February 9, 2012
With skyrocketing shares approaching $500 a pop, Apple is once again the world's most valuable company. With a market cap of $456 billion, the Cupertino computer giant is $54 billion ahead of closest rival ExxonMobil. But, while that margin represents Apple's largest ever, there's an even more interesting angle to consider: Apple's now worth more than Microsoft and Google combined! There's been a pretty amazing changing of the guard these last ten years, but we're pretty sure it won't be changing again any time soon. After all, a billion dollars isn't cool anymore. You know what's cool? A trillion dollars. Who needs dividends, anyways?