The 11 richest people in the world control in their combined net worths $1.106 trillion.
The total wealth of these 11 multi-billionaires is greater than the combined GDPs of Austria and Belgium, for instance.
But what is a trillion dollars?
A trillion dollars stacked up in one dollar bills would stretch nearly one quarter of the way to the moon. That stack of dollar bills would weigh about 10 tons.
To put one trillion into perspective in time—going back a billion seconds in time would take us to 1989. A trillion seconds in the path would land you in 30,000 B.C..
You could spend more than $54 million every single day for 50 years and still leave several thousand dollars left.
With $1 trillion, you could spend $1 million a day for more than 3,000 years.
In terms of what you could buy—well $1 trillion could but you every single professional sports league in the U.S. You could buy the NFL and then go out and snap up the NBA, NHL, and NASCAR and still have ¾ of your money left.
You could pay a year's salary for 18 million teachers.