Market Cap of Tech Companies vs. GDP of Countries

Some of the big tech companies are now bigger than some countries in terms of market capitalization. For example, the GDP of UK is about $2.2 Trillion. But the market caps of tech giants Amazon(AMZN), Microsoft(MSFT) and Apple(AAPL) combined now exceed UK’s GDP.

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Source: Profit from tech revolution through diversified index approach by Kris Walesby, ETF Securities, Australia

Similarly Intel is bigger than Portugal. However it should be noted that this is purely a numbers comparison. Russia, the world’s largest country is not equal to just companies – Amazon and Apple. Some consider Amazon  to be the largest flea market in the world while Apple sells over-priced products to gullible consumers. So the entire country of Russia is not just these two companies by any measure other than the market cap and GDP.

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