And the winners are...
Which companies have the best reputations? With admiration in such short supply these days, it's more valuable than ever. Apple tops the list for the second year in a row. Who else made the top 50 this year? More

Top 10 for financial soundness Exxon Mobil and Intel are among the most respected for financial strength this year. Which other admired companies get top marks from their peers? More

Full list
There is no higher praise than the respect of one's colleagues and competitors. See how 363 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
• Texas
Around the globe
After the U.S., Japan has the most companies (19) on this year's list. See Most Admired companies by country. more
• Japan
• France
• Germany
Best & worst
What makes a company well-regarded? See the 10 most - and least - admired for... more
No. 1s: Industry champions
From aerospace to wholesalers, which companies scored the highest when ranked by their peers and rivals? Plus, see the complete rankings for 64 industries. more
Mark Hurd's moment
He's obsessed with numbers and execution. In other words, the HP CEO is the guy you want running a company in a recession. But is he a CEO for the ages? More
In these turbulent times, a stellar reputation is a powerful asset. More
Which company do you most admire?
  • Apple
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Toyota Motor
  • Google
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Procter & Gamble
  • FedEx
  • Southwest Airlines
  • General Electric
  • Microsoft
* This year companies whose industry scores are equal when rounded to two places will receive the same rank, i.e., they will tie. In cases of ties, companies are listed in alphabetical order.
 
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 Global competitiveness  




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