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Just how much cash does Apple have?

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A customer counts cash to pay for two iPhone 6 smartphones during the sales launch at the Apple Inc. store in New York.
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Apple reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Tuesday that barely beat analyst expectations—but its cash hoard is bigger than ever.

The company revealed that its cash pile broke $200 billion for the first time, hitting some $203 billion. This is up 5 percent from last quarter, and up 23 percent from last year.

There are only 14 companies in the S&P 500 index that have a larger market cap than Apple's cash pile.

Apple's total cash is the equivalent of:

  • The market cap of Disney.
  • Nearly 184.5 million ounces of gold (with gold approximately at $1,100 an ounce)—more than all the gold in Fort Knox.
  • The GDP of the Czech Republic.
  • The GDP of Peru.
  • Five times the combined value of all 30 MLB teams.
  • Two-hundred-seventy separate trips to the moon.
  • The total net-worth of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jack Ma combined.
  • The equivalent of more than 2,136 Sherry Netherland Penthouses.
  • Handing each person in the United States a check for $632.

Sources: CNBC data, Forbes, World Bank, The Richest, United States Census Bureau.