Here’s a look at what you could buy for $13 billion, the amount J.P. Morgan Chase will pay to settle a number of probes related to mortgage-backed securities.
130 Boeing 757 airplanes tricked out like Donald Trump’s jets ($100 million each).
Almost three Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, if you got a good deal for buying in bulk. They cost $4.5 billion each.
6.5 billion Powerball tickets, where the odds are only 1 in 175,223,510 of winning the grand prize.
10 Dallas Cowboy stadiums. The Arlington, Texas, stadium cost $1.3 billion to build. Want just a few of the giant TV screens like the one that hangs in Cowboy Stadium? With $13 billion, you can buy 325 of them at $40 million each.
4.33 billion boxes of girl scout cookies at $3 per box.
520 private islands at $25 million each.
65,326,633 new iPhone 5s with a 2-year contract ($199).
J.P. Morgan reached a tentative $13 billion settlement with the Department of Justice. What else could the bank do with $13 billion?