# What does a Billion Mean ? Definition and Examples.

A billion is equal to 1000 millions or 1 million thousands. It is also the same as 999 millions plus 1 million.

We write 1 billion in standard form as 1,000,000,000.

As you can see, it is a 1 followed by 9 zeros.

With an exponent, you can write it as 10^{9}

## Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

- Click on the HTML link code below.
- Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.