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11/19/2012 02:03 pm ET

7 Things Worth Less Than Apple's $170 Billion Slip: French Castles, Private Islands, Apollo Missions, More

Apple Inc. is the world's most valuable business in terms of market capitalization. Nevertheless, the company's stock has had a miserable couple of months.

Apple's stock price reached an all time high of $705.07 this past September, but it has since taken a series of tumbles, pulling about $170 billion of the company's market cap with it. At the time of publication, the price of a single Apple share hovered above $550, after a strong gain that Reuters says is "on track to become the biggest one-day gain since May 21."

According to Google Finance, Apple (AAPL) is still valued at over $540 billion, despite the prolonged pounding it's taken in the market. The Cupertino-based giant is worth over $100 billion more than the second most valuable firm, Exxon Mobil (XOM), whose market cap is currently around $400 billion.

Even still, a loss of $170 billion is no small potato. To give you a little perspective, we've complied a list of seven (somewhat ridiculous) products and businesses -- from space missions to exotic island paradises to beloved soft drinks -- that are worth about the same as what Apple lost in value recently.

Do you own Apple stock, or would you invest in some now? Sound off in the comments section, or tweet us at [@HuffPostTech]. Then read more about Apple's stock market loss and possible rebound (here), or see the seven numbers Apple should be worried about (here).

7 Things That Cost LESS Than Apple's Stock Market Losses

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