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Friday, January 15, 2021

Stats Gate

Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Tesla are now collectively worth more than $8.1 trillion

Elon Musk

Thanks to a powerful 800% gain in the past 12-months, Tesla overtook Facebook to become the 5th-most-valuable company in the S&P 500. Tesla’s market capitalization of $834 billion was greater than Facebook’s $762 billion. Tesla accounts for 2.3 percent of the S&P 500’s market value, topping Facebook’s 2.2 percent position.

Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google owner Alphabet, Facebook, and Tesla are now collectively worth more than $8.1 trillion, accounting for nearly 25 percent of the total $33.3 trillion market value of all the companies in the S&P 500.

Tesla’s Elon Musk and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

The race to be the next trillion-dollar S&P 500 company just got more interesting. Up until now, Facebook was the favorite to join the rarified club of four S&P 500 companies valued at $1 trillion or more.

Elon Musk owns nearly 18% of Tesla. Musk’s stake in Tesla is now worth $145 billion. Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg owns nearly 13% of Facebook. Zuckerberg’s stake in Facebook is now worth $95 billion.

Elon Musk’s total wealth already surpasses Jeff Bezos. But, Jeff Bezos still owns nearly 11% of Amazon. That puts his stake at $169 billion.

Who’s going to catch Jeff Bezos first?

Apple is still the S&P 500’s most-valuable company at $2.2 trillion, followed by Microsoft at $1.66 trillion. And then in third is Amazon at $1.6 trillion. And then there’s the $1.2 trillion Alphabet (GOOGL) at $1.22 trillion.

Top 10 Most valuable S&P companies (market capitalization)

  1. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL): $2.22 trillion
  2. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): $1.66 trillion
  3. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): $1.60 trillion
  4. Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL): $1.22 trillion
  5. Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA): $834.17 billion
  6. Facebook, Inc (NASDAQ:FB): $762.12 billion
  7. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A): $549.58 billion
  8. Visa (NYSE:V): $503.57 billion
  9. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): $421.31 billion
  10. Walmart (NYSE:WMT): $414.86 billion
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
CEO and editorial director of the CEOWORLD magazine, an extensively kudized author, noted journalist, syndicated columnist, and ostensible entrepreneur. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or connect on LinkedIn.
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