An Apple store is worth as much as the White House

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Which is more valuable: The White House or one single Apple store?

It’s almost a tie. Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) sells an annual average of $4,709 worth of merchandise per square foot in its hundreds of stores across the world. Meanwhile, the presidential mansion in Washington is valued at $4,752 per square foot, according to real estate website Zillow (Z).

Sure, that’s a wildly apples-to-oranges comparison. But it’s also a fun way to spotlight the cash geyser Apple stores have become.

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