Besides The Olympics, What Will $50 Billion Get You?

Russia is reportedly spending nearly $50 billion on the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. That is an Olympic record. And according to the website BuzzFeed.com, it's almost five times Hollywood's domestic box office.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Now let's try to put that nearly $50 billion price tag for the Sochi games in context. And we've turned to the website BuzzFeed for help with this. Our last word in business today is: $50 billion.

That's enough to buy all 32 NFL teams, we're told.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Or it's more than the entire economy of Costa Rica.

INSKEEP: It is almost five times Hollywood's domestic box office.

MONTAGNE: It's enough for 18 Oprahs.

INSKEEP: Although, can you really put a price tag on Oprah? I don't think so.

(LAUGHTER)

INSKEEP: Anyway, that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne.

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