Apple Now Worth More Than Google

Digital Daily notes that Apple’s market capitalization at $159.37 billion is now worth more than Google’s which is at $157.56 billion. Apple’s market cap first exceeded $100 billion in May of 2007. Apple was included into the S&P 100 index at that time. For interest, MacDailyNews compiled a list of the market values of other notable companies:

– Microsoft (MSFT) – $255,648,204,000
– IBM (IBM) – $169,964,678,000
– Apple (AAPL) – $157,012,662,240
– Google (GOOG) – $156,392,862,560
– Cisco (CSCO) – $142,125,692,160
– Intel (INTC) – $135,658,860,000
– Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) – $111,866,423,760
– Nokia (NOK) – $97,746,699,520
– Research In Motion (RIMM) – $71,143,935,000
– Disney (DIS) – $59,257,501,500
– Dell (DELL) – $50,483,256,060

The practical significance of this ranking of market cap is little, but does always revive a famous comment by Michael Dell in 1997 when asked about what he would do to fix the then money-losing Apple:

„What would I do? I’d shut [Apple] down and give the money back to the shareholders,“ Michael Dell said before a crowd of several thousand IT executives.