100 Most Valuable Companies in the World

Last updated on December 19th, 2022 at 11:43 pm

The most valuable brands in the world are a diverse group of companies that span a wide range of industries.

From tech giants like Apple and Amazon to consumer goods companies like Coca-Cola and Nike, to financial institutions like Visa and Mastercard, these brands have all managed to build a strong and loyal customer base that has helped them to become some of the most valuable brands in the world.

What Are the World’s Most Valuable Companies?

1) Apple

Apple is the most valuable brand in the world, with a brand value of over $355.1 billion, according to BrandFinance in its Global 500 Annual Report.

The company has built its brand on the back of its innovative products, such as the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, as well as its sleek and user-friendly design.

The company was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, and it has since grown into one of the largest technology companies in the world.

Apple has also embraced new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality, to stay ahead of the curve and maintain its position as a leader in the tech industry.

2) Amazon

Amazon is the second most valuable brand in the world, with a brand value of over $350 billion.

The company started out as an online bookstore, but has since expanded into a range of products and services, including e-commerce, cloud computing, and streaming media.

Amazon is also among the top 10 highest revenue-generating companies in the world

The company was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, and it has embraced new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, to improve its products and services and maintain its position as a leader in the e-commerce industry.

3) Google LLC

Google is next to Amazon as the world’s most valuable brand, with a brand value of over $263 billion.

The company is known for its search engine, which has become the go-to source for information on the internet, as well as its other products and services, such as Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Drive.

With over 80 products to its name, Google has also been at the forefront of technological innovations, such as self-driving cars and artificial intelligence, making it a key player in the tech industry.

The company was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and it has since become one of the most dominant players in the technology space.

4) Microsoft

Microsoft brand value is over $184 billion, making it the fourth largest company in the world.

The company is known for its popular operating system, Windows, as well as its productivity software, such as Microsoft Office and Skype.

The company was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, and it has since become one of the leading players in the software industry.

5) Walmart

Founded by Sam Walton in 1962, Walmart is a retail corporation that operates a chain of discount department stores, and grocery stores.

It is the fifth richest company in the world with $111.9 brand value. Today, Walmart has over 10,586 stores around the world by the end of October 2022, according to the company’s fact sheets.

6) Samsung Group

This South Korean multinational phone and electronic maker and technology company is the oldest in the list of the top 10 most valuable companies in the world with $107.3 brand value.

Samsung was founded in 1938 by Lee Byung-chul. After the death of its founder, Samsung Group is now managed by the Lee Family.

7) Facebook

Facebook is a social media brand with a brand value of over $101 billion. The company was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates, and it has since become one of the largest social media platforms in the world.

Facebook allows users to connect with friends and family, share photos and videos, and engage with their favorite brands and organizations.

Others in the list of top 10 are the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC), Huawei, and Verizon

RankBrand2022 Brand Value ($B)CountrySector
1Apple$355.1United StatesTech & Services
2Amazon$350.3United StatesRetail & Consumer Goods
3Google$263.4United StatesMedia & Telecoms
4Microsoft$184.2United StatesTech & Services
5Walmart$111.9United StatesRetail & Consumer Goods
6Samsung Group$107.3South KoreaTech & Services
7Facebook$101.2United StatesMedia & Telecoms
8ICBC$75.1ChinaBanking & Insurance
9Huawei$71.2ChinaTech & Services
10Verizon$69.6United StatesMedia & Telecoms
11China Construction Bank$65.5ChinaBanking & Insurance
12Toyota$64.3JapanAutomobiles
13WeChat$62.3ChinaMedia & Telecoms
14Agricultural Bank Of China$62.0ChinaBanking & Insurance
15Mercedes-Benz$60.8GermanyAutomobiles
16State Grid$60.2ChinaEnergy & Utilities
17Deutsche Telekom$60.2GermanyMedia & Telecoms
18TikTok/Douyin$59.0ChinaMedia & Telecoms
19Disney$57.1United StatesMedia & Telecoms
20Home Depot$56.3United StatesRetail & Consumer Goods
21Ping An$54.4ChinaBanking & Insurance
22Taobao$53.8ChinaRetail & Consumer Goods
23Shell$49.9United KingdomEnergy & Utilities
24Bank of China$49.6ChinaBanking & Insurance
25Tmall$49.2ChinaRetail & Consumer Goods
26AT&T$47.0United StatesMedia & Telecoms
27Tencent$46.7ChinaMedia & Telecoms
28Tesla$46.0United StatesAutomobiles
29Starbucks$45.7United StatesFood & Bev
30Allianz Group$45.2GermanyBanking & Insurance
31Aramco$43.6Saudi ArabiaEnergy & Utilities
32Moutai$42.9ChinaFood & Bev
33Volkswagen$41.0GermanyAutomobiles
34China Mobile$40.9ChinaMedia & Telecoms
35NTT Group$40.7JapanMedia & Telecoms
36McDonald’s$39.7United StatesFood & Bev
37Mitsubishi Group$39.2JapanAutomobiles
38UPS$38.5United StatesEnergy & Utilities
39BMW$37.9GermanyAutomobiles
40Costco$37.5United StatesRetail & Consumer Goods
41Bank of America$36.7United StatesBanking & Insurance
42Marlboro$36.3United StatesRetail & Consumer Goods
43accenture$36.2United StatesTech & Services
44Coca-Cola$35.4United StatesFood & Bev
45Citi$34.4United StatesBanking & Insurance
46Porsche$33.7GermanyAutomobiles
47Instagram$33.5United StatesMedia & Telecoms
48Lowe’s$33.4United StatesRetail & Consumer Goods
49Nike$33.2United StatesRetail & Consumer Goods
50UnitedHealthcare$32.9United StatesHealthcare
51Xfinity$31.3United StatesMedia & Telecoms
52Chase$30.1United StatesBanking & Insurance
53Wells Fargo$30.1United StatesBanking & Insurance
54Deloitte$29.8United StatesTech & Services
55PetroChina$29.7ChinaEnergy & Utilities
56Netflix$29.4United StatesMedia & Telecoms
57Oracle$29.1United StatesTech & Services
58JP Morgan$28.9United StatesBanking & Insurance
59Wuliangye$28.7ChinaFood & Bev
60Target$28.3United StatesRetail & Consumer Goods
61Honda$28.2JapanAutomobiles
62CSCEC$27.4ChinaEnergy & Utilities
63American Express$27.2United StatesBanking & Insurance
64JD.com$27.2ChinaRetail & Consumer Goods
65VISA$27.1United StatesBanking & Insurance
66Cisco$26.6United StatesTech & Services
67CVS$26.2United StatesRetail & Consumer Goods
68FedEx$26.0United StatesEnergy & Utilities
69Intel$25.6United StatesTech & Services
70Sinopec$25.2ChinaEnergy & Utilities
71Sumitomo Group$25.1JapanTech & Services
72Hyundai Group$25.0South KoreaAutomobiles
73SK Group$24.4South KoreaMedia & Telecoms
74China Merchants Bank$24.4ChinaBanking & Insurance
75Mitsui$24.3JapanEnergy & Utilities
76Ford$24.2United StatesAutomobiles
77Spectrum$24.1United StatesMedia & Telecoms
78TATA Group$23.9IndiaEnergy & Utilities
79YouTube$23.9United StatesMedia & Telecoms
80China Life$23.9ChinaBanking & Insurance
81Louis Vuitton$23.4FranceRetail & Consumer Goods
82EY$23.2United KingdomTech & Services
83PWC$23.2United StatesTech & Services
84Alibaba.com$22.8ChinaRetail & Consumer Goods
85Uber$22.8United StatesTech & Services
86Siemens Group$22.4GermanyEnergy & Utilities
87Dell Technologies$22.2United StatesTech & Services
88Mastercard$21.4United StatesTech & Services
89IBM$21.4United StatesTech & Services
90Nestlé$20.8SwitzerlandFood & Bev
91LG Group$20.8South KoreaTech & Services
92Pepsi$20.7United StatesFood & Bev
93TSMC$20.5TaiwanTech & Services
94Sony$19.8JapanTech & Services
95General Electric$19.7United StatesEnergy & Utilities
96CRCC$19.7ChinaEnergy & Utilities
97Walgreens$19.7United StatesRetail & Consumer Goods
98Vodafone$19.5United KingdomMedia & Telecoms
99Aldi$19.2GermanyRetail & Consumer Goods
100RBC$19.0CanadaBanking & Insurance

Conclusion:

While some of the most valuable companies have been around for almost two decades, worthy of note is WeChat’s ranking as the 13th on richest on the list within 12 years of establishment.

BrandFinance pointed out that WeChat remains the strongest brand in the world, thanks to the messaging app’s dominance in China with over a billion users, according to businessofapps.com.

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