- Several big-name companies, like Facebook, Amazon, Walmart, or Netflix, have seen their stock prices skyrocket in the years or decades since they went public.
- We took a look at what a $1,000 investment in 22 household names would be worth today, using historical price data from Yahoo Finance.
- A $1,000 investment in Walmart in 1980 would be worth over $1.6 million today.
Business Insider took a look at historical split- and dividend-adjusted price data from Yahoo Finance for 22 corporations that have become household names, and found what a $1,000 investment made back in the day would be worth as of their closing prices on July 3, 2018.
For companies that held their initial public offering or came into being after 1980, we used their IPO date as the starting point, and for older companies, we assumed an investment in early 1980.
Here’s how much you’d have made investing in those companies back in the day.
A $1,000 investment in Facebook after its May 18, 2012 IPO would be worth over $5,000 as of July 3, 2018.
A $1,000 investment in Netflix after its May 23, 2002 IPO would be worth around $326,000 now.
A $1,000 investment in Apple after its December 12, 1980 IPO would be worth around $8 million today.