Do you have a Mac book or and Apple computer? How about an iPod or iPhone? More and more people around the world are acquiring these devices making Apple the world's most valuable company, ever. Yesterday the New York Post reported that Apple's surging stock propelled the company's value to $623 billion, beating the record for market capitalization set by Microsoft in the heady days of the Internet boom back in 1999.

Apple is now worth 53% more than the second most valuable company, Exxon Mobil as Apple stock closed at 665.15 Yesterday (8/20), up 17.04‎ or (2.63%‎).  I certainly hope my 401K portfolio contains Apple stock.