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When will the first publicly traded company achieve a $10 trillion market capitalisation?

This year, just weeks after globe-conquering tech giant Apple reached its $1 trillion value milestone, Amazon has joined them in crossing the threshold (at some surprise to Metaculus forecasters).

Apple was valued at around $100 billion in mid 2007, and so it has taken the company roughly 11 years to grow its market capitalisation by a factor of ten. Amazon's rise was even more impressive. Amazon has grown from $100 bn to $1 trillion in just over 6 years.

To put the $10 trillion figure in some perspective, the United States currently (Q2, 2018) has a GDP of $20 trillion at current prices.

When will the first publicly traded company achieve a $10 trillion market capitalisation in today's prices?

This resolves when a company whose shares can be bought and sold on a stock exchange achieves a market capitalisation of $10 trillion dollars adjusted to 2018 prices. The question will refer to Yahoo Finance's data, or any other reputable financial data service.


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