WHAT’S IN A BILLION?

  • If you had $1 billion and spent $1,000 per day, it would take you 2,740 years to spend it.
  • Earth’s oceans will completely disappear in about one billion years due to rising temperatures from our maturing sun.
  • More than one billion people on earth are between the ages of 15 and 24.
  • To cook one billion pounds of pasta, you’d need two billion gallons of water — enough to fill naerly 75,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.
  • The first billion-dollar corporation in the U.S. emerged in 1901 — United States Steel.
  • It took from the beginning of time until 1800 for the world’s population to reach one billion, but only 130 years more for it to reach two billion — in 1930.
  • Nearly one billion Barbie dolls (including friends and family) have been sold since 1959. Placed head to toe, the dolls would circle the Earth more than three times.
  • There are about one billion red blood cells in two to three drops of blood.
  • The first year in which the U.S.national debt exceeded $1 billion was 1863.
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