $106,870,000,000
US spending on cigarettes $91,660,000,000 The chart depicts 93 blocks instead of 92.
US health care spending (2005 data)
Private insurance $785,900,000,000
Out-of-pocket $282,260,000,000 The chart depicts 250 blocks instead of 282.
Other private spending $79,000,000,000 The chart depicts 111 blocks instead of 79.
Total private spending $1,147,050,000,000
Medicare $387,070,000,000
Medicaid $351,980,000,000
Other government spending $219,000,000,000
Total Government spending $958,950,000,000
Total $2,106,000,000,000

NCAA budget[edit]

$5,640,000,000

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

Item Value Notes
Combined pay at Wall St. banks and securities firms $135,000,000,000
Mobile computing annual sales $220,000,000,000
Online spending in 2009 $251,070,000,000
Total annual tax breaks to the five largest oil companies $2,100,000,000
US annual oil and gas subsidies $41,000,000,000
Ethanol subsidies $5,000,000,000
Combined annual profits of the five largest oil companies $36,000,000,000
Combined annual profits of the ten largest health insurance companies $12,870,000,000
2010 lobbying $3,560,000,000
2005 lobbying $2,750,000,000
2000 lobbying $2,000,000,000
One B-2 bomber $2,500,000,000 The chart depicts 2 blocks instead of 3.

US R&D[edit]

Item Value
US annual corporate R&D $334,490,000,000
Information technology $46,560,000,000
Scientific technical, or professional services $31,060,000,000
Manufacturing industries (Unlabelled on the money chart) $236,151,000,000
Other $20,710,000,000

US GDP[edit]

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

Category Item Value Notes
US GDP
$14,545,950,000,000
Government
$1,980,640,000,000
Real estate
Non-rental real estate $1,737,500,000,000 The chart depicts 1736 blocks instead of 1738.
Rental and leasing $187,610,000,000
Total $1,925,210,000,000
Nondurable Goods
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 The chart depicts 14 blocks instead of 12.
Paper products $57,800,000,000 The chart depicts 62 blocks instead of 58.
Plastics and rubber products $58,410,000,000
Textile mills $18,130,000,000 The chart depicts 12 blocks instead of 18.
Printing and related supports $33,790,000,000
Total $739,300,000,000
Durable Goods
Computers and electronics $212,640,000,000
Metal products $125,590,000,000
Machinery $116,110,000,000
Wood products $21,530,000,000 Rounded down to 21 blocks.
Furniture $24,930,000,000
Other transportation equipment $93,440,000,000
Motor vehicles, trailers, and parts $80,560,000,000
Mineral products $39,360,000,000
Metals $44,710,000,000
Miscellaneous $81,390,000,000
Electrical equipment and components $53,260,000,000
Total $898,420,000,000 This appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $893,420,000,000.
Finance and insurance
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
Total $1,207,030,000,000
Professional and business services
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
Total $1,752,750,000,000
Health and education
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
Total $1,294,580,000,000 (This appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $1,249,580,000,000)
Utilities
$276,210,000,000
Other services
$345,540,000,000
Construction
$553,750,000,000
Mining
Mining (other than oil and gas) $50,380,000,000
Mining support $51,270,000,000
Oil and gas $145,990,000,000
Total $248,080,000,000
Agriculture
Farms $107,140,000,000
Forestry, fishing, and related $30,080,000,000
Total $137,120,000,000
Arts and entertainment
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 by Randall and should read $58,110,000,000
Accomodation [sic] $111,990,000,000
Total $528,620,000,000
Information
Information and data processing $78,300,000,000
Publishing (including software) $152,170,000,000
Film, video, and sound recording $61,610,000,000
Broadcasting and telecommunications $366,560,000,000
Total $658,630,000,000
Transportation and storage
Warehousing and storage $40,590,000,000
Water $14,730,000,000
Air $36,770,000,000 This appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $63,770,000,000
Rail $31,730,000,000
Truck $116,520,000,000 Rounded down to 116 blocks
Transit and land passenger $24,110,000,000 The chart depicts 22 blocks instead of 24
Pipeline $12,360,000,000
Other transport $97,560,000,000
Total $401,280,000,000

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 The chart depicts 19 blocks instead of 18.
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 The chart depicts 4 blocks instead of 6.
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 The chart depicts 2 blocks instead of 3.
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 The chart depicts 2 blocks instead of 3.

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 (the chart depicts 212 blocks instead of 211)
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


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

US household income[edit]

This section shows the money made every year in the US, broken into five pools of about $2 trillion each. The pools are sorted by income level—the top $2 trillion is made by a small number of wealthy households (the "one percent"), while the bottom $2 trillion represents the combined annual income of the poorer half of the country.

Note: Figures are only estimates—these statistics were computed using data from the Congressional Budget Office analysis of 2007 incomes, and have been subject to the normalizations detailed below.

Who # Households  % Households Typical income/year Income
The 1% 1.6 million 1.3 >$400,000 $1,397,000,000,000
High incomes 9 million 8 $150,000 - $400,000 $1,411,000,000,000
Upper incomes 18 million 16 $90,000 - $150,000 $1,553,000,000,000
Upper middle incomes 27 million 23 $55,000 - $90,000 $1,610,000,000,000
The bottom 50% 63 million ~50 <$55,000 $1,711,000,000,000
Total 118.6 million 98.3 $7,682,910,000,000

Amount needed[edit]

Type Amount Notes
Required for poverty-line income $2,602,000,000,000 This is the amount which must be set aside from each pool in order to leave $22,350—roughly a poverty-line income—for each family in that pool. If taxes cut into this region, then it forces the average after-tax income for the pool below the $22,350. (Of course, many families in this group make less than that already.)
Required for a middle-class income $4,874,000,000,000 This is the amount which must be set aside from each pool in order to leave $44,700—roughly double the poverty-line income—for each family in that pool.
Amount needed to give everyone an income over $100,000 $7,070,000,000,000 Amount which must be left in the pool to keep the average income above $100,000 (See descriptions below for details)
Amount needed to give everyone an income over $250,000 $8,836,000,000,000 Amount which must be left in the pool to keep the average income above $250,000 (See descriptions below for details)

Taxes[edit]

Type Amount Notes
State taxes $642,030,000,000 Unlike federal taxes, state taxes are regressive—the poor pay a higher percentage of their income than the rich. This is because sales taxes, a large component of state revenues, fall disproportionately on the poor.
Federal taxes $2,192,180,000,000 effective total federal taxes paid, after deductions and tax credits

Note on methodology: these totals were calculated from an analysis of the 2007 CBO report on effective federal tax rates by income. There were some mismatches between figures on total income from various sources, and between CBO tax rates and federal revenue. The income totals here were adjusted for inflation and then scaled slightly to match federal tax revenue. This should only affect the total reported income, and not the distribution of the tax burden or the rough makeup of the quintiles.

State government spending[edit]

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

US foreign military aid[edit]

Area Amount Notes
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 This appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $1,480,000,000.

US foreign humanitarian and economic aid[edit]

Area Amount
Total $34,410,000,000
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 Notes
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
Other $41,740,000,000 Rounded down to 41 blocks

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 to revenue, because the presence of the deduction may be affecting taxpayers' spending habits.

Area Deductions Notes
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 This appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $56,460,000,000.
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 Rounded down to 24 blocks.
Cafeteria plans $26,760,000,000 Rounded down to 26 blocks.
State and local bonds $19,560,000,000 Rounded down to 19 blocks.
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 Rounded down to 55 blocks
Child care $55,850,000,000 The chart depicts 104 blocks instead of 107.
Employer health plans $107,140,000,000
Making Work Pay (ending) $60,510,000,000 The chart depicts 64 blocks instead of 61.
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
Total $964,970,000,000

Federal spending[edit]

Item Value
Annual deficit $1,394,530,000,000
Additional receipts $83,230,000,000
Taxes raised $2,192,180,000,000

Disasters[