A trillion dollars is an unimaginably large sum, yet it’s only around 1% of the world’s GDP, and is roughly the same valuation of Google, Microsoft or Amazon. Rowan Hooper, author of “How To Spend A Trillion Dollars”, joins me on this episode to share how 10 of the world’s biggest problems can be solved with just a trillion dollars. Rowan shares more insights into these global problems, why governments aren’t doing anything to solve them, and he answers the question we’ve all been asking ourselves: Is it too late to reverse the damage we’ve done?
[02:14] How much is a trillion dollars?
[05:51] Ensuring the money is spent appropriately
[12:42] The problems to solve
[16:33] Why governments don’t solve these problems
[21:05] What Rowan learnt whilst writing the book
[26:28] Cows destroy our planet
[29:50] Rowan’s journey
[33:46] Additional learnings
[38:17] How Rowan would spend one trillion dollars
[40:24] Rowan’s journey after writing the book
[44:00] The responsibility of the world’s richest
[47:43] Is it too late to change?
[51:18] Rowan’s experience writing the book
[52:21] Creating a new life form