How Much Money is There in the World?

How much money is there in the world is a difficult question to answer. First of all, there are differences between actual printed and coined money, which is an enormous amount since the Lydians of ancient Anatolia (modern Turkey) first coined money thousands of years ago, and the amount of theoretical money (including loans, mortgages, bonds, stocks, etc.). If one is actually trying to find the world’s total wealth, one might do well to add together every country’s GDP (gross domestic product).