Money

Samsung Earns $6,486 Per Second, Apple Makes $4,540 (Infographic)

| by Michael Allen

Just how much money do tech companies make these days?

Happier.co.uk has broken down the most successful ones by their yearly revenue, working days, hours and seconds.

Samsung topped the list by raking in $6,486 a second, while Apple earns $4,540 and Foxconn is at $3815.

Hewlett Packard (HP) makes $3459, Microsoft clocks in at $2331, Amazon pockets $1996, but Facebook only makes $230 every second.

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The website has also created an interactive infographic that actually counts how much money the companies have made, by the seconds, since you've been on the web page.

You can calculate your own salary against these tech companies by using the same math. Divide your salary by the number of days you work. Once you get that daily number, then divide one day’s hours into seconds (8 hours = 28800 seconds) to find out how you make per second.

If that's a bit depressing, here's some good news. Occupy Wall Street activists have bought almost $15 million of Americans' personal debt, notes The Guardian.

The activists call their program "Rolling Jubilee," which buys up strangers' personal debt from the secondary debt market. That's where banks and other financial companies sell people's personal debt to third parties, usually collection agencies, for pennies on the dollar.

Launched one year ago, the Rolling Jubilee has spent $400,000 to buy up and forgive $14,734,569.87 of personal debt.

"We thought that the ratio would be about 20 to 1," said team member Andrew Ross. "In fact we've been able to buy debt a lot more cheaply than that."

Sources: The Guardian and Happier.co.uk