Apple is without a doubt the most valuable company in the world. Only yesterday, we found out that Apple has become the world’s largest smartphone vendor as reflected by global shipments for Q4 2011. Earlier this week, the company reported a record net profit of more than $13.6 billion for its final quarter of 2011. Tim Cook alone made $378 million last year, earning him the title of highest-paid CEO in the world. As put into words by Mashable, “it seems unimaginable to see how far $400 billion could be used“.
The infographic below puts into perspective Apple’s monetary power and influence around the world. Check it out: