1. Wal-Mart averages a profit of $1.8 million every hour.
2. Starbucks‘ round tables were created specifically so customers would feel less alone.
3. One in 10 Europeans are conceived in an Ikea bed.
8. Marvel Comics once owned the rights to the word “zombie.”
9. The red and white Coca-Cola logo is recognized by 94% of the world’s population.
10. Candy Crush brings in a reported $633,000 a day in revenue.
11. Warner Music owns the copyrights to “Happy Birthday,” so it’s technically owed royalties every time you sing it to someone on their big day.
12. If Bill Gates were a country, he’d be the 37th richest on earth.
13. More people in the world have mobile phones than toilets.
14. The Rubik’s cube is the best-selling product of all time. The iPhone is second.
15. Over 40% of the companies that were at the top of the Fortune 500 in 2000 were no longer there in 2010.
16. It is 6 to 7 times more expensive to acquire new customers than it is to keep a current one.
17. In 1999, Google’s founders were willing to sell the company to a web portal called Excite for under $1 million.
However, Excite passed on the offer. The rest is history.
18. Best known for consumer electronics, Samsung’s other business areas include weapons manufacturing, life insurance, and theme park management.
19. Ronald Wayne, the third founder of Apple alongside Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, sold his shares for a mere $800 after 12 days in the company. His stake, i.e. 10% of the company, would be worth $35 billion today with Apple’s current valuation.
20. Number of Mickey Mouse-related products sold per day? More than 5 million!
21. Movie theaters markup the price of popcorn by an average of 1,275 percent.
22. The First YouTube Video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, featuring its co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNQXAC9IVRw
(For more information about YouTube and it’s Market Reach: Read this article)
23. Adding /4 to the end of Facebook’s URL will take you to Mark Zuckerberg’s profile.