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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: YouSir
The "problem" with having that much cash is, it's very difficult to do anything with it.
Sure you can buy houses and luxury items, but to make any big investments like what you're talking about would require that money to be in a bank somewhere, or in the form of some kind of regulated security. I think even Elon Musk might raise an eyebrow or three if an investor said he wanted to invest a billion or so...and then whistled to a U-haul truck to start backing into the loading dock to start unloading the tons of cash money. Well, maybe not, but you get the point.
As hard as it is to believe, having that much cash almost becomes a burden. It's not very mobile, and it takes an army to move it around. Plus, if it gets very far out of your circle of control, theft becomes an increasing problem.
originally posted by: starviego
originally posted by: 727Sky
The 22 billion was just in one room...
Doing some quick calculations of the main pile-- 12 rows deep, 30 across, and about 3' high, with a max 3000 bills per 12" stack, assuming all $100 bills,--you'd have about $324 Million there. Still impressive, but not exactly 22 Billion.
originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: glend
I and others call BS on 22 billion, I don't know if anyone has any idea how much physical space 22 billion in cash would take up.