Apple is Bigger than the Entire 1977 US Stock...
Yup. Here’s S&P’s Howard Silverblatt via Brendan Conway at Barron’s: Apple is trading at a new high of $695 per share (old high was $685.50), with a total market value of $651.5 billion. When I started at S&P in May of 1977 the entire market value of the S&P 500 was $623 billion (T was #1 with $38B, then IBM, XON, GM and GE – EK was #6 and S, which was Sears,...
Annual Prescription Drug Sales in the United...
For the year of 2010*, total prescription drug sales in the United States amounted to 307 billion dollars. The top 20 prescription drugs by sales came to 78.3 billion dollars in 2010. Apple, with a market cap of 621 billion dollars, is worth more than two years of medications. With revenue north of 100 billion a year, Apple generates more sales than the top 20 drugs on the market. *- growth...
Apple is Worth More than 300 Years of Irish Beer...
The Irish people drink 91 litres of beer per head annually. That works out to almost 275 million pints of beer every year. If the average pint is a little over 4 GBP (or 7 dollars), we’re talking almost $2 billion a year. With Apple’s market cap now t $550,000,000, it is worth the annual beer consumption of Ireland - 300 times over! Happy St. Patricks Day from Josh and GYSC!
The Construction of the Interstate Highway System
One of the more ambitious public works projects ever done in the United States was the construction of the Interstate Highway System. Over 35 years from 1956 to 1991, some 47 thousand miles of highway were built with the program at an estimated cost of 477 billion dollars (estimates in 1996 dollars, 2006, and 2009; inflation adjusted). With a market cap of 487 billion dollars, Apple is...
Apple Is Worth More Than 1 Billion iPads
OK, this one gets a little meta, but bear with me… Today Apple stock finally crossed over the $500 per share mark, meaning that a single share now costs more than an iPad2 (which starts at $499.00 on Apple’s website. Put another way, the entire market cap of Apple would buy you just a smidge over $1 billion iPads - just in case you were playing Santa Claus to the entire galaxy or...
The United States Aircraft Carrier Fleet
The aircraft carrier is the ultimate expression of the ability for a nation to project military power globally. The United States operates 10 Nimitz class aircraft carriers. At a cost of $4.5 billion dollars each, the 10 carriers cost roughly $50 billion dollars to build and develop. Over the next 30 years the US Navy will move to to the Gerald R. Ford class aircraft carrier. Each is...
Retail Sales of Electricity in the United States
Retail sales of electricity amounted to $350 billion dollars in 2009 (Last completed survey by US Energy Administration). With a market capitalization of over $400 billion, Apple is worth more than all the money spent powering gadgets for an entire year in the United States. -GYSC
Worldwide Lottery Sales
Worldwide lottery sales amounted to 240 billion dollars in 2009 (best free statistics available). Assuming even 10-15% growth to 2011 year end, Apple’s 400 billion market cap engulfs the money spent on hopeful thinking. -GYSC
The Global Coffee Industry
The global coffee industry employ some 25 million people and generates $70 billion dollars a year. With a market cap of over $400 billion, Apple is worth more than 5 years of the coffee industry. In addition, Apple’s $46 billion in revenue in the last quarter eclipses the United States coffee industry value, estimated at $19 billion. -GYSC
The United States Beef Consumption
The retail value of consumed beef in the U.S. was 74 Billion dollars in 2010. 26.4 billion pounds were consumed. At a market cap of 390 billion, Apple is worth more than all the steaks and cook out goodies for an entire year in the United States. -GYSC
The Only Thing Bigger
The only thing bigger than Apple was Steve Jobs. He was our Galileo, our Da Vinci, our Edison and our Franklin…yet somehow more because he was here and now, changing how we lived our lives today. Goodbye Steve, and thank you for everything. www.apple.com
Four American Civil Wars
The United States Civil War was the most terrible conflict in American history. Casualties for the Civil War amounted to more American casualties than all other American wars combined. The entire country stopped and fought for 4 long years. Estimates for the cost of the Civil War range from 75 Billion to 84 Billion. While the cost in lives lost cannot be measured, Apple with a market cap of 360...
Two Entire Apollo Space Programs
The space race was one of the most public and contested conflicts of the Cold War. The United States, having decided that beating the Soviet Union to the Moon was in the nations best interest, pushed forward with a Moon landing no matter the cost. The Apollo Space Program was given top priority and spending was fast track approved. The final cost of the project was (inflation...
The Entire National Football League - Times Ten
The annual NFL football franchise valuations list has just been released by Forbes (full list here). This year - for the first time ever - the average franchise in the league is worth over a billion dollars. 15 of the NFL’s 33 franchises are worth over a billion apiece. The most valuable team is the Dallas Cowboys, valued at $1.85 billion. If you added up all the value of every team in...
The United States Automotive Aftermarket
The automotive aftermarket includes: ”..all products and services purchased for light and heavy duty vehicles after the original sale including replacement parts, accessories, lubricants, appearance products, tires, collision repairs, service repairs as well as the tools and equipment necessary to make the repair.” According to the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association...
Twice the Entire US Clothing Store Business
This one’s gonna mess you up…according to First Research, there are about 100,000 retail clothing stores in the US although it is a very concentrated industry. The 50 largest companies - like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Gap, Limited Brands, Abercrombie & Fitch and Ross Stores - account for about 65 percent of industry revenue. The combined annual revenue for the entire apparel retail...
All the Gold at the New York Federal Reserve
As of August 1st, the New York Federal Reserve Bank in lower Manhattan (made famous in the Bruce Willis flick Die Hard With a Vengeance) was stocked with approximately 7,000 gleaming tons of gold. The New York Fed is the largest store of gold bullion in the United States and in the world. According to Alex Jones, this stockpile is worth some $350 billion USD. And Apple, with its now $385...
The Entire Economy of Singapore
Singapore is one of the wealthiest countries in the world owing to a government that is hyper-friendly towards business yet very strict on corruption. The country boasts an astounding $70,000 GDP per capita rate and has been minting millionaires by the truckload despite the global economic turbulence of the last decade. Singapore’s national GDP in 2016 is projected at $318...
All the Illegal Drugs in the World
via Derald Muniz (@1nvestor): The worldwide illegal drugs trade is now worth an estimated £200 billion (~ $321 billion US) From: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/03/29/illegal-drugs-trade-now-worth-200billion-115875-23022916/
The Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter,Stephen...
The Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Stephen King and Twilight Franchise Combined Star Wars: 18 Billion Star Trek: 4 Billion Harry Potter: 15 Billion Stephen King: 10 Billion Twilight: 2 Billion Total: 49 Billion. Wow. Sourced by search, all numbers are approximate and it’s still not even close.
The GDP of Denmark
Denmark has a powerhouse economy for such a small workforce (2.9 million workers). At $337 billion, Denmark ranks as the 32nd largest economy in the world (by GDP) and 5th in GDP per capita. But Apple is bigger!
All the Farm Land in Iowa and South Dakota
Via Larry P: Apple could buy all the land in Iowa and South Dakota at an average price per acre of $4200.
The Big College Endowment System
via @TheColinFraser: More than twice the total endowments of the 13 richest universities (and U-systems) in the United States
The Combined GDP of Israel, Syria, Jordan and...
Via @AronPinson: Apple is worth more than the GDP of Israel($213B), Syria($60B), Jordan($28B) & Lebanon($43B) combined!
Apple is Worth more than 10 years of Silver...
A little older article: “Instead, I think it is about the fact that the Entire Freaking Global Supply (EFGS) of silver is less than a billion ounces per year, which would mean, at today’s paltry $30 per ounce, that a measly $30 billion could buy all the silver that the world produces in One Freaking Year (OFY)! And thus a piddly $600 billion could buy all the silver that the world could...
The World's Five Largest ETFs Combined
Apple is now worth more than the assets under management in the world’s five largest ETFs. GLD has just surpassed SPY as the biggest today, as per Investment News: SPDR Gold Trust’s market capitalization rose to $76.7 billion on Aug. 19, according to the most recent data compiled by Bloomberg, as the metal topped $1,881 an ounce for the first time. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust...
Worth more than 10X all the child support paid...
”total U.S. child support collections in Federal fiscal year 2006 totaled $23.9 billion, $11 billion of which was paid to families who have never been recipients of public assistance.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_support_by_country
Every Single Home in Atlanta, Georgia Combined
According to Zillow, the total value of all residential real estate in Atlanta, Georgia was $274.8 billion as of December 2010, making it the 8th largest housing market in the United States. And Apple is worth more.
Apple almost Worth More than the Big Three Drug...
Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis, and Pfizer add up to 355 Billion, Apple at 330 Billion. Wow.
Every Home in Detroit and Tampa Combined
From @douglas_blake: Apple is worth more than all the homes in Detroit, MI ($153.1 billion) and Tampa, FL ($146.3 billion) combined. Source: World Property Channel
Total Corporate Income Tax for 2011
Via @TheArmoTrader: Corporations will pay a total of $247.2 billion in state, local and federal income tax this year.
From @csilvers416: “The economic cost of obesity in America is $300 billion”
45 Days Worth of Global Oil Consumption
from @hassankhan: “Apple is worth more than 45 days of worldwide oil consumption - Roughly $7 billion per day assuming 86 million barrels a day at $83 per barrel (Nymex Crude)”
All 32 Euro Zone Banks
From Reuters: Earlier on Friday the DJ STOXX euro zone banks index fell 4 percent, valuing its 32 members at $340 billion. In contrast, Apple’s market capitalization has soared to $340 billion on the back of the success of innovative technology products like iPods, iPhones and iPads.