The USA meaning of a billion is a thousand million, or one followed by nine noughts (1,000,000,000).

Increasingly in this country we are using the USA meaning of a billion for these big numbers, and a trillion for the old UK meaning of one followed by twelve noughts.

## Why is a billion different in the US?

In British English, a billion used to be equivalent to a million million (i.e. 1,000,000,000,000), while in American English it has always equated to a thousand million (i.e. 1,000,000,000). In British English, a trillion used to mean a million million million (i.e. 1,000,000,000,000,000,000).

## How many millions is a billion US?

1000 millions make a billion. Hence the extra three zeros. 1 million = 1,000,000. 1 billion = 1,000,000,000.

## What is a million in America?

In the US it’s equal to one thousand million (1,000,000,000)

## What is an American trillion?

The American billion is one thousand million: 1,000,000,000. The trillion is also the American version now – one thousand billion.

## How much is a zillion?

How many is a zillion? 1 million = 1,000,000. 1 billion = 1,000,000,000 or 1,000,000,000,000 depending on if using the long or short scale.

## How many zeros are in a gazillion?

Gazzen, from Latin earthly edge , or end of the earth, abbreviated to gaz (literally 28,819 ancient Greek miles 12, been one full revolution of the globe). Therefore a Gazillion has (28819 x 3) zeros and a Gazillion is…