Move over, Apple and Amazon: Microsoft, too, is worth more than $ 1 trillion

Back in August, Apple became the first technology company, the market value of which exceeded 1

trillion dollars. And now Microsoft has joined the trillionaire club of insanely rich companies.

How many?

Microsoft shares rose immediately after publicationquarterly report that showed growth in all major business areas. Thus, revenue for the quarter amounted to $ 30.6 billion, which is 14% more than the same period last year. Operating profit - 10.3 billion dollars (+ 25%), net profit - 8.8 billion dollars (+ 19%).

Today after the opening of trading price of sharesMicrosoft has risen to $ 130, with the result that market capitalization has exceeded $ 1 trillion. True, the stock price quickly fell, but they still managed to fix the record.

Who else

Now there are only three "those most" in the companies: Apple, Amazon, which joined her through time, and now Microsoft. If we omit the adjective "technological", in the list of those whose value was (albeit short-lived) above a trillion dollars, the Chinese oil and gas company PetroChina Co. True, it is now estimated at 200 billion, but its past glory is still not forgotten. There is also Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco. Some experts estimate it at $ 2 trillion, but since this is a non-public company, there are no exact figures.