Google is now valued at more than a quarter of a trillion dollars

by: Brad WardFebruary 4, 2013

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Google’s (GOOG) shares closed out on Friday up by 2.63% at $775.60, which is a record high for the company. The company also saw its value rise to over $250 billion. Apple’s (AAPL) value still sits at $425 billion, but it won’t be long before Google takes Apple’s spot.

While Google is doing outstandingly well, it’s very well possible they could climb the ladder even higher. We know that they are currently testing their self-driving cars. If the Mountain View based company is to take advantage of something like self-driving cars in the future, it’s not a far-fetched idea to claim that Google will easily position itself as the world’s most valuable company. As Forbes’ Chunka Mui puts it, Google’s self-driving cars are worth trillions of dollars.

It’ll be awesome to see what Google has up its sleeves this year, especially its self-driving cars. Watch out Exxon, your reign as the world’s most valuable company may not last long.