Microsoft Worth More than the Netherlands

from the yes,-but-it's-not-as-fun-to-visit dept

Apparently, Microsoft is now worth more than the Netherlands and is the first company to be worth over $500 billion. Just thought it should be noted.

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    Anonymous Coward, 16 Jul 1999 @ 4:22pm

    GDP does not equal value

    GDP is a measure of the *single annual* economic outputs less inputs of a country, and *excludes the value of existing assets*.

    Microsoft's market capitalization is the expected sum of the present value *all future annual* expected revenues less expenses plus it *includes the value of existing assets*.

    The value of the Netherlands would significantly exceed it's GDP.

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