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In Great Britain one billion dollars is one million million dollars. In the United States of America one billion dollars is one thousand million dollars.

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What is a british billion equal to?

109, the same as the American billion.

What is the new meaning of the British English word billion?

A British billion is equal to an American billion in modern use.(Formerly, a British billion used to be equal to a US Trillion)

Is an American billion equal to a british billion?

it is now....due to American bullying 1 british billion was 1,000,000,000,000 (a bi-million...or million to the power 2) the American billion was 1,000,000,000 and the Americans got their way and everyone now has to conform

What is the difference between billion and trillion?

In the more widely-used American numbering system, a billion is equal to one thousand million (1,000,000,000) while a trillion is equal to one million million (1,000,000,000), a difference of 999,000,000,000. In the British and Commonwealth system, a billion is equal to one million million (1,000,000,000,000) while a trillion is equal to one million million million (1,000,000,000,000,000,000), a difference of 999,999,000,000,000,000.

How much is bill gates worth in pounds?

He is worth about 4.4 billion pounds because an American billion is less than a British billion. An American billion is 1000 million pounds whilst a British billion is a million million pounds

What is 2.2 billion?

If you're British... 2.2 Billion = 2,200,000,000,000 If you're American... 2.2 Billion = 2,200,000,000

What is 1 million million?

one British billion, or one thousand American billion

How many million are there in billion?

It depends upon whether you use British or American reckoning- a US billion is a thousand million, a British billion is a million million.

What was the difference between an American million and an English million?

There is no difference between the long scale million and a short scale million. There is a difference between the billion in these two scales. The American use the short scale so 1 billion to them is 1,000,000,000 or 10^9. We used to use the long scale so 1 billion is 1,000,000,000,000 or 10^12. It should be noted that for simplicity reasons especially with currency the UK have switched to the short scale system as well.

Is 8.5 billion the same as 50 billion?

No - the difference between the two is 41.5 billion.

What is 1 percent of a trillion?

10 billion, in the American nubmer system.10,000 billion in the British system.

Half of a billion?

Half of an American billion is 500,000,000 (500 million). Half of a British billion is 500,000,000,000 (500 thousand million).