CHART OF THE DAY: Apple's Soaring Pile Of Cash

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Apple brought Steve Jobs back to the company in December 1996. Since then, he’s been building a massive pile of cash, rolling out new product after new product.

On December 27th, 1996, Apple had $1.8 billion in cash and securities. Today it has $34 billion.

(Thanks to reader Cory Padfield for this chart idea.)

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