Here is a Forbes list of the most valuable brands in the world (updated 2019). This is a comprehensive list of intense research. Read on to find out who tops the list of most valuable brands in the world.
The Top 10 Most Valuable Brands
The world is currently a global market and there is an increased rate in the competition between manufacturers of who gets the largest share of this market. In order for any company or business to this, they need to up their game and improve on their brand.
This is because a good brand not only plays an important role in pushing a company forward, but it also gives the company an upper hand against other rival companies. It determines the growth rate potential of any business as it determines some ideal aspect of a business like sales.
10. China Construction Bank
Brand Value: $69.742 Billion
With over 13,000 domestic and a dozen of international branches all over the world, the China Construction Bank is the second largest bank in the world based on total assets valuation, according to S&P market intelligence.
It is also one of China’s “Big Four” banks. The bank’s increasing value has attracted a lot of investment from some of the biggest pockets, with high investment firms like Goldman and Blackrock raising their stakes in CCB. The bank’s stock, as predicted by analysts, is believed to go up 19% further in the next 11 months. [Also, Read: Top 6 Best Netflix Comedy Films Of all Time]
Brand Value: $71.154 Billion
Verizon recently took the hard pill to launch their own unlimited plans, in a bid to regain the number of customers the company lost to rival telecommunication giant, T-mobile.
Based in Manhattan, this American conglomerate was the second largest telecommunication company in the world by revenue, only after AT&T. [Also, Read: 25 Business Ideas That Will Make You a Millionaire]
Brand Value: $79.823 Billion
Generally considered the largest financial institution and public company in the world by assets, the ICBC or Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is the largest bank in China and the largest bank in the world. Founded on January 1, 1984, as a limited company, It is one of China’s “Big Four” state-owned commercial banks. [Also, read: 20 Netflix Original Movies You Need To Watch.]
The company announced a 3.3% increase in its net profit in the third quarter of 2017 and had a 24% increase in its brand value last year. As of December 2017, it had assets worth US$4.009 trillion and ranks number 1 in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking, and first on the Forbes Global 2000 list of the world’s biggest public companies.
Brand Value: $83.202 Billion
Anyone who is older than 13 and has an internet-enabled device knows about Facebook. It is perhaps the biggest social networking platform in the world. Based in Menlo Park, California, this company was founded by its current CEO and Harvard dropout, Mark Zuckerburg along with some fellow Harvard college students and roommates.
The company is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Amazon, Apple, and Google. The company crossed a mark of 2 billion subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, and over the last year, Facebook’s brand value has increased by 45%. [Also, Read: 12 Dangerous Dogs In The World, You Probably Don’t Know]
Brand Value: $87.005 Billion
AT&T is also an American multinational conglomerate holding company, and a telecommunications giant headquartered at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas.
It is the world’s largest telecoms company and the second largest provider of mobile telephone services in the United States. Like its rival, Verizon, AT&T also witness a lot of subscriber loss, up to more than half a million not only from its television business but from its money-making wireless business too.
The company, in order to reduce its dependence on communication alone, considered an entry into the entertainment sector. And on June 12, 2018, AT&T was given permission by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon to go ahead with its $85 billion deal for Time Warner.
The DOJ had attempted to stop the merger fearing it would harm competition. The merger closed two days after, becoming a wholly owned subsidiary and division of AT&T with a new name, WarnerMedia, announced the next day. [Also, Read: 12 Mind-blowing Mandela Effects With Example]
Brand Value: $91.282 Billion
Samsung is the largest Korean brand, founded by Lee Byung-Chul in 1938. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand.
Samsung currently ranks as the sixth most valued brand in the world, that’s a place above the company’s last year position. This is due to their top-notch financial performance in 2017. [Also, Read: 14 Amazing Game of Thrones Facts You Didn’t Know]
Brand Value: $119.595 Billion
Microsoft is enjoying its fair share of the global market currently, surpassing Apple Inc. as the most valuable publicly traded company in the world after being dethroned by the tech giant in 2010. The company had a good fiscal year in 2017, due largely to their cloud computing platform.
With positive growth in 2017, the company recorded a 37% increase in their shares. Their impressive growth has also attracted investment from Vanguard Inc, who owns about 7.39% stake in the company and Blackrock investment company owning 4.35% stakes. [Also, Read: 10 Most Expensive Cars in The World]
Brand Value: $142.755 Billion
Google is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is also one of the Big Four tech companies, alongside Amazon, Apple, and Facebook.
Google had one of its best years in 2017, as the company’s stock prices crossed $1000 mark for the first time registering a 29% increment in the share market. About 51% of voting power in the company is controlled by its two founders, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin.
However, they both own a lesser percentage of the total stake. Paramount investors like Vanguard Group and Blackrock owns 8.77% and 7.67% of the company respectively. [Also, Read: 16 Most Richest Drug Dealers of all Time]
Brand Value: $153.634 Billion
Apple is considered one of the Big Four tech companies in America and the world. According to Forbes, there has been a 10% increase in the Brand Value of Apple, accompanied by a 6.7% growth in sales.
Apple is the world’s largest information technology company by revenue. The tech giant company generated a total of $265 billion for the 2018 fiscal year. Apple, in 2018, became the first public U.S. company to be valued at over $1 trillion. [Also, Read: 10 World most expensive fidget spinner Of 2019]
Brand Value: $187.905 Billion
Amazon is the largest e-commerce marketplace and cloud computing platform in the world as measured by revenue and market capitalization. The company in 2017, Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market for $13.4 billion, which vastly increased Amazon’s presence as a brick-and-mortar retailer.
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