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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 Boeing 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.

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Interesting how much money Apple made last quarter when you put it into comparatives.
 

stridemat

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Talking of the money Apple make:
 

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wonderspark

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I thought the FoxConn salary bit was amusing. I hope something cooler than a better iPad comes from that money, but it's nice to see Apple finally make the big time after struggling so long.
 
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0dev

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Apple made more money than...

http://applemademoremoneythan.com/

Apple's latest financial figures are a bit hard to grasp, aren't they? It's just massive numbers you can't really quantify. Well here's some fun stuff to help with that :D

Apple made enough to make 4 Large Hadron Colliders :eek:
 
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thekev

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As much as Adobe is an irritating company, I hope Apple wouldn't be the ones to take them over. That just has the potential to be a really bad match.
 
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stridemat

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Exxon is more valuable (market capitalization) by a bit, but still interesting. Must've been made ASAP during the short time Apple surpassed them.

It's only a matter of time till they do I would say.
 
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0dev

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Ahh, my thread was merged with another. Fair enough but I do wish the mods would put a little note on the post saying "This thread was merged by the mods" else it just makes me look silly :p
 
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roadbloc

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So basically, having Apple run your country is the best way of getting out of the recession.
 
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