What can $611 billion buy?
Boston.com
At published rates for this year, $611 billion translates into almost 14 million free rides for a year at Harvard University . Tuition and fees at the University of Massachusetts-Boston could be paid for over 53 million years.
Nearly 14 million years' worth of tuition, room, and board at Harvard
At published rates for this year, $611 billion translates into almost 14 million free rides for a year at Harvard University.

Tuition and fees at the University of Massachusetts-Boston could be paid for over 53 million years.
(At left, 2006 MIT graduates played with a hot air balloon ball/Globe File Photo)