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Guess How Much You’re Worth to These Big Tech Companies

It’s the age of the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Watch, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glass, self driving Google cars, 3D printers—and if you need something to eat for lunch, hundreds of reviews are only a tap away. It’s the age of internet tech businesses, and they are making tons of money. And what better way to look at that dollar amount than your worth to the company? The market cap of these companies equals the shares multiplied by the price of each share. So what? Well, how's $363 billion sound? Good right? But, how do you factor into that huge dollar amount?

1. Google

So, now that they have that much money—you, as a user of that company and a participant of what they do, are an important part of that company. We can figure out how much you are worth to the company by dividing the number of users, from their market cap. So 2 billion of you, you're worth $182 to Google. Disappointed?

Well, Google earns a lot of money, but it also has more users than most every other tech company there is. They generate 90% of their revenue from advertising—so it makes sense that they make so much money, but it also makes sense that your value is relatively small compared to other companies.

2. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook is continuing its huge lead in the social network industry with a market cap of $227 billion, and 1.4 billion users—which makes you worth $158. It's made some great investments recently, like the Oculus Rift and the famous social photo network Instagram (another notable player in the social market).

3. Alibaba

Alibaba is a chinese e-commerce company with a market cap of $217 billion with 350 million users valued at $621 each. It's making some big moves lately, with major investments in other retail...


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