It would cost 17.85 trillion dollars to cover Washington state in Washingtons.

How about covering Lincoln, Nebraska in Lincolns?

Or Jackson, Mississippi in Jacksons?

It would cost 17.85 trillion dollars to cover Washington state in Washingtons.

How about covering Lincoln, Nebraska in Lincolns?

Or Jackson, Mississippi in Jacksons?

If Oprah converted her net worth to pennies, she could circle the Earth 128 times.

P.S. This works with any of the Forbes Top 400. Warren Buffett, for example, could circle the Earth 2092 times.

Fun with the Forbes 400

If Warren Buffett divided his wealth evenly among all living people, how big would your check be?

Each person would get $7.36.

Similar calculations can be done with other Forbes 400 billionaires. Say Bill Gates split his wealth with the population of the United States?

What fun calculations can you do with the Forbes 400?

One Million Miles…of Debt

So just how high is the US debt ceiling? According to Wolfram|Alpha, if the amount of the debt ceiling, $14.294 trillion, was a stack of $1 bills, you wouldn’t hit your head for one million miles!

That is 4.2 times the mean distance between the Earth and the Moon:

And because we can, here is how long it would take light to travel that distance: