World's Most Valuable Companies

Can you name world's largest companies based on stock market valuation
Market capitalization as of January 9, 2020 according to the Yahoo Finance
Not counting state-owned enterprises
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Last updated: January 9, 2020
First submittedJuly 25, 2017
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Bil $
Based in ...
Sector
Company
1373
California
Tech
Apple
1233
Washington
Tech
Microsoft
979
California
Tech
Google
937
Washington
Tech
Amazon
630
California
Tech
Facebook
595
China
Retail
Alibaba
557
Nebraska
Conglomerate
Berkshire Hathaway
491
China
Tech
Tencent
436
California
Payments
Visa
427
New York
Banking
JPMorgan Chase
387
New Jersey
Consumer
Johnson & Johnson
339
South Korea
Tech
Samsung
328
Arkansas
Retail
Wal-Mart
316
New York
Payments
Mastercard
Bil $
Based in ...
Sector
Company
308
Ohio
Consumer
Procter & Gamble
296
Switzerland
Food
Nestle
293
Taiwan
Tech
Taiwan Semiconductor
291
North Carolina
Banking
Bank of America
288
Texas
Oil
ExxonMobil
283
Minnesota
Health
UnitedHealth Group
283
Texas
Telecom
AT&T
280
Switzerland
Pharma
Roche
264
California
Entertainment
Walt Disney
259
California
Tech
Intel
245
Georgia
Retail
Home Depot
241
New York
Telecom
Verizon
235
France
Fashion
Louis Vuitton
231
Netherlands
Oil
Royal Dutch Shell
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Level 89
Jul 25, 2017
JetPunk must be 27th
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Level 68
Jul 27, 2017
RD Shell is Anglo-Dutch.
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Level 68
Jan 19, 2020
It's still anglo dutch. HQ is in the Hague but it is incorporated in England and Wales. It also has a daul listing on UK and Dutch stock exchanges.
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Level 60
Jul 30, 2017
19/26 it's in USA. Lol. USA is not center of the world !!!
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Level 54
Jul 30, 2017
no.... apparently it's the center of the world's most valuable companies, though.
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Level 65
Jul 30, 2017
Remember its the world's third largest country by population, and largest fully developed country by quite a margin (Japan and being about a third the population and Germany a little over a 4th). A lot of China's industry is state owned, or i'd expect to see far more than two companies on this list. By 2067 though, i'd expect perhaps more China as the People's Republic develops and shifts towards a more market based economy and certainly more India.
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Level 80
Jul 30, 2017
It's funny how completely beaten down the rest of the world's self-esteem has been the last 70 years that this is the best they can come up with for a brag. "The entire rest of the world accounts for 20% of the value of this list! Suck it USA!!"
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Level 33
Aug 5, 2018
nope, the center of the world is in the core. on a map, it's in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, right off the coast of Africa. it's where the equator and prime meridian meet. (equatorial guinea is very close to this.)
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Level 81
Aug 16, 2018
Was that a deliberate compliment or a horrendously failed "insult"?
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Level 50
Oct 26, 2018
well, switzerland has 3 on the list which is roughly 100 times per capita ;-)
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Level 80
Jul 30, 2017
"Not counting state-owned entities" ... okay so that's why Saudi Aramco is not on here. Far and away #1.
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Level 81
Aug 5, 2018
Still #1, but maybe no longer "far and away," with Apple now at 1 trillion and Saudi Aramco at 1.2 trillion, according to Wikipedia.
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Level 80
Jul 7, 2019
If you include the value of the untapped resources the company controls then it's still far and away. Several trillion dollars in oil still underground.
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Level 66
Jul 30, 2017
3 companies from our smaaaall Switzerland :)
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Level 80
Jul 31, 2017
Something to yodel about, for sure.
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Level 30
Aug 1, 2017
Sad to see no British companies,we invent everything but can't sell it nearly as well as the Americans 😭
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Level 72
Aug 5, 2018
Shell is regarded as British and Dutch - HQ's in Holland but the RO is in London as is its primary stock listing.
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Level 81
Aug 16, 2018
Haven't really invented anything this century. Nor even the 20th Century. Pretty hard to sell steam trains these days.
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Level 78
Jul 7, 2019
That's not entirely fair, though obviously the glory days are long gone. Problem is that many of the things that are invented by Brits don't get UK investment. The Dyson vacuum cleaner springs to mind. Successful British invention but James Dyson could only get initial investment from Japan. Then when production started in the UK it was using an American company I believe. Movies too (though not "inventions" exactly). Plenty of British properties, like Harry Potter, made into hugely successful films with largely British crew and cast, but the finance generally comes from the US so the profits go there.
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Level 68
Jan 19, 2020
Not invented anything in the 20th century. Tim Berners-Lee invented a wee thing that kinda took off......
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Level 71
Jan 20, 2020
Wait, in Switzerland, a British guy comes up with a web protocol to use the internet developed by the US Dept of Defense decades before. And this is a British invention? Because he was born there? Even if we spot you one, it's a pretty damn short list. Oh, the adapted vacuum cleaner. Clever, that. Still you guys call it Hoovering...
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Level 81
Aug 5, 2018
Wow. Home Depot is way bigger than I thought. Also, though it makes sense now, when I was taking the quiz I could not for the life of me figure out what type of business the "Consumer" sector was.
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Level 81
Aug 6, 2018
Typed Exxon and typed Mobil. Never tried to put them together. Also, would have though retail a better description for Amazon. Though, with Echo/Alexa and the streaming services, maybe tech does suit.
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Level 74
Aug 7, 2018
Exxon alone would have worked. Maybe you typed it with only one x ? I do agree with your comment about retail/tech, though.
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Level 72
Aug 17, 2018
Generally speaking, Amazon is tech first and retail is what they use to make money at the moment. They are one of the top software companies in the world and pay top dollar for engineers to create tech like assistant & AWS. Calling Amazon retail is kind of like calling Google an ad company.
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Level 44
Aug 8, 2018
Johnson and Johnson doesn't work.
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Level ∞
Aug 8, 2018
Yes it does
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Level 74
Aug 12, 2018
Georgia country or Georgia state?
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Level 81
Aug 16, 2018
Take a serious guess.
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Level 85
Jan 10, 2020
Little known fact: Joseph Stalin's first job was stacking lumber in an orange apron.
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Level 77
Aug 17, 2018
So Amazon is now more tech than retail?
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Level 80
Jul 7, 2019
I think it's filed under "tech" because it started as a website.
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Level ∞
Nov 15, 2019
Amazon is all things to all people. But their core strength is tech. Not only does technology enable everything they do, but they make more than 50% of their profit from cloud computing.
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Level 68
Jan 13, 2020
I'm surprised not to see Unilever or Coca-Cola on here.
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Level 82
Jan 16, 2020
Unilever is at about $147Bn and Coca-cola is $244Bn as of today. So yeah, Coke should probably be added, although on the date given, it was around 231-234Bn so probably didn't quite make it based on the quizmaster's data source.
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Level ∞
Jan 23, 2020
You are correct. Coke was not on the list of largest companies when this quiz was last updated.
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Level 66
Jan 23, 2020
Can you please accept TSMC? That's what they're commonly known as.
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Level ∞
Jan 23, 2020
Yes