Apple tops the Fortune list of World’s Most Admired Companies for the 8th consecutive year, topping a list that includes Google, Amazon, and Starbucks.
Apple received the top score in all nine categories of innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness (was never going to be too much doubt about that one), long-term investment value, quality of products and global competitiveness …
Google took the number two slot occupied by Amazon last year, as the mail-order giant slipped to fourth place, behind investment company Berkshire Hathaway.
The top ten list is:
- Berkshire Hathaway
- Walt Disney
- Southwest Airlines
- American Express
- General Electric
“Apple holds the top spot for the eighth year in a row. In February, it became the first company to hit more than $700 billion in market value. As tech devotees await the launch of the Apple Watch in April, record smartphone sales were announced in January — 74.5 million phones in final three months of 2014– proving that the iPhone is still the product to beat.”
Fortune polls 4,104 executives, directors and securities analysts, asking them to list the top ten companies they admire most.
Apple is regularly found at the top of lists such as Fortune’s, with the company last year being named world’s most valuable brand by Fortune, as well as being named Barron’s world’s most respected company.