rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Business » 20 most valuable brands in the world

20 most valuable brands in the world

Last updated on: May 22, 2013 07:38 IST

20 most valuable brands in the world

     Next

Next

Every year, BrandZ and Millward Brown Optimor calculate and rank brands based on their global value.

Let's take a look at 20 most valuable brands in the world.

Source: Business Insider

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: A bottle of Diet Coke soft drink in Arlington, Virginia, United States.
Photographs: Jim Young/Reuters

     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Apple

Brand value: $185 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: One per cent

Global rank in brand value: 1

Apple, a California-based company, is primarily known for its personal computers, mobile phones, iPods and tablets.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Apple's logo hangs inside a store in New York City's Grand Central Station.
Photographs: Mike Segar/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Google

Brand value: $113.7 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: Five per cent

Global rank in brand value: 2

Apple, a California-based company, is famous for its search engine, cloud computing and software.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Google's office in Zurich, Switzerland.
Photographs: Courtesy, Camenzind Evolution

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

IBM

Brand value: $112.5 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: Minus three per cent

Global rank in brand value: 3

IBM, a New York-based company, manufactures computer hardware and software and provides infrastructure and hosting services.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: A view of the headquarters of IBM Japan in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters
Tags: IBM Brand

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

McDonald's

Brand value: $90.3 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: Minus five per cent

Global rank in brand value: 4

McDonald's, a California-based company, is a fast-food giant that operates in 119 countries.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Customers at a McDonald's restaurant in Moscow.
Photographs: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Coca-Cola

Brand value: $78.4 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: Six per cent

Global rank in brand value: 5

Coca-Cola, an Atlanta-based company, sells soft drinks in every country in the world except North Korea and Cuba.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: A worker drives a forklift between cases of Coca-Cola in a warehouse at the Swire Coca-Cola facility in Draper, Utah, United States.
Photographs: George Frey/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

AT&T

Brand value: $75.5 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: 10 per cent

Global rank in brand value: 6

AT&T, a Dallas-based company, provides mobile-phone services, landline phone services and broadband TV services.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: White Apple iPhone 4 and iPad 2 are advertised in the window of an AT&T cellular store in Los Angeles.
Photographs: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Microsoft

Brand value: $69.8 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: Minus nine per cent

Global rank in brand value: 7

Microsoft, a Redmond-based company, is the world's largest software maker.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Members of the media examine Microsoft Surface tablet PCs in a scale model of New York during the launch event for the tablet and Microsoft's Windows 8 in New York City.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Marlboro

Brand value: $69.4 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: Minus six per cent

Global rank in brand value: 8

Marlboro, manufactured by Philip Morris USA in America and Philip Morris International outside of the US, is the largest cigarette brand in the world.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Menthol flavoured cigarettes are displayed in a store in New York City.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Visa

Brand value: $56 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: 46 per cent

Global rank in brand value: 9

Visa, a Foster City-based company, deals with credit and debit cards around the world.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Man is reflected in a glass panel next to a woman using a National Australia Bank automated teller machine in central Sydney.
Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

China Mobile

Brand value: $55.4 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: 18 per cent

Global rank in brand value: 10

China Mobile, which operates in China, Hong Kong and Pakistan, has the largest mobile-phone subscriber base in the world.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: A woman walks past a branch of China Mobile in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

General Electric

Brand value: $55.3 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: 21 per cent

Global rank in brand value: 11

General Electric, a New York-based company, operates in many sectors, including energy, technology infrastructure, capital finance and consumer & industrial.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Logo of GE Money Bank is seen behind a traffic light in Prague, the Czech Republic.
Photographs: David W Cerny/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Verizon

Brand value: $53 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: Eight per cent

Global rank in brand value: 12

Verizon, a New York-based company, offers fixed-line telephony, fixed-line TV and wireless services.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: A Verizon Wireless network in Boca Raton, Florida, United States.
Photographs: Joe Skipper/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Wells Fargo

Brand value: $47.7 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: 20 per cent

Global rank in brand value: 13

Wells Fargo, a San Francisco-based company, offers banking and financial services around the world.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: A cable car passes the Wells Fargo Bank headquarters in the Financial District in San Francisco, California.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Amazon

Brand value: $45.7 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: 34 per cent

Global rank in brand value: 14

Amazon, a Seattle-based company, is the largest online retailer in the world.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Amazon.co.uk warehouse in Milton Keynes, north of London.
Photographs: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

UPS

Brand value: $42.7 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: 15 per cent

Global rank in brand value: 15

UPS, a Sandy Springs-based company, deliveres packages in nearly 220 countries and territories around the world.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Trucks enter and leave the UPS facility in Hodgkins, Illinois, United States.
Photographs: Frank Polich/Reuters
Tags: UPS Brand

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Brand value: $41.1 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: Minus one per cent

Global rank in brand value: 16

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, a Beijing-based company, has more than 18,000 outlets, including 106 branches outside China.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: A branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Beijing.
Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Vodafone

Brand value: $39.7 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: Minus eight per cent

Global rank in brand value: 17

Vodafone, a London-based telecom company, directly operates in 30 nations and has partnership in more than 40 countries.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Passers-by walk past a Vodafone store in central London.
Photographs: Alessia Pierdomenico/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Walmart

Brand value: $36.2 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: Five per cent

Global rank in brand value: 18

Walmart, an Arkansas-based retail company, has 8,500 stores in 15 countries.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: A Walmart Neighborhood Market store in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States.
Photographs: Jacob Slaton/Reuters

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

SAP

Brand value: $34.36 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: 34 per cent

Global rank in brand value: 19

SAP, a Germany-based software company, has more than 61,000 employees around the world.

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: A worker adjusts a spotlight at the SAP booth in Hannover, Germany.
Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters
Tags: SAP Brand

Prev     Next

20 most valuable brands in the world

Prev     More
Prev

More

MasterCard

Brand value: $27.8 billion

Per cent change versus 2012: 34 per cent

Global rank in brand value: 20

MasterCard, a New York-based financial services, deals in credit and debit cards around the world.


Image: Customers use automated teller machines outside a branch of Development Bank of Singapore.
Photographs: Edgar Su/Reuters

Prev     More