EPL: What all can you buy for 5.136 billion pounds...
A day after the English Premier League signed a new TV rights deal worth a staggering £5.136 billion for 2016 to 2019, mid-day looks at what that kind of money can fetch you
Based on Cristiano Ronaldo's value still being the £80million Real Madrid paid for him in 2009, you could afford 64 of the Portuguese superstar.
That amount is sufficient to buy enough Bugatti Veyron supercars to give one each to the population of Alderley Edge, the Cheshire village so beloved of footballers based in north west England.
The TV deal could pay the in-form Harry Kane's, reported new £35,000 weekly salary until the Tottenham striker was 2,843 years old.
The TV deal could help you buy the island country of Barbados, (based on its GDP as valued by the United Nations in 2013). The 432 sq km-long Caribbean island is located in the north of South America and boasts of many sun-kissed beaches, thereby making it a leading tourist destination. You could also buy the Cape Verde Islands, Tonga or Gambia.
The Queen's central London residence, Buckingham Palace, was valued at just over £1billion, according to a study last November.