Google is a company that has a lot of cash available. And just like any other business that prides itself on innovation and the development of new services, it doesn’t exactly sit on its money. Rather, Google has spent or is planning to spend money on various types of projects.
One of Google’s biggest online acquisition is the purchase of the video sharing site YouTube back in 2006. It has been reported that the search giant has had to shell out around $1.65 billion for the site.
Not all of them are related to web based services. For example, Google has made a pledge of $30 million in prizes that will go to the first privately funded team that is able to successfully land a robot on the moon’s surface. Showing concern for the environment, Google has invested over $350 million for the development of wind farms in 3 separate states.