By Tamara Frittella on March 15 2014
Here are the 10 most valuable brands in the world. They are also the most recognizable brands in the world and they impact the lives of everyone from the young to the not so young. It's no surprise they are at the top.
Apple Incorporated, the manufacturers of mobile phones, computers, software and SO much more, has a brand value of $104.3 billion and a market cap of $416.62 billion. The most valuable brand in the world! Now it makes sense how Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, managed to obtain a net worth of $11 billion.
Microsoft is Hardcore
Microsoft, the famous software and programming company, has a brand value of $56.7 billion. Microsoft was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, who have a net worth of $76 billion and $15.9 billion respectively.
Coca-Cola Enjoy This
Founded in 1892, Coca-Cola currently has a brand value $54.9 billion and a market cap of $173 billion. It’s safe to say that Coke are here to stay... maybe for another 122 years? Let’s drink to that!
International Business Machines Corporation. What? Better known as IBM, was founded in 1911. They manufacture computer hardware and software and have a brand value of $50.7 billion.
Google, the American multinational corporation, has a brand value of $47.3 billion. If you google Google, you will see that they have had an extremely rapid growth since 1998 when they were introduced as a privately held company.
How did MacDonald’s make this list?! They are the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. With a brand value of $39.4 billion, it’s obvious that people are choosing a Big Mac over a big home cooked meal. Are these the happiest meals of our lives? It seems so...
General Electric (GE) has quite an incredible history. It was formally known as Edison General Electric Company, and obviously Thomas Edison played a part in forming it. 117 years later, they have a brand value of $34.2 billion.
Samsung’s $29.5 Billion
Samsung, the South Korean multinational conglomerate company, has a brand value of $29,5 billion. Founded in 1938 by Lee Byung-chul, it started as a simple trading company. In 30 years, Samsung has now produced a huge variety of products and is also involved in insurance and security.
Hand Me That Bag
Oh yes ladies! They made the top 10! Louis Vuitton has a brand value of $28.4 billion. That ought to put a smile on your face when you whip out your LV handbag today. The label was founded in 1854, and the first products were flat-bottomed canvas trunks. That doesn’t sound too appealing. They have come a long way since then.
Will this list make you reflect a little when you pull a couple of dollars out of your LV purse to pay for your Big Mac with a Coke that you ordered via the cell phone call that you made from your Samsung S4?