Simple question: How many is a Billion?
Awkward Answer: It’s not always what you think it is.
First, if you are American, then a billion is one-thousand-million:
This is known as a short-scale billion.
However, many British people regard a billion as one-million-million:
Which is known as a long-scale billion.
This is despite the fact that “officially” in the UK since 1974…