$19 billion is a lot of money. But what could the guys at Facebook have spent the money on instead?
10 trips to the moon
Not only could they get 20 employees to the moon on 10 separate trips, they could also add a moon walk to the trip and still come in under budget.
A small airforce
The F-35C Lightning II comes in at around $200m, meaning they could pick up 95 of these cutting edge aircraft. Presumably they’d get some kind of bulk discount that takes them up to 100.
Well, for a year at least. Jamaica’s GDP is around $14 billion. You could spend the change on say, Barbados. The Caribbean islands would provide a relaxing retreat for hardworking Facebook employees.
Floor seats at the game
Based on the latest data from Forbes, you could buy Manchester United, Real Madrid, The Yankees, The Dallas Cowboys, The Ferrari F1 team, The LA Lakers, The Red Sox and Barcelona and still have enough money to fly around the world to make use of the best seats at every game.