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How much does a million 1 dollar bills weigh?


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June 19, 2015 8:16PM

The short answer is about 2200 pounds, or quite literally OVER ONE US TON! Actually to be precise here, they would weigh 2204.622621 pounds, or one standard metric ton ("tonne") - a heck of a lot of weight!

I guess that would make it impossible to carry around $1 million in singles...well I suppose if you used a pickup truck...but I digress, I guess it would be much better to use $100 bills, as that would cut it down to only 22.046226 pounds (given you've got a million in cash that is)!

OK, so how did I get to that figure, you ask? Take a look below (and consequently feel free to check my math as it's not always my strongest subject).

Given that a dollar bill (actually any denomination bill) weighs 1 gram, it stands that 1 million dollar bills would weigh 1 million grams.

There are 453.59237 grams in a pound - and therefore the same number of dollars per pound.

1,000,000 / 453.59237 = 2204.622621

Conclusion: 1 million dollar bills = 2204.622621 pounds!

Using the same math if we made it $1 million in $100 bills (which is 10,000 of them) it would weigh a little bit over 22 pounds (22.04622621 to be exact).

The math on that is either the original 2204.622421 pounds / 100 = 22.04622421

OR - the long way to check that is 10,000 $100 bills would weigh 10,000 grams. 10,000 / 453.59237 = 22.04622621 pounds.

NOTE: I found the weight of a bill by looking on the internet, and I think it may even have been here on wiki actually.