It's about the number of Users on Facebook.
It's about seven times the number of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold.
In other words, the count of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold is 0.1 times 1,440,000,000.(figures as of 2015)
First published in 1859, Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two CIties is the best-selling novel of all time, for which complete sales figures are available, having sold an estimates 200 million copies. The novel itself contains 135,420 words.
It's about one-fifteenth the number of Chickens in the World.
In other words, the count of Chickens in the World is 13 times 1,440,000,000.(a.k.a. fowl) (Gallus gallus domesticus) (2011 figures) (average population)
The most numerous domesticated animals in the world, the estimated average population of chickens worldwide is 19 billion animals. Of these, about 6.4 billion birds produce the world's supply of chicken eggs.
It's about seventeen-and-a-half times the number of Copies of Wii Sports Sold.
In other words, 1,440,000,000 is 17.41 times the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold, and the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold is 0.05744 times that amount.(a.k.a. Wii スポーツ, a.k.a. Wi Supotsu) (2006 edition) (sales figures as of March 31, 2015)
Wii Sports, the version that was bundled with the original Wii console, has sold 82.69 million units as of March, 2015.
It's about twenty times the number of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011).
In other words, the count of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011) is 0.045 times 1,440,000,000.(sales figures as of 2011) (1982 release)
Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, has sold 65 million copies since its release. Following its release in 1982, the album — which contains hits like "Thriller," "Beat It," and "Billie Jean" — won eight (8) Grammy Awards in 1984.
It's about forty times the number of people in The State of California.
In other words, 1,440,000,000 is 37.56 times the count of people in The State of California, and the count of people in The State of California is 0.02662 times that amount.(2014 figures) (Department of Finance estimate)
California, the most populous state in the United States, is home to 38,340,000 people (larger than the population of the entire country of Canada, with 35,540,419 people). Over ten percent of the population — 3,904,657 people — reside in the city of Los Angeles.
It's about 60 times the number of Books in the Library of Congress (2013).
In other words, 1,440,000,000 is 61.037469 times the count of Books in the Library of Congress (2013), and the count of Books in the Library of Congress (2013) is 0.016383379 times that amount.(2013 figures) (total of books only)
As of September, 2013, The Library of Congress had 23,592,066 books in its catalog and a total of 158,007,115 physical items.