September 18, 2020

Top 10 most powerful companies around the world.

Apple

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Brand value: $ 241.2 billion

Sector: Technology

Apple is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of smartphones, personal computers and tablets, wearable devices, accessories and other related services. It operates in the Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan and the rest of Asia and the Pacific.
The Americas sector includes North and South America. The European sector of the company includes European countries, as well as India, the Middle East and Africa. It includes the Greater China sector from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The rest of Asia and the Pacific includes Australia and Asian countries. Its products and services include iPhone, Mac, iPad, AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, Apple Care, iCloud, digital stores, and broadcast and licensing services. The company was founded by Stephen Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne and Stephen J. Wozniak is April 1, 1976 and is based in Cupertino, California.

Google

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Brand value: $ 207.5 billion

Sector: Technology

Google is focused on improving the way people communicate with information. It offers a range of services and tools for advertising companies and advertisers in various formats, ranging from simple text ads to mobile image ads to publishers. The company focuses primarily on areas that include search and advertising, operating systems, platforms, projects and devices. Search services include a large index of websites and other online content that is provided by the search engine to anyone with an internet connection.

Advertising services include: AdWords, AdSense, Google Display, Google Mobile, and Google Local. Google Mobile allows the development of user-friendly advertising products to help advertisers extend their reach to publisher partners, and to provide relevant and useful ads to users via smartphone. Google Local provides users with relevant local information, including addresses, phone numbers, hours of operation, directions, and local inquiries such as stores, restaurants, parks, and landmarks directly on Google.com and Google Maps.

Online advertising software consists of videos, text, images and other interactive advertisements that are displayed across the web on computers and mobile devices, including smartphones, laptops, and tablets. The major operating systems and software are Android, Google Chrome OS, Google Chrome, Google TV and Google Books. Android is a free and open source platform for mobile software that can be used by any developer to create applications for mobile devices. Google Chrome OS is an open source operating system with Google Chrome web browser as the basis. Google Chrome OS and Google Chrome browser rely on the basic principles of speed, simplicity and safety of use.

Google TV is a platform that gives consumers the ability to experience TV and the Internet on a single screen, with the ability to search and find the content they want to watch. The Google Books platform is designed to help people read and search content from printed books online. The company was founded by Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page on September 4, 1998 and headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Microsoft

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Brand value: $ 162.9 billion

Sector: Technology

Microsoft develops and supports software, services, hardware, and solutions. It works through the following areas: the productive programs and corporate business sector, the smart clouds sector and the personal computing software sector. The Productivity and Business Operations segment includes the products and services in the company’s Productivity, Communications, and Information Services portfolio, which covers a variety of devices and platforms. The Smart Cloud segment refers to the public and private products it provides and corporate cloud services that can support advanced business and modern companies.

While the personal computing sector includes most products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers and IT professionals across all devices. The company also provides operating systems and productivity applications across various devices, server applications, business solutions applications, desktop management tools, software development tools, electronic games, personal computers, tablets, game consoles, and entertainment software, as well as other smart devices and related accessories.
The company was founded by Paul Allen and William Henry Gates III known as Bill Gates in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

Amazon

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Brand value: $ 135.4 billion

Sector: Technology and retail

Amazon provides retail shopping services online. It operates in the following sectors: North American services, international services and Amazon AWS. The North American sector includes retail sales that include consumer products and subscriptions through US websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The international services sector provides retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through international websites. The AWS segment includes global sales of computing, storage, database, and AWS service offerings to startups, foundations, government agencies, and academic institutions. Founded by Jeffrey Bezos in July 1994 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Facebook

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Brand value: $ 70.3 billion

Facebook has started its business as a social media company around the world. The company is involved in developing social media applications to enable people to communicate via mobile devices, personal computers and other devices. It also enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos and other activities over the Internet. The company’s products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus VR.
The company was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskowitz, Chris Hughes, Andrew McCallum and Eduardo Saffren on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Coca-Cola

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Brand value: $ 64.4 billion

The Coca-Cola Company is a non-alcoholic beverage company, engaged in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of non-alcoholic drinks. Its products include sparkling soft drinks, water of all kinds, sports drinks, juices, dairy products, vegetable drinks, tea, coffee and energy drinks. Its brands include Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Georgia, Powerade, Del Valle, Schweppes, Aquarius, Minute Maid Pulpy, Dasani, Simply, Glaceau Vitaminwater, Bonaqua, Gold Peak, Fuze, Glaceau Smartwate, and Ice Dew. It operates across the following sectors: Eurasia (Europe and Asia), Africa, Latin America, North America, and Asia Pacific, in addition to its investments and other global projects.

The company was founded by Asa Greges Candler in 1886, and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Disney

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Brand value: $ 61.3 billion

The Walt Disney Company is a diversified global company for family entertainment and the media. It operates through the following sectors: media networks, parks, experiments and products, studio for the production of entertainment content and direct consumer and international services (DTCI). The media media sector includes television broadcasting networks, television production and distribution operations, local television stations, and radio networks and stations.

Among the parks, experiments and products sector includes the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the Disneyland Resort in California, the Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii “Olany”, Disney Vacation Club, Disney Line Cruise and Disney adventures. The entertainment content sector includes content production, cartoons, motion pictures and animations, musical recordings, plays and live shows, all under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Touchstone brands.

Whereas, the DTCI sector includes company name licenses, personalities and visual and literary property of the company for various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers worldwide. It also develops and distributes games, mainly for smartphone platforms, magazines and comic books. The sector also distributes branded goods directly through retail, online and wholesale companies.
Walt Disney Company was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and headquartered in Burbank, California.

Samsung

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Brand value: $ 50.4 billion

Samsung is engaged in the manufacture and sale of electronics and computer related devices. The company does its business through the following business sectors: consumer electronics, information technology, mobile phone communications and hardware solutions. The consumer electronics business includes televisions, monitors, printers, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines and medical devices.

The ICT business sector includes mobile products, communications systems, computers and digital cameras.
The company was founded on January 13, 1969 and is headquartered in Suwon, South Korea.

Loius Vuitton

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Brand value: $ 47.2 billion

Sector: luxury and retail goods

Louis Vuitton is the most valuable luxury brand in the world and is affiliated with the giant LVMH. Its products include handbags, shoes, watches, jewelery and luxury accessories. It is one of the most profitable companies in the world with a profit margin of 30%. Louis Vuitton launched its first fragrance in 70 years in 2016, and LVMH built a state-of-the-art perfume factory. Superstar Emma Stone was the heroine of her first brand promotion campaign. Maison Louis Vuitton launched a major store in the French capital, Paris, in 2017, and celebrates its 165th anniversary since this year.

McDonald’s

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Brand value: $ 46.1 billion

Sector: Restaurants

McDonald’s operates the brand’s restaurant chains and their franchises across the following sectors: the United States, international operating markets, and licensed international markets and companies. The US sector focuses its operations in the United States. The global markets sector includes granting franchises to operate restaurant chains in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. It offers a variety of fast food and drinks. The company was founded by Raymond Albert Crooke on April 15, 1955 and is located in Oak Brook, Illinois.