World’s Most Admired Companies 2012: Apple is Number One in Fortune’s Top 50

By on Mar 4, 2012 in Business Comments
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Fortune‘s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies will be published on its magazine’s March 19, 2012 issue, according to reports by several international news sites on Thursday.

The list of World’s Most Admired Companies is the result of Fortune magazine’s survey on business people. The Fortune survey asked respondents to vote for the companies that they admired most, from any industry.

Apple Inc., for the fifth year in a row, is the 2012 Most Admired Company in the world.

Below is Fortune‘s Top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies for 2012.

1 Apple
2 Google
3 Amazon.com
4 Coca-Cola
5 IBM
6 FedEx
7 Berkshire Hathaway
8 Starbucks
9 Procter & Gamble
10 Southwest Airlines
11 McDonald’s
12 Johnson & Johnson
13 Walt Disney
14 BMW
15 General Electric
16 American Express
17 Microsoft
18 3M
19 Caterpillar
20 Costco Wholesale
21 Nordstrom
22 J.P. Morgan Chase
23 Singapore Airlines
24 Wal-Mart Stores
25 Target
26 Nike
27 Exxon Mobil
28 Whole Foods Market
29 UPS
30 Boeing
31 Nestlé
32 PepsiCo
33 Toyota Motor
34 Samsung Electronics
35 Volkswagen
36 Intel
37 DuPont
38 Deere
39 Goldman Sachs Group
40 Marriott International
41 eBay
42 Cisco Systems
43 Accenture
44 Daimler
45 Wells Fargo
46 AT&T
47 Ralph Lauren
48 St. Jude Medical
49 Oracle
50* General Mills
50* Honda Motor
50* Unilever

* A tie in the rankings.
From the March 19, 2012 issue

Related blog article: 2012 World’s Most Admired Companies Fortune Top 50 and Complete List



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