When it comes to multimillion dollar companies, the United States has one on every corner. There are so many of them that it’s difficult to determine which brands carry the most clout in the marketplace today. However, due to their amazing financial stability, longevity in the marketplace, and popularity among consumers, the following ten companies have garnered the title of one of the most powerful brands in the world.
For those who haven’t heard, Google is the king of all things Internet. The company boasts an estimated value of around $65 billion dollars and has a customer base in the hundreds of millions. All of these factors combine to make Google the number one most powerful brand in the world. The market value of Google is estimated at more than 65 billion dollars and there is not doubt that there is no other brand on earth that is as powerful as this one. It’s difficult to know whether or not Sergey Brin and Larry Page knew that Google would be this popular when they created the search engine, but today, Google is not only setting records with its innovative technology but it’s insane growth. The Google brand is so powerful that it’s landed this word in the dictionary. Its easy to see why Google is one of the most powerful brands in the world.
2. General Electric
General Electric has been a trusted name in home appliances for many, many years and has an estimated value around $60 billion dollars. Over the years, General Electric has branched out from the appliance industry to offer solutions for information technology, movies, financial services, and a whole host of other things. Not only has G.E. established a name for itself in the U.S., but is doing very well in India as well.
When people think of powerful and influential companies, most think of Microsoft Corporation almost immediately. And while there are a few companies more influential than Microsoft, it has landed in the number three spot on this list. Microsoft Corporation is valued at around $50 million dollars. Microsoft Corporation was the brain child of Bill Gates and got it’s start in the garage, however today, Microsoft employs 75,000 employees and has some of the most technologically advanced facilities and employment practices in the world.
When looking for a fast and tasty refreshment, there are few brands on the market today that are as recognizable as Coca-Cola. It’s current estimated value is around $44 million dollars and is one of the oldest companies on this list, being incorporated in the 1890s. While the early formulations looked much different than today’s version, Coca-Cola enjoys extreme popularity all over the world, making it one of the most powerful brands in the world.
5. China Mobile
When it comes to identifying the largest cellular carrier in the world, many thoughts turn to Verizon. However, the title is actually held by China Mobile. With a market value of around $40 billion dollars and a customer base of around 280 million users, China Mobile is by far the largest cellular carrier in the world, making it the fifth most powerful brand in the world.
While it seems as though smoking is heading toward becoming outlawed, Marlboro still has a lot of clout in the marketplace, landing it squarely in the number 6 spot. This company has a net worth of around $39 million dollars and is one of the most recognizable cigarette brands today. And it accomplishes this without any television, radio or billboard advertising.
Like Microsoft, WalMart is a company that many think of when talk turns to powerful brands. As a matter of fact, the family stakeholders of Walmart are always on the Forbes list of richest people in the world. The WalMart brand has an estimated value of around $36 billion dollars and has earned the title of the most successful and largest retailer in the U.S. It is also poised to become the largest retailer in the world. What Sam Walton created in the 1960s has continued to improve and grow into the WalMart of today, making it one of the most powerful brands in the world.
Citi came on the scene in the late 1990s as a result of the marriage between several financial institutions and has been a force to be reckoned with ever since. Valued at around $33 billion dollars, Citi offers a multitude of financial products including traditional banking services, insurance, investing services, wealth management and much more. Citi is considered one of the largest financial institutions in the United States.
9. International Business Machines Corporation
International Business Machines Corporation, otherwise known as IBM, is one of the most famous business machines company on the planet. Based in New York, IBM employs upwards of 350,000 people all over the world and has offices in many different countries. While IBM got it’s start in the 1880s, it took many years of trial and error for IBM to find it’s stride. But now that it has, there is no stopping them now.
When it comes to car brands, many consumers would automatically think that luxury brands such as Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, or even Maserati might top the list as one of the most powerful brands, however the title goes to Toyota. Toyota has an estimated market value of around $33 billion dollars, which lands it squarely on this list. It is one of the largest manufacturers of cars, trucks and SUVs in the world. Toyota exports vehicles to countries all over the world and these quality vehicles have found favor in just about every marke, making it one of the most powerful brands in the world.