Money Invested by Tech Giants – Infographic

In 2012, only 18 countries exceeded $500B in GDP. If Apple were a country, it would have the 18th largest economy in the world.

Apple is the largest tech company, worth more than Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon combined. But the other four aren’t pushovers either, as Facebook (lowest of the five) is still worth more than some of the largest companies that have been around for decades, such as Hewlett-Packard, Dell, The New York Times, and Starbucks.

Have you ever wondered what Apple, or any of these tech giants, do with all their money?

Money Invested by Tech Giants - Infographic

 
Prepared By:

Rob Rawson is a co-founder of Staff.com, a global recruitment platform where you can access very talented staff at affordable rates. They also have a technology called Time Doctor which is software to improve productivity and help keep track and know what your team is working on, even when working from home.

Rob resides in Sydney, Australia but can also be found in major cities around the globe, like Paris, Kiev or San Francisco.

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2 Comments

  1. Me October 26th, 2012

    your comparison btwn market cap and GDP is brain dead.

    Market caps are instantaneous snapshots in time, GDP is a flow rate.
    Its like comparing 300 Gallons of water in the tub and a 3 Gpm flow rate. Further, many companies have very low earnings rates despite their Market Cap. P/E of 15-20 is not uncommon, meaning their flow rate is really 1/5-1/6.

    The info graphics were interesting though! I never knew Google bought Android.

    • Rob Rawson Rob Rawson October 26th, 2012

      Ok I agree it’s not something that relates, really it should be some kind of comparison with total assets or net worth. However on this basis doing some rough calculations Apple would still be worth more than pretty much every African country (other than South Africa and maybe Nigeria), and even more than some smaller european countries such as Ireland.

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