Apple now worth more than Google

Apple Inc. recently passed Google in market value.

Currently Apple’s market value stands at $157,012,662,240 versus Google’s $156,392,862,560.

For reference, some selected current market values:
• 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
• Sony (SNE) – $38,423,938,420
• Amazon (AMZN) – $36,292,728,410
• Yahoo! (YHOO) – $28,020,673,800
• Adobe (ADBE) – $24,198,781,026
• Motorola (MOT) – $22,415,964,785
• RealNetworks (RNWK) – $1,002,688,900
• Palm (PALM) – $839,364,300
• Napster (NAPS) – $75,203,000

AAPL quote via NASDAQ here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers too numerous to mention for the heads up.]

51 Comments

  1. Des this mean that M$$$$$ is going to want to buy Apple NOW?

    Hell M$$$$ couldn’t afford Steve Jobs, let alone Apple! Besides the customers would run for the hills just as the Yahoo customers will once M$$$$$ gets it hands on Yahoo!

  2. Just Big Blue and the Copier Kings . . .

    Ahh the legacy of the 80’s and early 90’s still haunts Apple . . .

    But we all know that Ballmer has a plan to get that market valuation up, don’t we . . .

  3. And in related News …

    A group of leading World Economist recently announced:

    A $1,000,000,000 today is really worth only about a $1,000

    And less if it’s in the Stock Market

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  4. If you look at the list of top twenty companies in the world by market cap, Apple is now No. 18. In addition to AT&T, MS and IBM, it is in the company of big oil (Exxon-Mobile, Total, Royal Dutch Shell…), then there’s Wal-Mart, GE, Procter-Gamble, Johnson & Johnson… Some impressive crowd.

    Especially since Apple only has about 20,000 employees!

    The billion-dollar question is, how soon until Apple eclipses Exxon-Mobile (the No. 1), currently at about $400 billion?

  5. @therepguy

    Actually more than one company could buy steve jobs as he’s worth about 5 billion.

    @BlackMac
    It is possible that the stock price changed by the time you read this article and saw the current numbers.

    Just 100 billion more dollars and adios M$. Though If things go how they are…. It wont take 100 billion to become larger than M$. The more Apple gets.. the more M$ loses. I love it!

  6. jtc: Actually more than one company could buy steve jobs as he’s worth about 5 billion.

    I don’t think so. No company can buy Jobs if he is not selling. And that 5 billion dollar you mentioned is just the financial assets, not his most important asset. That one is in his head. Kinda hard to put a value on that one.

  7. @jtc

    If you are looking at Steve’s personal financial statement, yeah, it is somewhere in the $5-$7 billion range.

    But Steve’s value as a corporate asset cannot be calculated. Consider this: Since his return to Apple, the corporation’s market value has increased by almost $150 BILLION.

    Ironically, Steve does not work for the money. He loves the products (including those from Pixar) and the impact they have. And, it is widely believed, it is about payback for the 80s.

    As a stockholder, and a Mac user since 1984, I rooting for Steve.

  8. “the good news comes when Apple surpasses M$.” – @ G4Dualie

    False, the good news comes when Apple earns more $ than M$. Profits is the key here.
    The good news comes when Apple have an as strong worlwide presence as in the US.

    If Apple manage to have a 15% US, and 10% worlwide market share for the Mac,
    Then a market cap of $250 billions and even 300 will be well justified and tangible.

    Forget Apple TV… they’ll have to have double digit worldwide market share for the iPhone.
    Then this firm could be a worlwide powerhouse company, perhaps among the Top 10.

    iPod? Not enough to get there + Apple is too US centric with 187 Apple stores out of their 219.
    So until Apple doesn’t increase massively its presence globally, their market cap means nothing.

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