World's top 10 most admired companies

World's top 10 most admired companies

Apple takes the crown as the most admired company in the world for the 14th straight year, followed by Amazon and Microsoft, according to a recent report by Fortune.

Companies that became even more essential during the COVID-19 pandemic were among the biggest movers, Fortune said.

Video-streaming giant Netflix returned to the top 10 in Fortune's annual ranking of corporate reputation, which is based on a poll of some 3,800 corporate executives, directors and analysts.

Walmart (No 11) and Target (No 17) earned their highest rankings since 2011 and 2008, respectively. Chipmaker Nvidia, medical supplier Abbott Laboratories and fintech pioneer PayPal each made their top 50 debut.

Let's take a look at the world's top 10 most admired companies:

10. Costco Wholesale

Customers queue to enter a Costco store in Chingford, Britain, March 15, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

9. Netflix

A smartphone with the Netflix logo lies in front of displayed "Streaming service" words in this illustration taken March 24, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

8. JPMorgan Chase

A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase & Co in New York. [Photo/Agencies]

7. Alphabet

Letters spell the world "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris, France. [Photo/Agencies]

6. Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through an exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc's annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, US, May 4, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

5. Starbucks

A man wearing a protective mask uses a phone at a Starbucks cafe inside the Indonesia Stock Exchange building, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept 8, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

4. Walt Disney

Disney character Mickey Mouse is seen on a clock at the entrance of Disneyland Paris, in France, July 9, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

3. Microsoft

People walk past a Microsoft store in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, January 25, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]

2. Amazon

Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City. [Photo/Agencies]

1. Apple

A man stands in front of a wall of iPhones cases in the new Apple flagship store on its opening day in Sanlitun in Beijing, July 17, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

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