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5 Toyota: Japanese automotive-maker Toyota is the other automobile company that is part of the top 10 brands list. Valued at US $53,580, Toyota employs more than 400,000 people around the world. Despite the recalls issued and the controversies, Toyota is still a brand to reckon with.
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10. GE: General Electric (GE) has been in the top 10 for a few years now. The American MNC which has its headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, is headed by Jeffrey Immelt who took over in 2001. GE is currently valued at US $ 43,130 million.
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9 Mercedes-Benz: One of the automobile companies to make it into the top 10 is Mercedes-Benz. With a net worth of US $43,490 million, the company which is a division of the German company Daimler AG. Dieter Zetsche is at the helm of this German car-maker.
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8 Amazon: Jeff Bezos' name is synonymous with Amazon which is valued at US $50,338 million currently. The CEO’s personal fortune was valued at f $66.5 billion recently. Today, he is one of top five richest men in the United States.
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7 Samsung: With a net worth of US $51,808 million, Samsung has become one of the most valuable brands in recent times. The Korean giant has been able to keep its ranking despite strong competition especially in the Smartphone space.
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6 IBM: International Business Machines or IBM is currently valued at US $52,500 million. The American MNC has been part of the Forbes top 100 companies list for a while now. IBM’s largest shareholder is businessman Warren Buffet, one of the wealthiest man in the world.
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4 Microsoft: Bill Gates founded this company and went on to become one of the world’s wealthiest men. Microsoft, which is valued at US $72,795 today, is now helmed by Indian-born Satya Nadella. In fact, Nadella’s salary is stated to be a hefty US $18 million.
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3 Coca-Cola: This cola giant has been ruling the soft drink industry for decades and continues to do so. Coca-Cola, which is headquartered in Atlanta, is valued at US $73,102 million. The bottle design may have changed and new flavours added on, but it’s the classic coke that remains a favourite.
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2 Google: This American MNC founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin is valued at a US $133,252. Google took the second spot on the top 10 brands list and continues its tremendous growth.
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1 Apple: Apple topped the list of top 10 brands in the world with its net worth of US $178,119. The company has revolutionised technology and the smartphone space. With Tim Cook leading the company, many exciting things are expected in 2017 which is the 10th anniversary of the i-Phone.