2007 All-Stars
For the 50 most admired companies overall, FORTUNE's survey asked businesspeople to vote for the companies that they admired most, from any industry.
1 General Electric U.S.
2 Toyota Motor Japan
3 Procter & Gamble U.S.
4 Johnson & Johnson U.S.
5 Apple1 U.S.
6 Berkshire Hathaway U.S.
7 FedEx U.S.
8 Microsoft U.S.
9 BMW Germany
10 PepsiCo U.S.
11 IBM U.S.
12 Target U.S.
13 Wal-Mart Stores U.S.
14 United Parcel Service U.S.
15 Costco Wholesale U.S.
16 Walt Disney U.S.
17 Singapore Airlines Singapore
18 Exxon Mobil U.S.
19 Boeing U.S.
20 Nokia Finland
21 Citigroup U.S.
22 Bank of America U.S.
23 Honda Motor Japan
24 Coca-Cola U.S.
25* Caterpillar U.S.
25* Nestlé Switzerland
27 Dell U.S.
28 Toyota Industries Japan
29 Intel U.S.
30 Tesco Britain
31 DuPont U.S.
32* Cisco Systems U.S.
32* Walgreen U.S.
34* Samsung Electronics South Korea
34* Anheuser-Busch U.S.
36 BP Britain
37* Best Buy U.S.
37* Siemens Germany
39 Home Depot U.S.
40 L'Oréal France
41 Sony Japan
42 Motorola U.S.
43 Hewlett-Packard U.S.
44 Northwestern Mutual U.S.
45 Lowe's U.S.
46 Canon Japan
47 Deere U.S.
48* HSBC Holdings Britain
48* Xerox U.S.
50 Dow Chemical U.S.
From the March 19, 2007 issue
* Indicates a tie in rank.
1Changed name from Apple Computer
How the countries stack up
United States 135
Japan 61
Britain 26
France 26
Germany 26
Most admired for people management
Procter & Gamble U.S.
FedEx U.S.
General Electric U.S.
Most admired for innovation
Apple U.S.
FedEx U.S.
Walt Disney U.S.
Industry champions
Tesco Food and Drug Stores
Nestlé Consumer Food Products
Bank of America Mega Banks
How we pick the World's Most Admired companies
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