In the years since the financial crisis, the nation’s biggest banks have grown substantially. All in all, the top 15 largest banks now hold a combined total of $13.5 trillion in assets.
For a sense of the vast scale of that wealth, $13.5 trillion is enough to buy every one of the 7.68 billion human beings on Earth a 13-inch MacBook Pro, with a little left over for accessories.
Of course, every year there are changes in this exclusive club. Larger banks trade places with one another, and smaller banks drop out, replaced by faster-growing rivals.
Right now, you need at least $222.89 billion in assets to join the club, a sum so large that, if converted into $100 bills laid end to end, would reach the moon (with several thousand miles left over to check out the view).
Here are the 15 largest banks in the U.S. by assets, according to the latest numbers from S&P Global Market Intelligence, a financial industry research firm.