I heard a song the other day that I haven’t heard in a while. It’s called “If I had a million dollars”, which is an excellent song from a band called Barenaked Ladies.
I thought if I had a million dollars in cash I would want all the money to be in $100 bills.
I think it would be impressive to see several stacks of $100 bills knowing that there are a million dollars sitting in front of you.
Then I started thinking.
I wonder how much 1 million dollars would weigh if every bill was a $100 bill?
So I did some math to figure it out. It is an easy task once you know the steps to take which I will show you here.
You can use the same method to determine the weight of any amount of money you choose.
The first step is to figure out how many $100 bills would equal 1 million dollars.
Divide 1,000,000 by 100 to get the answer.
1,000,000 / 100 = 10,000
So you will have 10,000 of these $100 bills to make up 1 million dollars.
The next step is to determine the weight of 1 bill.
An interesting fact about paper bills in the USA is that all the bills weigh the same regardless of their value. So a $20 bill weighs the same as a $10 bill and a $100 bill.
The weight of all bills in the USA is 1 gram.
The next step is to take the number of bills and multiply by 1 to get the weight in grams.
10,000 x 1 = 10,000 grams.
So you now know that 1 million dollars in $100 bills weigh 10,000 grams.
Now if you want to know how much weight that is in pounds, convert 10,000 grams into pounds by multiplying using a conversion factor of 0.0022.
10,000 x 0.0022 = 22 pounds.
You now know that 1 million dollars in $100 bills weigh 22 pounds.
If you want to convert this weight into any other unit of weight measurement, use our conversion calculator here to do the math for you.
What about the weight of 1 million dollars with coins?
You can use the same method of determining the weight of any amount of money as long as you know the weight of the coin you are using.
If you convert that into pounds it equals 551,155 pounds. That’s over half a million pounds of pennies!
1 Million dollars in nickels equals 220,460 pounds and 1 million dollars in dimes weigh 50,000 pounds.