Apple Tops Fortune’s List Of Most Admired Companies For 7th Year In A Row

Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California (image taken by Benjamin Feenstra)

(Image credit: Benjamin Feenstra)

Apple has been named Fortune’s most admired company for the seventh year in a row. Amazon ranked second and Google came in at third. Samsung and Microsoft didn’t make the top ten.

The iconic tech company known for the iPhone and other stylish and user-friendly products is back in the top spot on this year’s list, for the seventh year in a row. Apple, the most valuable brand on the planet according to Interbrand, brought in $171 billion in revenues in FY2013 and is flush with cash, but fan boys and girls (not to mention the market) are getting antsy to see its next big product. Bets are on a smartwatch or AppleTV, but the company is also reportedly turning its attention to cars and medical devices.

Companies are ranked every year based on polls of industry executives and analysts.

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