Time to venture into the Crazy Numbers department: In early morning trading, Apple’s market capitalization reached $700 billion, when it was trading around $119 a share. Shares have since fallen (Apple’s market cap is now about $686 billion), but Apple’s flirt with the psychological threshold reestablished it as the world’s corporate behemoth.
Struggling to comprehend Apple’s economic weight? Grab a map. If Apple were a country, its GDP would be the 20th largest in the world, sliding between Saudi Arabia and Switzerland. Of course, Apple isn’t the only corporate giant to dwarf the economic output of entire countries. Below are the market caps of some major tech firms and Eastside corporations alongside countries with similar GDPs.