Thursday, March 05, 2009

One Trillion Dollars

(orig)(Jonah Goldberg)

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Anonymous said...

One estimate of the total gold produced throughout history is 10 Billion ounces or a cube 82 feet on a side. At $1000/ounce, that's only $10 Trillion. The world's GDP is estimated at $50 Trillion and the book value of world assets is much higher and unmeasurable.

It has been estimated that 70 Billion people have ever lived. If each is given coffin 2' x 2' x 6', a rectangular prism 8243' x 8243' x 24727' would hold them all.

Just trying to wrap my head around that diagram. Cheers! ~Jimmy

Loren Heal said...

If you go through the whole post at the link Jonah gave, your head will wrap much better.

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