With a market value of $961 billion, Apple has been recognized as the best performing company in the world by market value for 2019, according to CEOWORLD magazine, while Microsoft ($946) and Amazon ($916 billion) placed second and third, respectively.
Some of the most recognizable companies in the world, Alphabet (Google), Berkshire Hathaway, Facebook, Alibaba, Tencent Holdings, JPMorgan Chase, and Johnson & Johnson followed closely behind, rounding out the top ten. While US companies dominate the list with 54 of the total 100 companies, this list is global with 12 countries represented. 12 Chinese companies made the cut, which makes China a close second to the United States. The United Kingdom has five companies on the list.
Other well-represented countries are Switzerland, the Netherlands, and France – with three companies each. Japan, Ireland, India, Hong Kong, Germany, and Canada claimed two companies each on the list, meanwhile, Taiwan, Spain, South Korea, South Africa, Saudi Arabia Denmark Belgium Australia – claimed one each.
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