The growth has been phenomenal. Just over a year ago, the value of Apple's outstanding shares was about $460 billion. Now, with analysts raising their price targets on the stock, it won't be long before Apple reaches a $1 trillion valuation, with some hedge fund managers, including David Einhorn, having called for $1 trillion valuation in the past.
Apple's iPhone 6 is already selling well above expectations and sales haven't even begun on its Apple Watch, set for release in early 2015. The company is well-positioned to once again exceed expectations in the coming year.
Here, then, are ten things that Apple is worth more than. Some of them surprised us too.
3. Russian Stock Market
Numbers crunched by Bloomberg value the Russian stock market at $531 billion. If you owned all of Apple, sold it, and then bought every company in the Russian stock market, you'd still have over $100 billion left over to buy as many iPhones as you could ever need.
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5. The Pentagon's Annual Budget
6. Switzerland's GDP - $646.2 billion
7. The economies of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Burma combined
8. 17,693.8 tons of gold