It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of people in The State of California.
In other words, 42,000,000 is 1.095 times the count of people in The State of California, and the count of people in The State of California is 0.9132 times that amount.(2014 figures) (Department of Finance estimate)
California, the most populous state in the United States, is home to 38,340,000 people (larger than the population of the entire country of Canada, with 35,540,419 people). Over ten percent of the population — 3,904,657 people — reside in the city of Los Angeles.
It's about two-thirds the number of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011).
In other words, the count of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011) is 1.5 times 42,000,000.(sales figures as of 2011) (1982 release)
Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, has sold 65 million copies since its release. Following its release in 1982, the album — which contains hits like "Thriller," "Beat It," and "Billie Jean" — won eight (8) Grammy Awards in 1984.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times the number of Books in the Library of Congress (2013).
In other words, 42,000,000 is 1.7802595 times the count of Books in the Library of Congress (2013), and the count of Books in the Library of Congress (2013) is 0.56171586 times that amount.(2013 figures) (total of books only)
As of September, 2013, The Library of Congress had 23,592,066 books in its catalog and a total of 158,007,115 physical items.
It's about half the number of Copies of Wii Sports Sold.
In other words, 42,000,000 is 0.5079 times the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold, and the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold is 1.969 times that amount.(a.k.a. Wii スポーツ, a.k.a. Wi Supotsu) (2006 edition) (sales figures as of March 31, 2015)
Wii Sports, the version that was bundled with the original Wii console, has sold 82.69 million units as of March, 2015.
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of VIsitors to Walt Disney World Each Year.
In other words, 42,000,000 is 2.2595 times the count of VIsitors to Walt Disney World Each Year, and the count of VIsitors to Walt Disney World Each Year is 0.44258 times that amount.(a.k.a. Walk Disney World Resort, a.k.a. Walt Disney World, a.k.a. WDW) (Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida) (2013 figures) (for The Magic Kingdom; approximate; annual attendance totals)
Each year, Walt Disney World, Florida attracts 18,588,000 visitors. Disney World employees over 70,000 people and is the largest single-site employer in the United States.
It's about one-fifth the number of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold.
In other words, the count of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold is 5 times 42,000,000.(figures as of 2015)
First published in 1859, Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two CIties is the best-selling novel of all time, for which complete sales figures are available, having sold an estimates 200 million copies. The novel itself contains 135,420 words.
It's about ten times the number of ATMs in the World.
In other words, the count of ATMs in the World is 0.1 times 42,000,000.(2015 figures) (approximate)
There are approximately 3 million ATMs in the world, including sites in Antarctica, cruise ships, US Navy ships, and Tibet. ATM's typically hold between $20,000 and $100,000, depending on the size of the crowds where they're located.