The top 100 best companies in the world include big names like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and so on. These are some of the most recognizable companies around the globe, and are known for their performance. Apart from the top five, companies like Facebook, Alibaba, and JPMorgan Chase also find a place on this list which is dominated by companies based in the United States.
Apple tops the list with a market value of 961 billion, followed by Microsoft with a market value of 946 billion. Founded by Steve Jobs , Steve Wozniak , Ronald Wayne in 1976, Apple Inc. Is headquartered in California. It is involved in the consumer electronics industry, along with software and online services. Together with Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook are considered to be the Big Four of technology services. As of 2018, Apple employs a whooping 132,000 employees, serving worldwide.
Microsoft Incorporation is next, with its headquarters in Washington. Ranked at number 30 in the 2018 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue, Microsoft is known for the Microsoft Windows operating systems, along with the Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Explorer, and Edge Web Browsers. As of 2018, Microsoft employees add up to 143,944, with these numbers constantly increasing. Microsoft has been in business for 44 years now and is still thriving in its field.
The world’s second largest internet company by revenue, Amazon.com comes third on this list. Founded 24 years ago in 1994, the company is currently served by 647,500 employees working all across the globe. Involved in the fields of e-commerce, AI, and cloud computing, it has also expanded into consumer electronics and digital distribution. Its consumer electronics like kindle e-readers, Fire Tablets, and Echo devices are in huge demand today.
Alphabet comes fourth on this list, and is the world’s fifth largest company on the basis of revenue. Alphabet is a relatively new company, and it owes its high rank on this list to the fact that it was created through an official reorganization of Google in 2015. This made it the parent company Google and many of Google’s daughter companies. As of 2018, the company has 98.771 employees and mints a revenue of 136.82 billion.
5) Berkshire Hathaway
Fifth on this list is Berkshire Hathaway, an American conglomerate company based in Nebraska. Formerly known as the Valley Falls company until 1955, Berkshire Hathaway has been in existence for about 180 years now. The company owns a diverse range of business in a various fields such as clothing, dairy, jewelry and so on. Warren Buffet, the chairman of the company is one of the key forces behind the growth of Berkshire Hathaway. The company is also involved with retail, real estate, and media.As of 2018, the company employees 389,373 people and generates a revenue of 247.5 billion.