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:

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

    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)