The number of $900 trillion amounts to almost 62 times the size of the annual gross domestic product of the United States. And the combined wealth of the 10 richest people in America doesn’t add up to to $1 trillion.
But Fausat Ogunbayo from Staten Island wants $900 trillion from New York for putting her two children in a foster home over three years ago.
In court documents filed in Brooklyn last week, Forbes.com reported that Ogunbayo filed suit last week, seeking compensation for economic hardship and injuries, and violation of her and her children’s civil rights from the city and the Administration for Children’s Services.
The city removed the children from Ogunbayo’s custody in Jume 2008, according to SILive.com. Court documents said Ogunbayo was mentally unstable and had refused treatment, allegedly suffered from hallucinations and delusions, and also left the boys at home alone for long durations while she was at work.
But in a separate case last month, the state Appellate Court vacated the Family Court ruling, and determined there was no evidence that the children were ever in "imminent danger" or harm from Ogunbayo, 46.
The International Business Times reported that the largest settlement to an individual from New York City came in the 2003 Staten Island ferry dock crash, when $18,278,000 went to James McMillan, paralyzed in the accident. Meanwhile, the national debt comes in at around $15 trillion.
Also, according to the International Business Times, Kobe Bryant, who earns $25.2-million per year, would have to work close to 36 million years to earn $900 trillion.