Are you curious to know about the top 10 companies in world? The positions of the companies in the top 10 have been decided in terms of their market capitalization. It is calculated by multiplying the number of shares to their prizes. These companies have become one of the most valuable brands in the world by expanding their business globally.
Here is the list of Top 10 Companies in World
Of course, Apple acquires 1st position in the list of top 10 companies in the world. Apple is the largest technology company of the world which was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976. The company sells many hardware electronics items like
- PC, Tablets
- Laptop, Apple watch (Smartwatch)
- Airpods (wireless earbuds)
- Home pod smart speaker
Like Google, Apple has its own operating system commonly known as iOS (Integrated Operating System). Apple’s phones and many other hardware items are based on iOS software. Similar to Google, Apple has its own search engine widely known as safari.
In 2011, Apple appointed Tim Cook as the CEO of the company. Apple generates the highest revenue among all companies in the world. The company generated a whopping revenue of $260.174B in 2019. Apple has many subsidiaries including
- Braeburn Capital
- Beats Electronics
- Apple Energy
- LLC Apple Sales International
- Apple Services
- Apple Worldwide Video
- Anobit and Beddit
In August 2018, Apple became the first company in the world to have a brand value greater than $1 trillion.
Apple has great faith among people because of its quality products. The company operates in almost 24 countries along with 504 retail stores.
Microsoft is the 2nd largest in the list of top 10 companies in world. The company was founded on 4 April 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Microsoft manufactures many electronic gadgets including laptops, desktops, tabs, etc.
Like Apple and Google, Microsoft has its own search Engine widely known as Bing. Microsoft has its own operating system widely known as Windows. In 2018 Microsoft became the most valuable brand of the world after dethroning Apple.
Microsoft became the third company after Apple and Amazon having a market cap of $1 trillion. Microsoft generates annual revenue of approximately $120 billion. The company has an operating income of $ 43 billion (2019) and total assets of $286.55 billion.
On March 13, 2020, Bill gates decided to resign from the board of directors of Microsoft as he wanted to focus on his philanthropic efforts.
Amazon, the largest e-commerce company is in the 3rd spot in the list of top 10 companies in world. Currently, Jeff Bezos is serving as the CEO and president of Amazon. Amazon is the reason due to which Jeff Bezos has become the richest person in the world. The company offers various products including
- Amazon Echo
- Amazon Fire
- Fire TV (Amazon)
- Amazon Fire OS
- Amazon Kindle
The company also offers many services Amazon.com, Amazon Alexa, Amazon Appstore, Amazon Music, Amazon Prime, Amazon Prime Video, and Amazon Web Services.
Amazon has many subsidiaries including
- Abe Books
- Amazon Air
- Alexa Internet
- Amazon Books
- Game Studios (Amazon)
- Amazon Lab126
- Amazon Logistics Inc.
- Publishing (Amazon)
- Robotics (Amazon)
- Amazon.com Services
- Amazon Studios
- Body Labs
- Book Depository
- Twitch Interactive
- Whole Foods Market
Amazon is the world’s largest company by revenue. Amazon is operating in more than 16 countries of the world.
Google, the world’s most popular search engine was launched in September 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. When they founded Google they were students of Ph.D. studying at Stanford University in California.
The co-founder of the Google Larry page resigned as the CEO of Alphabet(Parent company of google launched in 2015) in December 2019. After his resignation, Google appointed Sundar Pichai as the CEO of the company. The search Engine generated whooping revenue of $136.36 billion dollars in 2018.
Google earns major revenue through its ads. Google’s parent company (Alphabet) now has a net worth of more than $650 billion. No doubt Google is a widely approachable search engine because it provides the most appropriate results to its users.
It has the largest index of websites in the world. It is the 4th most valuable brand in the list of top 10 companies in the world.
5. Berkshire Hathaway
Berkshire Hathaway is an American conglomerate company that was founded in 1839 by Warren Buffett. Initially, the company was a conglomerate company but now it has many subsidiaries including Heinz, Benjamin Moore, Geico, and many more. Berkshire also owns many insurance companies.
Currently, Berkshire Hathaway has more than 50 subsidiaries operating in several countries. Berkshire Hathaway generates more than the annual revenue of $ 200 billion. It is one of the largest companies by revenue in the list of top 10 companies in world.
The company also has an employee base of more than 389,300 (2018). The company is growing tremendously under the leadership of Warren Buffet.
Facebook is one of the largest social media platforms which was launched on 4 February 2004. The company was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his colleagues. It requires internet connectivity and a Facebook ID to access it.
Facebook has an Alexa traffic rank of 4 in terms of global internet engagement. It has 2.50 billion monthly active users as of December 2019. Currently, Mark Zuckerberg is serving as the CEO of Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg is now the fifth richest man in the world with a whopping net worth of $61.8 B. In 2019 Facebook generated revenue of approximately $66B. It generates an income of approximately $110 million per day. Presently, Facebook is the 5th biggest company in the list of top 10 companies in the world.
The icon of Facebook is blue because Mark Zuckerberg has a red-green color vision deficiency. According to a survey, users spend at least 40 minutes per day on Facebook. Fb has purchased Instagram on 9 April 2012. Also On 19 February, 2014 Facebook purchased the Whats app.
Alibaba acquires 7th spot in the list of top 10 companies in world. It is a Chinese multinational company which was established on 4 April 1999 by Jack Ma. It is e-commerce, retail, Internet technology company. Jack Ma is China’s richest man with a whopping net worth of $40.1Billion. Ali Baba offers many products including
- Cloud computing
- Mobile commerce
- Mobile media
- Films and TV shows
It also offers many services which include:
- Alibaba Cloud
- Ali Express
- OS (Ali)
- Ali pay
- Ali Genie
- 1688.com and Daraz.
Currently, Daniel Zhang is serving as an executive chairman and CEO of the company. Joseph Tsai is serving as an executive vice-chairman and J. Michael Evans as president of the company. Alibaba has the 9th biggest brand value as of 2019. It generates annual revenue of approximately $50 Billion.
8. Tencent Holdings
Tencent Holdings is a Chinese multinational conglomerate company that was established on 11 November 1988 by Ma Huateng, Zhang Zhidong, Xu Cheney, Chen Yidan, and Zeng Liqing. The company offers various products including
- Search engine
- Social networking
- Instant messaging
- Mass media
- Web portals
- Web browser
- Antivirus software
- Artificial intelligence
- Payment system
- film production
- Video games and online services.
The co-founder of Tencent Ma Huateng is the 14th richest man in the world. Tencent offers many services including Internet-related services products, entertainment, artificial intelligence, technology both in China and globally. Tencent generated almost $47.3 Billion in revenue in 2018. Tencent is the 5th biggest brand value in the world.
9. Jp Morgan Chase
Jp Morgan Chase is the largest bank of America which was established on 1 December 2000 by Aaron Burr and John Pierpont Morgan. Currently, Jamie Dimon is serving as the CEO and Chairman of the company. Jp Morgan Chase generated $ 115.627 billion in 2019. Jp Morgan Chase is the world’s most valuable bank in terms of market capitalization.
There are few Subsidiaries of the bank including Chase Bank, J.P. Morgan & Co., J.P. Morgan, Cazenove, and One Equity Partners. It is the 6th largest bank in the world in terms of total assets. It has a total asset of $2.67 trillion.
The bank has an employee base of more than 250,000. The bank has a presence in almost 100 markets. Bank offers many finance facilities to small and big business owners.
10. Johnson and Johnson
Johnson and Johnson is an American multinational company that was established in January 1886. The company manufactures many items including
- Medical devices
- Consumer packaged goods.
Johnson and Johnson are one of the most valuable brands in the list of top 10 companies in world. Currently, Alex Gorsky is serving as a chairman and CEO of the J& J. Johnson & Johnson generated a revenue of $82.059 Billion in 2019. The company has various subsidiaries including
- Janssen Pharmaceutical
- McNeil Consumer
- Neutrogena and DePuy.
Johnson and Johnson has a market cap of $343.86 Billion.
So, these are the top 10 companies in world. They reached such big heights by developing their business.