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Thread: Apple Made More Money Than...
01-28-2012, 03:55 PM #1
Apple Made More Money Than...
Apple made a lot of money last quarter, $46.33 billion to be exact. But, other than a bunch of zeros on a balance sheet, what does $46,000,000,000 equal?
A new site, Apple made more money than..., answers that question in a seemingly never-ending string of user submitted facts. The website starts with the simple phrase “Apple made more money than...” at the top of the page and a user submitted responses refresh underneath in a continuous loop of comparisons.
Some highlights include:
- Enough to buy Adobe 3 times
- Eight times the GDP of Somolia
- 23,165 times more than Chuck Norris makes in a year
- Twice as much as RIM made the whole year
- A stack of pennies 41,000 miles high.
- Enough to put 1/10 of high school seniors through college.
- Cost of 203 Boeiung 787-9 Dreamliners.
- The value of 72,220 bars of gold.
- The entire yearly defense budget of the U.K.
- The monthly salary of 185 million Foxconn workers.
Definitely a few different and enlightening ways to look at the amount of revenue Apple pulled in last quarter. Perhaps the most eye-opening comparison comes when figuring out how much money the typical Foxconn worker makes in a year. Using the numbers provided, the average Foxconn worker makes $250 a month.
Feel free to include you own “Apple made more money than” facts in the comments.
01-28-2012, 04:43 PM #2
I have a feeling Chuck isnt going to like being referenced.
01-28-2012, 05:06 PM #3
Just seen this one that stood out...
"More than the entire value of Apple in 2004".
01-28-2012, 05:43 PM #4
How about enough money to almost end hunger and homeless in the US. Who needs all that money anyway?
Change the world for the better. If I had a company with that much surplus, the deeds I would do...
01-28-2012, 06:20 PM #5
Some of those are pretty hilarious, like three times adobe worth or two times microsoft... Buy the competition, shut them down... And i don't even want to know, how many samsungs can be bought... (trolling, i know, couldn't resist)
Aside from obvious flame about "apple sheep" feeding the budget, which is expected to arise from apple-haters, i wonder - what will bitten apple will do with that pile of money? This is net profit of ~13Bil USD for apple (correct me if i'm wrong). And that much money can do things... They easily could invest it in prototyping, building and manufacturing enough mobile devices, tablets, notebooks and desktops along with the operating system, which would render all competitors flat altogether. Shame it won't happen... Sigh...PRAETORIANNI NONNUMQUAM IN PROELIO NUMQUAM IN BELLO SUPERANTUR
01-28-2012, 06:56 PM #6
This isn't right, Chuck Norris for sure makes unlimited supplies of money. Check your sources next time MMi!
Chuck Norris won't be happy when he sees this.Sent from my iPhone 4.
01-28-2012, 07:33 PM #7
Apple makes more money than Chuck Norris...because Chuck Norris allows them to.El Zurdo
01-28-2012, 09:33 PM #8
Chuck Norris doesn't make money......money asks for permission to be had by Chuck Norris.
01-28-2012, 09:51 PM #9
Show off.. (apple)
01-28-2012, 10:29 PM #10
Revenue is not same as net income! Get your facts straight.. If you went to college.. Who ever wrote this you un-educated person! You can have revenue of 2 trillion but net income of 1 million.... And thats what count!
01-28-2012, 10:55 PM #11Ever heard of a thing called EXPENSES?
Net INCOME was $13 BILLION. That is how much was left over to keep. That's not shabby, but it's not $46! Sounds like whoever wrote this article needs to take a little business 101.
01-29-2012, 12:01 AM #12
So since they are a big company they avoid taxes by having money over seas no wonder why Cali is broke no one gives back ..
01-29-2012, 12:19 AM #13
Chuck Norris just raised and beat up his dead great grandparents over this. He's definitely not happy with your statistics can't wait to see what he does to you.....
01-29-2012, 01:59 AM #14
01-29-2012, 04:23 AM #15
Also, the OP clearly states that the figure is revenue and not Net Profit.
Last edited by Alluziion; 01-29-2012 at 05:27 AM.
01-29-2012, 06:46 AM #16
01-29-2012, 09:10 AM #17
that it wasn't net profit, but revenue.
Last edited by mmaboi21; 01-29-2012 at 09:15 AM.
01-29-2012, 01:34 PM #18
I disagree though on people being banned for it. I believe in freedom of speech, and that people are entitled to their opinions, no matter how annoying and dumb they can be. There is already a lot of censorship on this site, no need for anymore.El Zurdo
01-29-2012, 04:21 PM #19
01-30-2012, 05:00 AM #20