At GE Reports, we come across eye-popping numbers every day — whether they’re in the lab, in the field, or on the books. Since these standouts sometimes get overlooked or drowned out by other news, we use our new occasional series, By the Numbers, to give them their due. Our last one was ”12,000” — which is the number of GE wind turbines installed worldwide. Today it’s “170,000,000,000” — as in $170 billion: the approximate amount that GE’s cumulative net earnings are approaching this decade.
GE By the Numbers: “170,000,000,000”
March 31, 2009