This is the Most Admired Company in the World, According to Fortune

by Knowlton Thomas | Apple

Fortune's annual list of the World's Most Admired Companies has been released and once again Apple is on top.

It's Apple's seventh year in a row on top of the list thanks to ranking number one in seven of the nine key attributes of reputation listed in the poll.

Tech companies claimed the top three slots, with Amazon in second and Google in third. Rounding out the top five are Berkshire Hathaway and Starbucks, followed by Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, and FedEx.

"The iconic tech company known for the iPhone and other stylish and user-friendly products is back in the top spot on this year's list, for the seventh year in a row," wrote Fortune's Erika Fry. "Apple, the most valuable brand on the planet according to Interbrand, brought in $171 billion in revenues in FY2013 and is flush with cash, but fan boys and girls (not to mention the market) are getting antsy to see its next big product. Bets are on a smartwatch or AppleTV, but the company is also reportedly turning its attention to cars and medical devices."

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection., Inc., seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. and other... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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