Are Facebook, Amazo, Apple, Netflix and Alphabet really dangerous influencers?

Analysts denominate the successful tech-giants Facebook, amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google as FAANG. The value of this 5 Corporations is mor ethan 3 bio $. With that capital this corporates are able to bias tax policies, international agreements and other politics the way they like. Politics become sensible of that problem and want to split this giants into different companies.

 

Corporation

Value 2019

Equity Capital 2018

Facebook

415,9bio€

84,127bioUSD

Amazon

853,8bio€

27,709bioUSD

Apple

847,2bio€

107.147bioUSD

Neflix

146,3bio€

2.239bioUSD

Alphabet

650,1bio€ (Alphabet A)

177.628bioUSD

Finanzen.net

Macrotest data showed also a high increasing cash on hand.

Facebook cash on hand for 2016 was $29.449bio, a 59.75% increase from 2015

Facebook cash on hand for 2017 was $41.711bio, a 41.64% increase from 2016

Facebook cash on hand for 2018 was $41.114bio, a 1.43% decline from 2017

Facebook cash on hand for the quarter ending March 31, 2019 was $45.243bio, a 2.93% increase year-over-year

 

Amazon cash on hand for 2016 was $25.981bio, a 31.16% increase from 2015

Amazon cash on hand for 2017 was $30.986bio, a 19.26% increase from 2016

Amazon cash on hand for 2018 was $41.25bio, a 33.12% increase from 2017

Amazon cash on hand for the quarter ending March 31, 2019 was $37.020bio, a 48.3% increase year-over-year.

 

Apple cash on hand for 2016 was $67.155bio, a 61.43% increase from 2015

Apple cash on hand for 2017 was $74.181bio, a 10.46% increase from 2016

Apple cash on hand for 2018 was $66.301bio, a 10.62% decline from 2017

Apple cash on hand for the quarter ending March 31, 2019 was $80.092bio, a 8.92% decline year-over-year

 

Netflix cash on hand for 2016 was $1.734bio, a 24.97% decline from 2015

Netflix cash on hand for 2017 was $2.823bio, a 62.81% increase from 2016

Netflix cash on hand for 2018 was $3.794bio, a 34.42% increase from 2017

Netflix cash on hand for the quarter ending March 31, 2019 was $3.349bio, a 29.11% increase year-over-year

 

Alphabet cash on hand for 2016 was $86.333bio, a 18.16% increase from 2015

Alphabet cash on hand for 2017 was $101.871bio, a 18% increase from 2016

Alphabet cash on hand for 2018 was $109.14bio, a 7.14% increase from 2017

Alphabet cash on hand for the quarter ending March 31, 2019 was $113.488bio, a 10.31% increase year-over-year

With a cash on hand of 113.488bio$ Alphabet could buy an African country or a corporation if its like and accumulated this 5 corporations have a cash, dated at the end of the first quarter, of 2019 of 279.19bio$. By comparison the budget of Germany in 2019 is 356.4 bio € and it‘s BIP in 2018 was 3,996.76bioUSD. The BIP of Togo in Africa in 2018 was 5bio$. The BIP of the USA in 2018 was 20,494.1bio$ the federal budget of 2019 is 4.407 trillion$.

A quarter of the federal budget of the USA owns the 25 richest families in the world, namely 1100bio$. That estimates capital.de in a report at June, 24th of 2019. The richest family Walton has a fortune of estimated 151.5bio$. The family regained the Walmart Imperium and and owns more than 50% of its assetts. The wealth  of the family overtakes the worth of Netflix.

The brothers David and Charles Koch are the owner of Koch Industries and are valued with 98.7bio$. They support active the political right wing sector with high valued donors.

The Mars family controls the schocolate imperium Mars which produces candy bars and food for animals. Their fortune is estimated 89.7mrd$.

Any of that families is able to bias states and work as a political influencer. The families have tradition and are well connected. The tech giants and their owners will live in their tradition.

The table below shows the donors of David and Charles Koch in 2012.

Source: Wikipedia.org;  Robert Maguire – http://www.opensecrets.org/news/assets_c/2014/01/flow%20final-11708.html[toter Link], CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30598829