Total Corporate Income Tax In 2011
Corporations will pay a total of $247.2 billion in state, local and federal income tax this year.
Every Home In Detroit And Tampa
Apple is worth more than all the homes in Detroit, MI ($153.1 billion) and Tampa, FL ($146.3 billion) combined.
The Great Wall Of China
3.873 billion bricks in the Great Wall of China * $.52 per brick = Apple is worth more than the Great Wall of China.
The economic cost of obesity in America is $300 billion.
45 Days Worth Of Global Oil Consumption
Apple is worth more than 45 days of worldwide oil consumption – Roughly $7 billion per day assuming 86 million barrels a day at $83 per barrel (Nymex Crude).
= All 32 Euro Zone Banks
The DJ STOXX euro zone banks index is valuing its 32 members at $340 billion.
In contrast, Apple’s market capitalization has soared to $340 billion on the back of the success of innovative technology products like iPods, iPhones and iPads.
Google launched a competition, the Data Viz Challenge, to find out how the government spends taxpayer’s money. The host asked developers to visualize how federal income tax dollars are spent, and received more than 40 entries that – as Google described – «each take a unique approach to making this data more accessible to taxpayers». Here is an excerpt from the announcement:
«In the end, our jury selected Anil Kandangath’s “Where Did My Tax Dollars Go?” as our Grand Prize winner. As the jury noted, his entry is information-rich but elegantly designed, and at no point while interacting with the visualization do you lose the “big picture.” Anil’s entry is a great example of how data visualization can take boring, complicated, but critically important information and make it accessible to everyone. Congratulations, Anil.»
Full story from the official Google Blog.
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