Things Apple Is Worth More Than: All of Atlanta's Homes, Singapore's GDP, and More

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In late August, Apple's market value topped $340 billion. Josh Brown, also known as @ReformedBroker on Twitter, decided to start a little Tumblr demonstrating how much money that really was. He did all sorts of different calculations for random products from homes to silver. Above, you'll see our nine favorites.

Meanwhile, in the few short weeks between then and now, Apple's market cap has gone up another $48 billion as the company heads to a $400 billion valuation.

Feel free to send your calculations to me at amadrigal[at]theatlantic.com.

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Alexis Madrigal is the deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com. He's the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology. More

The New York Observer has called Madrigal "for all intents and purposes, the perfect modern reporter." He co-founded Longshot magazine, a high-speed media experiment that garnered attention from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. While at Wired.com, he built Wired Science into one of the most popular blogs in the world. The site was nominated for best magazine blog by the MPA and best science Web site in the 2009 Webby Awards. He also co-founded Haiti ReWired, a groundbreaking community dedicated to the discussion of technology, infrastructure, and the future of Haiti.

He's spoken at Stanford, CalTech, Berkeley, SXSW, E3, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and his writing was anthologized in Best Technology Writing 2010 (Yale University Press).

Madrigal is a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley's Office for the History of Science and Technology. Born in Mexico City, he grew up in the exurbs north of Portland, Oregon, and now lives in Oakland.

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