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Top 10 companies in the world 2018

There are Giants in Corporation World who started from a drop of idea & now ruling the business world head upheld. Today we gonna introduce you top 10 highest valued companies in the world.

Top 10 valued companies in the world 2018:

1) Amazon.com:


The founder of Amazon.com is Jeff Bezos. It is founded on July 5, 1994. The headquarters is in Seattle, Washington, U.S. Its nationality is the United States. It is a consumer service industry. Market cap in 2016 was 280. In 2017 it is 423. Change in market cap in(2016-2017) is 51%.

Revenue: Up US$135.98billion(2016)

Operating income: Up US$4.186billion(2016)

Total assets: Up US$83.402billion(2016)

Total equity: Up US$19.285billion(2016)

No. of employees: 341000(2016)

It raises share in 2007 which price was US$92.36.At present, its price is US$955.03

2) Apple Inc:


The founder of apple inc is Steve Jobs. It is founded on April 1, 1976. The headquarters is on Apple campus, 1 infinite loop, Cupertino, California, U.S. Number of locations are 498 retail stores(2017)Its nationality is the United States. It is a technology industry. Market cap in 2016 was 604. In 2017 it is 754. Change in market cap in(2016-2017) is 25%.

Revenue: Down US$215.639billion(2016)

Operating income: Down US$60.024billion(2016)

Net income: Down US$45.687billion(2016)

Total assets: Up US$321.686billion(2016)

Total equity: Up US$128.249billion(2016)

No. of employees: 116000(2016)

Apple company went public in 1980 raising about $100million at a split-adjusted IPO price of $2.75 per share.

Its present share price is $154.23

3. Google:


Google LLC; An American multinational technology company. Google do their business based on high tech Internet-related services and products. Google’s services normally include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 1998. The person behind this was Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, California when the GOOGLE idea hit on their brain. Larry Page and Sergey Brin own about 14 percent of Google’s shares. They are also controlling about 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through their supervoting stock.

Brand value: $120.9 billion

Percentage change from last year: +10%

No. of employees: 85050

4) Samsung Electronics:


The key people of Samsung electronics is Lee Kun-hee(Chairman)Lee Jae-Yong (Vice Chairman) Kwon Oh-him (Vice Chairman & CEO). It is founded on 13 January 1969. The headquarters is in Yeongtong District, Suwon, South Korea. Its nationality is South Korea. It is a consumer goods industry. Market cap in 2016 was 167. In 2017 it is 259. Change in market cap in(2016-2017) is 44%.

Revenue: Up ₩201.870trillion(2016)

Operating income: Up ₩29.240trillion(2016)

Net income: Up ₩22.730trillion(2016)

Total assets: Up ₩262.174trillion(2016)

Total equity: Up ₩172.876trillion(2016)

No. of employees: 308745(2016)

In 2008 the price of the share was the US $686. Now its present price is the US $2150.

5) Facebook:

The founder of Facebook is Mark Zuckerberg. It is founded on 4 February 2004. The headquarters is in Menlo Park, California, the U.S. Its nationality is the United States. It is a technology industry. Market cap in 2016 was 23. In 2017 it is 101. Change in market cap in(2016-2017) is 345%.

Revenue: Down US$27.638billion(2016)

Operating income: Up US$12.427billion(2016)

Net income: Up US$10.217billion(2016)

Total assets: Up US$64.961billion(2016)

Total equity: Up US$59.194billion(2016)

No. of employees: 20658(30 June 2017)

Users: 2 billion monthly active users.

In 2012 its price of the share is the US $42. Now in 2017, its price is the US $169.47

6. AT&T:

AT&T Inc. – an American multinational conglomerate holding company. Its headquarter is at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas. AT&T Inc. is the world’s largest telecommunications company and the second largest provider of mobile telephone services, and also the largest provider of fixed telephone services in the United States via AT&T Communications. However, It becomes the parent company of mass media conglomerate Warner Media on June 14, 2018. Which made it the world’s largest media and entertainment company in terms of revenue.

Revenue: US$190.546 billion(2017)

Operating income: US$20.949 billion(2017)

Net income: US$29.450 billion(2017)

Total assets: US$444.097 billion(2017)

Total equity: US$140.861 billion(2017)

Number of employees: 254,000 (2017)

7) Microsoft:

The founder of Microsoft is Bill Gates. It is founded on 4 April 1975. The headquarters is on Microsoft Redmond campus, Redmond, Washington, U.S. Its nationality is the United States. It is a technology industry. Market cap in 2016 was 350. In 2017 it is 411. Change in market cap in(2016-2017) is 17%.

Revenue: Down US $85.32billion(2016)

Operating income: Up US$19.86billion(2016)

Net income: Up US$16.79billion(2016)

Total assets: Up US$193.69billion(2016)

Total equity: Up US$71.99billion(2016)

No. of employees: 114000(2016)

Starting share price in 1986 was the US $21. Now it’s per share price is the US $74.74.

8) Verizon:

Verizon- an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate and it is a corporate component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. This company is based at 1095 Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. However, it is incorporated in Delaware.

Revenue: US$126.034 billion(2017)

Operating income: US$27.414 billion(2017)

Net income:US$30.101 billion(2017)

Total assets :US$257.143 billion(2017)

Total equity: US$43.096 billion(2017)

Number of employees: 155,400 (2017)

9) Walmart:

Walmart Inc. was previously branded as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. This American multinational retail corporation operates as a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores. It is  Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. This company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962. And, it is incorporated on October 31, 1969. Walmart Inc. also owns and operates Sam’s Club retail warehouses. Till January 31, 2018, Walmart managed to establish 11,718 stores and clubs in 28 countries operating under 59 different names.

Revenue: US$500.34 billion(2018)

Operating income: US$20.437 billion(2018)

Net income: US$9.862 billion(2018)

Total assets: US$204.52 billion(2018)

Total equity :US$77.869 billion(2018)

Owner Walton family: (51%)

Number of employees:2.3 million, Worldwide (2017)

1.4 million, U.S. (2017)

10. ICBC:

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (abb. ICBC) is a Chinese multinational banking company. Being the largest bank in the world, it has the most valuable market capitalization since February 2017.

Brand value: $59.2 billion
Percentage change from last year: +24%

The brand value of ICBC has increased from 3% to 15 % and holds the Rank of the 10th most valuable brand in the world in 2017.

Revenue : CN¥641.681 billion(2016)

Operating income: CN¥363.279 billion(2016)

Net income: CN¥279.106 billion(2016)

Total assets: CN¥24.137 trillion(2016)

Total equity: CN¥1.970 trillion(2016)

A number of employees:  461,749(2016)


Revised By: Mustari Rahman | Studying at Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Bangladesh.

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