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:

    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)

    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)

    ... men and women are not yet free.... The slavery of greed endures. Little child workers, the hope of the future, are sacrificed to industry. Young men are sent out by the billion to die for profits.... We must destroy industrial slavery and build industrial democracy.... The people everywhere must come into possession of the earth [second, third, and fourth ellipses in source].
    Sara Bard Field (1882–1974)