CALIFORNIA’s Silicon Valley, the 50-mile stretch between San Francisco and San Jose, is perhaps the most productive and innovative land mass in the world.
The Economist has identified 99 listed technology companies with market values of over $1 billion that call the Valley home.
Together, these 99 companies are worth some $2.8 trillion (an increase of 75% over the past 30 months), and account for around 6% of all corporate America’s corporate profits.
Source: Silicon Valley’s fortunes: What a PErformance, Economist
$3,150 / Month Median – in 2014,
Source: One Startup’s Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley Gold Rush, by Gideon Lewis-Kraus. Wired.