Apple is named the world's most admired company; Google finishes third

Apple is named the world's most admired company; Google finishes third
Fortune Magazine named its ranking of the world's 50 most admired companies. On top, for the seventh straight year, was Apple. The Cupertino based tech titan is not only the most admired company, but is also the most valuable brand. The company was ranked in nine key areas of reputation, and finished first in innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long term investment and quality of products/services. It came in second in global competitiveness and fifth in social responsibility.

Swapping spots from last year, Amazon finished second with Google taking third. Apple's main rival in the mobile sector, Samsung, finished 21st. Microsoft wound up as number 24 while Facebook ranked number 38. AT&T was the 50th most admired company in the U.S.

Companies like Verizon, and Korea's LG were in the running, but did not place in the top 50.

source: Fortune via BGR



1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Admired by chinese workers and Samsung !

5. iLoveAmexica

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

YOU need to stop being jealous

8. Sauce unregistered

He is right though. Samsung is around 23rd lol. Long way to go. Success doesn't all come from the paper stats of the phones.

27. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

But deeply hated by me... A PROUD HATER OF APPLE....

31. superduper

Posts: 151; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing that, Ashoaib. Deep breaths.

34. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Any companies would admire Apple position. Low cost, High selling price. Zombies hordes that would buy anything with an Apple logo maybe including freshly packed crap. Eee...

42. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

So true... I love google bcoz I have used so many services from google and didnt paid anything... microsoft I paid... apple I paid huge... so my best is google

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Samsung is the number one admirer of Apple lol!

3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Well this is a fake ranking... did foretune magazine was acquired by apple? google is my first

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It is actually the power of marketing right there. Apple goes out of their way to market themselves as innovative and "quality" oriented. It just goes to show that money talks, the more spend the more you get what you want.

15. Sauce unregistered


23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

of course it's a fake raking. FOURTUNE only cares bout which company makes the most money.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Admired for innovation and satisfaction.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'll agree that this year they did a pretty damn good job with ALL of their products. iPhone 5S - Touch ID and A7. iPad Air/Mini 2 - slim side bezels Ina ultra thin form factory that's lightweight and beautiful inside out. Their Mac line can not be touched by anyone, especially the MBP w/ Retina.

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

The only thing they innovated was the APP STORE that brings millions of dollars in cash.

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Touch ID, 64-bit OS + A7 and design to name three...

33. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

TOUCH ID is done by another company that Apple purchase put it on their phone to make it popular, Motorola use it first on the ATRIX 4G try again.

35. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

You try again.. Innovation is making something that already exist... BETTER.

44. TimePass

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

That is what samsung is doing from apple.

6. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Facebook is in top 50? There's something wrong.

9. Michaelsalaets

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 09, 2014

i think google and apple need to be siwtched

10. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Turn Up...

12. Jurdiales

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

I'm still had the same doubts as all years, Apple, innovation on what? Can someone explain me?

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Comment #13 is a small insight of my point of view.

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

GOOGLE innovated GLASS. Apple innovated the APP STORE so which is better? My take is on GLASS.

16. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

They deserve it plain and simple.

17. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

And yet they never make the top 100 list of best places to work at. Google comes in first for that category.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Let the hate begin, oops I'm too late. +1 Apple, super nice products, super nice customer service, and the super handsome jedii approves.

41. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Super nice customer service? I am happy for you then, I was not that lucky. They rolled me from here to there and finally I ended up getting my 4s home button fixed from a local repair shop

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sorry, but when I dropped my ip5 from about 10ft at the flamingo hotel, resulting in a shattered screen, they hooked me up. After informing me of the price to fix it, and me waiting in a very packed store for 3 hrs. The tech comes out with a manger, who says sorry but we can't get the screen to calibrate, we'll give you another phone. Fixing the screen was $149, replacing the unit was $229, manager says since you waited patiently for 3 hrs, it's on us. Left the Town Center Mall with a brand new 64 gig white. Sorry for your bad experience, but I can only speak for me and what I've seen. Apple rocks.

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