The billionaire Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was making so much money, he spent $2,500 a month on rubber bands to bundle up his stacks of cash. He annually wrote off 10% as spoilage due to rats chewing on money stored in warehouses.
In Greece, Italy, Spain and Germany, workers get a Christmas bonus of one month’s salary by law.
The US flew nearly $12bn in shrink-wrapped $100 bills into Iraq, then distributed the cash with no proper control over who was receiving it and how it was being spent.
Canada has a 100kg(220lbs.) $1,000,000 coin.
US income inequality is on par with Russia and Turkey.
In the biggest run in Las Vegas history, a gambler turned 50$ into over 40 million dollars before losing it all.
There are more American $100 bills in Russia than there are in the United States.
It costs the US Mint approximately 1.5 cents to make every 1 cent coin (and approximately 6 cents to make the nickel, worth 5 cents). This means that they lose money on every penny and nickel they produce – a total of $22million in 2009 alone.
U.S. Dollar bills are made from cotton.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.