Apple’s Quarterly Earnings In Perspective
Earlier this week Apple released their earnings report for the first quarter of FY2012. As we reported then, the company had its best quarter ever, bringing in $46.33 billion dollars in revenue, beating estimates by more than $8 billion. That’s an awful lot of money; more money, in fact, than most of us can wrap our heads around. To help with that problem, Ryan Orbuch and Caroline Quinlan have produced a website that puts Apple’s best quarter ever in perspective.
At Applemademoremoneythan.com you can see a list of things that, well, Apple made more money than. Here are some examples of things and people Apple made more than this quarter:
– 2,204 Mitt Romneys in 2011
– the amount that 1,447 Alex Rodriguezes would make in an entire year.
– the value of all NFL franchises combined.
– over 160 times the cost of the Louisiana Purchase (in 2011 dollars)
– the cost of sending the entire population of Vatican City to space. Twice.
– what is needed to buy 20% of Google’s outstanding shares.
– a stack of $1 bills over 3,000 miles high.
– twice as much as RIM did over the whole year.
– the amount needed to make 4 Large Hadron Colliders
– two Microsofts.
– the cost of all 10 Nimitz-class aircraft carriers.
– any non oil and gas company in history in a single quarter