Apple has topped Fortune’s annual “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the seventh year in a row. Amazon, Google, Berkshire Hathaway, and Starbuck followed Apple on the list. Apple earned an overall score of 7.94, easily besting Amazon, which scored a 7.09.
The iconic tech company known for the iPhone and other stylish and user-friendly products is back in the top spot on this year’s list, for the seventh year in a row. Apple, the most valuable brand on the planet according to Interbrand, brought in $171 billion in revenues in FY2013 and is flush with cash, but fan boys and girls (not to mention the market) are getting antsy to see its next big product. Bets are on a smartwatch or AppleTV, but the company is also reportedly turning its attention to cars and medical devices. — Erika Fry
Fortunes ranking were based on a survey taken by 3,920 respondents, which included corporate executives, directors, and industry analysts. The companies were graded on innovation, people management, social responsibility, and more.
Apple ranked number one in seven of the nine key attributes listed in the poll.