Friday, February 11, 2011

Top Ten Most Powerful Brands in the World


1. Googlegoogle

Google is the most powerful brand in the world valued at about 66 billion dollars . This search engine was started by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1996. Google is known for its unique innovations and mind-boggling growth rate.

2. General Electric
General Electric

General Electric is the the second most powerful in the world valued at about 61 billion dollars. GE focused on industrial technology, information technology, financial services, oil, films and much more.

3. Microsoft

Microsoft_Logo The world's biggest company Microsoft Corporation turnover about 44 billion dollars. Microsoft Corporation's brand value is about 54 billion dollars. The richest person Bill Gates owns the brand and founded it in 1975.

4. Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola Coca-Cola is the Fourth most well-known brand in the world has been valued at approximately 44.134 billion dollars .The company was incorporated in 1892 by Asa Griggs Candler. It was later bought by Woodruff and Bradley.

5. China Mobile

China Mobile The brand has been valued at about 41 billion dollars and is the country's largest mobile operator. It has over 290 million subscribers and its turnover is almost as much as Vodafone year after year. China Mobile is extremely popular in Hong Kong and is the largest there.

6. Marlboro

Marlboro The most popular cigarette brand in the world Marlboro is worth about 39 billion dollars. The brand has monopolized the industry with its famous billboard and magazine advertisements.

7. Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart This brand's value has been estimated at about 36 billion dollars. Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the United States of America and sells the largest number of toys in the country as well. It was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton and became a part of the stock exchange 10 years later. The company is now owned by his widow, his daughter and three sons.

8. Citi

Citi Citi has a brand value of about 33 billion dollars and was formed in 1998 after a 140 billion dollar merger. This company was taken over in 1993 by Primerica and is world renowned for being the first- automobile policy, space travel policy as well as commercial airline policy. The company's name changed to Citibank during the 1970s and Charles Prince is the CEO today.

9. International Business Machines Corporation

IBM Also known as IBM, this multination company deals with computer technology. It has its headquarters in New York and has about 350,000 employees all over the world. IBM was established during the latter half of the 1880's and became a part of the stock exchange after 1915.

10. Toyota

Toyota_Logo Toyota's brand value is about 33 billion dollars, making it the 10th most powerful in the world. It is a Japanese company and the world's largest automobile manufacturer of buses, automobiles, robots and trucks. It has its headquarter in Aichi and generated about 179 billion dollars in terms of revenue during 2006. The present chairman is Fujio Cho and Katsuaki Watanabe is the CEO of the company.


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