Trillion is the million million amount . Saying number is expressed by the unit followed by twelve zeros : 1.000.000.000.000 . This means that one billion equals 10 raised to twelfth power . The prefix Tera represents the billion in the International System of Units .
For example: “National banks accumulate a debt of more than one billion euros”, “I would like to have a billion dollars, but I settle for half a million”, "The government says that the economy can only be reactivated with a capital investment of one billion pesos", "I can't imagine what a billion dollars is".
It is important to note that the concept of a billion that we use in the language Spanish is different from the billion of the language English . Billion, therefore, refers to one billion (the unit followed by nine zeros: 1,000,000,000), which usually leads to confusion in translations. What in our language is a billion, then, for the English language it is a trillion. It cannot be ignored that there is a big difference between one billion (1,000,000,000) and one million (1,000,000,000,000).
That concept of a billion, as equivalent to one billion, it should be noted that it has its origin in the sixteenth century and that it was not only adopted in England but also in other countries such as Greece, Brazil or also in Turkey.
So far the two people who have managed to get closer to owning that billion are:
• John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937). This is an American tycoon focused primarily on the oil sector that founded the Standard Oil company, which became the largest in the world. And, according to some analyzes, at this time the fortune that he managed to amass would amount to about 0.19 billion or what is the same 190,000 million dollars.
• William Bill Henry Gates III (1955). One of the founders of the well-known computer and technology company Microsoft Corporation is this, better known simply as Bill Gates, which, according to studies undertaken within the financial field, has been able to add a capital of 0.09 billion, that is, some 90,000 million dollars. In this way, that one has become one of the richest men on the entire planet.
A billionaire therefore it can be a person which has a wealth of one billion dollars, euros, etc. or a million million. No person has managed to accumulate wealth of one million millions of any strong currency; however, if many subjects have a billion. This last group refers to the English term of billionaire, which is usually translated as billionaire or multimillionaire .
In addition to all of the above, it is worth highlighting a solidarity action that is carried out and that uses the term we are now analyzing in its name. It is about “A billion standing for justice,” which is an international demonstration that takes place in Mexico with the clear purpose of rejecting violence against women.