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In an American and general usage, a million million – 1,000,000,000,000 or 1012. A European billion is a million times larger than this, or 1018. Counting one number every second, 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one (American) trillion. The first trillion-dollar lawsuit ($116 trillion) was filed in August 2002 by 600 family members against a company run by Osama bin Laden's family, Saudi Arabian princes, and Sudan.

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