The 10 most valuable companies of the world:
1. Apple Inc. $ 1.38 Trillion
Apple ranks first among the world’s 10 most valuable companies. Founded in 1976 by Steve Job, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, the company now designs and manufactures consumer electronics, computers and software. The company’s products are smartphones such as Mac computers, iPhone smartphones, iPad tablets, Apple Watch, while their software is OS X and iOS operating systems, iTunes media browser, Safari internet browser, Apple TV +, iMessage, and iCloud.
2. Microsoft Corp: $ 1.27 Trillion
It was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. The operating system for computers named Microsoft Windows is the most used operating system in the world today. Apart from Windows, there are software products such as Microsoft Office suite, Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Hardware products are the Xbox video game console and the Microsoft Surface tablet series. The company acquired LinkedIn for $ 26.2 billion in December 2016 and Skype Technologies for $ 8.5 billion in May 2011.
3. Alphabet Inc: $ 1 Trillion
Alphabet Inc., founded in 2015 to gather Google and its products, founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The most well-known product is Google, which provides more search engine services. In addition, YouTube, Android operating system, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Map, Google Drive and some of the Google Pixel smartphone products. Alphabet Inc., which also includes DeepMind, continues to operate on artificial intelligence with this company.
4. Amazon: $ 931 Billion
Another technology company on the list is Amazon, which was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos in the USA. The company, which operates in the fields of e-commerce, e-book (Kindle), cloud computing (Amazon Web Service), digital publishing platform (Amazon Prime Video), artificial intelligence (Alexa), is the world’s largest shopping site. According to 2018 data, Amazon is the company with the highest employment in the USA with 650 thousand workers. According to January 2020, the market value is 931 billion dollars.
5. Berkshire Hathaway: $ 516.4 Billion
The company, which was founded in the USA in 1839, was called Valley Falls Company at that time. As a result of the mergers with some companies in 1955, its name was Berkshire Hathaway. In 1962, Warren Buffett, one of the richest investors in the world, started to grow by investing in the company and reached its current state. It is the second largest insurance company in the USA and has the policy of 22 million motor vehicles. The company, which operates in the fields of life-accident-health insurance company and insurance company for government bonds, also has shares in the world’s largest companies.
6. Facebook: $ 632 Billion
The social media platform Facebook was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg for the use of Harvard University students. According to the 2019 data of Facebook, which grew to be opened to the use of other universities, monthly active 2.45 billion users. The company bought Instagram for $ 1 billion in 2012 and WhatsApp for $ 19 billion in 2014. These two apps, Facebook and Facebook Messenger, are on the list of the most downloaded apps.
7. Alibaba: $ 480 Billion
One of the two Chinese companies on the list, Alibaba was founded in 1999 by Jack Ma. 32.4% of the company belongs to Softbank company and 16.3% to Yahoo. Alibaba stands out with e-commerce, e-payment system and cloud computing in the world. On the e-commerce site, customers can own a mini-site in the form of a virtual showroom, where their products can be sorted by category with photos and descriptions, each customer can create a company profile, and contact information.
8. Tencent Holdings: $ 472.1 Billion
Tencent Holdings, the second China-based company in the top 10, operates in the IT field. Founded in 1988 by Wang Jianlin, the company operates in various internet-related services and products, entertainment, artificial intelligence and technology. Tencent is also the producer and developer of PUBG, one of the world’s most common online games. In addition, some of the most popular productions of the cinema world today enter the halls with the Tencent Pictures label, although they are from Hollywood.
9. JPMorgan Chase: $ 368.5 Billion
Operating in the US-based international banking and financial services business, the company was founded in 2000 by Chase Manhattan Corporation’s J.P. Morgan & Co. It was established with the merger. It is the largest bank in the USA and the sixth in the world in terms of total assets.
10. Johnson & Johnson: $ 366.2 Billion
Founded in 1886 by three brothers – Robert Wood Johnson, James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson, the company began operating on sterilization materials, adhesives, and medical products. It has become one of the biggest companies worldwide today by adding many companies one after another. The company operates in three major sectors – Consumer Health Care (consumer products), Medical Devices & Diagnostics (medical products and equipment) and Pharmaceuticals (pharmaceutical products).