Showing You The Money... All Of It

Tyler Durden's picture

Ever wondered what would happen if someone actually "showed you the money"? Well, here it is. All of it.

via XKCD h/t Peter Eller

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Cheesy Bastard's picture

Pssh.  There isnt even a section for didodecaquadrillions.

paarsons's picture

I don't know what you guys are talking about.

There is so much global debt that there is no money no matter how long you run the printing presses.

That's why deflation is inescapable.

flacon's picture

The underlying question that must be asked is...."What is a "dollar"?"

Taint Boil's picture

Holy Fucking charts batman! Quick Robin … give me the debt spray.

Dane Bramage's picture

Show me the currency!  I know, it doesn't have the same ring but, the picture? that ain't money!

sqz's picture

Anyone know where to download a version of this?

ThatGuyEhler's picture


The above is low resolution, and from what I can tell he doesn't allow actually downloading the hi-res file. You can view it on the website, but that's about it. He is selling the posters here for $15:

dwdollar's picture

Anyone else feel like beating a Boomer's ass after seeing "Typical household net worth by head of household's age" at the bottom left?

Bent Nail's picture

Hogwarts? HOGWARTS?

OMFG. Seriously . . . . Hogwarts.

Harlequin001's picture

C'mon guys, there is some good news. You can still buy a six million dollar man for less than thirty mil, just...

trav7777's picture

staggering is the wealth even of a multibillionaire...Geffen buys 300M worth of art.  I mean, just jawdropping that someone can actually own stuff that is nearly the exclusive province of major museums.

And then Slim and the Waltons are on a whole 'nuther level.  The wedding costs for that shitstain Prince and his whore wife...$80M for that shit?  Fucking what a waste.  But, Lakshmi spent even more on his daughter's wedding.  And the dude has a skyscraper for a house in Bombay.

It's just really incredible at an entirely new level, though, what the USG spends yearly.  Or even the deficit.  Even one Ford CVN is beyond all but the most obscenely rich individuals.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Goes to show what dumbasses the rich are.

FatFingered's picture

Awesome chart, TD!  It will take some time to go through.  I hope it has the Rothschild's empire included.  If not...viola



Oh regional Indian's picture

What is a dollar?

The visible part of the flow from the great Debt reservoir. That pit of darkness.



merizobeach's picture

Rockefeller and Rothschild are conspicuously absent.  Maybe they're on the Quadrillions panel.

Bring the Gold's picture

Rockefeller and Rothschild: "Assidiously hiding the true amount of our wealth since 1900"

Ghordius's picture

Literally awesome. Will come handy during the times where calculation is even more difficult.

A Nimitz Class Carrier for nearly 5 billions? I still calculated one for one, for example...

daveedollar's picture

Nope.  Nor the "greatest generation", genX or Y or even young children.  What's your point?


dwdollar's picture

That I want to beat a Boomer. Boomers are generally rude and nearly impossible to please, yet they have the most wealth. Coincidence? I don't think so. More like spoiled.

Use of Weapons's picture

The poster is well worth it - a lot of research went into the poster, and despite some glaring omissions, is fairly certain to be 100% correct.


Plus, your office will look great with it on the wall!

TheSilverJournal's picture

All of this money that has been printed and all of the money that is about to be printed in order to save the banks makes me think that deflationists are sick delusional characters trapped by group think brought about by bankers, politicians, and the media. Open your eyes deflationists. The one thing that is certain is that the money printers will print. 

Mine Is Bigger's picture

You would think so.  Yet, Japan still continues to suffer from deflation.

Harlequin001's picture

Yes but Japan has always had a market to export to and a balance of payments surplus. That's no longer the case.

Welcome to the collapse.

If you want to know about deflation just look at the cash held on deposit at the CB's. Cash held as wealth is latent inflation, and the more the CB's print to bailout banks turns more of their would be losses into cash.

The deflation took place when the cash was created and not spent. Now we get the inflation...

trav7777's picture

how's the Jap gold price looking to you?  That look like deflation?

Mine Is Bigger's picture

So, if the glold price in a country's currency is rising, that country is experiencing inflation?  Hmm ...

Harlequin001's picture

No it is experiencing a higher gold price. Gold is a store of value; it is only a matter of time before it gets sold and the money flows into higher prices which is inflation. Gold is therefore what prevents inflation because other products do not rise in value when you buy it.

The trick is to maintain a low gold price and low inflation, which can only be achieved through derivatives and tools like ETF's...

But I suspect that you already knew that...


SilverRhino's picture

Start grabbing screenshots at low levels and stitching them together. 

Old. No. 7's picture

Ding! I see gold, where be the silver?

erg's picture

Speaking of silver; from Harvey Organ's blog tonight.

Today the Globe and Mail announced Eric has filed a short form follow up Prospectus for a billion five physical silver, holy jeepers, it could be approved in as little as two weeks people tell me, and he can trigger it OVERNIGHT without warning. Just bang if he has the orders. WE can all know what happened with his last Physical Silver Issue, it was 580 million blasted Silver 18 to 50 bucks in 5 months.

SilverRhino's picture

40 billion ounces - 1.280 TRILLION.   Not even two blue fucking dots.   that's .... just DAMN. 

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture



trav7777's picture

gold is what it is; not that important.  Production is bigger, oil is bigger, there are lots of things people want that are bigger than gold.

The system of trade hasn't run on gold for eons.  The Sterling Bill and real bills formed the basis of global trade 100s of years ago and far eclipsed the gold system.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Dude, you really need to get your shit together.

zerohedgeJUNKIE's picture

wall street guys have the same predicament.

Carlyle Groupie's picture

What about the pentiCON? Same predicament?

Show me the lost money bitchez!

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture


Show me the gold, Bernanke.

Shocker's picture

True, but that is a well laid out graph. Great Job!

Libertarian777's picture

Actually a dollar is 371 and 4/16ths grains of 999 silver.

A treasury silver certificate was a bearer note on a government held dollar.

A federal reserve note is a counerfeit. It looks almoat exactly like a silver certificate, but, being counterfeit, the us treasury will not redeem it for silver.

mynhair's picture

What is that in grains of cordite?

Pladizow's picture

All wrong!

A dollar is a book entry, a figment of your immagination!

A dollar is Santa Claus, the easter bunny and perhaps most appropriately the boogy man!

Carlyle Groupie's picture

Or to some, A Dollar is a god.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Wait, wait.....

The dollar does represent god, but let's be specific:  it represents god incarnate; the form; the tree/the bush, what have you; hence why it 'tis green.

The snake of the tree, it is the mind of the nature


The capture (CAP T'URE/CAP TOUR)

The form of knowledge

The caduceus

The tree of life, embodied

This is the dollar, yes, this is what they will have you believe

Libertarian777's picture

Actually i'm not sure. Was the 1792 coinage act repealed? Just because the frns are now commonly called a 'dollar' doesn't make it so. If i call a piece of dry shit 'gold' and convince 10,000 ppl to call it gold, is it still shit or is it gold?

However bernake would probably say silver (and hence the dollar, properly defined) is not 'money'.

Just my 2 (copper) cents