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At $153 Billion Valuation, Apple Is World's Most Valuable Consumer Brand

Question asked by Kaustubh Katdare in #Gadgets on May 9, 2011
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · May 9, 2011
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Steve Jobs must be happy today. Apple's just snatched the crown of being the most valuable consumer brand from Google at $153 billion. Over the last 4 years Google maintained the lead, but with the inception of new and improved gadgets like iPad 2 and iPhone 4, Apple has gained lot of consumer goodwill and confidence pushing the brand Apple to the global #1 in the list of HSBC, Disney, Coca-Cola, IBM and BMW. The tech sector saw tremendous growth over the last few years and the global top 100 brands comprises of many technology companies.

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Facebook is rapidly growing in the list at the rate of 246% and experts believe that it has the potential to gain the top positing in coming years. Facebook's brand valuation currently stands at $19.1 billion. Amazon - the online eCommerce portal has became the world's most valuable retailer at $37.6 billion valuation. The third spot is claimed by the International Business Machines group (IBM) at $100 billion followed by Microsoft at #5. The General Electric Company gained 12% and currently stands at #10 position.

Source: Millward Brown Posted in: #Gadgets

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