Apple has a lot of track records, and one of them just so happens to be being awarded the top spot on Fortune‘s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” marking the ninth consecutive win for the Cupertino-based company on the list. After Apple, Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and Walt Disney round out the top five spots.
This year sees Alphabet (Google’s parent company) join the ranks, with Amazon making sure that the Top 3 all start with an “A” in their name. With Apple in first (8.6 points), Alphabet in second (8.2 points), Amazon in third (7.3 points), Berkshire Hathaway in fourth, and Walt Disney in fifth, the list is certainly a strong one yet again.
There’s a new AAA standard in corporate America: the one-two three punch of Apple, Alphabet, and Amazon. For the fourth time, our list of the World’s Most Admired Companies Top 50 All-Stars is led by a trio of tech giants under 40 years old. They preside over a class of blue chips and even younger tech stalwarts, such as Facebook (No. 14), Salesforce (No. 34), and Netflix, which makes a return to the Top 50 at an impressive No. 19. They also are joined by newcomers Visa and Publix, which make debuts at Nos. 47 and 49.
Fortune puts together its list every year, and this year it was compiled from 1,000 of the largest companies in the United States based on their revenue, along with 500 non-United States companies with revenue reaching, or exceeding, $10 billion. Fortune’s survey partners at Korn Ferry Hay Group then interviewed executives, directors, and analysts to rate the companies within their own industry on nine criteria, including investment value and social responsibility.
To see the full ranking of the World’s Most Admired Companies, visit Fortune‘s website.
Apple Tops The World’s Most Admired Companies