Ciaran Ryan | Moneyweb| 7 December 2021
Who would have thought the Covid-19 pandemic would present a potential gold mine for companies specialising in the harvesting and selling of data?
Apple’s market cap, now $2.6 trillion, is up 136% since the onset of Covid. If it were a country, Apple would be the eighth largest in the world, just after France and India, with GDPs of $2.8 trillion and $2.7 trillion respectively.
Microsoft’s market cap, at $2.5 trillion, is up 116% since the onset of Covid. Google’s holding company Alphabet’s market cap is $1.9 trillion, up 138% over the same period. Facebook’s market capitalisation is up 135% to $853 billion since the Covid crash of March 2020, and is now the world’s seventh most valuable company.