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How much would Springfield's Kwik-E-Mart be worth in real life?

Apu runs Springfield’s favourite convenience store, but is it also the most valuable?

The Kwik-E-Mart

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One of the most famous small business owners in Springfield is Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the unscrupulous proprietor of the notoriously expensive Kwik-E-Mart. We know he’ll sell anything from expired meat to curdled milk, but will this translate into profit?

How Much Money is Apu making?

Apu working as a hummingbird

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Apu is notorious for selling products that are past their best (like sausages that have been on the floor, meat that expired tens of years ago and hot dogs that are actually made out of tofu), and marking up the prices of these foods. How much does his thirst for profit make him per year?

Kwik-E-Mart Annual Revenue

£1,050,000

$1,400,000

How Much is the Kwik-E-Mart building worth?

Kwik-E-Mart HQ in the Himalayas

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We know Apu works for the Kwik-E-Mart, whose parent company is Nordine Defence Dynamics, but does he own the building?

Property Value (Towards the Valuation)

£0

$0

How Much Are All of Apu's Assets Worth?

Apu pours an all-syrup Squishee

20th Century Fox

Assets are the things, like equipment, that you buy when you buy the business, so in the Kwik-E-Mart's case it's everything from the Squishee Machine to the hot dog rollers.

Kwik-E-Mart Asset Value

£11,250

$15,000

Kwik-E-Mart Losses

The smooshie man at the Kwik-E-Mart

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It's not all fun and games for Apu - he's been shot and left for dead on multiple occasions, had to enlist the assistance of a helper monkey and makes the odd bribe to police just to stay in business.

So How Much is the Kwik-E-Mart Worth?

Apu sings on the Simpsons' roof

20th Century Fox

To get to the valuation we look at a percentage of the sales, along with the asset and property value. It’s certainly a lot of money – enough to start a new life almost anywhere else, away from Manjula and his octuplets - but we don't think Apu would ever sell it because, in his own words: "Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart? I dooooooooo."

We Value The Kwik-E-Mart At

£203,076

$270,768