Apple Inc. reached a record value on the stock market Wednesday, surpassing $500 billion US.

That gives Apple:

  •  About twice the market capitalization of Canada’s big five banks put together.
  •  More than three times the value of the Canada Pension Plan.
  •  33 times what the oil industry invested in the oilsands last year.
  •  245 times the worth of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  •  Enough value to buy 273,000,000,000 large Tim Hortons coffees.

And while it's not quite enough to pay off Canada’s federal debt, it would put a big dent in it, reducing the red ink by 86 per cent.