How much is $700 billion?

October 1, 2008 5:17:16 PM PDT
To help put the financial rescue plan in perspective, $700 billion is the same as:

  • $2,300 for every man, woman and child in the country
    If everyone paid $1 every day, it would take more than six years to pay off.

  • The equivalent of the entire fortunes of more than half of the Forbes 400 richest people.

  • 25,000 A. Rods
    New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez makes $28 million per year.