10 Most Valuable Brands In The World

10. GE

General Electric

Brand Value: $36.7 B
General Electric (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate corporation was formed through the merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company in 1892. Since then, the company has expanded into Oil and Gas, Aviation, Transportation, Healthcare, and Capital which cater to  Financial services, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Automotive, Software Development and Engineering industries.

9. McDonald’s


Brand Value: $39.1 B
McDonald’s started in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant run by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald. It is now the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across 36,538 outlets. McDonald’s is the world’s second largest private employer with 1.9 million employees.

8. Disney


Brand Value: $39.5 B
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate. Disney was founded on October 16, 1923, by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, and soon it established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks. It is the world’s second largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue, after Comcast and has expanded its existing operations into divisions focused upon theater, radio, music, publishing, and online media.

7. IBM


Brand Value: $41.4 B
International Business Machines Corporation is commonly known as IBM. It is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation. The company was founded in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and renamed to International Business Machines in 1924. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware, and software and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM has 12 research laboratories worldwide and holds the record for the most patents generated by a business.

6. Toyota


Brand Value: $42.1 B
Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer founded on August 28, 1937. Toyota is the world’s market leader in sales of hybrid electric vehicles, and one of the largest companies to encourage the mass-market adoption of hybrid vehicles across the globe.

5. Facebook


Brand Value: $52.6 B
Facebook is an online social networking service launched on February 4, 2004. Facebook was initially limited to Harvard students; however, it was later expanded to higher education institutions in the Boston area, the Ivy League schools, and Stanford University. Facebook gradually included students at various other universities, and eventually high school students as well. Since 2006, the minimum age requirement for registering on Facebook has been dropped to 13. Now Facebook has over 1.65 billion monthly active users worldwide.

4. Coca-Cola


Brand Value: $58.5 B
The Coca-Cola Company produces a carbonated soft drink called Coca-Cola(Coke). It was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton as a patent medicine. Two of its primary ingredients are kola nuts, for caffeine, and coca leaves.Coke products could be found in over 200 countries worldwide, with more than 1.8 billion beverage servings consumed each day.

3. Microsoft


Brand Value: $75.2 B
Microsoft is widely known for its Microsoft Windows series of operating systems. I was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. The word “Microsoft” is a portmanteau of “microcomputer” and “software”. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, and personal computers. It also produces the XBox series of gaming consoles with many exclusive titles.

2. Google


Brand Value: $82.5 B
Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin as a search engine while still Ph.D. students at the Stanford University. It was incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. Google specializes in Internet-related services and products including online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Most of its profits are derived from Google AdWords, an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results.

1. Apple


Brand Value: $154.1 B
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company  that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. It was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976, with the intention to develop and sell personal computers. The company is famous the iPhone, the iPad, the Mac, the iPod, the Apple Watch, and the Apple TV. Apple and has a fierce brand loyalty among consumers. All apple products run on proprietary operating systems, macOS for personal computers and iOS for phones and tablets. It also has online services like the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, and iCloud.


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