Interesting to add up the market caps of the 4 leading internet companies and compare them to 30 year old Microsoft.
Google: $124.9 billion
eBay: $66 billion
Yahoo: $61.2 billion
Amazon: $20 billion
Total: $272.1 billion
Microsoft: $297.7 billion
I blogged in 2004, months before Google went public, that within 10-15 years Google’s market cap would surpass Microsoft’s.
In September, I said Google’s market cap would pass Yahoo’s by Q1 2005.
Then, in February of this year, I revised my forecast and said it won’t even take 10 years for Google to pass Microsoft.
It now seems that within a few more weeks, the combined market caps of Google, eBay, Yahoo, and Amazon will pass Microsoft’s. And then within a few more years, Google will likely be on top.