Hillary Clinton's 55,000 Pages of Emails: A Whole Lot of Paper

That many pages might take the average person more than 76 days to read.

ByABC News
July 5, 2016, 11:31 AM

— -- The FBI has concluded that no charges should be brought against Hillary Clinton after its yearlong investigation into her sending over 55,000 pages of emails over a private email server while serving as secretary of state.

That’s a lot of paper.

With the average ream of paper measuring two inches thick, 55,000 pieces of paper stacked on top of each other is high enough to let someone climb up and change a light bulb 18 feet high -- or even higher if the person stood on top.

The average piece of paper can fit about 500 words, single-spaced, so that much paper could fit more than 27 million words, which would take the average person, who types 40 words per minute, more than a year to type. It would take the average person, who can read a page in about two minutes, more than 76 days to read.

With one tree making more than 16 reams of paper, it may have taken six trees to create those 55,000 pieces of paper.

Watch the video for more examples to help you visualize how much paper 55,000 pages really is.