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Top Companies By Market Value

Updated Dec 31, 2020
The valuation of a company keep changing with time. For listed companies whose shares actively trade on the stock exchanges, the value of the company changes every second with the change in its share price. Despite all the wide swings which may be observed in the stock price, the companies having top notch valuations always remain in the limelight.
A company which may have recently achieved high valuation - say like becoming worth $1 trillion - may spark significant interest among the investors' community with regards to whether it is really worth the value? Questions linger on about potential for the future - is there more upside left, or the stock price has hit the peak and may now revert. In August 2018, Apple Inc. (AAPL) achieved the coveted status of being the first company to reach a trillion-dollar valuation. However, by the end of the year, the stock price of Apple declined considerably, and the company was worth around $760 billion. Another technology giant Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) surpassed Apple marginally to become the most valuable company by the end of 2018.
Essentially, the changes in valuations keep the list of the most valued companies a dynamic one. For instance, energy companies, like those in the oil and gas sector, used to remain top contenders in the list of most valued companies during the 1980s and 1990s. As of this decade, the technology company are ruling the top rungs. Amid significant moves in the list, the fortunes of the shareholders, especially the promoters and other large investors, also keeps changing. Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook Inc. (FB), was once among the world's top riches. However, with the social media company losing big amid data security scandals and other problems, Facebook no longer appears in the list of most valued companies any more, and Zuckerberg has also moved down in the list of riches.

List of Companies with Top Market Value

Following is the list of the top 10 companies that have the maximum market value as of writing. The list is presented in the decreasing order of the market cap values - that is, the company with higher market cap ranks higher in the list. It only includes listed companies trading on American stock exchanges. The valuation of the top 10 companies may vary over a wide range - from a few hundred billions to almost hitting the trillion-dollar mark.
This table is usually updated at the end of each month. It is advisable to bookmark this webpage to keep track of the market value changes on a monthly basis.
 TickerCompany NameSectorMarket Cap
AAPLApple Inc.Technology$2256 billion
MSFTMicrosoft Corp.Technology$1682 billion
AMZNAmazon.com IncConsumer Services$1634 billion
GOOGLAlphabet Inc Class ATechnology$1187 billion
GOOGAlphabet Inc Class CTechnology$1184 billion
FBFacebook, Inc.Technology$778.04 billion
TSLATesla Motors, Inc.Capital Goods$668.91 billion
BABAAlibaba Group Holding LimitedMiscellaneous$643.7 billion
BRK.BBerkshire HathawayFinance$544.38 billion
BRK.ABerkshire Hathaway Inc.Finance$543.12 billion
TSMTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.Technology$488.13 billion
VVisa Inc.Finance$482.17 billion

Business Details of Most Valued Companies

Below is the business description for a selective list of the above mentioned companies:
 ◐ Apple Inc. (AAPL): Apple Inc., incorporated on January 3, 1977, designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and portable digital music players. The Company sells a range of related ...Full Details

 ◐ Microsoft Corp. (MSFT): Microsoft Corporation, incorporated on September 22, 1993, is a technology company. The Company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Companys segments include Productivity ...Full Details

 ◐ Amazon.com Inc (AMZN): Amazon.com, Inc., incorporated on May 28, 1996, offers a range of products and services through its Websites. The Company operates through three segments: North America, International and Amazon Web Services ...Full Details

 ◐ Alphabet Inc Class A (GOOGL): Alphabet Inc. provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. It offers performance and brand advertising servi ...Full Details

 ◐ Alphabet Inc Class C (GOOG): Alphabet Inc. provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. It offers performance and brand advertising servi ...Full Details

 ◐ Facebook, Inc. (FB): Facebook, Inc. provides various products to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces worldwide. The company's products include Facebook that enables people to c ...Full Details

 ◐ Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA): Tesla, Inc., formerly Tesla Motors, Inc., incorporated on July 1, 2003, designs, develops, manufactures and sells fully electric vehicles, and energy storage systems, as well as installs, operates and maintains ...Full Details

 ◐ Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA): Alibaba Group Holding Limited, incorporated on June 28, 1999, is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the Company is principally engaged in online and mobile commerce through offering of products, ...Full Details

 ◐ Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B): Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire), incorporated on June 16, 1998, is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in various business activities. The Companys segments include Insurance, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC ...Full Details

 ◐ Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A): Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire), incorporated on June 16, 1998, is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in various business activities. The Companys segments include Insurance, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC ...Full Details

 ◐ Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSM): Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), incorporated on February 21, 1987, is a semiconductor foundry. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing, selling, packaging, testing and computer-aided design of integrated ...Full Details

 ◐ Visa Inc. (V): Visa Inc. (Visa), incorporated on May 25, 2007, is a payments technology company that connects consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners and government entities to electronic payments. The Company ...Full Details

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