In Q1 2015, Apple made the highest profit in a single quarter of any company. Ever.

And I do mean “any company”, not “any tech company”, or “any American company”, or whatever. Any company. Ever.

(Though, I would not that this is profit, not revenue. Apple is unusual in some respects in that it does hoard profits as opposed to, say, Amazon, which has massive revenue but reinvests it back into the company so it can say it makes “no profit” and thus gets to avoid little things like, yanno. Paying taxes and shareholders. Just the small stuff. Still. That’s a lot of bloody money.)