TOP MOST VALUED COMPANIES

On November 25

TOP MOST VALUED COMPANIES

  1. Apple Computers, Office Equipment   Worth  $534Billion   

Apple is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.  Hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, and the HomePod smart speaker. Apple's consumer software includes the macOS and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites. Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud.

Formerly called   Apple Computer Company (1976–1977)Apple Computer, Inc.(1977–2007)

Industry              Computer hardware,    Computer software   ,Consumer electronics  ,  Digital           distribution ,   Semiconductors   , Fabless silicon design   ,Corporate venture capital

Founders             Steve Jobs  Steve Wozniak   Ronald Wayne

Founded               April 1, 1976; 41 years ago

Headquarters      Apple Campus, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, U.S.

Key people          Arthur D. Levinson (Chairman)

                           Tim Cook (CEO)

                           Jonathan Ive (CDO)

                           Luca Maestri (CFO)

                           Jeff Williams (COO)

 

Products             Macintosh iPod iPhone iPad Apple Watch Apple TV HomePod macOS iOS      watchOS tvOS iLife iWork

Services              Apple Pay Apple Store iTunes Store App Store Mac App Store iBooks Store iCloud Apple Music

Revenue              Increase US$229.234 billion

 

 

  1. Alphabet Internet Services and Retailing      Worth  $507  Billion

 

 

 

 

Alphabet is an American multinational conglomerate created in a corporate restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015. It is now the parent company of Google and several former Google .

It is a holding company that gives ambitious projects the resources, freedom, and focus to make their ideas happen — and will be the parent ... is an American multinational conglomerate created in a corporate restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015.

     

Industry           Conglomerate

Founded           October 2, 2015; 2 years ago

Founders          Larry Page,Sergey Brin

Headquarters   Googleplex, Mountain View, California, U.S.

Key people       Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman)   , Larry Page (CEO)  ,   Sergey Brin            (President)  ,   David Drummond (CLO) ,   Ruth Porat (CFO)

Products           Technology Internet software life sciences autonomous cars research and development biotechnology List of Google products

Revenue           Increase US$90.27 billion[1] (2016)

Operating income

 

 

  1. Microsoft Computer Software                        Worth  $413Billion

 American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and services. Software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup.  it is the world's largest software maker by revenue and one of the world's most valuable companies.The word "Microsoft" is a portmanteau of "microcomputer" and "software"

Industry               Computer software    Computer hardware   Consumer electronics   Social networking service     Cloud computing    Video games

Founded              April 4, 1975; 42 years ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

Founders             Bill Gates    Paul Allen

Headquarters      Microsoft Redmond campus, Redmond, Washington, U.S.

Key people          John W. Thompson (Chairman)  ,   Brad Smith (President),     Satya Nadella (CEO)

Bill Gates (Technical advisor)

Products             Windows Office ,Servers, Skype, Visual Studio, Dynamics Xbox ,Surface Mobile more...

 

  1. Exxon Mobil Petroleum Refining                         Worth   $326Billion

Exxon Mobilis   an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas. It is the largest direct descendant of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Companyand was formed on November 30, 1999 by the merger of Exxon (formerly Standard Oil Company of New Jersey) and Mobil .

The world's 10th largest company by revenue, ExxonMobil is also the seventh largest publicly traded company by market capitalization.

Industry               Energy: Oil and gas

Predecessor         Exxon   Mobil

Founded               November 30, 1999; 17 years ago

Headquarters       Irving, Texas, U.S.

Key people           Darren Woods (Chairman & CEO)

Products               Crude oil    Oil products    Natural gas    Petrochemicals    Power generation

Revenue               Decrease US$218.6 billion[1] (2016)

Subsidiaries         Aera Energy  , Esso  ,  Esso Australia ,   Exxon,    Ex,xon Neftegas,    Imperial Oil (69.6%)   Mobil    ,Mobil Producing Nigeria,   SeaRiver Maritime ,  Superior Oil Co.   Syncrude (25%) ,  Vacuum Oil Co. , XTO Energy.

 

 

  1. Facebook Internet Services and Retailing                   Worth $321 Billion

Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California. The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

Social networking service

Available in        Multilingual (140)

Founded             February 4, 2004; 13 years ago

Headquarters    Menlo Park, California, U.S.

Coordinates       37.4848°N 122.1484°WCoordinates: 37.4848°N 122.1484°W

Founder(s)        Mark Zuckerberg   ,  Eduardo Saverin ,   Andrew McCollum,   Dustin Moskovitz

Chris Hughes

Key people         Mark Zuckerberg     ,Sheryl Sandberg

Industry               Internet

Revenue               Increase US$27.638 billion (2016)

 

 

  1. Berkshire Hathaway Insurance: Property and Casualty (Stock)               Worth $312Billion       

 Berkshire Hathaway is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. The company wholly owns GEICO, Dairy Queen, BNSF Railway, Lubrizol, Fruit of the Loom, Helzberg Diamonds, Long & Foster, FlightSafety International, Pampered Chef, and NetJets,  owns 38.6% of Pilot Flying J[2]; 26.7% of the Kraft Heinz Company, and  minority holdings in American Express (17.15%), The Coca-Cola Company (9.4%), Wells Fargo (9.9%), IBM (6.9%), and Apple (2.5%).[3] Since 2016, the company has acquired large holdings in the major US airline carriers, and is currently the largest shareholder in United Airlines and Delta Air Lines,  top three shareholder in Southwest Airlines and American Airlines. Berkshire Hathaway has averaged an annual growth in book value of 19.0% to its shareholders since 1965 Industry.           

Founded              1839; 178 years ago

Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.

Founder              Oliver Chace

Headquarters     Kiewit Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Key people         Warren Buffett ,    Chairman, President, & CEO)    Charlie Munger

Products            Diversified investments   , property and casualty, insurance ,  Utilities

                          Restaurants    ,Food processing ,   Aerospace,   Media   ,Toys    Automotive

                          Sporting goods,    Consumer products,   Internet   ,Real estate

Revenue              Increase US$223.60 billion (2016)

 

 

  1. Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals                               Worth  $288Billion

Johnson & Johnson  is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company founded in 1886. Its common stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the company is listed among the Fortune 500.

Johnson & Johnson is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the consumer division being located in Skillman, New Jersey. The corporation includes some 250 subsidiary companies with operations in 60 countries and products sold in over 175 countries. Johnson & Johnson had worldwide sales of $70.1 billion during calendar year 2015.

Medical equipment      Pharmaceutical

Founded                 January 1886; 131 years ago    New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.

Founders                Robert Wood Johnson I     ames Wood Johnson    Edward Mead Johnson

Headquarters         One Johnson & Johnson Plaza, New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.

Key people             Alex Gorsky (Chairman and CEO)

Products                See list of Johnson & Johnson products

  

Medical devices

Sectors in which the company is activeinclude:

Aesthetics (Ethicon, Mentor)

Arrhythmias (Biosense Webster)

Bariatric Surgery for Obesity (Ethicon)

Cardiovascular Disease (Biosense Webster, Inc.)

Diabetes Care (LifeScan, Animas Corporation)

Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions (Acclarent)

General Surgery (Ethicon, Codman Neuro)

Hernia Surgery (Ethicon)

Insulin Delivery Devices (Animas)

Neurovascular Disease (Codman Neuro, DePuy Synthes)

Orthopaedics (DePuy Synthes): Joint Reconstruction, Trauma, Spine, Sports Medicine and Power Tools

Self-Measured Blood Glucose Monitors (LifeScan)

Surgical Instruments and Infection Prevention(Advanced Sterilization Products)

Urologic Surgery (Ethicon)

Vision Care

Consumer Healthcare Division

Skin & Hair Care

Wound Care and Topical

Oral Health Care

Women’s Health

Over-The-Counter Medicines

Nutritionals

Vogue International LLC

Revenue                    Increase US$71.89 billion (2016)[1]

Operating income     Increase US$19.80 billion (2016)

 

 

  1. General Electric Diversified Financials                      Worth   $271 Billion

General Electric is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in New Yorkand headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.   the company operates following segments: Aviation, Current, Digital, Energy Connections, Global Research, Healthcare, Lighting, Oil and Gas, Power, Renewable Energy, Transportation, and Capital which cater to the needs of Financial services, Medical devices, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Software Development and Engineering industries.

 

Industry               Conglomerate

Founded              April 15, 1892; 125 years ago

Schenectady, New York, U.S.[1]

Founders             Thomas Edison  Charles A. Coffin   Elihu Thomson    Edwin J. Houston   J.P. Morgan

Headquarters      Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.[2][3]

Key people          John L. Flannery  (Chairman

Products              Aircraft engines ,   Electrical distribution,   Electric motors  ,Energy  , Finance   Gas Health care  , Lighting  ,     Locomotives  Oil  , Software  Water  , Weapons , Wind turbines

Revenue              Increase US$123.7 billion (2016)

 

 

  1. Amazon.com Internet Services and Retailing                   Worth      $250Billion

 

Amazon.com is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994. The tech giant is the largest Internet retailer in the world measured by revenue and market capitalization, and second largest after Alibaba Group in terms of total sales.The amazon.com website started as an online bookstore and later diversified to sell DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, video downloads/streaming, MP3 downloads/streaming, audiobook downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry.  produces consumer electronics—Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Echo—and is the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services .Amazon also sells certain low-end products like USB cables under its in-house brand AmazonBasics.

is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos

Founded              July 5, 1994; 23 years ago

Founder               Jeff Bezos

Headquarters    Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Key people      Jeff Bezos (Chairman, President & CEO)   Werner Vogels (CTO)

Products              Amazon, Appstore, Amazon, Echo, Amazon Kindle, Amazon Video, Amazon Web Services ,ComiXology

Revenue              Increase US$135.98 billion(2016)

 

 

  1. Coca-Cola                  Worth   $56.4 Billion

                Beverages carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company. As a patent medicine, inventedby John Pemberton and was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coca-Cola to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century. The current formula of Coca-Cola remains a trade secret, although a variety of reported recipes and experimental recreations have been published.

 

The Coca-Cola Company produces concentrate, which is then sold to licensed Coca-Cola bottlers . The bottlers, who hold  contracts with the company, produce the finished product in cans and bottles from the concentrate, in combination with filtered water and sweeteners. A typical 12-US-fluid-ounce (350 ml) can contains 38 grams (1.3 oz) of sugar .The bottlers then sell, distribute, and merchandise Coca-Cola to retail stores, restaurants, and vending machines throughout the world. The Coca-Cola Company also sells concentrate for soda fountains of major restaurants Wells Fargo.

Industry               Beverage

Founded              May 8, 1886; 131 years ago, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Founders             John Pemberton as Coca-Cola,  Asa Griggs Candler as The Coca-Cola Company

Headquarters      One Coca-Cola Plaza,Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Key people            Muhtar Kent  (Chairman)     James Quincey

Products              List of The Coca-Cola Company products

 

COCA-COLA

SPRITE

FANTA

DIET COKE

COCA-COLA ZERO

DASANI

MINUTE MAID

CIEL

POWERADE

SIMPLY ORANGE

FRESCA

GLACÉAU VITAMINWATER

DEL VALLE

GLACÉAU SMARTWATER

MELLO YELLO

FUZE

HONEST TEA

ODWALLA

Revenue              Decrease US$41.863 billion (2016)



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