Billion

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

Famous quotes containing the word billion:

    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)

    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)

    Even one billion Chinese do not a superpower make.
    John Lukacs (b. 1924)