The current Federal Debt to the Penny from the U.S.Treasury Department
Many people have trouble conceiving just how much money a trillion dollars is. While there are hundreds of billionaires, even the richest amongst them only has assets equaling about 4 or 5% of a trillion dollars.
The census estimates that the current population of the United States is 304,931,288. A trillion dollars is approximately $3,279.43 for every man, woman, and child in our country. The current debt per capita therefore exceeds $31,000.
To put it another way, in 2003, the total economic output of only 7 countries was greater than 1 trillion dollars. That means that our total debt is well over 7 times as large as the economies (not just the debt) of all but the 7 largest economies in the world.