One trillion dollars!

Stuff reports:

Apple has become the world’s first publicly traded company to be valued at US$1 trillion (NZ$1.48 trillion).

One trillion dollars is a lot of money!

That is a million million dollars

It is five times the GDP of New Zealand.

It is 5% of the entire GDP of the United States – in one company.

It is around half the GDP of Africa.

It is around US$140 for every person living.

15 years ago an Apple share was $1.50. Back in 1997 they were almost bankrupt. Today it is $207.

If you purchase $10,000 of Apple shares 15 years ago, they would be worth $1.38 million today.

A remarkable success story.

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