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25 biggest brand names in the world

Last updated on: January 8, 2013 11:25 IST

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While there are millions of brands, both big and small, not all are known or recognised around the globe.

Let's take a look at 25 biggest brand names in the world.

Source: socialbusinessindex.com

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National Amusements

Industry: Media

Headquarters: Dedham, Massachusetts, United States

Global rank: 1

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Image: Disney Culinary Dietary Specialist Gary Jones prepares a smoothie with Mickey Mouse at the Newseum in Washington.
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Walt Disney Company

Industry: Media

Headquarters: Burbank, California, United States

Global rank: 2

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Image: News Corporation building in New York.
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News Corporation

Industry: Media

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Global rank: 3

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Image: NBC studios at the General Electric building in New York.
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NBC Universal

Industry: Radio Broadcasting and Programming

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Global rank: 4

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Image: Corporate logo for Zynga on the board outside the Nasdaq Market Site in New York's Times Square.
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Zynga

Industry: Entertainment and Games Software

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Global rank: 5

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Image: Headquarters of food giant Nestle in Vevey, Switzerland.
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Nestle

Industry: Dairy Products Manufacturing

Headquarters: Vevey, Switzerland

Global rank: 6

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Image: Time Warner headquarters building at Columbus Circle in New York.
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Time Warner

Industry: Media

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Global rank: 7

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Image: Google's France in Paris.
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Google

Industry: Internet Search and Navigation Services

Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United States

Global rank: 8

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Image: Nike shoes on display in Encinitas, California.
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NIKE

Industry: Footwear Manufacturing

Headquarters: Beaverton, Oregon, United States

Global rank: 9

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Image: A chiller cabinet of Flora margarine, which is owned by Unilever, at a Sainsbury's supermarket in London.
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Unilever

Industry: Seasoning & Dressing Manufacturing

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Global rank: 10

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Image: Kraft cheese products are seen on the shelf at a grocery store in Washington.
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Kraft Foods

Industry: Food Manufacturing

Headquarters: Northfield, Illinois, United States

Global rank: 11

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Image: Former National Basketball Association All-Star and current NBA global ambassador Dikembe Mutombo shoots a basket in Washington.
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National Basketball Association

Industry: Professional Sports Teams & Organizations

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Global rank: 12

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Image: L'Oreal cosmetics in the shop in Riga, Latvia.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

L'Oreal

Industry: Personal Care Products Manufacturing

Headquarters: Clichy, France

Global rank: 13

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Image: Microsoft's headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris.
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Microsoft Corporation

Industry: Development Tools, Operating Systems & Utilities Software

Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, United States

Global rank: 14

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Image: Cases of Coca-Cola in a warehouse at the Swire Coca-Cola facility in Draper, Utah, United States.
Photographs: George Frey/Reuters

Coca-Cola Company

Industry: Soft Drink Manufacturing

Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Global rank: 15

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Image: Procter & Gamble's Gillette shaving foam at a Walmart store in Chicago.
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Procter & Gamble Company

Industry: Personal Care Products Manufacturing

Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Global rank: 16

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Image: An employee of Samsung Electronics walks past LED lighting drums at a showroom in Seoul, South Korea.
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Samsung Electronics

Industry: Memory Chip & Module Manufacturing

Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea

Global rank: 17

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Image: A fan takes a photo with wrestler Hulk Hogan in Los Angeles.
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World Wrestling Entertainment

Industry: Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Sector

Headquarters: Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Global rank: 18

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Image: Discovery Communications headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Photographs: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Discovery Communications

Industry: TV Broadcast & Cable Networks

Headquarters: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Global rank: 19

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Image: A woman plays a video game in Montreuil-sous-Bois, near Paris.
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Electronic Arts

Industry: Entertainment & Games Software

Headquarters: Redwood City, California, United States

Global rank: 20

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Image: A security person walks past the entrance of the second-largest European Pepsi plant near Bucharest, Romania.
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PepsiCo

Industry: Soft Drink Manufacturing

Headquarters: Purchase, New York, United States

Global rank: 21

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Image: Decklan Corcoran climbs on a pile of snow at MetLife Stadium before the NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Miami Dolphins in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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National Football League

Industry: Professional Sports Teams and Organisations

Headquarters: San Diego, California, United State

Global rank: 22

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Image: An electronics store in Tokyo.
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Sony Corporation

Industry: Consumer Electronics Manufacturing

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Global rank: 23

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Image: Vivendi members of security stand in front of Vivendi Universal headquarters in Paris.
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Vivendi

Industry: Wireless Network Operators

Headquarters: Paris, France

Global rank: 24

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Image: People look at the Facebook wall at their office in New York.
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Facebook

Industry: Internet Content Providers

Headquarters: Palo Alto, California, United States

Global rank: 25