Apple is Now the Worlds Most Valuable Company

Aug 9, 2011 - 5 Comments


Apple’s market capitalization reached $341.5 billion today in trading, becoming the worlds largest and most valuable company. Apples new position in the top spot just barely edges out oil giant Exxon Mobil’s $341.4 billion, and is more of a function of the skittish behavior on Wall Street than any particular news today since both stocks are down quite a ways from their 52-week highs. Nonetheless, this is quite an amazing feat for a company that was just $7.68 a share a decade ago and on the verge of bankruptcy.

If you really want shareholder envy, check out what your net worth would be if you had invested in Apple stock rather than buying Apple equipment.

Just look at Apple’s 10 year chart when compared to cash-cow Exxon:

AAPL vs XOM over 10 years

Anyone else wish they owned Apple stock?


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Posted by: William Pearson in News


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  1. Yansky says:

    What happened in mid 2008?

  2. macfan74318 says:

    So glad I picked up 1000 shares when Steve Jobs returned!

  3. WOZimandias says:

    That 10 year chart is INSANE

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