How Apple Earns $325,000 A Minute [Infographic]

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In the time it took you to type the words “Cult of Mac” into your web browser and read up to here in this article, Apple made approximately $162,585.

That’s the amount the Cupertino company earns every 30 seconds according to a new data visualization created on behalf of WorldPay Zinc — showing just how much revenue and profit Apple and its fellow tech giants make on a rolling basis.

The figures were amassed by pulling each company’s financial data based on the 2013 fiscal year, and then dividing the yearly totals by seconds.

Below is a table showing how Apple stacks up against its rivals:

Company
Total Revenue, $m
Total Profit, $m
Apple$170,910.00$37,037.00
Google$59,825.00$12,214.00
Microsoft$77,849.00$21,863.00
Amazon$74,452.00$745.00
Ebay$16,047.00$2,856.00
Yahoo!$4,680.38$479.89
Facebook$7,872.00$1,500.00
Twitter$664.89-$645.32
Samsung$214,968.60$28,576.00

The data visualization itself can be seen by clicking on the below link. It’s strangely hypnotic in its own way — particularly as the Apple “circle” continues to expand on screen.

How Apple Earns $325,000 A Minute [Infographic]

About the author

Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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