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Just how much cash does Apple have?

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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A customer counts cash to pay for two iPhone 6 smartphones during the sales launch at the Apple Inc. store in New York.

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.