Apple made history this week. The Cupertino tech giant hit the $1 trillion market valuation milestone — becoming the first publicly traded U.S. company to do so.
But a trillion is a lot. It’s incredibly hard to comprehend just how much that is. As USA Today points out, a billion seconds ago is around 1995. But a trillion seconds ago is 30,000 B.C.
Thinking about it monetarily: if Apple’s $1 trillion were made up of dollar bills, it would take about 31,546 years to count each one. Apple’s market valuation is also higher than the GDP of 174 countries (not combined, but still).
But the best way to visualize $1 trillion is to think about what you could buy with it if it were sitting in your bank. Use the right arrow to browse just a few of the outrageous purchases you could make.