Before Comcast agreed to carry the ad, Karger had to change the line which asserted that the Mormon Church has over a trillion bucks in assets. Below is the unedited version of the ad, which has yet to appear. The Mormon Church stopped disclosing complete financial information in the U.S. in 1959.
In the 70s, a friend of AKSARBENT worked in the stock transfer office of PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric) in San Francisco during an offering made to stockholders. He told us that the ledger card bundle/s with records of LDS holdings in the utility were so thick that the rubber bands kept breaking. Each ledger card held 20 entries on each side and each LDS entry was 100 shares.
In 2004, the Mormon church owned about 270,000 acres of Nebraska, in five Sandhills counties, second only to the ranch holdings of communications magnate Ted Turner.
Britain's Daily Mail, a tabloid not particularly renowned for its accuracy, asserts that the church pulls in 76 billion a year.