The 100 most valuable brands in the world. Part 1

Financial and economic magazine Forbes in 2013 published a list of the 100 most valuable brands in the world. Most of them are known to a wide audience, but there are those, of whom few have heard, at least some of us did not know about them.

1. Apple

American Corporation, a manufacturer of personal and tablet computers, audioplayers, phones, software.

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2. Microsoft Corporation

One of the largest transnational companies producing proprietary software for different kinds of computers — personal computers, game consoles, PDAs, mobile phones and other things.

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3. Google

The largest search engine in the Internet

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4. The Coca-Cola Company

American food company, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of concentrates, syrups and soft drinks.

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5. IBM

Transnational Corporation with headquarters in Armonk, new York (USA), one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of hardware and software, as well as IT services and consulting services.

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6. McDonald’s Corporation

American Corporation, the world’s largest network of fast food restaurants

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7. General Electric

American diversified Corporation, the manufacturer of many types of equipment, including locomotives, power plants (including nuclear reactors), gas turbines, aircraft engines, medical equipment, household appliances and lighting equipment, plastics and sealants.

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8. Intel Corporation

American Corporation that manufactures a wide range of electronic devices and computer components, including microprocessors, chipsets, etc.. the company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA.

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9. Samsung Group

Industrial group, one of South Korea’s largest chaebol, was founded in 1938.

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10. Louis Vuitton

French fashion house, specializing in the production of suitcases and bags, fashion clothes and accessories of a class «Lux» under the same brand.

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11. BMW

A German manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, engines, and bicycles.

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12. Cisco Systems

An American multinational company that develops and sells network equipment.

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13. Oracle

American Corporation, the world’s largest developer of software for organizations, a major supplier of server equipment.

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14. Toyota Motor Corporation

The largest Japanese automotive Corporation also provides financial services and with a number of additional areas in the business.

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15. AT&T Inc

One of the largest American telecommunications companies and one of the largest media conglomerates.

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16. Mercedes-Benz

Trademark of cars of premium-class, trucks, buses and other vehicles of the German automobile concern Daimler AG.

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17. The Walt Disney Company

One of the largest financial conglomerates in the entertainment industry in the world.

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18. Wal-Mart Stores

The American retailer, which manages the world’s largest retail chain, operating under the trademark Walmart.

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19. Budweiser

Brand of beer.

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20. Honda Motor Co., Ltd

International industrial company, known primarily as a manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles.

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21. SAP AG

The German company, a manufacturer of software for organizations.

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22. Verizon Communications

American telecommunications company, one of the largest in the United States and around the world.

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23. Gillette

Manufacturer of accessories for shaving.

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24. Nike

The American company, the world famous manufacturer of sports clothes and shoes.

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25. PepsiCo

American food company.

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26. American Express

American financial services company.

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27. Nescafe

The world’s largest brand of instant coffee companies Nestlé.

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28. L’oréal

French company, world market leader of perfumes and cosmetics.

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29. Marlboro

Brand of cigarettes, produced by Philip Morris International since 1924.

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30. H&M

H&M is a Swedish company, Europe’s largest retail network on trade in clothes.

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31. HP

Hewlett-Packard is a large American company in the sphere of information technologies, provider of hardware and software for organizations and individual consumers.

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32. HSBC

HSBC Holdings plc, Bank «eych-es-bi-si» is one of the largest financial conglomerates in the world.

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33. Amazon

Amazon.com, Inc. an American company, the world’s largest turnover among selling goods and services via the Internet and one of the first Internet services aimed at selling real goods of mass demand.

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34. Visa

American multinational company providing services of carrying out payment transactions.

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35. Siemens

German multinational concern operating in the field of electrical engineering, electronics, energy equipment, transport, medical equipment and lighting equipment, and specialized services in various fields of industry, transport and communications.

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36. Facebook

Currently the largest social network in the world.

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37. ESPN

American sports cable television channel.

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38. Gucci

The Italian fashion house and fashion brand.

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39. Nestle

The Swiss company, the world’s largest food manufacturer.

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40. Frito-Lay, Inc.

A division of PepsiCo, the manufacturer of chips, fritos and other snacks.

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41. IKEA

Dutch company, the owner of one of the largest retail sales networks of furniture and household goods.

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42. Danone

The French company, famous producer of dairy products and other food products.

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43. Audi

The German automobile company composed of concern Volkswagen Group, specializing in the production of automobiles under the brand Audi.

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44. Ford

American automobile company, car manufacturer under the brands «Ford».

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45. Coach

The U.S. company, renowned manufacturer of luxury accessories.

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46. Fox Broadcasting Company

American television network. The owner of Fox is Fox Entertainment Group.

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47. UPS

American company specializing in Express delivery and logistics.

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48. The Home Depot

American trade network, the world’s largest selling repair tools and materials.

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49. Accenture

Consulting company providing services in consulting in the areas of strategic planning, optimizing and outsourcing business processes, customer relationship management, logistics management, personnel management, and information technology.

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50. Thomson Reuters

Media company, formed as a result of the acquisition by the media Corporation Thomson in April 2008, Reuters.

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The 100 most valuable brands in the world. Part 2