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Do You Know How Big Alibaba Really Is?

The Chinese e-commerce company is bigger than a lot of S&P 500 companies. Do you know which ones?

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After rising 38% to $93.89 a share, Alibaba is worth some $231.44 billion, making the Chinese e-commerce giant worth more than some of the biggest, best-known companies in the U.S.. Can you tell which ones?

  1. 1. Which is bigger?

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    Alibaba
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    Walmart
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Walmart

    While Ma said he hoped Alibaba will one day be bigger than Walmart, the massive retailer is still worth more, some $248 billion.

  2. 2. Which is bigger?

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    Alibaba
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    Proctor & Gamble
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Alibaba

    P&G is worth a mere $229 billion.

  3. 3. Which is bigger?

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    Alibaba
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    Incorrect
    Google
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Google

    While Alibaba is China's largest internet company, Google is a hefty $403 billion.

  4. 4. Which is bigger?

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    Johnson & Johnson
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Johnson & Johnson

    It has a market cap of $305 billion.

  5. 5. Which is bigger?

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    Alibaba
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    AT&T
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Alibaba

    AT&T is a mere $184 billion.

  6. 6. Which is bigger?

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    Alibaba
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    Coca-Cola
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Alibaba

    The beverage giant is only worth $184 billion.

  7. 7. Which is bigger?

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    Alibaba
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    Incorrect
    Berkshire Hathaway
    Rick Wilking / Reuters
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Berkshire Hathaway

    Warren Buffett's conglomerate is worth $339 billion.

  8. 8. Which is bigger?

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    JPMorgan Chase
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Alibaba

    JPMorgan Chase is worth just less than Alibaba, $230 billion.

  9. 9. Which is bigger?

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    Alibaba
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    Incorrect
    Wells Fargo
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Wells Fargo

    America's most valuable bank is worth more than Alibaba, with a market capitalization of $279 billion

  10. 10. Which is bigger?

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    Facebook
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Alibaba

    You know what's really cool? A market cap bigger than $203 billion. Take that, Zuck.

Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture and is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.

Contact Katie Notopoulos at katie@buzzfeed.com.

Matthew Zeitlin is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Zeitlin reports on Wall Street and big banks.

Contact Matthew Zeitlin at matt.zeitlin@buzzfeed.com.

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