How Much Does a Million Dollars Weigh?


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In the form of $100 U.S. bills, $1 million weighs just over 22 pounds. When smaller denominations of currency are used, $1 million weighs more because more bills are needed.

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Paper currency weighs 1 gram regardless of the denomination. One pound contains 454 bills, so a stack of $100 bills that weighs 1 pound has a value of $45,400. Dividing $1 million by 45,400 results in a weight of 22.02 pounds. One could easily fit $1 million in cash into a rolling suitcase for travel, though electronic bank transfers are generally used instead of cash for transactions involving large sums of money.

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