Thursday, March 21, 2013

Top 10 Brands in the World

10. Verizon
This American telecommunications and broadband company was founded on October 7, 1983. It is a public limited company and is headquartered in New York. It employs more than 150,000 people and has divisions in California, Pennsylvania and New England.
9. Coca Cola
This carbonated drink can be found all over the world except for North Korea and Cuba. Also known as Coke, the drink is produced by Coca Cola Company of the Georgia, United States. It originated in 1886 and since then has gone on to offer flavours such as Raspberry, Lime and Orange. The drink was initially produced as a medicine, but due to the marketing skills of the business figure as a Griggs Candler, the drink went on to acquire far-reaching fame.
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8. Amazon
Based in Washington, this American multinational e-commerce company is the world’s largest online retailer. It started off as bookstore but soon went off to sell software, electronics and DVDs. It was founded in 1994 by Jess Bezos and is available in languages such as German and Chinese. Kindle also sells its very own products such as the Kindle.
7. General Electric
Better known as GE, this American multinational is headquartered in Connecticut and operates in the segments of Consumer and Industrial, Capital Finance, Technology Infrastructure and Energy. The company was founded in 1892 and one of the co-founders was Thomas Edison himself! Today the conglomerate operates worldwide and has received awards such as No. 15 Most Admired Company and No. 19 Most Innovative Company.
6. IBM
It stands for International Business Machines and is an American multinational that specializes in technology and consulting corporation. The company was founded in 1911 by Charles Ranlett Flint and is headquartered in New York. IBM won the title of “Second Largest U.S Employer” with an employee count of more than 425,000.
5. Wal-Mart
This American multinational is known for being the largest retailer in the world and operates large discount department and warehouse stores in various countries. It is the world’s largest employer in the world, with its employees amounting to over 2 million. The company is owned by the Walton family which makes Wal-Mart a family-owned business.
4. Microsoft
Another American multinational company but that specializes in developing, manufacturing, licensing and supporting a vast array of products with regards to computers. Founded on April 4, 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Microsoft is today the world’s largest software manufacturer in terms of revenues. Not only that, but it is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.
3. Google
This American multinational provides products and services related to the Internet  such as search engine, software’s an cloud computing. Larry Page and Sergrey Brin, the founders, initiated the company in September 4, 1998. The company is headquartered in California and has the slogan of “Don’t be evil”.
This South Korea multinational company is headquartered in Seoul. It was founded by Lee Byung-chull in 1938 and operates worldwide. It operates in the areas of textiles, insurances, food processing and electronics.
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1. Apple Inc.
Initially known as Apple Computer Inc., this is an American multinational headquartered in California. It develops and sells electronics, software and personal computers. Its product line includes the Mac computer, iPod and iPhone. The company was founded in 1976 by the late Steve Jobs, along with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. The company has a total of more than 400 retail stores worldwide.

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