Fact Slides

Money facts

90% of US$ bills carry traces of Cocaine.

The first Credit Card was created because of the embarrassment of a man who had to pay for dinner but forgot his wallet.

US debt is 10 times larger than the US$ in circulation.

All US$ coins and bills in circulation today are worth US$1.2 trillion.

66% of all US$ cash are held overseas.

The World’s first paper money was created in China 1,400 years ago

Changing the US$1 bill for a US$1 coin would save US$4.4 billion in 30 years.

More Monopoly Money is printed in a year than Real Money.

If you have $10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.

A Penny costs 2.4 cents to manufacture

The key to happiness is spending your money on experiences rather than possessions, according to studies.

There’s US$75 trillion in the entire world. If this is distributed amongst all people on Earth, each person will have less than $11,000.

The blood you donate is sold on the open market and it’s a US$4.5 billion per year industry.

The International Space Station is the most expensive object ever built, at US$150 billion.

Bob Marley’s final words were “Money can’t buy life.”

McDonald’s makes about US$75 million per day.

Apple earns US$300,000 per minute.

All of the 20 richest women in the world –except for #17– inherited their money from either their husband or their father.

Americans spent more than US$15 billion on jeans in 2005.

Americans spent about US$61.4 billion on their pets in 2011.

Drug lord Pablo Escobar had so much cash that rats ate almost $1 billion of his money each year.

At a spending rate of $1 million a day, it would take Bill Gates 218 years to spend all his money.

Until the WWII, tea bricks were used as money in Siberia.

Sea shells were once commonly used in many parts of the world as money.

Spending money on others yields more happiness than spending it on yourself a study concluded.

34.5% of the money the average American takes home is spent on interest, including credit cards and auto loans.

Paper money can transport live flu virus for over two weeks.

2 out of 3 inherited family fortunes are lost by the new generation, a study in the U.S. found.

Arguing about money is the top predictor of divorce, a study found.

47% of Americans say they cannot cover a US$400 emergency expense without borrowing money or selling something.

If you die homeless or with no money in New York City, you are buried by prisoners on Hart Island in a mass grave: up to 1000 per grave for children and 50 for adults.

Americans spend more money on pets yearly than Germany spends on its entire defense budget.

The 100 richest people in the world earned enough money in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times.

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