In spite of everything, a $100.00 bill still carries some cache as walking around money. Answers.com - How tall is 1 million dollars in 100 dollar bills A US dollar bill is reportedly .0043 inches thick. Assuming the same for a 100 dollar bill, a stack of 100 dollar bills totalling one million dollars would be 43 inches tall. It takes 10,000 such bills to equal a million dollars. 10,000 X .0043 = 43 inches. Interestingly, using these measurements, a billion dollars would be just over 3583 feet tall, and a trillion dollars would be just over 678.66 miles tall! <snip> So a stack of $100 bills tall enough to equal a Trillion dollars is 678.66 miles tall. A stack of $100 bills tall enough to equal 13 Trillion, our debt, conservatively, is 8,822 miles. So, let's pretend that we stacked up 13 trillion American $100 bills in Hong Kong and it tipped over and fell with the wind westward. Assuming it held together pretty well and didn't "fluff up" too much, a couple trillion dollars would clear the east border of California and fall into Nevada. Jackpot! How much more debt do we need to "Stack Up" before it starts to impress people?