That’s what BP could have bought with the money they lost because of the recent oil spill if you believe the article compiled by visualeconomics.com. But that obviously isn’t all. It’s just a small, very small percentage of what they could’ve bought.
So apart from buying every US teenager a 3-pack of condoms from Amazon (originating from a 1000ct discount pack) they could’ve purchased:
1. BP could have bought 10 years of clean water for each of the 884 million people in the world without access to it.
The cost would be $8.84 billion, or $1 per year per person.
2. BP could also have bought a new home to replace each of the 275,000 lost in Hurricane Katrina. The cost would be $48.125 billion at the median New Orleans market rate of $175,000.
3. With the lost money, BP could also have bought an ice cream sandwich for everyone on Earth. The cost of $3.395 billion included a 0.50 sandwich from Walmart for each person.
Just imagine what a massive PR stunt something like that would be. In another world maybe.
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