Apple at peak of Fortune 'Most Admired Companies' list for 10th straight year

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Racking up a 10-year streak, Apple on Thursday claimed the top spot on Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 2017, based on the opinions of 3,800 executives, directors, analysts, and experts.

Other companies in the top 5 included Amazon, Starbucks, Berkshire Hathaway, and Disney. Amazon, notably, rose from third to second place, displacing's Google parent company Alphabet, which was kicked down to sixth place.

Corporations eligible for the Fortune list were picked from the 1,000 biggest U.S. firms in terms of revenue, combined with 500 international businesses with revenue over $10 billion. The magazine ultimately narrowed down its list to 680 companies -- spread across 28 countries -- before asking people to rank them.

Executives, directors and analysts involved with the selectees were asked by Forbes to judge by aspects like innovation, quality, and social responsibility.

Other high-tech companies in the top 10 included Facebook and Microsoft, which technically tied for 9th place. Apple's entry is notably missing an industry ranking, something linked to "an insufficient response rate in the computer industry."

Apple regularly places high on Fortune lists, such as the famous 500 and Global 500 charts. The iPhone maker rose from fifth to third in the 2016 Fortune 500, with cautions that while gross revenues were up to $233.7 billion, the company "finally appeared to hit a wall" in 2015 -- something blamed on factors like soft iPhone growth, "modest" Apple Watch sales, declining iPad numbers, and trouble in Asia.


  • Reply 1 of 6
    MacProMacPro Posts: 16,196member
    Congrats to Apple ... again  :)  I'll refrain from any comment about Google being 'kicked' anywhere, however tempting!  
  • Reply 2 of 6
    irelandireland Posts: 16,556member
    Who cares what Fortune thinks.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,345member
    Analysts, otoh, declare Apple dead in the water. 
  • Reply 4 of 6
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 1,709member
    We are definitely in the 'pump' stage. 
  • Reply 5 of 6
    ireland said:
    Who cares what Fortune thinks.
    Let's see if there's a noticeable shift in, for example, Alphabet's marketing tone/intensity over the coming months, before we make that leap.
    edited February 16 watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 6
    ireland said:
    Who cares what Fortune thinks.
    Fortune only published the survey. The opinions are those of "3,800 executives, directors, analysts, and experts." You should read the article before formulating an opinion about it.
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