Yesterday a journalist for Forbes.com named Elizabeth Woyke published an article stating how much it would cost if an individual wished to purchase ALL of the some 55,000+ applications currently available through Apple's App.Store.
Why anybody would wish to have all of the applications is baffling, though you can be sure that some secretly rich prince has snapped them all up for his treasure chest of iPhones and iPod touches.
The number you're probably waiting for is: $144,326.06
This seems like quite a lot and way more than many would ever be prepared to invest for the title of 'worlds most fanatic app Downloader'. Woyoke goes further to say that this is calculated on the basis that it costs $2.59 per app ($3.34 if you don't include the free apps (12,538 of them) in the average)
The article goes further, and rather interestingly, to calculate the publishers and application developers who are likely to make the most money out of the humble downloader. Please find the link to the chart here, for your viewing pleasure.