Billion may refer to:

In numbers:

  • Long and short scales
    • 1,000,000,000 (number), one thousand million, 109, in the short scale
    • 1,000,000,000,000 (number), one million million, 1012, in the long scale

In other usage:

  • Billon (alloy), alloy of precious metal
  • Billion (company), a modem manufacturer
  • Golden billion, a Russian term for the wealthy people of the developed world
  • Jack Billion (born 1939), the 2006 Democratic Party candidate for governor of South Dakota
  • Mr. Billion, 1977 film by Jonathan Kaplan
  • Billion laughs, XML parser vulnerability

Other articles related to "billion":

... Q0906+6930 is the most distant known blazar (redshift 5.47 / 12.2 billion light years), discovered in July, 2004 ... black hole (SMBH) approximately 2 billion times the mass of the Sun (the mass of the Milky Way Galaxy is around 580 billion solar masses) ...
Zain - Financial Highlights
... announced the completion of its capital increase raising US$4.49 billion (KWD1.2 billion) with 29% of all shareholders subscribing ... The number of subscribed shares exceeded 1.4 billion, bringing the total number of Zain shares to 4.28 billion with total shareholders’ equity reaching US$6.42 billion ...
Three Gorges Dam - Economics
... The government estimated that the Three Gorges Dam project would cost 180 billion yuan (US$22.5 billion) ... By the end of 2008, spending had reached 148.365 billion yuan, among which 64.613 billion yuan was spent on construction, 68.557 billion yuan on relocating ... generated 1,000 terawatt-hours (3,600 PJ) of electricity, yielding 250 billion yuan ...
Arcade Game - List of Highest-grossing Arcade Video Games - Best-selling Arcade Video Game Franchises
... Gross revenue Gross revenue Pac-Man 1980 526,412 3503 !$3.503 billion 7616 !$7.616 billion Street Fighter 1987 500,000 1500 !$1.5 billion 2400 !$2.4 billion Space Invaders 1978 360,000 2600 !$2.702 ...
Tire - Manufacturing
... Over one billion tires are manufactured annually, making the tire industry a major consumer of natural rubber ... In 2015 alone, 1.72 billion tires are expected to be sold globally ... In 2004, $80 billion of tires were sold worldwide, in 2010 it was $140 billion ...

Famous quotes containing the word billion:

    Night’s brittle song, silver-thin
    Shatters into a billion fragments
    Of quiet shadows
    At the blaring jazz
    Of a morning sun.
    Frank Marshall Davis (b. 1905)

    SING a song of ‘sistence
    Pocket full of Eye
    Two billion Turtle-doves
    Mourning in a sty
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Imagine spending four billion years stocking the oceans with seafood, filling the ground with fossil fuels, and drilling the bees in honey production—only to produce a race of bed-wetters!
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)