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*Here below are five sections with tables listing the prices of several items in [[980: Money]].
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Below are five tables listing the prices of the items in [[980: Money]].
*This is still work in progress.
 
**[[980: Money/Prices in tables#Dollars|Dollars]]
 
**[[980: Money/Prices in tables#Thousands|Thousands]]
 
**[[980: Money/Prices in tables#Millions|Millions]]
 
**[[980: Money/Prices in tables#Billions|Billions]]
 
**[[980: Money/Prices in tables#Trillions|Trillions]]
 
  
{{Incomplete | ''So'' disorganized. If you can organize this, please do. Many items are missing from the Billions and Trillions sections. Also we need someone to double-check the values, please.}}
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{{incomplete| Many items are missing from the Billions section. If you can organize the Millions, Billions and Trillions sections please do.   Also we need someone to double-check the values. Update: nearly everything should be added. Values still need double-checking. Possibly spelling as well.}}
 
==Dollars==
 
==Dollars==
 +
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
  ! Category
 
  ! Category
 
  ! Item
 
  ! Item
 
  ! Price
 
  ! Price
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="5"|Dollar bills
 
  ! rowspan="5"|Dollar bills
Line 19: Line 15:
 
  | $1 Bill
 
  | $1 Bill
 
  | $1
 
  | $1
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | $10 Bill
 
  | $10 Bill
 
  | $10
 
  | $10
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | $500 Bill (William McKinley, discontinued)
 
  | $500 Bill (William McKinley, discontinued)
 
  | $500
 
  | $500
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | $1000 Bill (Grover Cleveland, discontinued)
 
  | $1000 Bill (Grover Cleveland, discontinued)
 
  | $1000
 
  | $1000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Fruit
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Fruit
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  | Apples (one dozen)  
 
  | Apples (one dozen)  
 
  | $5.68
 
  | $5.68
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Oranges (one dozen)
 
  | Oranges (one dozen)
 
  | $3.08
 
  | $3.08
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Fast Food
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Fast Food
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  | Dollar menu item
 
  | Dollar menu item
 
  | $1.00
 
  | $1.00
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Starbucks Coffee
 
  | Starbucks Coffee
 
  | $2.00
 
  | $2.00
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Average US Restaurant Meals
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Average US Restaurant Meals
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  | Average single US restaurant meal
 
  | Average single US restaurant meal
 
  | $35.65
 
  | $35.65
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Average meal at the 20 costliest San Francisco restaurants
 
  | Average meal at the 20 costliest San Francisco restaurants
 
  | $85.27
 
  | $85.27
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="7"|Dinner for four
 
  ! rowspan="7"|Dinner for four
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  | Homemade rice and pinto beans
 
  | Homemade rice and pinto beans
 
  | $9.26 (With time cost of two hours of shopping, travel, prep and cleanup: $41.80)
 
  | $9.26 (With time cost of two hours of shopping, travel, prep and cleanup: $41.80)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Homemade chicken dinner
 
  | Homemade chicken dinner
 
  | $13.78 (With time cost of two hours of shopping, travel, prep and cleanup: $46.32)
 
  | $13.78 (With time cost of two hours of shopping, travel, prep and cleanup: $46.32)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | McDonalds
 
  | McDonalds
 
  | $27.89 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $36.03)
 
  | $27.89 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $36.03)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Arby’s
 
  | Arby’s
 
  | $34.00 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $42.13)
 
  | $34.00 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $42.13)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Chili’s
 
  | Chili’s
 
  | $69.64 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $77.78)
 
  | $69.64 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $77.78)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Outback Steakhouse
 
  | Outback Steakhouse
 
  | $109.82 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $117.96)
 
  | $109.82 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $117.96)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="2"|Vehicles
 
  ! rowspan="2"|Vehicles
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  | Low-end bicycle
 
  | Low-end bicycle
 
  | $190
 
  | $190
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="2"|Clothes
 
  ! rowspan="2"|Clothes
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  | Men's suit
 
  | Men's suit
 
  | $400
 
  | $400
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="2"|Debt
 
  ! rowspan="2"|Debt
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  | Daily interest on average credit card debt
 
  | Daily interest on average credit card debt
 
  | $5.63
 
  | $5.63
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="4"|Daily income
 
  ! rowspan="4"|Daily income
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  | Median household daily income
 
  | Median household daily income
 
  | $136.28
 
  | $136.28
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Taxes
 
  | Taxes
 
  | $32.16
 
  | $32.16
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | After-tax
 
  | After-tax
 
  | $104.12
 
  | $104.12
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="4"|Game Consoles
 
  ! rowspan="4"|Game Consoles
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  | PS3
 
  | PS3
 
  | $250
 
  | $250
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Xbox 360
 
  | Xbox 360
 
  | $200
 
  | $200
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Wii
 
  | Wii
 
  | $150
 
  | $150
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="9"|Electronics
 
  ! rowspan="9"|Electronics
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  | Kindle Fire
 
  | Kindle Fire
 
  | $199
 
  | $199
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Basic iPad
 
  | Basic iPad
 
  | $499
 
  | $499
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | iPad + 3G + a year of data
 
  | iPad + 3G + a year of data
 
  | $869
 
  | $869
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Basic Macbook Air
 
  | Basic Macbook Air
 
  | $999
 
  | $999
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Netbook
 
  | Netbook
 
  | $249.99
 
  | $249.99
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | iPod Nano
 
  | iPod Nano
 
  | $129
 
  | $129
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Mac Mini
 
  | Mac Mini
 
  | $599
 
  | $599
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Comcast cable internet for a year ($59.99/month) || $719.88
+
  | Comcast cable internet for a year ($59.99/month)
 +
| $719.88
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="7"|Books
 
  ! rowspan="7"|Books
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  | Paperback book
 
  | Paperback book
 
  | $6.80
 
  | $6.80
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Hardcover book
 
  | Hardcover book
 
  | $32.27
 
  | $32.27
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Audio book
 
  | Audio book
 
  | $50.42
 
  | $50.42
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I15SB16/ref=r_kdia_h_i_gl Kindle]
 
  | [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I15SB16/ref=r_kdia_h_i_gl Kindle]
 
  | $79.00
 
  | $79.00
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | New video game
 
  | New video game
 
  | $49.99
 
  | $49.99
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Kindle keyboard + 3G
 
  | Kindle keyboard + 3G
 
  | $139
 
  | $139
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="6"|Loose change
 
  ! rowspan="6"|Loose change
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  | Loose change per pound
 
  | Loose change per pound
 
  | $12.80
 
  | $12.80
 +
| The chart depicts 12 blocks instead of 13.
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Loose change with no quarters
 
  | Loose change with no quarters
 
  | $5.40
 
  | $5.40
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | One-gallon jug of loose change
 
  | One-gallon jug of loose change
 
  | $270
 
  | $270
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Loose change with no pennies
 
  | Loose change with no pennies
 
  | $17.40
 
  | $17.40
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Annual value of pennies received in change (at one daily cash purchase)
 
  | Annual value of pennies received in change (at one daily cash purchase)
 
  | $7.30
 
  | $7.30
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="7"|Pet ownership (Based on ASPCA estimations)
 
  ! rowspan="7"|Pet ownership (Based on ASPCA estimations)
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  | Annual cost of rabbit ownership
 
  | Annual cost of rabbit ownership
 
  | $730
 
  | $730
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Annual cost of dog ownership
 
  | Annual cost of dog ownership
 
  | $695
 
  | $695
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Annual cost of cat ownership
 
  | Annual cost of cat ownership
 
  | $670
 
  | $670
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Annual cost of fish ownership
 
  | Annual cost of fish ownership
 
  | $35
 
  | $35
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Annual cost of bird ownership
 
  | Annual cost of bird ownership
 
  | $200
 
  | $200
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Annual cost of small mammal ownership
 
  | Annual cost of small mammal ownership
 
  | $300
 
  | $300
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Cell phone bill
 
  ! rowspan="3"|Cell phone bill
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  | Traditional cell phone average annual bill
 
  | Traditional cell phone average annual bill
 
  | $928.30
 
  | $928.30
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Smartphone average annual bill
 
  | Smartphone average annual bill
 
  | $1,320
 
  | $1,320
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  ! rowspan="5"|Worker/CEO comparison
 
  ! rowspan="5"|Worker/CEO comparison
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  | 1965 production worker average hourly wage
 
  | 1965 production worker average hourly wage
 
  | $19.61
 
  | $19.61
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | 2007 production worker average hourly wage
 
  | 2007 production worker average hourly wage
 
  | $19.71
 
  | $19.71
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Typical 1965 CEO pay for the same period
 
  | Typical 1965 CEO pay for the same period
 
  | $490.31
 
  | $490.31
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
 
  | Typical 2007 CEO pay for the same period
 
  | Typical 2007 CEO pay for the same period
 
  | $5419.97
 
  | $5419.97
 +
|
 
  |}
 
  |}
 +
</div>
  
 
==Thousands==
 
==Thousands==
 
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
 
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
===Typical household net worth by head of household’s age===
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
! 1984 !! Age !! 2009
+
! Category
|-
+
! Item
| $11,680
+
! Price
| <35 years
+
! Notes
| $3,710
 
|-
 
| $72,090
 
| 35-44 years
 
| $40,140
 
|-
 
| $115,060
 
| 45-54 years
 
| $103,040
 
|-
 
| $149,240
 
| 55-64 years
 
| $164,270
 
|-
 
| $122,100
 
| >65 years
 
| $172,820
 
|}
 
===Raising a child to age 17===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Life class !! Price
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Typical household net worth by head of household’s age in 1984
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Upper income || $302,860
+
  | <35 years
 +
  | $11,680
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Middle income || $206,920
+
  | 35-44 years
 +
| $72,090
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Lower income  || $150,380
+
  | 45-54 years
  |}
+
| $115,060
 
+
  |
===Vacation package from New England===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Trip !! Price
+
  | 55-64 years
 +
| $149,240
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | All-inclusive one-week trip for two to St. Lucia resort (incl. flights) || $3,204
+
  | >65 years
 +
| $122,100
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Twenty week-long Hawaiian vacations || $136,020
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Typical household net worth by head of household’s age in 2009
|}
 
===Typical trip from US West Coast===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Trip !! Price
+
  | <35 years
 +
| $3,710
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Typical week-long Hawaii trip for two (incl. flights) || $6,801
+
  | 35-44 years
 +
| $40,140
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Typical weekend Hawaii trip for two (incl. flights) || $2,863
+
  | 45-54 years
  |}
+
| $103,040
===School Prices===
+
  |
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! School !! Price
+
  | 55-64 years
 +
| $164,270
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Estimated one-year Hogwarts cost (incl. tuition) || $43,000
+
  | >65 years
 +
| $172,820
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Seven-year Hogwarts degree || $301,000
+
  ! rowspan="4"|Raising a child to age 17
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average community college tuition || $10,340  (One year $2,580)
+
  | Upper income
|-
+
  | $302,860
  | Average in-state university tuition || $28,920  (One year $7,230)
+
  |
  |}
 
===Income per capita===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Country !! Price
+
  | Middle income
 +
| $206,920
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | United States 2005 per capita income || $32,360
+
  | Lower income
 +
| $150,380
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Switzerland 2005 per capita income || $29,910
+
  !rowspan="5"|Vacations
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Germany 2005 per capita income || $27,550
+
  | All-inclusive one-week trip for two to St. Lucia resort from New England (incl. flights)
 +
| $3,204
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | UK 2005 per capita income || $23,240
+
  | Twenty week-long Hawaiian vacations
 +
| $136,020
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | France 2005 per capita income || $16,400
+
  | Typical week-long Hawaii trip for two from US West Coast (incl. flights)
 +
| $6,801
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | China 2005 per capita income || $3,540
+
  | Typical weekend Hawaii trip for two from US West Coast incl. flights)
 +
| $2,863
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Brazil 2005 per capita income || $5,540
+
  !rowspan="5"|School Prices
|}
 
===Houses===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  | Estimated one-year Hogwarts cost (incl. tuition)
 +
| $43,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Small rural house || $100,000
+
  | Seven-year Hogwarts degree
 +
| $301,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Typical new home || $224,910
+
  | Average community college tuition
  |}
+
| $10,340  (One year $2,580)
 
+
  |
===Health===
+
|-
{| class="wikitable sortable"
+
| Average in-state university tuition
 +
| $28,920  (One year $7,230)
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  !rowspan="8"|Income per capita (2005)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average individual health insurance annual premium || $5,430
+
  | United States 2005 per capita income
 +
| $32,360
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Cancer treatment including chemo || $117,260
+
  | Switzerland 2005 per capita income
  |}
+
| $29,910
===Annual Household Costs===
+
  |
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  | Germany 2005 per capita income
 +
| $27,550
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | A daily pack of cigarettes for a year (NJ) || $3,050
+
  | UK 2005 per capita income
 +
| $23,240
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | One Starbucks latte per day || $1.820
+
  | France 2005 per capita income
 +
| $16,400
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average smartphone annual cost || $1,320
+
  | China 2005 per capita income
 +
| $3,540
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Annual cost of car ownership || $3,650
+
  | Brazil 2005 per capita income
 +
| $5,540
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Typical annual household spending || $5,650
+
  !rowspan="3"|Houses
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average household CC debt || $9,960
+
  | Small rural house
 +
| $100,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Annual cost to carry that debt || $2,090
+
  | Typical new home
  |}
+
| $224,910
 
+
  |
===Typical annual housing cost for various cities===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! City !! Price
+
  !rowspan="3"|Health
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | NYC || $25,416
+
  | Average individual health insurance annual premium
 +
| $5,430
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | San Francisco || $21,888
+
  | Cancer treatment including chemo
 +
| $117,260
 +
| The chart depicts 115 blocks instead of 117.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Boston || $18,216
+
  !rowspan="8"|Annual Household Costs
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Los Angeles || $17,640
+
  | A daily pack of cigarettes for a year (NJ)
 +
| $3,050
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Washington DC || $16,380
+
  | One Starbucks latte per day
 +
| $1,820
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chicago || $13,664
+
  | Average smartphone annual cost
 +
| $1,320
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Worcester || $12,456
+
  | Annual cost of car ownership
 +
| $3,650
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Houston || $11,888
+
  | Typical annual household food spending
 +
| $5,650
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Minneapolis || $10,908
+
  | Average household CC debt
 +
| $9,960
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Detroit || $10,080
+
  | Annual cost to carry that debt
 +
| $2,090
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Salt Lake City || $9,108
+
  !rowspan="13"|Typical annual housing cost for various cities (based on military's Basic Allowance for Housing for an E1 servicemember with no dependents)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Scranton || $8,604
+
  | NYC
  |}
+
| $25,416
 
+
  |
===Prince William and Kate Middleton===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  | San Francisco
  |-
+
  | $21,888
  | Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake || $78,000
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Kate Middleton's wedding dress || $350,000
+
  | Boston
|-
+
  | $18,216
  |Flower cost for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding || $800,000
+
  |
  |}
 
 
 
===Value of an investment of $1,000/year===
 
(NOT changing with inflation) for 30 years at 5% annual interest:
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Time !! Value of investment !! Real value
+
  | Los Angeles
 +
| $17,640
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1 year || $1,000 ||
+
  | Washington DC
|-
+
  | $16,380
  | 5 years || $5,526 ||
+
  |
|- 
 
  | 10 years || $12,850 ||
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 15 years || $21,580 ||
+
  | Chicago
 +
| $13,664
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 20 years || $33,070 ||
+
  | Worcester
|-
+
| $12,456
  | 25 years || $47,730 ||
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 30 years || $66,440 || $27,370
+
  | Houston
  |-
+
  | $11,888
| 30 years ($30,000 saved in mattress) || $30,000 || $12,360
+
  |
  |-
 
| 30 years ($1,000/yr at 4% real return (long-term stock + divident average) || $56,080 ||
 
|}
 
 
 
===Average Vehicle Costs===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  | Minneapolis
 +
| $10,908
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average used car || $8,910
+
  | Detroit
 +
| $10,080
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average new car || $27,230
+
  | Salt Lake City
 +
| $9,108
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | High-end bicycle || $1,500
+
  | Scranton
  |}
+
| $8,604
 
+
  |
===Total cost to buy and own selected vehicles for five years===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Car !! Price !! If gas were $10/gallon
+
  !rowspan="4"|Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding
 +
|-
 +
| Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake
 +
| $78,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Honda Insight || $27,874 ||
+
  | Kate Middleton's wedding dress
 +
| $350,000
 +
| This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $375,000.
 
  |-  
 
  |-  
  | Toyota Prius || $38,771 || $48,990
+
  | Flower cost for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding
 +
| $800,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jeep Patriot || $35,425 ||
+
  !rowspan="10"|Value of an investment of $1,000/year
 +
(NOT changing with inflation) for 30 years at 5% annual interest
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Honda Fit || $28,745 || $45,233
+
  | 1 year
 +
| $1,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 5 years
 +
| $5,526
 +
|
 +
|- 
 +
| 10 years
 +
| $12,850
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | BMW Z4 || $61,312 ||
+
  | 15 years
 +
| $21,580
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ford Explorer || $45,524 || $69,076
+
  | 20 years
 +
| $33,070
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 25 years
 +
| $47,730
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Toyota Camry || $34,679 ||  
+
  | 30 years
 +
| $66,440
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 30 years ($30,000 saved in mattress)
 +
| $30,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| 30 years ($1,000/yr at a 4% real return (long-term stock + dividend average)
 +
| $56,080
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | smart fortwo || $29,629 || $45,058
+
  !rowspan="3"|Value of investment (accounting for inflation)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Honda CR-V || $35,183 ||
+
  | 30 years
 +
| $27,370
 +
|
 +
|-  
 +
| 30 years ($30,000 saved in mattress)
 +
| $12,360
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chevy Volt || $42,180 || $50,612
+
  !rowspan="4"|Average Vehicle Costs
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hyundai Sonata || $34,644 ||
+
  | Average used car
 +
| $8,910
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ford F-150 || $48,734 || $77,111
+
  | Average new car
 +
| $27,230
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Nissan Cube || $29,383 ||  
+
  | High-end bicycle
 +
| $1,500
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Porsche 911 || $91,590 ||
+
  !rowspan="15"|Total cost to buy and own selected vehicles for five years
|}
 
 
 
===Typical annual household income===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Percentile !! Income
+
  | Honda Insight
  |-
+
  | $27,874
  | Bottom 20% || $10,200
+
  |
 
  |-  
 
  |-  
  | Second 20% || $24,800
+
  | Toyota Prius
  |-
+
| $38,771
  | Middle 20% || $44,400
+
  |
  |-
+
  |-
  | Fourth 20% || $76,100
+
  | Jeep Patriot
|-
+
  | $35,425
  | Top 10% || $201,100
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Top 1% || $822,000
+
  | Honda Fit
 +
| $28,745
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Top 1/500th || $2,080,000
+
  | BMW Z4
  |}
+
| $61,312
 
+
  |
===Median US household income===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Item !! Price
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Median US household income || $51,570
+
  | Ford Explorer
 +
| $45,524
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | After-tax || $39,170
+
  | Toyota Camry
 +
| $34,697
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Taxes || $12,100
+
  | smart fortwo
 +
| $29,629
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Total lifetime income from ages 25-65 at $50,000/year after 25% taxes (including Social Security) || $1,500,000
+
  | Honda CR-V
 +
| $35,183
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Cost per household served by US Rural Utilities Service program to expand broadband access || $359,790
+
  | Chevy Volt
  |}
+
  | $42,180
 
+
  |
===If I had $1000000===
 
Cost of the items the singer in "If I had $1000000" would buy in order to win your love: $263,330
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
! Item !! Price
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Furniture || $21,160
+
  | Hyundai Sonata
 +
| $34,644
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Plymouth Reliant || $3,000
+
  | Ford F-150
 +
| $48,734
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Tree fort || $15,000
+
  | Nissan Cube
 +
| $29,383
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Llama || $2,120
+
  | Porsche 911
 +
| $91,590
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Joseph Merrick's remains || N/A (Held in Royal London Hospital collection and not available for purchase)
+
  !rowspan="7"|Total cost to buy and own selected vehicles for five years if gas were $10/gallon
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | House || $224,820
+
  | Toyota Prius
 +
| $48,990
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Tiny fridge || $99.08
+
  | Honda Fit
 +
| $45,233
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Gourmet pre-wrapped sausages (2) || $34.48
+
  | Ford Explorer
  |-
+
  | $69,076
  | Kraft Dinner (two double servings) || $3.06
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Expensive ketchup || $10.75
+
  | smart fortwo
 +
| $45,058
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Faux fur coat || $198.00
+
  | Chevy Volt
 +
| $50,612
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Limo ride to the store || $186.59
+
  | Ford F-150
  |}
+
| $77,111
 
+
  |
===Luxuries===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  !rowspan="8"|Typical annual household income
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Opulence_Sundae Golden Opulence ice cream sundae] || $1,000
+
  | Bottom 20%
 +
| $10,200
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Second 20%
 +
| $24,800
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Middle 20%
 +
| $44,400
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Fourth 20%
 +
| $76,100
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Top 10%
 +
| $201,100
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Waist deep half-room ball pit || $2,400
+
  | Top 1%
 +
| $822,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | All 30 bestselling game consoles (refurb, eBay) || $2,640
+
  | Top 1/500th
 +
| $2,080,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Initial seat on Virgin Galactic suborbital flight || $200,000
+
  !rowspan="6"|Median US household income
|}
 
 
 
===Video Games===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  | Median US household income
 +
| $51,570
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Typing F-U-N-D-S || $10,000
+
  | After-tax
 +
| $39,170
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Daily sales of [http://www.minecraft.net/ Minecraft] || $193,500
+
  | Taxes
  |}
+
| $12,100
</div>
+
  |
 
 
==Millions==
 
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
 
 
 
===Dr. Evil===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  | Total lifetime income from ages 25-65 at $50,000/year after 25% taxes (including Social Security)
 +
| $1,500,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Amount Dr. Evil thought he was demanding from the 1997 world || $6,630,000
+
  | Cost per household served by US Rural Utilities Service program to expand broadband access
 +
| $359,790
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Amount he was actually demanding || $1,380,000
+
  !rowspan="13"|If I had $1000000 (Cost of the items the singer in "If I had $1000000" would buy in order to win your love: $263,330)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |}
+
  | Furniture
 
+
| $21,160
===William and Kates wedding===
+
|
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  | Plymouth Reliant
 +
| $3,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Flowers || $800,000
+
  | Tree fort
 +
| $15,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Security || $20,000,000
+
  | Llama
 +
| $2,120
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Total cost || $800,000,000
+
  | Joseph Merrick's remains
  |}
+
  | N/A (Held in Royal London Hospital collection and not available for purchase)
===$50000 salary for 40 years after 25% taxes===
+
|
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  | House
 +
| $224,820
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 50,000 salary for 40 years after 25% taxes || $1,500,000
+
  | Tiny fridge
 +
| $99.08
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Lifetime cost to avoid changing your oil by abandoning your car and buying a new one whenever you hit 5.000 miles || $3,270,000
+
  | Gourmet pre-wrapped sausages (2)
  |}
+
| $34.48
===Rare Items===
+
|
{| class="wikitable sortable"
+
|-
 +
  | Kraft Dinner (two double servings)
 +
| $3.06
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Price
+
  | Expensive ketchup
 +
| $10.75
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Qianlong Chinese vase sold in 2010 || $83,710,000
+
  | Faux fur coat
 +
| $198.00
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Leonardo’s Codex Leicester (bought by Bill Gates) || $45,930,000
+
  | Limo ride to the store
 +
| $186.59
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Estimated value of first-edition Gutenberg Bible || $34,610,000
+
  !rowspan="5"|Luxuries
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Double Eagle coin (All destroyed uncirculated save a few stolen from the US Mint) || $9,330,000
+
  | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Opulence_Sundae Golden Opulence ice cream sundae]
 +
| $1,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Treskilling Yellow postage stamp (At $50 billion/lb possibly the world’s most expensive thing by weight) || $2,780,000
+
  | Waist deep half-room ball pit
 +
| $2,400
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1297 Magna Carta original coypy signed by Edvard I || $21,890,000
+
  | All 30 bestselling game consoles (refurb, eBay)
 +
| $2,640
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Painting from The Card Players series (rumor) || $250,000,000
+
  | Initial seat on Virgin Galactic suborbital flight
 +
| $200,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Willem de Kooning’s “Woman III” (2006 auction) || $168,780,000
+
  !rowspan="3"|Video Games
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jackson Pollock’s “No. 5, 1948” (2006 auction) || $153,440,000
+
  | Typing F-U-N-D-S
 +
| $10,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Airbus A380 || $264,000,000
+
  | Daily sales of [http://www.minecraft.net/ Minecraft]
|-
+
| $193,500
  | Mona Lisa assessed value || $730,660,000
+
  |
 
  |}
 
  |}
 +
</div>
  
===Prizes===
+
==Millions==
 +
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  ! Amount !! Year !! Show/Movie !! Amount Today
+
  ! Category
 +
! Item
 +
! Price
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $64,000
+
  ! rowspan="3"|Dr. Evil
| 1955
 
| The $64,000 Question
 
| $528,310
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | £1,000,000
+
  | Amount Dr. Evil thought he was demanding from the 1997 world
| 1998
+
  | $6,630,000
| Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (UK)
+
|
  | $2,270,000
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $1,000,000
+
| Amount he was actually demanding
  | 1999
+
  | $1,380,000
| Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (USA)
+
  |
| $1,330,000
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $1,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="2"|Video Games
| 1955
 
| The Millionaire (TV Show)
 
| $8,250,000
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $1,000,000
+
  | Minecraft sales by October 2011
| 1931
+
  | $56,780,000
| The Millionaire (Movie)
+
  |
  | $14,530,000
 
  |}
 
 
 
===Bitcoins===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Thing !! Price
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Market value of all Bitcoins as of 11/2011 || $22,819,797
+
  ! rowspan="4"|William and Kate's wedding
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Market value of all Bitcoins as at July 2011 peak price || $210,000,000
+
  | Flowers
  |}
+
| $800,000
===Elections===
+
  |
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Person !! Funds raised
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2012 presidential fundraising || $188,260,000
+
  | Security
 +
| $20,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Herman Cain || $5,380,000
+
  | Total cost
 +
| $80,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jon Huntsman || $4,510,000
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Human Values
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Michele Bachmann || $9,870,000
+
  | Amount needed to live comfortably off investments
 +
| $4,090,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ron Paul || $12,790,000
+
  | EPA value of a human life
 +
| $8,120,000
 +
| The chart depicts 10 blocks instead of 8.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Rick Perry || $17,200,000
+
  | Six Million Dollar Man (2011 dollars)
 +
| $29,870,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mitt Romney || $32,610,000
+
  | 50,000 salary for 40 years after 25% taxes
 +
| $1,500,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Barack Obama || $88,420,000
+
  | Lifetime cost to avoid changing your oil by abandoning your car and buying a new one whenever you hit 5.000 miles
 +
| $3,270,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other || $17,480,000
+
  ! rowspan="4"|Corporation Expenses
|}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Person !! Funds raised
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2008 presidential campaign fundraising ||$1,860,390,000
+
  | 30-second Super Bowl ad slot
 +
| $3,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Excluding candidate Lee L. Mercer, Jr of Houston, who claimed, in his combined FEC filings, || $900,005,507 in fundraising and $900,006,431 in campaign spending.
+
  | Annual cost to run Wikipedia
 +
| $18,500,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ron Paul || $32,480,000
+
  | Loss in NewsCorp value over hacking scandal
 +
| $750,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | John Edwards || $64,410,000
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Vehicles
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Rudy Giuliani || $66,520,000
+
  | Most expensive production car (Bugatti Veyron)
 +
| $2,400,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mitt Romney || $116,730,000
+
  | Most expensive car ever sold (1957 Ferrari 250)
 +
| $16,390,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Barack Obama ||$799,670,000
+
  | Marginal cost to launch one shuttle
 +
| $450,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | John McCain || $394,280,000
+
  | Total shuttle program per launch
 +
| $1,451,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hilary Clinton || $259,050,000
+
  | One B-2 bomber
|-  
+
  | $2,500,000,000
  | Other || $127,250,00
+
  |
  |}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Person !! Funds raised
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2004 presidential campaign fundraising || $1,006,810,000
+
  ! rowspan="5"|Structures
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Howard Dean || $61,620,000
+
  | Large city office building
 +
| $100,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Wesley Clark || $34,610,000
+
  | Dubai Fountain
 +
| $224,540,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | John Edwards || $39,310,000
+
  | Burj Khalifa
 +
| $1,521,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | John Kerry || $352,090,000
+
  | New Yankee Stadium
 +
| $1,545,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | George W. Bush || $429,660,000
+
  ! rowspan="12"|Rare Items
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other || $89,520,000
+
  | Qianlong Chinese vase sold in 2010
  |}
+
| $83,710,000
 
+
  |
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Person !! Funds raised
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2000 presidential campaign fundraising || $805,120,000
+
  | Leonardo’s Codex Leicester (bought by Bill Gates)
 +
| $45,930,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Pat Buchanan || $37,440,000
+
  | Estimated value of first-edition Gutenberg Bible
 +
| $34,610,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | John McCain || $75,180,000
+
  | 1933 Double Eagle coin (All destroyed uncirculated save a few stolen from the US Mint)
 +
| $9,330,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bill Bradley || $65,680,000
+
  | Treskilling Yellow postage stamp (At $50 billion/lb possibly the world’s most expensive thing by weight)
 +
| $2,780,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Steve Forbes || $114,400,000 *The Money Chart incorrectly reads $11,440,000
+
  | 1297 Magna Carta original copy signed by Edward I
 +
| $21,890,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Al Gore || $170,520,000
+
  | Painting from The Card Players series (rumor)
 +
| $250,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | George W. Bush || $247,100,000
+
  | Willem de Kooning’s “Woman III” (2006 auction bought by David Geffen)
 +
| $168,780,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other || $94,800,000
+
  | Jackson Pollock’s “No. 5, 1948” (2006 auction bought by David Geffen)
  |}
+
| $153,440,000
 
+
  |
===2010 midterm elections fundraising===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Party !! Funds raised
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Democrats || $815,000,000
+
  | Airbus A380
 +
| $264,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Republicans || $587,000,000
+
  | Mona Lisa assessed value
  |}
+
| $730,660,000
 
+
  |
===2011-2012 Campaign donations by industry===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Party !! Funds donated
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To Other || $16,000,000 approximately
+
  ! rowspan="3"|Bitcoins
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To Democrats || $146,000,000 approximately
+
  | Market value of all Bitcoins as of 11/2011
 +
| $22,819,797
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To Republicans || $145,000,000 approximately
+
  | Market value of all Bitcoins as at July 2011 peak price
  |}
+
| $210,000,000
 
+
  |
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Party !! Funds donated
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Finance industry || $122,900,000
+
  ! rowspan="9"|Millionaires
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Organized labor || $18,720,000
+
  | Darrell Issa (R-CA) net worth
 +
| $304,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Energy industry || $26,680,000
+
  | Jane Harman (D-CA) net worth
 +
| $294,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Lawyers and general lobbyists || $57,590,000
+
  | John Kerry (D-MA) net worth
 +
| $239,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Health industry || $42,727,000
+
  | Mitt Romney net worth
 +
| $210,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Electronics and communication industry || $32,420,000
+
  | Jon Huntsman net worth
  |}
+
| $40,000,000
 
+
  |
===Inaugurations===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Thing !! Price
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration || $174,100,000
+
  | Average net worth of US senator
 +
| $13,400,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Festivities (private donors) || $46,400,000
+
  | Average net worth of US representative
 +
| $4,900,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Federal + state + local government (mainly security) || $127,700,000
+
  | A billionaire
  |}
+
| $1,000,000,000
 
+
  |
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Thing !! Price
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | George Bush’s 2005 inauguration || $178,600,000
+
  ! rowspan="5"|Per US resident
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Festivities (private donors) || $47,800,000
+
  | $1 per US resident
 +
| $312,620,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Federal + state + local government (mainly security) || $130,800,000
+
  | $1 per US household
  |}
+
| $117,290,000
 
+
  | The chart depicts 138 blocks instead of 117.
===Past presidential campaign fundraising===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
! Campaign Year !! Funds raised
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1996 || $559,810,000
+
  | $10 from every US resident
 +
| $3,326,200,000
 +
| The chart depicts 3126 blocks instead of 3326.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1992 || $521,480,000
+
  | $10 from every US household
 +
| $1,179,180,000
 +
| The chart depicts 854 blocks instead of 1179.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1988 || $606,300,000
+
  ! rowspan="3"|Raptors
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1984 || $429,860,000
+
  | One F-22 raptor
 +
| $154,500,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1980 || $434,220,000
+
  | One velociraptor (25% of Jurassic Park production budget amortized over three velociraptors)
 +
| $1,930,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1976 || $664,160,000
+
  ! rowspan="8"|Professional rapper net worth
|}
 
 
 
===Millionaires===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  | 50 Cent
 +
| $100,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Darell Issa (R-CA) net worth || $304,000,000
+
  | 50 Cent (stage name)
 +
| $0.50
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jane Harman (D-CA) net worth || $294,000,000
+
  | 50 Cent (adjusted for inflation)
 +
| $0.70
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | John Kerry (D-MA) net worth || $239,000,000
+
  | Birdman
 +
| $100,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mitt Romney net worth || $210,000,000
+
  | Dr Dre
 +
| $125,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jon Huntsmann net worth || $40,000,000
+
  | Jay-Z
 +
| $450,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average net worth of US senator || $13,400,000
+
  | Diddy
 +
| $475,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Average net worth of US representative || $4,900,000
+
  ! rowspan="3"|J.K. Rowling
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | A billionare || $1,000,000,000
+
  | J.K. Rowling
  |}
+
| $1,000,000,000
 
+
  |
===Value of a solid gold toilet (626 lbs) by year===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Year !! Value (Approximate)
+
  | J.K. Rowling had she become a rapper (Professional assessment by rapper/geek culture expert MC Frontalot)
 +
| $82,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1967 || $2,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="4"|Hurricanes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1968 || $2,000,000
+
  | Annual hurricane forecast R&D funding
 +
| $20,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1969 || $2,000,000
+
  | Hurricane forecast improvement funding since 1989
 +
| $440,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1970 || $2,000,000
+
  | Economic savings—during Hurricane Irene alone—due to limiting evacuations made possible by recent forecast advances
 +
| $700,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1971 || $2,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Prizes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1972 || $3,000,000
+
  | $64,000 in 1955 when "The $64,000 Question" first aired
 +
| $528,310
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1973 || $4,000,000
+
  | £1,000,000 in 1998 when the UK "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" aired
 +
| $2,270,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1974 || $7,000,000
+
  | $1,000,000 in 1999 when the US "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" aired
 +
| $1,330,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1975 || $6,000,000
+
  | $1,000,000 in 1955 when the TV show "The Millionaire" aired
 +
| $8,250,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1976 || $4,000,000
+
  | $1,000,000 in 1931 when the film "The Millionaire" opened
 +
| $14,530,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1977 || $5,000,000
+
  |}
 +
 
 +
===Elections===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1978 || $6,000,000
+
  ! Person !! Funds raised
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1979 || $9,000,000
+
  | 2012 presidential fundraising || $188,260,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1980 || $15,000,000
+
  | Herman Cain || $5,380,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1981 || $10,000,000
+
  | Jon Huntsman || $4,510,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1982 || $8,000,000
+
  | Michele Bachmann || $9,870,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1983 || $9,000,000
+
  | Ron Paul || $12,790,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1984 || $7,000,000
+
  | Rick Perry || $17,200,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1985 || $6,000,000
+
  | Mitt Romney || $32,610,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1986 || $7,000,000
+
  | Barack Obama || $88,420,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1987 || $8,000,000
+
  | Other || $17,480,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1988 || $7,000,000
+
  ! Person !! Funds raised
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1989 || $6,000,000
+
  | 2008 presidential campaign fundraising ||$1,860,390,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1990 || $6,000,000
+
  | Excluding candidate Lee L. Mercer, Jr of Houston, who claimed, in his combined FEC filings, || $900,005,507 in fundraising and $900,006,431 in campaign spending.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1991 || $5,000,000
+
  | Ron Paul || $32,480,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1992 || $5,000,000
+
  | John Edwards || $64,410,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1993 || $5,000,000
+
  | Rudy Giuliani || $66,520,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1994 || $5,000,000
+
  | Mitt Romney || $116,730,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1995 || $5,000,000
+
  | Barack Obama ||$799,670,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1996 || $5,000,000
+
  | John McCain || $394,280,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1997 || $4,000,000
+
  | Hilary Clinton || $259,050,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1998 || $4,000,000
+
  | Other || $127,250,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1999 || $3,000,000
+
  ! Person !! Funds raised
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2000 || $3,000,000
+
  | 2004 presidential campaign fundraising || $1,006,810,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2001 || $3,000,000
+
  | Howard Dean || $61,620,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2002 || $3,000,000
+
  | Wesley Clark || $34,620,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2003 || $4,000,000
+
  | John Edwards || $39,310,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2004 || $4,000,000
+
  | John Kerry || $352,090,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2005 || $5,000,000
+
  | George W. Bush || $429,660,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2006 || $6,000,000
+
  | Other || $89,510,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2007 || $8,000,000
+
  ! Person !! Funds raised
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2008 || $8,000,000
+
  | 2000 presidential campaign fundraising || $805,120,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2009 || $10,000,000
+
  | Pat Buchanan || $37,440,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2010 || $13,000,000
+
  | John McCain || $75,180,000
 +
|-
 +
| Bill Bradley || $65,680,000
 +
|-
 +
| Steve Forbes || $114,400,000 *The Money Chart incorrectly reads $11,440,000
 +
|-
 +
| Al Gore || $170,520,000
 +
|-
 +
| George W. Bush || $247,100,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2011 || $15,000,000
+
  | Other || $94,800,000
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Value of a carry-on suitcase full of $100 bills (30,00 ct, 60lbs)===
+
===2010 midterm elections fundraising===
 +
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
! Year !! Value (Approximate)
+
! Party !! Funds raised
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1967 || $20,000,000
+
  | Democrats || $815,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1968 || $19,000,000
+
  | Republicans || $587,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===2011-2012 Campaign donations by industry===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1969 || $18,000,000
+
  ! Industry !! To Democrats (approx) !! To Republicans (approx) !! To Other (approx) !! Total Funds donated
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1970 || $17,000,000
+
  | Finance industry || $47,000,000 || $68,000,000 || $7,000,000 || $122,900,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1971 || $16,000,000
+
  | Organized labor || $14,000,000 || $2,000,000 || $2,000,000 || $18,720,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1972 || $16,000,000
+
  | Energy industry || $6,000,000 || $21,000,000 || $0 || $26,680,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1973 || $15,000,000
+
  | Lawyers and general lobbyists || $39,000,000 || $19,000,000 || $0 || $57,590,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1974 || $13,000,000
+
  | Health industry || $19,000,000 || $23,000,000 || $0 || $42,727,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1975 || $12,000,000
+
  | Electronics and communication industry || $21,000,000 || $12,000,000 || $7,000,000 || $32,420,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Inaugurations===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1976 || $12,000,000
+
  ! Thing !! Price
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1977 || $11,000,000
+
  | Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration || $174,100,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1978 || $10,000,000
+
  | Festivities (private donors) || $46,400,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1979 || $9,000,000
+
  | Federal + state + local government (mainly security) || $127,700,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1980 || $8,000,000
+
  ! Thing !! Price
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1981 || $7,000,000
+
  | George Bush’s 2005 inauguration || $178,600,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1982 || $7,000,000
+
  | Festivities (private donors) || $47,800,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1983 || $7,000,000
+
  | Federal + state + local government (mainly security) || $130,800,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Past presidential campaign fundraising===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1984 || $6,000,000
+
  ! Campaign Year !! Funds raised
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1985 || $6,000,000
+
  | 1996 || $559,810,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1986 || $6,000,000
+
  | 1992 || $521,480,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1987 || $6,000,000
+
  | 1988 || $606,300,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1988 || $6,000,000
+
  | 1984 || $429,860,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1989 || $5,000,000
+
  | 1980 || $434,220,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1990 || $5,000,000
+
  | 1976 || $664,160,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Value of a solid gold toilet (626 lbs) by year===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1991 || $5,000,000
+
  ! Year !! Value (Approximate)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1992 || $5,000,000
+
  | 1967 || $2,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1993 || $5,000,000
+
  | 1968 || $2,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1994 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1969 || $2,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1995 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1970 || $2,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1996 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1971 || $2,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1997 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1972 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1998 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1973 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1999 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1974 || $7,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2000 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1975 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2001 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1976 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2002 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1977 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2003 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1978 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2004 || $4,000,000
+
  | 1979 || $9,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2005 || $3,000,000
+
  | 1980 || $15,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2006 || $3,000,000
+
  | 1981 || $10,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2007 || $3,000,000
+
  | 1982 || $8,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2008 || $3,000,000
+
  | 1983 || $9,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2009 || $3,000,000
+
  | 1984 || $7,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2010 || $3,000,000
+
  | 1985 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2011 || $3,000,000
+
  | 1986 || $7,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Per US resident===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Value
+
  | 1987 || $8,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $1 per US resident || $312,620,000
+
  | 1988 || $7,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $1 per US household || $117,290,000
+
  | 1989 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $10 from every US resident || $3,326,000,000
+
  | 1990 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | $10 from every US household || $1,179,180,000
+
  | 1991 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Amount needed to live comfortably off investments || $4,090,000
+
  | 1992 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | EPA value of a human life || $8,120,000
+
  | 1993 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Six Million Dollar Man (2011 dollars) || $29,870,000
+
  | 1994 || $5,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Raptors===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price !! Notes
+
  | 1995 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | One F-22 raptor || $154,500,000 ||
+
  | 1996 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | One velociraptor || $1,9300,000 || (25% of Jurassic Park production budget amortized over three velociraptors)
+
  | 1997 || $4,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Professional rapper net worth===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Rapper !! Net worth
+
  | 1998 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 50 Cent || $100,000,000
+
  | 1999 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 50 Cent (stage name) || $0.50
+
  | 2000 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 50 Cent (adjusted for inflation) || $0.70
+
  | 2001 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Birdman || $100,000,000
+
  | 2002 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Dr Dre || $125,000,000
+
  | 2003 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jay-Z || $450,000,000
+
  | 2004 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Diddy || $475,000,000
+
  | 2005 || $5,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===J.K. Rowling===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Value !! Notes
+
  | 2006 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | J.K. Rowlinng || $1,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 2007 || $8,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | J. K. Rowling had she become a rapper || $82,000 || Professional assessment by rapper/geek culture expert MC Frontalot
+
  | 2008 || $8,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Annual hurricane forecast R&D funding===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  | 2009 || $10,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Annual hurricane forecast R&D funding || $20,000,000
+
  | 2010 || $13,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hurricane forecast improvement funding since 1989 || $440,000,000
+
  | 2011 || $15,000,000
|-
 
| Economic savings--during Hurricane Irene alone--due to limiting evacuations made possible by recent forecast advances || $700,000,000
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Corporation Expenses===
+
===Value of a carry-on suitcase full of $100 bills (30,00 ct, 60lbs)===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
! Item !! Price
+
! Year !! Value (Approximate)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 30-second Super Bowl ad slot || $3,000,000
+
  | 1967 || $20,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Annual cost to run Wikipedia || $18,500,000
+
  | 1968 || $19,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Loss in NewsCorp value over hacking scandal || $750,000,000
+
  | 1969 || $18,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Vehicles===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  | 1970 || $17,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |Most expensive production car (Bugatti Veyron) || $2,400,000
+
  | 1971 || $16,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Most expensive car ever sold (1957 Ferrari 250) || $16,390,000
+
  | 1972 || $16,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 1973 || $15,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Marginal cost to launch one shuttle || $450,000,000
+
  | 1974 || $13,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Total shuttle program per launch || $450,000,000  
+
  | 1975 || $12,000,000
|-
 
| One B-2 bomber || $2,500,000,000
 
|}
 
 
 
===Structures===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  | 1976 || $12,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Large city office building || $100,000,000
+
  | 1977 || $11,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Dubai Fountain || $224,540,000
+
  | 1978 || $10,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Burj Khalifa || $1,5210,000,000
+
  | 1979 || $9,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | New Yankee Stadium || $1,545,000,000
+
  | 1980 || $8,000,000
|}
 
===Video Games===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Price
+
  | 1981 || $7,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Minecraft sales by October 2011 || $56,780,000
+
  | 1982 || $7,000,000
|}
 
 
 
</div>
 
 
 
==Billions==
 
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
 
 
 
===Harry Potter movie franchise total revenue===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
! Item !! Value
+
  | 1983 || $7,000,000
  |-
 
| Harry Potter movie franchise total revenue || $21,000,000,000
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Treasure found in a temple in India in 2011 || $22,000,000,000
+
  | 1984 || $6,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Box office revenue===
 
Adjusted for monetary inflation but not ticket price inflation
 
Hilighted [sic]: films that earned more than 2009's ''Avatar''
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Year !! Movie !! Revenue !! Highlighted
+
  | 1985 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2009 || ''Avatar'' || $783,510,000 ||
+
  | 1986 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2008 || ''The Dark Knight'' || $547,520,000 ||
+
  | 1987 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2003 || ''Shrek 3'' || $516,610,000 ||
+
  | 1988 || $6,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1999 || ''The Phantom Menace'' || $572,000,000 ||
+
  | 1989 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1997 || ''Titanic'' || $827,260,000 || Yes
+
  | 1990 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1994 || ''Lion King'' || $625,810,000 ||
+
  | 1991 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1993 || ''Jurassic Park'' || $625,810,000 ||
+
  | 1992 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1984 || ''Ghostbusters'' || $507,720,000 ||
+
  | 1993 || $5,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1983 || ''Return of the Jedi'' || $686,710,000 ||
+
  | 1994 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1982 || ''E.T.'' || $996,580,000 || Yes
+
  | 1995 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1980 || ''The Empire Strikes Back || $778,530,000 ||
+
  | 1996 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1977 || ''Star Wars'' || $1,681,000,000 || Yes
+
  | 1997 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1975 || ''Jaws'' || $1,067,510,000 || Yes
+
  | 1998 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1973 || ''The Exorcist'' || $1,019,000,000 || Yes
+
  | 1999 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1965 || ''The Sound of Music'' || $1,144,920,000 || Yes
+
  | 2000 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1962 || ''101 Dalmatians'' || $1,131,310,000 || Yes
+
  | 2001 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1960 || ''Ben-Hur'' || $561,090,000 ||
+
  | 2002 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1957 || ''The Ten Commandments'' || $532,570,000 ||
+
  | 2003 || $4,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1943 || ''Bambi'' || $1,391,000,000 || Yes
+
  | 2004 || $4,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2005 || $3,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2006 || $3,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2007 || $3,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2008 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1942 || ''Fantasia'' || $1,146,000,000 || Yes
+
  | 2009 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1940 || ''Gone with the Wind'' || $3,157,000,000 || Yes
+
  | 2010 || $3,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1938 || ''Snow White'' || $2,841,700,000 || Yes
+
  | 2011 || $3,000,000
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
  
===Charity===
+
</div>
 +
 
 +
==Billions==
 +
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
 +
 
 +
===Harry Potter movie franchise total revenue===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Amount given
+
  ! Item !! Value
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | US annual charitable giving || $294,850,000,000
+
  | Harry Potter movie franchise total revenue || $21,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To religious organizations || $102,000,000,000
+
  | Treasure found in a temple in India in 2011 || $22,000,000,000
  |-
+
|}
  | To educational organizations || $42,240,000,000
+
 
 +
===Box office revenue===
 +
 
 +
Adjusted for monetary inflation but not ticket price inflation
 +
Hilighted [sic]: films that earned more than 2009's ''Avatar''
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
  |-
 +
  ! Year !! Movie !! Revenue !! Highlighted
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To foundations || $33,450,000,000
+
  | 2009 || ''Avatar'' || $783,510,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To human services || $26,850,000,000
+
  | 2008 || ''The Dark Knight'' || $547,520,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To societal benefit organizations || $24,570,000,000
+
  | 2003 || ''Shrek 2'' || $516,610,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To health organizations || $23,140,000,000
+
  | 1999 || ''The Phantom Menace'' || $572,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To international affairs || $15,980,000,000
+
  | 1997 || ''Titanic'' || $827,260,000 || Yes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To arts and culture || $13,460,000,000
+
  | 1994 || ''The Lion King'' || $625,810,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | To animals and environment || $6,750,000,000
+
  | 1993 || ''Jurassic Park'' || $625,810,000 ||
|}
 
====Type of giving:====
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Type !! Amount given
+
  | 1984 || ''Ghostbusters'' || $507,720,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Individual giving || $214,650,000,000
+
  | 1983 || ''Return of the Jedi'' || $686,710,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Foundation grantmaking || $41,560,000,000
+
  | 1982 || ''E.T.'' || $996,580,000 || Yes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bequests || $23,140,000,000
+
  | 1980 || ''The Empire Strikes Back'' || $778,530,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Corporate giving || $15,500,000,000
+
  | 1977 || ''Star Wars'' || $1,681,000,000 || Yes
  |}
+
  |-
 
+
| 1975 || ''Jaws'' || $1,067,510,000 || Yes
===Gates Foundation total giving since 1994===
+
|-
 
+
| 1973 || ''The Exorcist'' || $1,019,000,000 || Yes
{| class="wikitable sortable"
+
|-
 +
| 1965 || ''The Sound of Music'' || $1,144,920,000 || Yes
 +
|-
 +
| 1962 || ''101 Dalmatians'' || $1,131,310,000 || Yes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Amount given
+
  | 1960 || ''Ben-Hur'' || $561,090,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Gates Foundation total giving since 1994 || $25,360,000,000
+
  | 1957 || ''The Ten Commandments'' || $532,570,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Global health || ~12B
+
  | 1943 || ''Bambi'' || $1,391,000,000 || Yes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | US || ~4B
+
  | 1942 || ''Fantasia'' || $1,146,000,000 || Yes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Developments || ~3B
+
  | 1940 || ''Gone With the Wind'' || $3,157,000,000 || Yes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Grants || ~1B
+
  | 1938 || ''Snow White'' || $2,841,700,000 || Yes
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Book publishing industry revenue===
+
===Charity===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Genre !! Revenue
+
  ! Area !! Amount given
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Book publishing industry revenue || $28,320,000,000
+
  | US annual charitable giving || $294,850,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Romance || $1,380,000,000
+
  | To religious organizations || $102,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Trade books || $14,130,000,000
+
  | To educational organizations || $42,240,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | K-12 || $5,570,000,000
+
  | To foundations || $33,450,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| To human services || $26,850,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| To societal benefit organizations || $24,570,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Professional || $3,750,000,000
+
  | To health organizations || $23,140,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Higher education || $4,560,000,000
+
  | To international affairs || $15,980,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Video game industry revenue===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Revenue
+
  | To arts and culture || $13,460,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Video game industry revenue || $48,900,000,000
+
  | To animals and environment || $6,750,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | United States || $18,830,000,000
+
  | Other || $6,410,000,000
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Education===
+
====Type of giving:====
{| class= "wikitable sortable"
+
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
! Item !! Value !! Notes
+
! Type !! Amount given
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Student loans outstanding || $955,800,000,000 ||
+
  | Individual giving || $214,650,000,000
|-
 
| Federal student loans || $792,900,000,000 ||
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Defaulted Federal student loans || $65,020,000,000 || Private total unknown
+
  | Foundation grantmaking || $41,560,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Private student loans || $163,900,000,000 ||
+
  | Bequests || $23,140,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Total spending on primary and secondary education in the US || $612,470,000,000 ||
+
  | Corporate giving || $15,500,000,000
|-
 
| Teacher Salaries || $295,810,000,000 ||
 
|-
 
| Total annual higher education spending in the US || $355,110,000,000 ||
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Harvard University revenue===
+
===Gates Foundation total giving since 1994===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Revenue
+
  ! Area !! Amount given
 +
|-
 +
| Gates Foundation total giving since 1994 || $25,360,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Global health || ~$12,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| US || ~$4,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Developments || ~$3,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Tuition, donations, and fees || $1,425,000,000
+
  | Grants || ~$1,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Investments || $7,900,000,000
+
  | Missing || ~$5,000,000,000
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
In other words, if Harvard completely eliminated tuition, it would mean roughly a 15% budget cut.
+
===Book publishing industry revenue===
 
 
===Education foundations===
 
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Foundation !! Amount given
+
  ! Genre !! Revenue
 +
|-
 +
| Book publishing industry revenue || $28,320,000,000 (Sum of genres is $29.39 billion, 1 block more than depicted)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Gates Foundation || $36,700,000,000
+
  | Romance || $1,380,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | INGKA Foundation || $36,000,000,000
+
  | Trade books || $14,130,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Howard Hughes Medical Institute || $14,800,000,000
+
  | K-12 || $5,570,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ford Foundation || $13,800,000,000
+
  | Professional || $3,750,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation || $6,100,000,000
+
  | Higher education || $4,560,000,000
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Endowments of the 63 wealthiest universities===
+
===Video game industry revenue===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! University !! Endowments
+
  ! Area !! Revenue
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Endowments of the 63 wealthiest universities || $277,570,000,000
+
  | Video game industry revenue || $48,900,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Harvard || $32,000,000,000
+
  | United States || $18,830,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Education===
 +
{| class= "wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Yale || $19,400,000,000
+
  ! Item !! Value
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Princeton || $17,100,000,000
+
  | Student loans outstanding || $955,800,000,000 (This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $956,800,000,000)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | U of Texas || $16,610,000,000
+
  | Federal student loans || $792,900,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Stanford || $16,500,000,000
+
  | Defaulted Federal student loans (Private total unknown) || $65,020,000,000
|-
 
| MIT || $9,900,000,000
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Columbia || $7,800,000,000
+
  | Private student loans || $163,900,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | U of Michigan || $7,800,000,000
+
  | Total spending on primary and secondary education in the US || $612,470,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Texas A&M || $7,030,000,000
+
  | Teacher Salaries || $295,810,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Northwestern || $7,030,000,000
+
  | Total annual higher education spending in the US || $355,110,000,000
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Corporate revenue===
+
===Harvard University revenue===
{| class="wikitable sortable"
+
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Corporation !! Revenue !! Profit !! Loss
+
  ! Area !! Revenue
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Walmart || $421,800,000,000 || $16,390,000,000 ||
+
  | Tuition, donations, and fees || $1,425,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | ExxonMobil || $354,700,000,000 || $30,460,000,000 ||
+
  | Investments || $7,900,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
In other words, if Harvard completely eliminated tuition, it would mean roughly a 15% budget cut.
 +
 
 +
===Education foundations===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chevron || $196,300,000,000 || $19,020,000,000 ||
+
  ! Foundation !! Amount given
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Fannie Mae || $153,800,000,000 || || $14,010,000,000
+
  | Gates Foundation || $36,700,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | GE || $151,600,000,000 || $11,640,000,000 ||
+
  | INGKA Foundation || $36,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Berkshire Hathaway || $136,100,000,000 || $12,970,000,000 ||
+
  | Howard Hughes Medical Institute || $14,800,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | PepsiCo || $57,840,000,000 || $6,320,000,000 ||
+
  | Ford Foundation || $13,800,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Coca-Cola || $35,840,000,000 || $11,800,000,000 ||
+
  | John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation || $6,100,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Endowments of the 63 wealthiest universities===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | VISA || $8,100,000,000 || $2,700,000,000 ||
+
  ! University !! Endowments
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | MasterCard || $5,500,000,000 || $1,850,000,000 ||
+
  | Endowments of the 63 wealthiest universities || $277,570,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | General Motors || $135,600,000,000 || $6,170,000,000 ||
+
  | Harvard || $32,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ford || $129,000,000,000 || $6,560,000,000 ||
+
  | Yale || $19,400,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chrysler || $44,950,000,000 || || $653,000,000
+
  | Princeton || $17,010,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | AT&T || $124,600,000,000 || $19,860,000,000 ||
+
  | U of Texas || $16,610,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Verizon || $106,560,000,000 || $2,550,000,000 ||
+
  | Stanford || $16,500,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bank of America || $134,20,000,000 || || $2,240,000,000
+
  | MIT || $9,900,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | JP Morgan Chase || $115,480,000,000 || $17,370,000,000 ||
+
  | Columbia || $7,800,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Citigroup || $111,060,000,000 || $10,600,000,000 ||
+
  | U of Michigan || $7,800,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | AGI || $104,420,000,000 || $17,370,000,000 ||
+
  | Texas A&M || $7,030,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | HP || $126,000,000,000 || $8,780,000,000 ||
+
  | Northwestern || $7,030,000,000
|-
 
| Apple || $65,230,000,000 || $14,010,000,000 ||
 
|-
 
| Microsoft || $62,480,000,000 || $18,760,000,000 ||
 
|-
 
| Google || $29,320,000,000 || $8,510,000,000 ||
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Combined annual profit of the Fortune 500 companies || || $708,600,000,000 ||
+
  | The other 53 || $136,490,000,000
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===US health care spending===
+
===Corporate revenue===
 
+
{| class="wikitable sortable"
===Total annual tax breaks to the five largest oil companies===
 
 
 
===The Economic Vortex===
 
 
 
===US GDP===
 
Combined economic value of all goods and services produced in a year
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Value
+
  ! Corporation !! Revenue !! Profit !! Loss
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | US GDP || $14,545,950,000,000
+
  | Walmart || $421,800,000,000 || $16,390,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Government || $1,980,640,000,000
+
  | ExxonMobil || $354,700,000,000 || $30,460,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Real estate || $1,925,210,000,000
+
  | Chevron || $196,300,000,000 || $19,020,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Non-rental Real estate || $1,737,500,000,000
+
  | Fannie Mae || $153,800,000,000 (the chart depicts 156 blocks instead of 154) || || $14,010,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Rental and leasing || $187,610,000,000
+
  | GE || $151,600,000,000 (the chart depicts 151 blocks instead of 152) || $11,640,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Nondurable goods || $739,300,000,000
+
  | Berkshire Hathaway || $136,100,000,000 ([[Randall]] rounded down from 136.185 billion) || $12,970,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Food, beverage, and tobacco || $212,330,000,000
+
  | PepsiCo || $57,840,000,000 || $6,320,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chemicals || $223,050,000,000
+
  | Coca-Cola || $35,840,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $35,120,000,000) || $11,800,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Petroleum and coal || $123,630,000,000
+
  | VISA || $8,100,000,000 || $2,700,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Apparel || $12,050,000,000
+
  | MasterCard || $5,500,000,000 (the chart depicts 5 blocks instead of 6) || $1,850,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Paper products || $57,800,000,000
+
  | General Motors || $135,600,000,000 (the chart depicts 135 blocks instead of 136) || $6,170,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Plastics and rubber products || $58,410,000,000
+
  | Ford || $129,000,000,000 || $6,560,000,000 (the chart depicts 6 blocks instead of 7) ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Textile mills || $18,130,000,000
+
  | Chrysler || $44,950,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $41,950,000,000) || || $653,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $652,000,000)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Printing and related supports || $33,790,000,000
+
  | AT&T || $124,600,000,000 (the chart depicts 126 blocks instead of 125) || $19,860,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Durable goods || $898,420,000,000
+
  | Verizon || $106,560,000,000 (the chart depicts 106 blocks instead of 107) || $2,550,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Computers and electronics|| $212,640,000,000
+
  | Bank of America || $134,200,000,000 (the chart depicts 135 blocks instead of 134) || || $2,240,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Metal products || $125,590,000,000
+
  | JP Morgan Chase || $115,480,000,000 || $17,370,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Machinery || $116,110,000,000
+
  | Citigroup || $111,060,000,000 || $10,600,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Wood products || $21,530,000,000
+
  | AIG || $104,420,000,000 || $7,790,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Furniture || $24,930,000,000
+
  | HP || $126,000,000,000 || $8,780,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $8,760,000,000) ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Motor vehicles, trailers, and parts || $80,560,000,000
+
  | Apple || $65,230,000,000 || $14,010,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other transportation equipment || $93,440,000,000
+
  | Microsoft || $62,480,000,000 || $18,760,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mineral products || $39,360,000,000
+
  | Google || $29,320,000,000 || $8,510,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Metals || $44,710,000,000
+
  | Combined annual profit of the Fortune 500 companies || || $708,600,000,000 ||
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===US health care spending===
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Category
 +
! Item
 +
! Price
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Electrical equipment and components|| $53,260,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="5"|US cancer spending
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Miscellaneous || $81,390,000,000
+
  | US spending on lung cancer treatment
 +
| $11,310,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Finance and insurance || $1,207,030,000,000
+
  | US spending on tobacco marketing
 +
| $13,600,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Federal Reserve banks and credit intermediaries || $529,540,000,000
+
  | US spending on all cancer treatment
 +
| $106,870,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Insurance || $437,340,000,000
+
  | US spending on cigarettes
 +
| $91,660,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 93 blocks instead of 92.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Investments || $180,500,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="10"|US health care spending (2005 data)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Funds and trusts || $59,550,000,000
+
  | Private insurance
 +
| $785,900,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Professional and business services || $1,752,750,000,000
+
  | Out-of-pocket
 +
| $282,260,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 250 blocks instead of 282.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Waste management || $39,870,000,000
+
  | Other private spending
 +
| $79,000,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 111 blocks instead of 79.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Administrative and support services || $358,110,000,000
+
  | Total private spending
 +
| $1,147,050,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Legal services || $225,830,000,000
+
  | Medicare
 +
| $387,070,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Computer systems design and service || $174,730,000,000
+
  | Medicaid
 +
| $351,980,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Corporate management || $253,950,000,000
+
  | Other government spending
 +
| $219,000,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other professional or technical services || $700,250,000,000
+
  | Total Government spending
 +
| $958,950,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Health and education || $1,294,580,000,000
+
  | Total
 +
| $2,106,000,000,000
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===NCAA budget===
 +
$5,640,000,000
 +
 
 +
===Total annual tax breaks to the five largest oil companies===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Social assistance || $93,750,000,000
+
  ! Item !! Value !! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ambulatory health care services || $529,750,000,000
+
  | Combined pay at Wall St. banks and securities firms || $135,000,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hospitals || $466,390,000,000
+
  | Mobile computing annual sales || $220,000,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Educational services || $159,580,000,000
+
  | Online spending in 2009 || $251,070,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Utilities || $276,210,000,000
+
  | Total annual tax breaks to the five largest oil companies || $2,100,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other services || $345,540,000,000
+
  | US annual oil and gas subsidies || $41,000,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Construction || $553,750,000,000
+
  | Ethanol subsidies || $5,000,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Retail trade || $844,380,000,000
+
  | Combined annual profits of the five largest oil companies || $36,000,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Wholesale trade || $804,410,000,000
+
  | Combined annual profits of the ten largest health insurance companies || $12,870,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mining || $248,080,000,000
+
  | 2010 lobbying || $3,560,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mining (other than oil and gas) || $50,380,000,000
+
  | 2005 lobbying || $2,750,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mining support || $51,270,000,000
+
  | 2000 lobbying || $2,000,000,000 ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Oil and gas || $145,990,000,000
+
  | One B-2 bomber || $2,500,000,000 || The chart depicts 2 blocks instead of 3.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===US R&D===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Agriculture || $137,120,000,000
+
  ! Item !! Value
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Farms || $107,140,000,000
+
  | US annual corporate R&D || $334,490,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Forestry, fishing, and related || $30,080,000,000
+
  | Information technology || $46,560,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Arts and entertainment || $528,620,000,000
+
  | Scientific technical, or professional services || $31,060,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Food service || $285,480,000,000
+
  | Manufacturing industries (Unlabelled on the money chart) || $236,151,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Performing arts, sports, and museums || $73,040,000,000
+
  | Other || $20,710,000,000
  |-
+
  |}
| Amusements, gambling, and general recreation || $73,040,000,000 || This appears to be a mistake Randall made and should read $58,110,000,000
+
 
 +
===US GDP===
 +
 
 +
Combined economic value of all goods and services produced in a year
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Category
 +
! Item
 +
! Value
 +
! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Accommodation || $111,990,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="2"|US GDP
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Information || $658,630,000,000
+
  |
 +
| $14,545,950,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Broadcasting and telecommunications|| $366,560,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="2"|Government
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Information and data processing || $78,300,000,000
+
  |
 +
| $1,980,640,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Film, video, and sound recording || $61,610,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="4"|Real estate
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Publishing (including software) || $152,170,000,000
+
  | Non-rental real estate
 +
| $1,737,500,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 1736 blocks instead of 1738.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Transportation and storage || $401,280,000,000
+
  | Rental and leasing
 +
| $187,610,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Warehousing and storage || $40,590,000,000
+
  | Total
 +
| $1,925,210,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Water || $14,730,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="10"|Nondurable Goods
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Air || $36,770,000,000 || This appears to be a mistake Randall and should read $63,680,000,000
+
  | Food, beverage, and tobacco
 +
| $212,330,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Rail || $31,730,000,000
+
  | Chemicals
 +
| $223,050,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Truck || $116,520,000,000
+
  | Petroleum and coal
 +
| $123,630,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Apparel
 +
| $12,050,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 14 blocks instead of 12.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Transit and land passenger || $24,110,000,000
+
  | Paper products
 +
| $57,800,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 62 blocks instead of 58.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Pipeline || $12,360,000,000
+
  | Plastics and rubber products
 +
| $58,410,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other transport) || $97,560,000,000
+
  | Textile mills
 +
| $18,130,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 12 blocks instead of 18.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  |}
+
  | Printing and related supports
 
+
| $33,790,000,000
===Billionaires===
+
  |
{| class="wikitable"
 
  ! Category
 
! Person
 
! Networth
 
! Ten Richest Ranking
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! rowspan="14"|Technology
+
  | Total
 +
| $739,300,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Carlos Slim Helú and family
+
  ! rowspan="13"|Durable Goods
| $74,000,000,000
 
| First
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bill Gates
+
  | Computers and electronics
  | $56,000,000,000
+
  | $212,640,000,000
  | Second
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Larry Ellison
+
  | Metal products
  | $39,500,000,000
+
  | $125,590,000,000
  | Fifth
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Larry Page
+
  | Machinery
  | $19,800,000,000
+
  | $116,110,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Sergey Brin
+
  | Wood products
  | $19,800,000,000
+
  | $21,530,000,000
 +
| Rounded down to 21 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Furniture
 +
| $24,930,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Jeff Bezos
+
  | Other transportation equipment
  | $18,000,000,000
+
  | $93,440,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Steve Ballmer
+
  | Motor vehicles, trailers, and parts
  | $14,500,000,000
+
  | $80,560,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mark Zuckerberg
+
  | Mineral products
  | $13,500,000,000
+
  | $39,360,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Paul Allen
+
  | Metals
  | $13,500,000,000
+
  | $44,710,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Steve Jobs (D)
+
  | Miscellaneous
  | $8,300,000,000
+
  | $81,390,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Eric Schmidt
+
  | Electrical equipment and components
  | $7,000,000,000
+
  | $53,260,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Sean Parker
+
  | Total
  | $1,600,000,000
+
  | $898,420,000,000
 +
| This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $893,420,000,000.
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="6"|Finance and insurance
 +
|-
 +
| Federal Reserve banks and credit intermediaries
 +
| $529,540,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Steve Case
+
  | Insurance
  | $1,300,000,000
+
  | $437,340,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Investments
 +
| $180,500,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Funds and trusts
 +
| $59,550,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! rowspan="9"|Politicians and alleged evil plutocratic puppet masters
+
  | Total
 +
| $1,207,030,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Warren Buffett
+
  ! rowspan="8"|Professional and business services
| $50,000,000,000
 
| Third
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Charles Koch
+
  | Waste management
  | $22,000,000,000
+
  | $39,870,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | David Koch
+
  | Administrative and support services
  | $22,000,000,000
+
  | $358,110,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Michael Bloomberg
+
  | Legal services
  | $18,100,000,000
+
  | $225,830,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | George Soros
+
  | Computer systems design and service
  | $14,000,000,000
+
  | $174,730,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Silvio Berlusconi and family
+
  | Corporate management
  | $7,800,000,000
+
  | $253,950,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Rupert Murdoch
+
  | Other professional or technical services
  | $7,600,000,000
+
  | $700,250,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | David Geffen
+
  | Total
  | $6,000,000,000
+
  | $1,752,750,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! rowspan="6"|Uncategorized
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Health and education
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bernard Arnault
+
  | Social assistance
  | $41,000,000,000
+
  | $93,750,000,000
  | Fourth
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Lakshmi Mittal
+
  | Ambulatory health care services
  | $31,100,000,000
+
  | $529,750,000,000
  | Sixth
+
|
 +
|-
 +
| Hospitals
 +
| $466,390,000,000
 +
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Amancio Ortega
+
  | Educational services
  | $31,000,000,000
+
  | $159,580,000,000
  | Seventh
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Eike Batista
+
  | Total
  | $30,000,000,000
+
  | $1,294,580,000,000 (This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $1,249,580,000,000)
  | Eighth
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mukesh Ambani
+
  ! rowspan="2"|Utilities
| $27,000,000,000
 
| Ninth
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! rowspan="5"|Walmart
+
  |
 +
| $276,210,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Christy Walton and family
+
  ! rowspan="2"|Other services
| $26,500,000,000
 
| Tenth
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
| Jim Walton
 
| $21,300,000,000
 
 
  |
 
  |
 +
| $345,540,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="2"|Construction
 
  |-
 
  |-
| Alice Walton
 
| $21,200,000,000
 
 
  |
 
  |
|-
+
  | $553,750,000,000
| S. Robson Walton
 
  | $21,000,000,000
 
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
 +
! rowspan="5"|Mining
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! rowspan="5"|Fictional (source: ''Forbes'')
+
  | Mining (other than oil and gas)
|-
+
  | $50,380,000,000
| Carlisle Cullen
 
  | $34,500,000,000
 
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Scrooge McDuck
+
  | Mining support
  | $33,500,000,000
+
  | $51,270,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bruce Wayne
+
  | Oil and gas
  | $6,500,000,000
+
  | $145,990,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Artemis Fowl
+
  | Total
  | $1,900,000,000
+
  | $248,080,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
! rowspan="4"|Fashion
+
! rowspan="4"|Agriculture
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Lilianne Bettencourt
+
  | Farms
  | $23,500,000,000
+
  | $107,140,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ralph Lauren
+
  | Forestry, fishing, and related
  | $5,800,000,000
+
  | $30,080,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ronald Lauder
+
  | Total
  | $3,100,000,000
+
  | $137,120,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
! rowspan="5"|Art and media
+
! rowspan="6"|Arts and entertainment
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | George Lucas
+
  | Food service
  | $3,200,000,000
+
  | $285,480,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Oprah Winfrey
+
  | Performing arts, sports, and museums
  | $3,200,000,000
+
  | $73,040,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Five wealthiest rappers combined
+
  | Amusements, gambling, and general recreation
  | $1,250,000,000
+
| $73,040,000,000
 +
| This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $58,110,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Accomodation [sic]
 +
  | $111,990,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | J. K. Rowling
+
  | Total
  | $1,000,000,000
+
  | $528,620,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! rowspan="2"|Donald Trump
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Information
 +
|-
 +
| Information and data processing
 +
| $78,300,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Donald Trump
+
  | Publishing (including software)
  | $2,700,000,000
+
  | $152,170,000,000
 
  |
 
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
|}
+
| Film, video, and sound recording
 
+
| $61,610,000,000
===Corporations===
+
|
by market capitalization (combined value of all stock)
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Company !! Value
+
  | Broadcasting and telecommunications
 +
| $366,560,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Saudi Aramco (State-owned company--estimated market value) || $2,940,000,000,000
+
  | Total
 +
| $658,630,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Apple || $358,310,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="10"|Transportation and storage
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | ExxonMobil || $357,910,000,000
+
  | Warehousing and storage
 +
| $40,590,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | PetroChina || $280,160,000,000
+
  | Water
 +
| $14,730,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | IBM || $211,640,000,000
+
  | Air
 +
| $36,770,000,000
 +
| This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $63,770,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Microsoft || $211,340,000,000
+
  | Rail
 +
| $31,730,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Bank of China || $208,810,000,000
+
  | Truck
 +
| $116,520,000,000
 +
| Rounded down to 116 blocks
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | China Mobile || $201,510,000,000
+
  | Transit and land passenger
 +
| $24,110,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 22 blocks instead of 24
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Royal Dutch Shell || $199,780,000,000
+
  | Pipeline
 +
| $12,360,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Nestle || $193,700,000,000
+
  | Other transport
 +
| $97,560,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Chevron || $188,030,000,000
+
  | Total
 +
| $401,280,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Facebook 2011 valuation || $70,000,000,000
+
  |}
  |-
+
 
  | AT&T attempted T-Mobile purchase || $39,000,000,000
+
===Billionaires===
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Category
 +
! Person
 +
  ! Networth
 +
  ! Ten Richest Ranking
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Facebook 2010 valuation || $33,450,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="14"|Technology
|-
 
| Zynga 2011 valuation || $14,000,000,000
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | LivingSocial 2011 valuation || $2,980,000,000
+
  | Carlos Slim Helú and family
  |}
+
| $74,000,000,000
 
+
  | First
===US household income===
 
 
 
===Cost to buy the world a coke===
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Cost
+
  | Bill Gates
 +
| $56,000,000,000
 +
| Second
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Cost to buy the world a coke (2011 wholesale prices) || $2,240,000,000
+
  | Larry Ellison
 +
| $39,500,000,000
 +
| Fifth
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Coca-Cola's annual marketing budget || $2,980,000,000
+
  | Larry Page
 +
| $19,800,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Cost to teach the world to sing (four half-hour lessons at $30 each) || $840,000,000,000
+
  | Sergey Brin
  |}
+
| $19,800,000,000
 
+
  |
===State government spending===
 
 
 
[map without amounts]
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Total US states' debt || $46,000,000,000
+
  | Jeff Bezos
  |}
+
| $18,000,000,000
 
+
  |
====US foreign military aid====
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Amount
+
  | Steve Ballmer
 +
| $14,500,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Total || $11,010,000,000
+
  | Mark Zuckerberg
 +
| $13,500,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Afghanistan || $5,800,000,000
+
  | Paul Allen
 +
| $13,500,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Israel || $2,410,000,000
+
  | Steve Jobs (D)
 +
| $8,300,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Egypt || $1,320,000,000
+
  | Eric Schmidt
 +
| $7,000,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other || $5,800,000,000
+
  | Sean Parker
  |}
+
| $1,600,000,000
 
+
  |
====US foreign humanitarian and economic aid====
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Amount
+
  | Steve Case
 +
| $1,300,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Total || $11,010,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="9"|Politicians and alleged evil plutocratic puppet masters
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Iraq and Afghanistan || $5,370,000,000
+
  | Warren Buffett
 +
| $50,000,000,000
 +
| Third
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | West Bank and Ghana || $1,050,000,000
+
  | Charles Koch
 +
| $22,000,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Africa (total) || $8,850,000,000
+
  | David Koch
 +
| $22,000,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Other || $19,130,000,000
+
  | Michael Bloomberg
  |}
+
| $18,100,000,000
 
+
  | The chart depicts 19 blocks instead of 18.
===Ft. Knox gold reserves===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Value
+
  | George Soros
 +
| $14,000,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Ft. Knox gold reserves (November 2011 prices) || $245,900,000,000
+
  | Silvio Berlusconi and family
 +
| $7,800,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Unclaimed US treasury bonds || $16,000,000,000
+
  | Rupert Murdoch
 +
| $7,600,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | All the tea in China || $4,210,000,000
+
  | David Geffen
  |}
+
| $6,000,000,000
 
+
  | The chart depicts 4 blocks instead of 6.
===Corporate tax deduction===
 
 
 
(Note: some of the corporate deductions are very technical, and even with the help of a technical accountant, I had trouble making sense of them. The text below is my best attempt at an English interpretation of the legalese.)
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Deductions
+
  ! rowspan="6"|Uncategorized
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Corporate tax deduction || $125,180,000,000
+
  | Bernard Arnault
 +
| $41,000,000,000
 +
| Fourth
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Reduced tax on first $10 million of corporate income || $3,240,000,000
+
  | Lakshmi Mittal
  |-
+
| $31,100,000,000
| Delay of taxes on 'income' made from defaulting on a debt (Temporary stimulus measure) || $21,390,000,000
+
  | Sixth
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Temporary change to equipment depreciation rules allowing more (and sooner) deductions on the purchase of new equipment || $24,390,000,000
+
  | Amancio Ortega
 +
| $31,000,000,000
 +
| Seventh
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Clean energy, space, science, and tech R&D || $13,900,000,000
+
  | Eike Batista
 +
| $30,000,000,000
 +
| Eighth
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Miscellaneous rules for international corporate finance || $6,800,000,000
+
  | Mukesh Ambani
 +
| $27,000,000,000
 +
| Ninth
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Foreign corporation income financing rules || $13,680,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="5"|Walmart
|}
 
 
 
===Individual tax deductions===
 
These are types of income, or uses of income, which the government has partly or fully exempt from tax, often to encourage some activity.  This can be thought of as "spent" tax revenue, although it's not quite that simple; there's no guarantee that removing the deduction would add that amount of revenue, because the presence of the deduction may be affecting taxpayers' spending habits.
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Deductions
+
  | Christy Walton and family
 +
| $26,500,000,000
 +
| Tenth
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Small business health insurance|| $1,620,000,000
+
  | Jim Walton
 +
| $21,300,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Federal employee expenses abroad || $7,910,000,000
+
  | Alice Walton
 +
| $21,200,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | EITC (anti-poverty low-income tax credit) || $78,760,000,000
+
  | S. Robson Walton
 +
| $21,000,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
| Donations to charity || $39,130,000,000
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Capital gains (investment income) || $78,760,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="5"|Fictional (source: ''Forbes'')
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Pension contributions || $84,940,000,000
+
  | Carlisle Cullen
  |-
+
| $34,500,000,000
| Other || $64,970,000,000
+
  |
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Employee fringe benefits || $6,690,000,000
+
  | Scrooge McDuck
 +
| $33,500,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Scholarships || $2,130,000,000
+
  | Bruce Wayne
 +
| $6,500,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Property taxes || $15,710,000,000
+
  | Artemis Fowl
 +
| $1,900,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Employer-provided transportation || $3,850,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="4"|Fashion
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Retirement accounts || $24,630,000,000
+
  | Lilianne Bettencourt
 +
| $23,500,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Cafeteria plans || $26,760,000,000
+
  | Ralph Lauren
 +
| $5,800,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | State and local bonds || $19,560,000,000
+
  | Ronald Lauder
 +
| $3,100,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 2 blocks instead of 3.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Company daycare || $3,140,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="5"|Art and media
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | College and university tax credits || $12,060,000,000
+
  | George Lucas
 +
| $3,200,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mortgage interest || $92,040,000,000
+
  | Oprah Winfrey
 +
| $3,200,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Medicare Benefits || $55,850,000,000
+
  | Five wealthiest rappers combined
 +
| $1,250,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Child care || $55,850,000,000
+
  | J. K. Rowling
 +
| $1,000,000,000
 +
|
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Employer health plans || $107,140,000,000
+
  ! rowspan="2"|Donald Trump
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Making Work Pay (ending) || $60,510,000,000
+
  | Donald Trump
 +
| $2,700,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 2 blocks instead of 3.
 
  |-
 
  |-
| First-time homebuyer credit || $8,820,000,000
+
|}
|-
+
 
| Veterans' benefits || $5,570,000,000
+
Combined net worth of the world's 1,210 billionaires $4,500,000,000,000
|-
+
 
| Life insurance benefits || $25,750,000,000
+
===Corporations===
|-
 
| Capital gains death exclusion || $25,750,000,000
 
|-
 
| Social security and railroad retirement || $27,170,000,000
 
|-
 
| Home sale capital gains || $15,200,000,000
 
|}
 
  
===Federal spending===
+
by market capitalization (combined value of all stock)
  
===Disasters===
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Disaster !! Estimated Total Damage !! Notes
+
  ! Company !! Value
 +
|-
 +
| Saudi Aramco (State-owned company—estimated market value) || $2,940,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Japan 2011 Earthquake || $235,000,000,000 || reconstruction and recovery cost, World Bank estimate
+
  | Apple || $358,310,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hurricane Katrina || $107,440,000,000 ||
+
  | ExxonMobil || $357,910,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1988 US Drought || $78,060,000,000 ||
+
  | PetroChina || $280,160,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1980 US Drought || $60,740,000,000 ||
+
  | IBM || $211,640,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hurricane Andrew || $46,180,000,000 ||
+
  | Microsoft || $211,340,000,000 (the chart depicts 212 blocks instead of 211)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 9/11 insured losses || $40,000,000,000 || For hurricanes, the rule of thumb is that total losses are roughly double insured losses.  It is unclear if a similar rule exist for terrorism.
+
  | Bank of China || $208,810,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hurricane Ike || $28,170,000,000 ||
+
  | China Mobile || $201,510,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Hurricane Irene || $8,000,000,000 || (estimated)
+
  | Royal Dutch Shell || $199,780,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Hypothetical disasters===
 
Estimated total losses if the disaster happened today
 
(based on insurance industry modeling)
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Disaster !! Estimated Total Losses !! Notes
+
  | Nestle || $193,700,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1938 Long Island Express || $236,960,000,000 || if it had curved left and made landfall in New Jersey instead of Long Island
+
  | Chevron || $188,030,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1812 New Madrid, Missouri earthquake || $206,050,000,000 ||
+
  | Facebook 2011 valuation || $70,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1926 Miami hurricane || $202,000,000,000 ||
+
  | AT&T attempted T-Mobile purchase || $39,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1909 San Francisco earthquake || $197,810,000,000 ||
+
  | Facebook 2010 valuation || $33,450,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1907 Galveston hurricane || $82,420,000,000 ||
+
  | Zynga 2011 valuation || $14,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Long Island Express || $78,060,000,000 || (1938 New England Hurricane)
+
  | LivingSocial 2011 valuation || $2,980,000,000
|-
 
| Charleston SC, quake of 1886 || $76,240,000,000 ||
 
|-
 
| 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake || $12,360,000,000 ||
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Cost of electricity===
 
  
===BP oil spill claims fund===
+
===Cost to buy the world a coke===
  
===New York CIty===
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Combined Property Value
+
  ! Item !! Cost
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | New York City || $806,490,000,000
+
  | Cost to buy the world a coke (2011 wholesale prices) || $2,240,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Manhattan || $281,040,000,000
+
  | Coca-Cola's annual marketing budget || $2,980,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Queens || $208,180,000,000
+
  | Cost to teach the world to sing (four half-hour lessons at $30 each) || $840,000,000,000
|-
+
  |}
| Brooklyn || $201,230,000,000
 
|-
 
| Staten Island || $61,230,000,000
 
  |-
 
| Bronx || $54,660,000,000
 
|}
 
  
===Megaprojects===
+
===US household income===
 
 
===Federal budget===
 
  
===Budget options===
+
This section shows the money made every year in the US, broken into five pools of about $2 trillion each. The pools are sorted by income level—the top $2 trillion is made by a small number of wealthy households (the "one percent"), while the bottom $2 trillion represents the combined annual income of the poorer half of the country.
  
===Stimulus spending===
+
Note: Figures are only estimates—these statistics were computed using data from the Congressional Budget Office analysis of 2007 incomes, and have been subject to the normalizations detailed below.
  
===US Spending on Wars===
 
Including only direct spending on war operations, and not resulting veterans' benefits or interest on debt incurred.
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! War !! Cost
+
  ! Who !! # Households !! % Households !! Typical income/year !! Income
 +
|-
 +
| The 1% || 1.6 million || 1.3 || >$400,000 || $1,397,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | World War I || $334,000,000,000
+
  | High incomes || 9 million || 8 || $150,000 - $400,000 || $1,411,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Spanish-American War || $9,030,000,000
+
  | Upper incomes || 18 million || 16 || $90,000 - $150,000 || $1,553,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Civil War || $79,740,000,000
+
  | Upper middle incomes || 27 million || 23 || $55,000 - $90,000 || $1,610,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | American revolution || $2,410,000,000
+
  | The bottom 50% || 63 million || ~50 || <$55,000 || $1,711,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1812 || $1,550,000,000
+
  | Total || 118.6 million || 98.3 || || $7,682,910,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mexican War || $2,380,000,000
+
  |}
 +
 
 +
===Amount needed===
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | World War II || $4,104,000,000,000
+
  ! Type !! Amount !! Notes
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Korean War || $341,000,000,000
+
  | Required for poverty-line income || $2,602,000,000,000 || This is the amount which must be set aside from each pool in order to leave $22,350—roughly a poverty-line income—for each family in that pool. If taxes cut into this region, then it forces the average after-tax income for the pool below the $22,350. (Of course, many families in this group make less than that already.)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Vietnam War || $738,000,000,000
+
  | Required for a middle-class income || $4,874,000,000,000 || This is the amount which must be set aside from each pool in order to leave $44,700—roughly double the poverty-line income—for each family in that pool.
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Persian Gulf War || $102,000,000,000
+
  | Amount needed to give everyone an income over $100,000 || $7,070,000,000,000 || Amount which must be left in the pool to keep the average income above $100,000 (See descriptions below for details)
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Iraq War || $784,000,000,000
+
  | Amount needed to give everyone an income over $250,000 || $8,836,000,000,000 || Amount which must be left in the pool to keep the average income above $250,000 (See descriptions below for details)
 
  |-
 
  |-
| War in Afghanistan || $321,000,000,000
 
 
  |}
 
  |}
  
===Bailouts===
+
===Taxes===
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Type !! Amount !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| State taxes || $642,030,000,000 || Unlike federal taxes, state taxes are regressive—the poor pay a higher percentage of their income than the rich. This is because sales taxes, a large component of state revenues, fall disproportionately on the poor.
 +
|-
 +
| Federal taxes || $2,192,180,000,000 || effective total federal taxes paid, after deductions and tax credits
 +
|-
 +
|}
  
 +
Note on methodology: these totals were calculated from an analysis of the 2007 CBO report on effective federal tax rates by income. There were some mismatches between figures on total income from various sources, and between CBO tax rates and federal revenue. The income totals here were adjusted for inflation and then scaled slightly to match federal tax revenue. This should only affect the total reported income, and not the distribution of the tax burden or the rough makeup of the quintiles.
  
 +
===State government spending===
  
</div>
+
[map without amounts]
  
==Trillions==
+
{| class="wikitable sortable"
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
+
|-
 
+
| Total US states' debt || $46,000,000,000
===Size of derivatives markets by year===
+
|}
{| class="wikitable sortable"
+
 
 +
====US foreign military aid====
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Area !! Amount !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| Total || $11,010,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Afghanistan || $5,800,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Israel || $2,410,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Egypt || $1,320,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Other || $5,800,000,000 || This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $1,480,000,000.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
====US foreign humanitarian and economic aid====
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Area !! Amount
 +
|-
 +
| Total || $34,410,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Iraq and Afghanistan || $5,370,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| West Bank and Ghana || $1,050,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Africa (total) || $8,850,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Other || $19,130,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Ft. Knox gold reserves===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Item !! Value
 +
|-
 +
| Ft. Knox gold reserves (November 2011 prices) || $245,900,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Unclaimed US treasury bonds || $16,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| All the tea in China || $4,210,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Corporate tax deduction===
 +
 
 +
(Note: some of the corporate deductions are very technical, and even with the help of a technical accountant, I had trouble making sense of them. The text below is my best attempt at an English interpretation of the legalese.)
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Area !! Deductions !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| Corporate tax deduction || $125,180,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Reduced tax on first $10 million of corporate income || $3,240,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Delay of taxes on 'income' made from defaulting on a debt (Temporary stimulus measure) || $21,390,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Temporary change to equipment depreciation rules allowing more (and sooner) deductions on the purchase of new equipment || $24,390,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Clean energy, space, science, and tech R&D || $13,900,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Miscellaneous rules for international corporate finance || $6,800,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Foreign corporation income financing rules || $13,680,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Other || $41,740,000,000 || Rounded down to 41 blocks
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Individual tax deductions===
 +
 
 +
These are types of income, or uses of income, which the government has partly or fully exempt from tax, often to encourage some activity. This can be thought of as 'spent' tax revenue, although it's not quite that simple; there's no guarantee [that] removing the deduction would add that amount to revenue, because the presence of the deduction may be affecting taxpayers' spending habits.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Area !! Deductions !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| Small business health insurance|| $1,620,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Federal employee expenses abroad || $7,910,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| EITC (anti-poverty low-income tax credit) || $78,760,000,000 || This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $56,460,000,000.
 +
|-
 +
| Donations to charity || $39,130,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Capital gains (investment income) || $78,760,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Pension contributions || $84,940,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Other || $64,970,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Employee fringe benefits || $6,690,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Scholarships || $2,130,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Property taxes || $15,710,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Employer-provided transportation || $3,850,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Retirement accounts || $24,630,000,000 || Rounded down to 24 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Cafeteria plans || $26,760,000,000 || Rounded down to 26 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| State and local bonds || $19,560,000,000 || Rounded down to 19 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Company daycare || $3,140,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| College and university tax credits || $12,060,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Mortgage interest || $92,040,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Medicare Benefits || $55,850,000,000 || Rounded down to 55 blocks
 +
|-
 +
| Child care || $55,850,000,000 || The chart depicts 104 blocks instead of 107.
 +
|-
 +
| Employer health plans || $107,140,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Making Work Pay (ending) || $60,510,000,000 || The chart depicts 64 blocks instead of 61.
 +
|-
 +
| First-time homebuyer credit || $8,820,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Veterans' benefits || $5,570,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Life insurance benefits || $25,750,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Capital gains death exclusion || $25,750,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Social security and railroad retirement || $27,170,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Home sale capital gains || $15,200,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Total || $964,970,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Federal spending===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Item !! Value
 +
|-
 +
| Annual deficit || $1,394,530,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Additional receipts || $83,230,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Taxes raised || $2,192,180,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Disasters===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Disaster !! Estimated Total Damage !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| Japan 2011 Earthquake || $235,000,000,000 || reconstruction and recovery cost, World Bank estimate
 +
|-
 +
| Hurricane Katrina || $107,440,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1988 US Drought || $78,060,000,000 || The chart depicts 83 blocks instead of 78
 +
|-
 +
| 1980 US Drought || $60,740,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Hurricane Andrew || $46,180,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| 9/11 insured losses || $40,000,000,000 || For hurricanes, the rule of thumb is that total losses are roughly double insured losses. It is unclear if a similar rule exist for terrorism.
 +
|-
 +
| Hurricane Ike || $28,170,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Hurricane Irene || $8,000,000,000 || (estimated) (the chart depicts 10 blocks instead of 8)
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Hypothetical disasters===
 +
 
 +
Estimated total losses if the disaster happened today
 +
(based on insurance industry modeling)
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Disaster !! Estimated Total Losses !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| 1938 Long Island Express || $236,960,000,000 || if it had curved left and made landfall in New Jersey instead of Long Island (rounded down to 236 blocks)
 +
|-
 +
| 1812 New Madrid, Missouri earthquake || $206,050,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1926 Miami hurricane || $202,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1906 San Francisco earthquake || $197,810,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1900 Galveston hurricane || $82,420,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Long Island Express || $78,060,000,000 || (1938 New England Hurricane)
 +
|-
 +
| Charleston SC, quake of 1886 || $76,240,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake || $12,360,000,000 ||
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Cost of electricity===
 +
 
 +
(Price of electricity to power all US homes for a year, by plant type)
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Plant Type !! Cost !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| Advance combined cycle natural gas || 78,100,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Conventional Coal (without societal costs) || 117,340,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| External societal costs from use of that amount of coal power || $226,690,000,000 || Harvard Medical School analysis. Range of possible values was $119b to $342b. Most of the uncertainty was due to potentially lower costs from air pollution or higher ones from climate change.
 +
|-
 +
| Public Health Burden in Appalacia [sic] || $55,400,000,000 || This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $60,400,000,000.
 +
|-
 +
| Air pollution from power plants || $118,300,000,000 || This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $123,300,000,000.
 +
|-
 +
| Climate Impact || $40,030,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Advanced coal with carbon capture || $168,590,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Biomass || $139,250,000,000 || Estimates of climate impact vary wildly Consensus seems to be more than nothing but less than coal.
 +
|-
 +
| Geothermal || $125,880,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Advanced nuclear || $140,980,000,000 || Little impact on climate/air, but hard to find assessments of meltdown and fuel storage costs/risks. Some past costs shown for perspective.
 +
|-
 +
| Hydroelectric || $106,940,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Wind || $120,070,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Offshore wind || $301,030,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Solar (photovoltaic) || $260,800,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Solar (thermal) || $385,940,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Nuclear accidents===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
!Accident !! Cost !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| Fukushima meltdown estimated total cost to Japan || $131,100,000,000 || Compare to $128,590,000,000 for deaths from quake/tsunami
 +
|-
 +
| Fukushima cost from 300 extra cancer deaths (EPA conversion) || $2,570,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Belarus estimated 30-year costs from Chernobyl || $282,350,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Cost of estimated 42,457 Chernobyl deaths (EPA method) || $344,750,000,000 ||
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===BP oil spill claims fund===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Item !! Value
 +
|-
 +
| BP oil spill claims fund || $20,270,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Total 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami aid from all countries || $15,840,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Worldwide aid to Somalia since 1991 || $55,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| G8/IMF loan pledge to Arab Spring || $73,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Japan's contribution to TEPCO victim fund || $62,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Cost to fund Wikipedia at current levels for 100 years || $1,850,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Cost to provide free yearly tax prep to every US household || $8,450,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Cost to give every US 18 year-old a free degree at a community college || $46,340,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Additional cost to fund all US schools at magnet school levels || $46,340,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Annual cost to send every US child to a university for free || $127,610,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Cost to buy the Amazon rainforest || $130,000,000,000 || $100/acre going rate for poor-access land
 +
|-
 +
| UBS loss from one rogue trader || $2,300,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| DoE loan to CA Valley Solar Ranch Project || $1,200,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Apple's cash on hand || $76,200,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===New York CIty===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Area !! Combined Property Value !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| New York City || $806,490,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Manhattan || $281,040,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Queens || $208,180,000,000 || rounded up to 209 blocks
 +
|-
 +
| Brooklyn || $201,230,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Staten Island || $61,380,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Bronx || $54,660,000,000 || rounded down to 54 blocks
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Megaprojects===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Project !! Cost !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| National missile defense shield cost through 2013 || $107,690,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| F-22 Raptor program (halted) || $67,610,000,000 || The chart depicts 61 blocks instead of 68.
 +
|-
 +
| Planned Russian Bering Strait tunnel || $66,000,000,000 || The chart depicts 56 blocks instead of 66.
 +
|-
 +
| Obama's 2011 high-speed rail proposal || $53,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Cost to build SF-to-LA high-speed rail || $45,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| UK Crossrail || $26,490,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| King Abdullah Economic City || $50,020,000,000 || High-speed rail $9,120,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Hong Kong International airport || $27,120,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Manhattan Project || $24,400,000,000 || Rounded up to 25 blocks
 +
|-
 +
| 2nd Avenue NYC subway line || $17,960,000,000 || Rounded down to 17 blocks
 +
|-
 +
| Big Dig cost || $18,510,000,000 || as of 2008 (rounded down to 18 blocks)
 +
|-
 +
| Failed Army intelligence-sharing computer system || $2,700,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Bay Bridge span replacement || $6,300,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Downtown Dubai project || $20,270,000,000 || Burj Khalifa $1,520,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Channel Tunnel || $22,960,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| ''Nimitz''-class carrier || $4,930,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| ''Gerald R. Ford''-class carrier || $9,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Amtrak 30-year plan for northeast corridor || $192,000,000,000 || This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $117,000,000,000.
 +
|-
 +
| City Qatar is building to host the 2022 World Cup || $207,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Apollo moon landing project || $192,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| International Space Station || $138,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Space Shuttle program || $194,620,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| US interstate highway system || $465,970,000,000 || The largest single public-works project in the history of mankind
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Federal budget===
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Category
 +
! Item
 +
! Price
 +
! Notes
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="8"|General/Legislative
 +
|-
 +
| Policy and regulation
 +
| $629,460,000
 +
| Merged into one block with Management.
 +
|-
 +
| Fiscal assistance
 +
| $5,150,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Property and records
 +
| $1,550,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Legislative
 +
| $4,140,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Fiscal operations
 +
| $12,070,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Management
 +
| $535,000,000
 +
| Merged into one block with Policy and regulation.
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $24,074,460,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="6"|Energy
 +
|-
 +
| Conservation
 +
| $5,070,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Supply
 +
| $5,870,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Policy and regulation
 +
| $629,460,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Preparedness
 +
| $201,710,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $11,771,170,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="4"|Science/Tech
 +
|-
 +
| General R&D
 +
| $12,850,000,000
 +
| Rounded down to 12 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Space
 +
| $18,620,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $31,470,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="4"|Agriculture
 +
|-
 +
| Farm income
 +
| $16,830,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| R&D and services
 +
| $4,820,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $21,650,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="6"|Justice
 +
|-
 +
| Law Enforcement
 +
| $28,140,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Criminal justice assistance
 +
| $4,920,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Legal
 +
| $13,250,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Corrections
 +
| $7,850,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $54,160,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="5"|Community and regional development
 +
|-
 +
| Community
 +
| $10,040,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Regional
 +
| $3,290,000,000
 +
| Label swapped with Disaster relief.
 +
|-
 +
| Disaster relief
 +
| $10,800,000,000
 +
| Label swapped with Regional.
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $24,130,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="5"|Transportation
 +
|-
 +
| Air
 +
| $21,720,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Water
 +
| $9,480,000,000
 +
| Rounded up to 10 bocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Ground
 +
| $61,610,000,000
 +
| Rounded down to 61 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $92,810,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="7"|Education and job training
 +
|-
 +
| Social services
 +
| $19,440,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Research and other labor
 +
| $5,470,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Training/employment
 +
| $9,990,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Higher education
 +
| $20,300,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| K-12 and vocational education
 +
| $74,260,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 73 blocks instead of 74.
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $129,460,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="7"|Natural resources
 +
|-
 +
| Pollution control
 +
| $10,990,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Conservation
 +
| $10,930,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Recreation
 +
| $3,960,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Other resources
 +
| $6,560,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Water
 +
| $11,810,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $44,250,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="5"|Health/Medicaid
 +
|-
 +
| Health care
 +
| $335,320,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Safety
 +
| $4,200,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Research
 +
| $34,670,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $374,080,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="2"|Interest on debt
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| $198,870,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="3"|Social Security
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| $716,360,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Federal payments to dead retirees
 +
| $120,200,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="8"|Income security
 +
|-
 +
| Other income aid
 +
| $184,350,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Food aid
 +
| $96,410,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Retirement and disability (non-SS)
 +
| $6,650,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Housing
 +
| $59,450,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Government retirement and disability
 +
| $121,500,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Unemployment
 +
| $162,330,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $630,680,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="7"|Veterans
 +
|-
 +
| Other
 +
| $4,940,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Training and rehab
 +
| $8,200,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Housing
 +
| $547,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Medical care
 +
| $46,340,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Unemployment
 +
| $49,830,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $109,860,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="10"|Military
 +
|-
 +
| R&D
 +
| $78,040,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Housing
 +
| $3,220,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Nuclear security
 +
| $19,580,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| "Defense-related"
 +
| $7,670,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Construction
 +
| $21,460,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Personnel
 +
| $157,810,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Operations
 +
| $279,750,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Equipment
 +
| $135,420,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $703,030,000,000
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Budget options===
 +
 
 +
Estimates by the Congressional Budget Office of the effect of various hypothetical policy decisions on annual tax revenue, averaged over the next ten years.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Category
 +
! Item
 +
! Price
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="4"|Cost of existing tax cuts (Loss in annual revenue if tax cuts are made permanent)
 +
|-
 +
| 2001 (Bush) tax cuts
 +
| $158,240,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2003 (Bush) capital gains tax cuts
 +
| $27,190,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2010 (Obama) payroll tax cut
 +
| $111,700,000,000
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan="4"|Potential new taxes (Increase in annual tax revenue if implimented)
 +
|-
 +
| Raise corporate taxes by one percentage point
 +
| $10,060,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Legalize marijuana (and tax it at levels similar to tobacco)
 +
| $7,020,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Institute tax on CO2 emissions
 +
| $10,060,000,000 (This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $118,000,000,000)
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Stimulus spending===
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
|-
 +
! Year
 +
! Item
 +
! Value
 +
! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| rowspan="5"|2008
 +
|-
 +
| Individual tax breaks
 +
| $120,110,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Student loan guarantees
 +
| $33,470,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Business tax breaks
 +
| $52,360,000,000
 +
| Rounded up to 53 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $205,930,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| rowspan="9"|2009
 +
|-
 +
| Tax breaks
 +
| $307,530,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 318 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Education
 +
| $90,460,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 92 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Medicare/Medicaid
 +
| $80,500,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 89 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Transportation
 +
| $32,560,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Unemployment
 +
| $62,740,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Infrastructure
 +
| $24,000,000,000
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Other
 +
| $150,160,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 183 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| Total
 +
| $747,950,000,000
 +
| The chart depicts 800 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Bailouts===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Item !! Value !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| 1980s-1990 S&L bailout || $78,300,000,000 || total cost to taxpayers (the chart depicts 180 blocks)
 +
|-
 +
| Cost to FDIC of bank failures || $19,000,000,000 || resulting from the 2008 financial crisis
 +
|-
 +
| TARP bailout funds distributed || $392,980,000,000 || Out of $700,000,000,000 available
 +
|-
 +
| Estimated TARP taxpayer losses || $41,660,000,000 || The chart depicts 36 blocks instead of 42.
 +
|-
 +
| Value of outstanding TARP assets || $144,440,000 || This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $144,440,000,000.
 +
|-
 +
| Bailout funds returned || $206,880,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Current Eurozone bailout fund || $1,361,700,000,000 || The chart depicts 1162 blocks instead of 1362.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Federal Payments===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Item !! Cost !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| Annual improper federal payments comprising fraud, abuse, and poorly-documented payments || $125,400,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Federal payments to dead retirees || $120,200,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Ground Zero medical expenses fund || $2,800,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| NEA-estimated cost to bring all US schools into good repair || $413,300,000,000,000 || The chart depicts 423 blocks instead of 413.
 +
|-
 +
| Annual economic cost of unmaintained infrastructure || $129,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Estimated direct annual agricultural value of bees || $220,000,000,000 ||
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Military/Security Spending===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Item !! Cost
 +
|-
 +
| Wasted money in Afghanistan/Iraq war contracts || $60,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Reconstruction money reportedly missing || $18,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Total US spending since 2001 to secure borders || $90,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| US nuclear arms spending during the Cold War || $2,818,300,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Ballistic missile submarines || $451,360,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Ballistic missiles to put on those submarines || $136,690,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| The $87 billion which John Kerry voted for/against || $101,800,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| "Star Wars" missile defense system (1987 Heritage Foundation estimate) || $185,300,000,000
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===US Spending on Wars===
 +
 
 +
Including only direct spending on war operations, and not resulting veterans' benefits or interest on debt incurred.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! War !! Cost !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| World War I || $334,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Spanish-American War || $9,030,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Civil War || $79,740,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| American revolution || $2,410,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1812 || $1,550,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Mexican War || $2,380,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| World War II || $4,104,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Korean War || $341,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Vietnam War || $738,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Persian Gulf War || $102,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Iraq War || $784,000,000,000 || The chart depicts 786 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| War in Afghanistan || $321,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Total || $804,410,000,000 || This appears to be a mistake by [[Randall]] and should read $8,044,100,000,000.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
</div>
 +
 
 +
==Trillions==
 +
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
 +
 
 +
===Size of derivatives market by year===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Year !! Amount !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| 1988 || $3,090,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1995 || $26,690,000,000,000 || Rounded down to 26 blocks.
 +
|-
 +
| 2001 || $86,390,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| 2005 || $227,260,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| 2009 || $439,000,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Size of credit default swap market by year (included in derivatives)===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Year !! Amount
 +
|-
 +
| 2001 || $1,150,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2005 || $19,350,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2007 || $66,280,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| 2009 || $31,350,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===US household net worth===
 +
 
 +
$58,740,000,000,000
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Item !! Net Worth
 +
|-
 +
| Richest 1% || $19,620,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Richer half || $57,270,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Poorer half || $1,470,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Total debt in the US===
 +
 
 +
$36,560,000,000,000
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Item !! Debt
 +
|-
 +
| Household || $13,560,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| State and local government || $2,500,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Federal government || $9,510,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Business || $10,980,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===World GDP===
 +
 
 +
$62,900,000,000,000
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Region !! GDP
 +
|-
 +
| North America || $17,850,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| United States || $14,530,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| South America || $3,070,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| EU || $16,240,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Europe (incl. Russia and Turkey) || $20,130,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Africa || $1,610,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Asia || $17,530,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Oceania || $1,310,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Total public debt===
 +
 
 +
Note: US figures are from 2011, while the other totals use 2010 debt in 2011 dollars, which is likely an underestimate.
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Region !! Debt !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| EU (total) || $13,340,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| United States || $10,200,000,000,000 || Plus internal government borrowing of 4,740,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Japan || $8,630,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Germany || $2,480,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Italy || $2,140,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| India || $2,140,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| China || $1,907,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| France || $1,767,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| United Kingdom || $1,654,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Brazil || $1,281,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Canada || $1,130,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Spain || $834,210,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Mexico || $584,860,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Greece || $460,180,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===World total===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Item !! Value !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| proven oil reserves || $131,960,000,000,000 || November 2011 prices
 +
|-
 +
| US reserves || $20,580,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| proven coal reserves || $72,850,000,000,000 || 2011 central Appalachian prices
 +
|-
 +
| US reserves || $20,020,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| proven natural gas reserves || $21,470,000,000,000 || 2011 NYMEX prices
 +
|-
 +
| US reserves || $930,470,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| liquid assets || $77,000,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Estimated total economic production of the human race (so far, roughly three-fifths of it since 1980) || $2,396,950,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Value of 10 years of electricity generated if the surface of Texas were converted to:===
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Item !! Value
 +
|-
 +
| Solar power plants || $89,240,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
| Wind turbines || $7,950,000,000,000
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===All US real estate===
 +
 
 +
$28,380,000,000,000
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
! Type !! Value !! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| Home || $23,010,000,000,000 ||
 +
|-
 +
| Commercial || $5,370,000,000,000 || includes stores, apartments, industrial, etc.
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
===Value of all gold ever mined (late 2011 prices)===
 +
 
 +
$9,120,000,000,000
 +
 
 +
===GDP by year===
 +
{|class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|-
 +
! Year !! GDP (total economic activity) the world (minus US) !! GDP (total economic productivity) of the US (minus government) !! US federal government
 +
|-
 +
| 1920 || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1930 || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| 1940 || || ||
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Year !! Size of market
+
  | 1942 || || || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1988 || $3,090,000,000,000
+
  | 1943 || || || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1995 || $26,690,000,000,000
+
  | 1944 || || || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2001 || $86,390,000,000,000
+
  | 1945 || || || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2005 || $227,260,000,000,000
+
  | 1946 || || || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2009 || $439,000,000,000,000
+
  | 1947 || || $2,000,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
====Size of credit default swap market by year (included in derivatives)====
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Year !! Size of market
+
  | 1948 || || $2,000,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2001 || $1,150,000,000,000
+
  | 1949 || || $2,000,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2005 || $19,350,000,000,000
+
  | 1950 || || $2,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2007 || $66,280,000,000,000
+
  | 1951 || || $2,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2009 || $31,350,000,000,000
+
  | 1952 || || $2,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
 
 
===US household net worth===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Worth
+
  | 1953 || || $2,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | US household || $58,740,000,000,000
+
  | 1954 || || $2,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Poorer half || $1,470,000,000,000
+
  | 1955 || || $3,000,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
|-
 
| Richer half || $57,270,000,000,000
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Richest 1% || $19,620,000,000,000
+
  | 1956 || || $3,000,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Total debt in the US===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
! Item !! Worth
+
  | 1957 || || $3,000,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
  |-
 
| Total debt in the US || $36,580,000,000,000
 
|-
 
| State and local government || $2,500,000,000,000
 
|-
 
| Household || $13,560,000,000,000
 
|-
 
| Federal government || $9,510,000,000,000
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Business || $10,980,000,000,000
+
  | 1958 || || $3,000,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===World GDP===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! GDP
+
  | 1959 || || $3,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | World || $62,900,000,000,000
+
  | 1960 || || $3,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | North America || $17,850,000,000,000
+
  | 1961 || || $3,500,000,000,000 || $500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | United States || $14,530,000,000,000
+
  | 1962 || || $3,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | South America || $3,070,000,000,000
+
  | 1963 || || $4,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | EU || $16,240,000,000,000
+
  | 1964 || || $4,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Europe (incl. Russia and Turkey) || $20,130,000,000,000
+
  | 1965 || || $4,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Africa || $1,610,000,000,000
+
  | 1966 || || $4,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Asia || $17,530,000,000,000
+
  | 1967 || || $5,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Oceania || $1,310,000,000,000
+
  | 1968 || || $5,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Total public debt===
 
(Note: US figures are from 2011, while the other totals use 2010 debt in 2011 dollars, which is likely an underestimate.)
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Area !! Debt !! Notes
+
  | 1969 || || $5,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | EU (total) || $13,340,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1970 || || $5,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | United States || $10,200,000,000,000 || (Plus internal government borrowing of 4,740,000,000,000)
+
  | 1971 || || $5,500,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Japan || $8,630,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1972 || || $6,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Germany || $2,480,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1973 || || $6,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Italy || $2,140,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1974 || || $6,000,000,000,000 || $1,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | India || $2,140,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1975 || || $5,500,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | China || $1,907,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1976 || || $6,000,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | France || $1,767,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1977 || || $6,000,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | United Kingdom || $1,654,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1978 || || $6,500,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Brazil || $1,281,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1979 || || $7,000,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Canada || $1,130,000,000,000 ||
+
  | 1980 || $19,000,000,000,000 || $6,500,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Spain || $834,210,000,000 ||
+
  | 1981 || $19,000,000,000,000 || $6,500,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Mexico || $584,860,000,000 ||
+
  | 1982 || $19,500,000,000,000 || $6,000,000,000,000 || $1,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Greece || $460,180,000,000 ||
+
  | 1983 || $20,000,000,000,000 || $6,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
 
 
===Energy reserves===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Type of energy !! World total proven [type] reserves !! US Reserves
+
  | 1984 || $20,000,000,000,000 || $7,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Oil || $131,960,000,000,000 (November 2011 prices) || $20,580,000,000,000
+
  | 1985 || $22,000,000,000,000 || $7,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Coal || $72,850,000,000,000 (2011 central Appalachian prices) || $20,020,000,000,000
+
  | 1986 || $23,000,000,000,000 || $7,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Natural gas || $21,470,000,000,000 (2011 NYMEX prices) || $930,470,000,000
+
  | 1987 || $23,500,000,000,000 || $7,500,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Value of 10 years of electricity generated if the surface of Texas was converted to:===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Thing !! Value
+
  | 1988 || $25,000,000,000,000 || $8,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Solar power plants || $89,240,000,000,000
+
  | 1989 || $26,000,000,000,000 || $8,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Wind turbines || $7,950,000,000,000
+
  | 1990 || $27,000,000,000,000 || $8,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===All US real estate===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Type !! Value
+
  | 1991 || $27,000,000,000,000 || $8,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | All || $28,380,000,000,000
+
  | 1992 || $31,000,000,000,000 || $8,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Home || $23,010,000,000,000
+
  | 1993 || $32,500,000,000,000 || $8,500,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Commercial (includes stores, apartments, industrial, etc.) || $5,370,000,000,000
+
  | 1994 || $33,000,000,000,000 || $9,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Value of all gold ever mined===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Value
+
  | 1995 || $34,000,000,000,000 || $9,000,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Value of all gold ever mined (late 2011 prices) || $9,120,000,000,000
+
  | 1996 || $34,500,000,000,000 || $9,500,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Liquid Assets===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Item !! Value
+
  | 1997 || $36,500,000,000,000 || $9,500,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | World Total Liquid Assets || $77,000,000,000,000
+
  | 1998 || $36,500,000,000,000 || $10,500,000,000,000 || $2,000,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
 
 
===GDP by year===
 
{|class=wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
  ! Year !! GDP (total economic activity) the world (minus US) !! GDP (total economic productivity) of the US (minus government) !! US federal government
+
  | 1999 || $37,000,000,000,000 || $10,500,000,000,000 || $2,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1920 || || ||
+
  | 2000 || $39,000,000,000,000 || $10,500,000,000,000 || $2,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1930 || || ||
+
  | 2001 || $39,000,000,000,000 || $10,500,000,000,000 || $2,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1940 || || ||
+
  | 2002 || $41,000,000,000,000 || $10,500,000,000,000 || $2,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1950 || || ||
+
  | 2003 || $42,500,000,000,000 || $11,000,000,000,000 || $2,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1960 || || ||
+
  | 2004 || $45,000,000,000,000 || $11,500,000,000,000 || $2,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1970 || || ||
+
  | 2005 || $47,500,000,000,000 || $11,500,000,000,000 || $3,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1980 || || ||
+
  | 2006 || $50,000,000,000,000 || $12,000,000,000,000 || $3,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 1990 || || ||
+
  | 2007 || $53,000,000,000,000 || $12,000,000,000,000 || $3,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2000 || || ||
+
  | 2008 || $58,500,000,000,000 || $11,500,000,000,000 || $3,000,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | 2010 || || ||
+
  | 2009 || $57,500,000,000,000 || $11,000,000,000,000 || $3,500,000,000,000
|}
 
 
 
===Estimated total economic production of the human race (so far)===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
 
  |-
 
  |-
! Thing !! Value !! Notes
+
| 2010 || $61,000,000,000,000 || $11,500,000,000,000 || $3,500,000,000,000
 
  |-
 
  |-
  | Estimated total economic production of the human race (so far) || $2,396,950,000,000,000 || (roughly three-fifths of it since 1980)
+
  | 2011 || $63,500,000,000,000 || $11,500,000,000,000 || $4,000,000,000,000
 
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Below are five tables listing the prices of the items in 980: Money.


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Dollars[edit]

Category Item Price Notes
Dollar bills
$1 Bill $1
$10 Bill $10
$500 Bill (William McKinley, discontinued) $500
$1000 Bill (Grover Cleveland, discontinued) $1000
Fruit
Apples (one dozen) $5.68
Oranges (one dozen) $3.08
Fast Food
Dollar menu item $1.00
Starbucks Coffee $2.00
Average US Restaurant Meals
Average single US restaurant meal $35.65
Average meal at the 20 costliest San Francisco restaurants $85.27
Dinner for four
Homemade rice and pinto beans $9.26 (With time cost of two hours of shopping, travel, prep and cleanup: $41.80)
Homemade chicken dinner $13.78 (With time cost of two hours of shopping, travel, prep and cleanup: $46.32)
McDonalds $27.89 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $36.03)
Arby’s $34.00 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $42.13)
Chili’s $69.64 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $77.78)
Outback Steakhouse $109.82 (With time cost of 30 minutes travel: $117.96)
Vehicles
Low-end bicycle $190
Clothes
Men's suit $400
Debt
Daily interest on average credit card debt $5.63
Daily income
Median household daily income $136.28
Taxes $32.16
After-tax $104.12
Game Consoles
PS3 $250
Xbox 360 $200
Wii $150
Electronics
Kindle Fire $199
Basic iPad $499
iPad + 3G + a year of data $869
Basic Macbook Air $999
Netbook $249.99
iPod Nano $129
Mac Mini $599
Comcast cable internet for a year ($59.99/month) $719.88
Books
Paperback book $6.80
Hardcover book $32.27
Audio book $50.42
Kindle $79.00
New video game $49.99
Kindle keyboard + 3G $139
Loose change
Loose change per pound $12.80 The chart depicts 12 blocks instead of 13.
Loose change with no quarters $5.40
One-gallon jug of loose change $270
Loose change with no pennies $17.40
Annual value of pennies received in change (at one daily cash purchase) $7.30
Pet ownership (Based on ASPCA estimations)
Annual cost of rabbit ownership $730
Annual cost of dog ownership $695
Annual cost of cat ownership $670
Annual cost of fish ownership $35
Annual cost of bird ownership $200
Annual cost of small mammal ownership $300
Cell phone bill
Traditional cell phone average annual bill $928.30
Smartphone average annual bill $1,320
Worker/CEO comparison
1965 production worker average hourly wage $19.61
2007 production worker average hourly wage $19.71
Typical 1965 CEO pay for the same period $490.31
Typical 2007 CEO pay for the same period $5419.97

Thousands[edit]

Category Item Price Notes
Typical household net worth by head of household’s age in 1984
<35 years $11,680
35-44 years $72,090
45-54 years $115,060
55-64 years $149,240
>65 years $122,100
Typical household net worth by head of household’s age in 2009
<35 years $3,710
35-44 years $40,140
45-54 years $103,040
55-64 years $164,270
>65 years $172,820
Raising a child to age 17
Upper income $302,860
Middle income $206,920
Lower income $150,380
Vacations
All-inclusive one-week trip for two to St. Lucia resort from New England (incl. flights) $3,204
Twenty week-long Hawaiian vacations $136,020
Typical week-long Hawaii trip for two from US West Coast (incl. flights) $6,801
Typical weekend Hawaii trip for two from US West Coast incl. flights) $2,863
School Prices
Estimated one-year Hogwarts cost (incl. tuition) $43,000
Seven-year Hogwarts degree $301,000
Average community college tuition $10,340 (One year $2,580)
Average in-state university tuition $28,920 (One year $7,230)
Income per capita (2005)
United States 2005 per capita income $32,360
Switzerland 2005 per capita income $29,910
Germany 2005 per capita income $27,550
UK 2005 per capita income $23,240
France 2005 per capita income $16,400
China 2005 per capita income $3,540
Brazil 2005 per capita income $5,540
Houses
Small rural house $100,000
Typical new home $224,910
Health
Average individual health insurance annual premium $5,430
Cancer treatment including chemo $117,260 The chart depicts 115 blocks instead of 117.
Annual Household Costs
A daily pack of cigarettes for a year (NJ) $3,050
One Starbucks latte per day $1,820
Average smartphone annual cost $1,320
Annual cost of car ownership $3,650
Typical annual household food spending $5,650
Average household CC debt $9,960
Annual cost to carry that debt $2,090
Typical annual housing cost for various cities (based on military's Basic Allowance for Housing for an E1 servicemember with no dependents)
NYC $25,416
San Francisco $21,888
Boston $18,216
Los Angeles $17,640
Washington DC $16,380
Chicago $13,664
Worcester $12,456
Houston $11,888
Minneapolis $10,908
Detroit $10,080
Salt Lake City $9,108
Scranton $8,604
Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding
Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake $78,000
Kate Middleton's wedding dress $350,000 This appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $375,000.
Flower cost for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding $800,000
Value of an investment of $1,000/year

(NOT changing with inflation) for 30 years at 5% annual interest

1 year $1,000
5 years $5,526
10 years $12,850
15 years $21,580
20 years $33,070
25 years $47,730
30 years $66,440
30 years ($30,000 saved in mattress) $30,000
30 years ($1,000/yr at a 4% real return (long-term stock + dividend average) $56,080
Value of investment (accounting for inflation)
30 years $27,370
30 years ($30,000 saved in mattress) $12,360
Average Vehicle Costs
Average used car $8,910
Average new car $27,230
High-end bicycle $1,500
Total cost to buy and own selected vehicles for five years
Honda Insight $27,874
Toyota Prius $38,771
Jeep Patriot $35,425
Honda Fit $28,745
BMW Z4 $61,312
Ford Explorer $45,524
Toyota Camry $34,697
smart fortwo $29,629
Honda CR-V $35,183
Chevy Volt $42,180
Hyundai Sonata $34,644
Ford F-150 $48,734
Nissan Cube $29,383
Porsche 911 $91,590
Total cost to buy and own selected vehicles for five years if gas were $10/gallon
Toyota Prius $48,990
Honda Fit $45,233
Ford Explorer $69,076
smart fortwo $45,058
Chevy Volt $50,612
Ford F-150 $77,111
Typical annual household income
Bottom 20% $10,200
Second 20% $24,800
Middle 20% $44,400
Fourth 20% $76,100
Top 10% $201,100
Top 1% $822,000
Top 1/500th $2,080,000
Median US household income
Median US household income $51,570
After-tax $39,170
Taxes $12,100
Total lifetime income from ages 25-65 at $50,000/year after 25% taxes (including Social Security) $1,500,000
Cost per household served by US Rural Utilities Service program to expand broadband access $359,790
If I had $1000000 (Cost of the items the singer in "If I had $1000000" would buy in order to win your love: $263,330)
Furniture $21,160
Plymouth Reliant $3,000
Tree fort $15,000
Llama $2,120
Joseph Merrick's remains N/A (Held in Royal London Hospital collection and not available for purchase)
House $224,820
Tiny fridge $99.08
Gourmet pre-wrapped sausages (2) $34.48
Kraft Dinner (two double servings) $3.06
Expensive ketchup $10.75
Faux fur coat $198.00
Limo ride to the store $186.59
Luxuries
Golden Opulence ice cream sundae $1,000
Waist deep half-room ball pit $2,400
All 30 bestselling game consoles (refurb, eBay) $2,640
Initial seat on Virgin Galactic suborbital flight $200,000
Video Games
Typing F-U-N-D-S $10,000
Daily sales of Minecraft $193,500

Millions[edit]

Category Item Price Notes
Dr. Evil
Amount Dr. Evil thought he was demanding from the 1997 world $6,630,000
Amount he was actually demanding $1,380,000
Video Games
Minecraft sales by October 2011 $56,780,000
William and Kate's wedding
Flowers $800,000
Security $20,000,000
Total cost $80,000,000
Human Values
Amount needed to live comfortably off investments $4,090,000
EPA value of a human life $8,120,000 The chart depicts 10 blocks instead of 8.
Six Million Dollar Man (2011 dollars) $29,870,000
50,000 salary for 40 years after 25% taxes $1,500,000
Lifetime cost to avoid changing your oil by abandoning your car and buying a new one whenever you hit 5.000 miles $3,270,000
Corporation Expenses
30-second Super Bowl ad slot $3,000,000
Annual cost to run Wikipedia $18,500,000
Loss in NewsCorp value over hacking scandal $750,000,000
Vehicles
Most expensive production car (Bugatti Veyron) $2,400,000
Most expensive car ever sold (1957 Ferrari 250) $16,390,000
Marginal cost to launch one shuttle $450,000,000
Total shuttle program per launch $1,451,000,000
One B-2 bomber $2,500,000,000
Structures
Large city office building $100,000,000
Dubai Fountain $224,540,000
Burj Khalifa $1,521,000,000
New Yankee Stadium $1,545,000,000
Rare Items
Qianlong Chinese vase sold in 2010 $83,710,000
Leonardo’s Codex Leicester (bought by Bill Gates) $45,930,000
Estimated value of first-edition Gutenberg Bible $34,610,000
1933 Double Eagle coin (All destroyed uncirculated save a few stolen from the US Mint) $9,330,000
Treskilling Yellow postage stamp (At $50 billion/lb possibly the world’s most expensive thing by weight) $2,780,000
1297 Magna Carta original copy signed by Edward I $21,890,000
Painting from The Card Players series (rumor) $250,000,000
Willem de Kooning’s “Woman III” (2006 auction bought by David Geffen) $168,780,000
Jackson Pollock’s “No. 5, 1948” (2006 auction bought by David Geffen) $153,440,000
Airbus A380 $264,000,000
Mona Lisa assessed value $730,660,000
Bitcoins
Market value of all Bitcoins as of 11/2011 $22,819,797
Market value of all Bitcoins as at July 2011 peak price $210,000,000
Millionaires
Darrell Issa (R-CA) net worth $304,000,000
Jane Harman (D-CA) net worth $294,000,000
John Kerry (D-MA) net worth $239,000,000
Mitt Romney net worth $210,000,000
Jon Huntsman net worth $40,000,000
Average net worth of US senator $13,400,000
Average net worth of US representative $4,900,000
A billionaire $1,000,000,000
Per US resident
$1 per US resident $312,620,000
$1 per US household $117,290,000 The chart depicts 138 blocks instead of 117.
$10 from every US resident $3,326,200,000 The chart depicts 3126 blocks instead of 3326.
$10 from every US household $1,179,180,000 The chart depicts 854 blocks instead of 1179.
Raptors
One F-22 raptor $154,500,000
One velociraptor (25% of Jurassic Park production budget amortized over three velociraptors) $1,930,000
Professional rapper net worth
50 Cent $100,000,000
50 Cent (stage name) $0.50
50 Cent (adjusted for inflation) $0.70
Birdman $100,000,000
Dr Dre $125,000,000
Jay-Z $450,000,000
Diddy $475,000,000
J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling $1,000,000,000
J.K. Rowling had she become a rapper (Professional assessment by rapper/geek culture expert MC Frontalot) $82,000
Hurricanes
Annual hurricane forecast R&D funding $20,000,000
Hurricane forecast improvement funding since 1989 $440,000,000
Economic savings—during Hurricane Irene alone—due to limiting evacuations made possible by recent forecast advances $700,000,000
Prizes
$64,000 in 1955 when "The $64,000 Question" first aired $528,310
£1,000,000 in 1998 when the UK "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" aired $2,270,000
$1,000,000 in 1999 when the US "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" aired $1,330,000
$1,000,000 in 1955 when the TV show "The Millionaire" aired $8,250,000
$1,000,000 in 1931 when the film "The Millionaire" opened $14,530,000

Elections[edit]

Person Funds raised
2012 presidential fundraising $188,260,000
Herman Cain $5,380,000
Jon Huntsman $4,510,000
Michele Bachmann $9,870,000
Ron Paul $12,790,000
Rick Perry $17,200,000
Mitt Romney $32,610,000
Barack Obama $88,420,000
Other $17,480,000
Person Funds raised
2008 presidential campaign fundraising $1,860,390,000
Excluding candidate Lee L. Mercer, Jr of Houston, who claimed, in his combined FEC filings, $900,005,507 in fundraising and $900,006,431 in campaign spending.
Ron Paul $32,480,000
John Edwards $64,410,000
Rudy Giuliani $66,520,000
Mitt Romney $116,730,000
Barack Obama $799,670,000
John McCain $394,280,000
Hilary Clinton $259,050,000
Other $127,250,000
Person Funds raised
2004 presidential campaign fundraising $1,006,810,000
Howard Dean $61,620,000
Wesley Clark $34,620,000
John Edwards $39,310,000
John Kerry $352,090,000
George W. Bush $429,660,000
Other $89,510,000
Person Funds raised
2000 presidential campaign fundraising $805,120,000
Pat Buchanan $37,440,000
John McCain $75,180,000
Bill Bradley $65,680,000
Steve Forbes $114,400,000 *The Money Chart incorrectly reads $11,440,000
Al Gore $170,520,000
George W. Bush $247,100,000
Other $94,800,000

2010 midterm elections fundraising[edit]

Party Funds raised
Democrats $815,000,000
Republicans $587,000,000

2011-2012 Campaign donations by industry[edit]

Industry To Democrats (approx) To Republicans (approx) To Other (approx) Total Funds donated
Finance industry $47,000,000 $68,000,000 $7,000,000 $122,900,000
Organized labor $14,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $18,720,000
Energy industry $6,000,000 $21,000,000 $0 $26,680,000
Lawyers and general lobbyists $39,000,000 $19,000,000 $0 $57,590,000
Health industry $19,000,000 $23,000,000 $0 $42,727,000
Electronics and communication industry $21,000,000 $12,000,000 $7,000,000 $32,420,000

Inaugurations[edit]

Thing Price
Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration $174,100,000
Festivities (private donors) $46,400,000
Federal + state + local government (mainly security) $127,700,000
Thing Price
George Bush’s 2005 inauguration $178,600,000
Festivities (private donors) $47,800,000
Federal + state + local government (mainly security) $130,800,000

Past presidential campaign fundraising[edit]

Campaign Year Funds raised
1996 $559,810,000
1992 $521,480,000
1988 $606,300,000
1984 $429,860,000
1980 $434,220,000
1976 $664,160,000

Value of a solid gold toilet (626 lbs) by year[edit]

Year Value (Approximate)
1967 $2,000,000
1968 $2,000,000
1969 $2,000,000
1970 $2,000,000
1971 $2,000,000
1972 $3,000,000
1973 $4,000,000
1974 $7,000,000
1975 $6,000,000
1976 $4,000,000
1977 $5,000,000
1978 $6,000,000
1979 $9,000,000
1980 $15,000,000
1981 $10,000,000
1982 $8,000,000
1983 $9,000,000
1984 $7,000,000
1985 $6,000,000
1986 $7,000,000
1987 $8,000,000
1988 $7,000,000
1989 $6,000,000
1990 $6,000,000
1991 $5,000,000
1992 $5,000,000
1993 $5,000,000
1994 $5,000,000
1995 $5,000,000
1996 $5,000,000
1997 $4,000,000
1998 $4,000,000
1999 $3,000,000
2000 $3,000,000
2001 $3,000,000
2002 $3,000,000
2003 $4,000,000
2004 $4,000,000
2005 $5,000,000
2006 $6,000,000
2007 $8,000,000
2008 $8,000,000
2009 $10,000,000
2010 $13,000,000
2011 $15,000,000

Value of a carry-on suitcase full of $100 bills (30,00 ct, 60lbs)[edit]

Year Value (Approximate)
1967 $20,000,000
1968 $19,000,000
1969 $18,000,000
1970 $17,000,000
1971 $16,000,000
1972 $16,000,000
1973 $15,000,000
1974 $13,000,000
1975 $12,000,000
1976 $12,000,000
1977 $11,000,000
1978 $10,000,000
1979 $9,000,000
1980 $8,000,000
1981 $7,000,000
1982 $7,000,000
1983 $7,000,000
1984 $6,000,000
1985 $6,000,000
1986 $6,000,000
1987 $6,000,000
1988 $6,000,000
1989 $5,000,000
1990 $5,000,000
1991 $5,000,000
1992 $5,000,000
1993 $5,000,000
1994 $4,000,000
1995 $4,000,000
1996 $4,000,000
1997 $4,000,000
1998 $4,000,000
1999 $4,000,000
2000 $4,000,000
2001 $4,000,000
2002 $4,000,000
2003 $4,000,000
2004 $4,000,000
2005 $3,000,000
2006 $3,000,000
2007 $3,000,000
2008 $3,000,000
2009 $3,000,000
2010 $3,000,000
2011 $3,000,000


Billions[edit]

Harry Potter movie franchise total revenue[edit]

Item Value
Harry Potter movie franchise total revenue $21,000,000,000
Treasure found in a temple in India in 2011 $22,000,000,000

Box office revenue[edit]

Adjusted for monetary inflation but not ticket price inflation Hilighted [sic]: films that earned more than 2009's Avatar

Year Movie Revenue Highlighted
2009 Avatar $783,510,000
2008 The Dark Knight $547,520,000
2003 Shrek 2 $516,610,000
1999 The Phantom Menace $572,000,000
1997 Titanic $827,260,000 Yes
1994 The Lion King $625,810,000
1993 Jurassic Park $625,810,000
1984 Ghostbusters $507,720,000
1983 Return of the Jedi $686,710,000
1982 E.T. $996,580,000 Yes
1980 The Empire Strikes Back $778,530,000
1977 Star Wars $1,681,000,000 Yes
1975 Jaws $1,067,510,000 Yes
1973 The Exorcist $1,019,000,000 Yes
1965 The Sound of Music $1,144,920,000 Yes
1962 101 Dalmatians $1,131,310,000 Yes
1960 Ben-Hur $561,090,000
1957 The Ten Commandments $532,570,000
1943 Bambi $1,391,000,000 Yes
1942 Fantasia $1,146,000,000 Yes
1940 Gone With the Wind $3,157,000,000 Yes
1938 Snow White $2,841,700,000 Yes

Charity[edit]

Area Amount given
US annual charitable giving $294,850,000,000
To religious organizations $102,000,000,000
To educational organizations $42,240,000,000
To foundations $33,450,000,000
To human services $26,850,000,000
To societal benefit organizations $24,570,000,000
To health organizations $23,140,000,000
To international affairs $15,980,000,000
To arts and culture $13,460,000,000
To animals and environment $6,750,000,000
Other $6,410,000,000

Type of giving:[edit]

Type Amount given
Individual giving $214,650,000,000
Foundation grantmaking $41,560,000,000
Bequests $23,140,000,000
Corporate giving $15,500,000,000

Gates Foundation total giving since 1994[edit]

Area Amount given
Gates Foundation total giving since 1994 $25,360,000,000
Global health ~$12,000,000,000
US ~$4,000,000,000
Developments ~$3,000,000,000
Grants ~$1,000,000,000
Missing ~$5,000,000,000

Book publishing industry revenue[edit]

Genre Revenue
Book publishing industry revenue $28,320,000,000 (Sum of genres is $29.39 billion, 1 block more than depicted)
Romance $1,380,000,000
Trade books $14,130,000,000
K-12 $5,570,000,000
Professional $3,750,000,000
Higher education $4,560,000,000

Video game industry revenue[edit]

Area Revenue
Video game industry revenue $48,900,000,000
United States $18,830,000,000

Education[edit]

Item Value
Student loans outstanding $955,800,000,000 (This appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $956,800,000,000)
Federal student loans $792,900,000,000
Defaulted Federal student loans (Private total unknown) $65,020,000,000
Private student loans $163,900,000,000
Total spending on primary and secondary education in the US $612,470,000,000
Teacher Salaries $295,810,000,000
Total annual higher education spending in the US $355,110,000,000

Harvard University revenue[edit]

Area Revenue
Tuition, donations, and fees $1,425,000,000
Investments $7,900,000,000

In other words, if Harvard completely eliminated tuition, it would mean roughly a 15% budget cut.

Education foundations[edit]

Foundation Amount given
Gates Foundation $36,700,000,000
INGKA Foundation $36,000,000,000
Howard Hughes Medical Institute $14,800,000,000
Ford Foundation $13,800,000,000
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $6,100,000,000

Endowments of the 63 wealthiest universities[edit]

University Endowments
Endowments of the 63 wealthiest universities $277,570,000,000
Harvard $32,000,000,000
Yale $19,400,000,000
Princeton $17,010,000,000
U of Texas $16,610,000,000
Stanford $16,500,000,000
MIT $9,900,000,000
Columbia $7,800,000,000
U of Michigan $7,800,000,000
Texas A&M $7,030,000,000
Northwestern $7,030,000,000
The other 53 $136,490,000,000

Corporate revenue[edit]

Corporation Revenue Profit Loss
Walmart $421,800,000,000 $16,390,000,000
ExxonMobil $354,700,000,000 $30,460,000,000
Chevron $196,300,000,000 $19,020,000,000
Fannie Mae $153,800,000,000 (the chart depicts 156 blocks instead of 154) $14,010,000,000
GE $151,600,000,000 (the chart depicts 151 blocks instead of 152) $11,640,000,000
Berkshire Hathaway $136,100,000,000 (Randall rounded down from 136.185 billion) $12,970,000,000
PepsiCo $57,840,000,000 $6,320,000,000
Coca-Cola $35,840,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $35,120,000,000) $11,800,000,000
VISA $8,100,000,000 $2,700,000,000
MasterCard $5,500,000,000 (the chart depicts 5 blocks instead of 6) $1,850,000,000
General Motors $135,600,000,000 (the chart depicts 135 blocks instead of 136) $6,170,000,000
Ford $129,000,000,000 $6,560,000,000 (the chart depicts 6 blocks instead of 7)
Chrysler $44,950,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $41,950,000,000) $653,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $652,000,000)
AT&T $124,600,000,000 (the chart depicts 126 blocks instead of 125) $19,860,000,000
Verizon $106,560,000,000 (the chart depicts 106 blocks instead of 107) $2,550,000,000
Bank of America $134,200,000,000 (the chart depicts 135 blocks instead of 134) $2,240,000,000
JP Morgan Chase $115,480,000,000 $17,370,000,000
Citigroup $111,060,000,000 $10,600,000,000
AIG $104,420,000,000 $7,790,000,000
HP $126,000,000,000 $8,780,000,000 (this appears to be a mistake by Randall and should read $8,760,000,000)
Apple $65,230,000,000 $14,010,000,000
Microsoft $62,480,000,000 $18,760,000,000
Google $29,320,000,000 $8,510,000,000
Combined annual profit of the Fortune 500 companies $708,600,000,000

US health care spending[edit]

Category Item Price Notes
US cancer spending
US spending on lung cancer treatment $11,310,000,000
US spending on tobacco marketing $13,600,000,000
US spending on all cancer treatment $106,870,000,000
US spending on cigarettes $91,660,000,000 The chart depicts 93 blocks instead of 92.
US health care spending (2005 data)
Private insurance $785,900,000,000