A website called Happier.co.uk created an interactive infographic that tells you roughly how much money some of the biggest companies in the world make per second.

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This is accomplished by taking each company's yearly revenue, dividing it by the number of working days and then further dividing each day down to the hours and the seconds.

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The longer you're on the site, the higher each company's revenue goes.

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Want to figure out how much you, specifically, make in a second?

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"If you were to take your year’s salary divide it by how many days you work, then divide that day’s hours into seconds (8 hours = 28800 seconds) you’d have your per second figure…"

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How Much Money Do Top Companies Make Each Second?

This infographic will tell you.

Before you read any further, we should warn you that what you're about to see will make you go "Wow!" for a split second and then perhaps fling you into depression.

A website called Happier.co.uk created an interactive infographic that tells you roughly how much money some of the biggest companies in the world make per second. This is accomplished by taking each company's yearly revenue, dividing it by the number of working days and then further dividing each day down to the hours and the seconds. The longer you're on the site, the higher each company's revenue goes.

The highest grosser on the list is Samsung, which hauls in almost $6,500 a second (In the five minutes it took us to write this post, Samsung made almost $2 million). It is followed closely by Apple at $4,540 a second. At the bottom of the list is Blackberry, which only makes $205 a second, followed, surprisingly, by Facebook at $230 each second.

Want to figure out how much you, specifically, make in a second? Happier's Julian Hearn explains how: "If you were to take your year’s salary divide it by how many days you work, then divide that day’s hours into seconds (8 hours = 28800 seconds) you’d have your per second figure … Now imagine you built the next Google or Facebook? How much would you be earning per second then?"

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  • khizar_07

    Perception is not reality!
    Quite a few people do not believe that Apple, Foxconn, Blackberry, HP, IBM,
    Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Cisco, Oracle, ebay or Dell make much profit per second.
    Profit = Sales - Costs. If you buy high and sell low you make a loss! Discounting
    products to gain market share indefinitely is a stupid thing to do! In fact the
    smart people have an opinion that they make losses per second. If they were so profitable then the American economy would not be in such a bad shape or in so much debt!
    IBM would make more money if the stupid IT Consultancies actually used its
    value for money products. Nokia would have a better chance of making a profit
    going forward if it embraced Android. Samsung and Intel on the other hand are
    smart companies and they know how to make money!

  • joseph

    Perhaps this should be revised to be on a retained earnings basis? You could add the US government to this slide and it would destroy everyone on this list. What matters is how much money they keep every second, not how much money flows into them. Amazon hasn't posted a profit since the 90's.

  • Kelly Lawley

    Without the infographics being directly next to each other, it defeats the purpose of seeing the little icons to compare and contrast the numbers for a true 'infographic' impact.