Updated: Bin Laden Cost The US 3 Trillion Dollars

May 17, 2011 4:03 am

We had spotted some stats on how much Bin Laden Cost the US, the stat was some 1 trillion dollars – today we spotted another estimate

“As we mark Osama bin Laden’s death, what’s striking is how much he cost our nation–and how little we’ve gained from our fight against him. By conservative estimates, bin Laden cost the United States at least $3 trillion over the past 15 years, counting the disruptions he wrought on the domestic economy, the wars and heightened security triggered by the terrorist attacks he engineered, and the direct efforts to hunt him down.”

Statistics Source: The Atlantic

How do we digest this number? Try this: US GDP is some  13 plus Trillion Dollars. Or this: Adolf Hitler cost the US some 4.4 Trillion in 2011 Dollars.

For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter

Leave a Reply