Top 50
For the 50 most admired companies overall, FORTUNE's survey asked businesspeople to vote for the companies that they admired most, from any industry.
Rank ▾ Company
1 Apple
2 Google
4 Coca-Cola
6 FedEx
7 Berkshire Hathaway
8 Starbucks
9 Procter & Gamble
10 Southwest Airlines
11 McDonald's
12 Johnson & Johnson
13 Walt Disney
14 BMW
15 General Electric
16 American Express
17 Microsoft
18 3M
19 Caterpillar
20 Costco Wholesale
21 Nordstrom
22 J.P. Morgan Chase
23 Singapore Airlines
24 Wal-Mart Stores
25 Target
26 Nike
27 Exxon Mobil
28 Whole Foods Market
29 UPS
30 Boeing
31 Nestlé
32 PepsiCo
33 Toyota Motor
34 Samsung Electronics
35 Volkswagen
36 Intel
37 DuPont
38 Deere
39 Goldman Sachs Group
40 Marriott International
41 eBay
42 Cisco Systems
43 Accenture
44 Daimler
45 Wells Fargo
46 AT&T
47 Ralph Lauren
48 St. Jude Medical
49 Oracle
50* General Mills
50* Honda Motor
50* Unilever
From the March 19, 2012 issue
* A tie in the rankings.
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Where are the Most Admired?
Heat Map
The Most Admired companies in America are spread out across the country, but a few states dominate.
Winning streaks
Most Admired Industry Stars
These 20 Most Admired companies have landed among the top in their industries for multiple years.
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The experts chose the top 50. Now it's your turn. 'Like' the company you most admire to vote. The top 5 reader favorites are below.

Company # of 'Likes'
1. Apple 1,188
2. Teradata 651
3. Tupperware Brands 564
4. FedEx 391
5. IBM 304
The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group start with about 1,400 companies... More
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