9 things Apple could do with $137B

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm •  Published: February 8, 2013
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—Based on market value at Thursday's close, Apple could acquire Facebook, Groupon, LinkedIn, Netflix, Pandora, Research In Motion (Blackberry), Yahoo, Yelp, Zillow and Zynga —and have more than $2 billion left to spare.

—Create a stack of dollar bills 9,300 miles high, 38 times higher than the orbit of the International Space Station.

—Buy 100,000 luxury Manhattan apartments, enough to house the population of Omaha.

—Foot the bill for U.S. federal spending on education for two years.

—Give every Apple employee a bonus of $1.7 million.

—Double U.S. foreign economic aid to the developing world for three and half years.

—Provide shareholders with a one-time dividend of $145 per share. (The stock closed Thursday at $456.95)