2 of 10
2. Apple
Top 50 rank: 1

Even beyond visionary leader Steve Jobs, Apple is brimming with talent.

One reassuring star: Tim Cook, the chief operating officer who has been able to step in as no. 1 during Jobs' health battles. Cook sits on the board of Nike, where his expertise in global sales and operations is valued. A graduate of Duke University, he's held leadership jobs at companies including Compaq and IBM.

Then there's Jonathan Ive, senior VP of industrial design. Ive was named Designer of the Year by the Design Museum London in 2003 and is regarded as leader of one of the world's best design teams.

NEXT: Walt Disney
Last updated March 09 2011: 1:07 PM ET
Top 50 winners Which companies have the best reputations? Apple tops the list for the third year in a row. Who else made the top 50 this year? More
Full list: 350 Most AdmiredAdmiration from consumers is great, but the true test of respect is approval from the competition. See how 350 top companies rate in 9 key areas. More
Most admired in your state California is home to the most corporations on this year's list. See the top-rated firms near you (including interactive maps). More
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.