Schlagwort-Archive: wealth

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.



Value 2019

Equity Capital 2018














650,1bio€ (Alphabet A)


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$. That estimates in a report at June, 24th of 2019. The richest family Walton has a fortune of estimated 151.5bio$. 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:;  Robert Maguire –[toter Link], CC BY-SA 3.0,








Income And Equality In Societies

At 1000 AD there were different, separated economic systems and societies on the continents of the world. Scientific data shows, that the average wealth of this different systems was equal, but inside the systems the wealth was highly different. Today, we would say that the average income per capita in all societies globally was between 500 US$ and 600 US$.

Between 1000 and 1820 the population of the world quadrupled with an increasing average income by 50% per capita globally. In Europe the income doubled that time.

Between 1820 and 2000 the population in Europe sextoples with an increasing income by factor 9. In difference to the previous periods the average between the continents become more and more differential.

Today we have high distinctions between the income and infrastructure between the continents. Africa is the poorest continent with very small infrastructure. Many african nations don‘t have any railroad. The average density of the roadsystem in Africa is 6,84km per 100km². 80% of afrikan ships are older than 15 years. There is no realtime stock exchange in Africa. There are countries which have no stock exchange at all, other deliver the stock prices one time a week.

The gloabal average income between 2011 and 2014 develops as follows:

Undeveloped Countries Emerging countries Developed Countries
In Togo

  • 580 $ (2014)
  • 530 $ (2013)
  • 500 $ (2012)
  • 560 $ (2011)
In China:

  • 7.380 $ (2014)
  • 6.560 $ (2013)
  • 5.740 $ (2012)
  • 4.930 $ (2011)
In Australien:

  • 64.680 $ (2014)
  • 65.520 $ (2013)
  • 59.570 $ (2012)
  • 46.200 $ (2010)
In Tschad:

  • 1.010 $ (2014)
  • 1.020 $ (2013)
  • 740 $ (2012)
  • 690 $ (2011)
In Brasil

  • 11.760 $ (2014)
  • 11.690 $ (2013)
  • 11.630 $ (2012)
  • 10.720 $ (2011)
In United States of America:

  • 55.200 $ (2014)
  • 53.670 $ (2013)
  • 50.120 $ (2012)
  • 48.450 $ (2011)
In Nigeria:

  • 2.950 $ (2014)
  • 2.760 $ (2013)
  • 1.430 $ (2012)
  • 1.200 $ (2011)
In India:

  • 1.610 $ (2014)
  • 1.570 $ (2013)
  • 1.530 $ (2012)
  • 1.410 $ (2011)
In Great Britain and North Ireland:

  • 42.690 $ (2014)
  • 39.110 $ (2013)
  • 38.250 $ (2012)
  • 37.780 $ (2011)
In Südafrika:

  • 6.800 $ (2014)
  • 7.190 $ (2013)
  • 7.610 $ (2012)
  • 6.960 $ (2011)
In Marokko

  • 3.020 $ (2014)
  • 3.030 $ (2013)
  • 2.940 $ (2012)
  • 2.970 $ (2011)
In Germany:

  • 47.640 $ (2014)
  • 46.100 $ (2013)
  • 44.010 $ (2012)
  • 43.980 $ (2011)

Don‘t forget that the IWF marked China and India as the first and second strongest economy globally by 2050, USA ranked at third place. Asia is the continent with the fastest growing economies world wide.

At 1000 AD the economic unequality is 100% between the continents, in 1820 it is 80% between the continents and 20% locally within the continents, today it is only 40% between the continents and 60% locally within the continents. So the economic distinctions between the continents decreases with the time. At the same time the inequalities arise more and more within the continents between the nations of a continent and at least between the people within a country. Trigger of this development is an approximation of the regimes and the forms of economy also the approximation of the knowledge that is available for the economy and education of the people.

Another trigger is the Smartphone. No other device has such a fast distribution around the world like the smart phone. Not only in the developed nations the smart phone is an exigency but also in any other society like rural countries. Even indios in the bush have a smart phone, independently if they have other devices like washers, television or refrigerators. But the smart phone makes for them the world available and with this new experience the education approximates. The smart phone is a device which makes people more equal and increases knowledge in the poor countries. The frames the internet and the smart phones delivers to the users is made by the companies of the rich and developed countries. So with the smart phones the values and doctrines of the developed countries will circularise into the emerging and the undeveloped countries creating demand in the mind of the people and forcing economic development and changing in politics.

So the economic upcoming of China and India will converge the asian, american and european cultures. The smart phone will make the different cultures and values available for anyone.

The western countries, which outsourced the production lines for trimming the costs of production to China in the 1990‘s, made this economic boom of China possible. UN data shows that India has 1,354 mio people and the population of China measures 1,415mio people. That is summarised 2,769 bio people means 36,28% of the global population. This is an enormously potential for the economy specially because wide parts of the population in China and India have a big demand for goods. If the western nations want to participate on this demand they have to think about, how to deal with the cultural differences, to integrate the systems. It makes no sense to separate for economic, politics or job reasons. The people of China and India will demand to participate on the technical possibilities the industrialisation will allow them. And this will be a very big market.