Apple has more cash money than the US government's Federal Reserve. That's US$100bn. Here are some other ways big money is spent.
25 – the number of years it took the UK to spend US$100bn on all scientific research and development up to today.
£315m – Cancer Research UK's yearly spend.
£140m – the total cost of the London Barclays Cycle Hire scheme for six years.
140 – the number of countries that have less GDP than US$50bn.
US$21,125 – the CEO salary at the Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society, one of the world's most highly rated charities.
£50.4m – the British Heart Foundation's yearly expenditure for research in cardiovascular disease.
£9.8bn – the total cost of the Trident Program that includes all submarine based nuclear weapons in the UK. That's roughly 900 nuclear missiles.
$100bn – would cover the bill for two years towards halving the number of people globally living in poverty by 2015.
£400m – total spent over four years to help the UK homeless.
US$92.3bn – the total cost of the UK's entire education system.
£1,600 – annual cost of R&D per car at BMW in the last five years. The Mini factory in Oxford produces 240,000 cars alone.
£4.26bn – yearly operating cost of the entire BBC.
£1.046trn – the total UK government debt currently.
2.6m – the number of US teaching salaries at US$39,000 that could be paid by Apple's cash.
18 – the number of times Apple could pay for all the Haiti aid raised at US$5.3bn.
2.2 – the percentage of sales revenue spent on R&D by Apple.
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