Top 10 most Valuable Firms in 2022

The worth of a company is implied by the term “company value.” It is an estimate of the economic value of a firm’s owner’s interests. Company value can be thought of as the cost of purchasing the firm or the selling price of a company. Before you make an investment in a firm, you need first analyse its value to see if it is worth your time and money to do so.

Meta Platforms Inc. has dropped out of the top ten most valuable firms in the world, owing to its greatest monthly stock fall in history.

According to Bloomberg data, the Facebook parent finished on Thursday with a value of $565 billion, putting it in 11th place behind Tencent Holdings Ltd., which was formerly the world’s sixth largest firm with a valuation in excess of $1 trillion.

Here is the list of the world’s top ten most valuable firms which have Apple, Microsoft, Aramco, Alphabet and Amazon at top 5.

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Apple Inc. : $2.8T

Apple’s market cap surpassed $2.7 trillion in January 2022, and the business now ranks first as the most valuable company in the world. At the same time, Apple maintains its top spot on the list of most expensive brands.

Countless people recognise the company’s logo nowadays, as Apple has become the most successful company. According to Bloomberg Quint,  its value to now $2.8 trillion.

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Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne, and Steve Jobs founded the firm on April 1, 1976. Initially, the trio was involved in the assembly of home computers and the production of proprietary PC models. But their biggest triumph came in recent years, when Apple exposed the world to its range of mobile products – the iPhone smartphones and iPad tablets. Today, the corporation employs about 147,000 people and has thousands of offices, brand stores, and service centres throughout the world.

Nowadays, the company’s product line includes smartwatches, PCs and laptops, tablets and smartphones, and other items. However, the characteristic of “Apple” gadget success is great quality, elegant design, and Steve Jobs’ clever marketing strategy.

Microsoft : $2.2T

Bill Gates, who is now one of the world’s richest men, started the worldwide famous firm in 1975. Microsoft was the first software firm to propose adopting packaged software for home computers, which would make the PC experience more consumer friendly and intuitive.

This software – the Microsoft Windows operating system – was a true game changer since it made it simple for ordinary folks to learn how to operate a computer. The system helped the company achieve remarkable success and profitability.

Microsoft keeps flying high on demand for cloud services | Financial Times
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Microsoft is also a market leader in the PC software industry. It produces new-generation Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office, a suite of tools for working with documents, and a variety of other software programmes. Furthermore, Microsoft manufactures its own mobile devices and peripherals, as well as video, audio, and office equipment. The company’s headquarters are in Redmond, Washington, in the United States.

Saudi Aramco : $2.0T

Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabian Oil Company) became one of the most valuable firms in the world following the successful issuance of shares on the stock exchange. It formally issued its financial accounts for the first time in 2019. The company’s valuation nearly hit 1.9 trillion dollars shortly after the shares were listed on the Tadawul stock exchange.

With the issued shares, the oil giant has exceeded all expectations: its IPO is widely regarded as one of the most successful in history. The global epidemic, on the other hand, had a hefty toll on Saudi Aramco, which announced a drop in earnings in 2020 compared to the previous year.

Retail fuels | Aramco
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As one of the world’s leaders in oil production and reserves, the corporation is undoubtedly on its way back to the top of the most valuable companies. They claim that Saudi Aramco will spend practically all of its income on mergers, acquisitions, and expanding its global influence.
The company intends to become a market leader in liquefied natural gas production. SA has already established branches and subsidiaries in China, Japan, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries. In addition, the company works with Lukoil, Royal Dutch Shell, Total SA, Sinopec, and others.

Alphabet Inc : $1.8T

Alphabet Inc. - Wikipedia
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Google, the world’s most recognised Internet firm, recently changed its legal name to Alphabet because the company had long outgrown the scope of the Google search engine and now controls a slew of other businesses. Google’s headquarters are in Mountain View, California.

The holding includes over thirty popular services and sub-companies, including AdWords, Android, and YouTube, to mention a few. The Internet holding is led by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who co-founded the mega-company in 1998.

Amazon Inc. : $1.6T

Amazon India investment: Amazon invested Rs 11,400 crore in India in  2019-20 - The Economic Times
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Amazon surpassed its competition, Microsoft, to become the most expensive company in the world for the first time on January 7, 2019. It now completes the top five ranking of the most valuable firms. Jeff Bezos launched the firm in 1994. Amazon’s headquarters are in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Amazon is a retail corporation based in the United States that sells and delivers various things via the Internet. Internet users, suppliers, and producers can sell any goods on their own through Amazon’s website, which serves as an online marketplace. The primary business of the company is the sale of goods. The popularity of service has skyrocketed as a result of high-quality goods, reasonable costs, rapid delivery, and a diverse selection.

Tesla : $905.7B

Tesla is the world’s largest maker of electric vehicles, as well as solar panels and batteries. Tesla and 27 other US corporations created the Zero Emission Transport Association (ZETA) towards the end of 2020 to support the transition of all US vehicles to electric traction. Currently, the company offers various electric vehicle models, including a sedan, crossover, roadster, and even a huge freight truck.

Tesla becomes world's most valuable carmaker without making a profit | Tesla  | The Guardian
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Tesla was founded in 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Mark Tarpenning, and Elon Musk only became the company’s principal investor and chairman of the board of directors in 2004. Tesla is based in Palo Alto, California, in the United States. Although Musk was not the startup’s founder, he was the one who helped it reach such heights.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. : $700.6B

The company is well-known for its permanent owner, Warren Buffett, an American investor and entrepreneur. The company’s headquarters are in Omaha, Nebraska, in the United States. The 2015 annual meeting was attended by about 40,000 shareholders. As a result, the gathering was dubbed “Woodstock for Capitalists.”

Buffett's Berkshire bought Activision Blizzard stake just before Microsoft  deal - CNN
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Some of its affiliated companies are : –

  • Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group (insurance)
  • Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group (insurance and reinsurance)
  • Berkshire Hathaway Energy (electricity and gas supply)
  • BNSF — (railway transport)
  • GEICO (care insurance)

Nvidia : $613.0B

Nvidia Corporation is well-known for its graphics cards, 3D graphics cards, and drivers. NVIDIA is at the forefront of AI computing. Nvidia GPUs are used to power computers that can sense and interpret the world by simulating human intelligence.

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TSMC : $600.3B

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Firm, Limited (TSMC; sometimes known as Taiwan Semiconductor) is a multinational Taiwanese semiconductor contract manufacturing and design company.

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It is the world’s most valuable semiconductor firm, the world’s largest dedicated independent (pure-play) semiconductor foundry, and one of Taiwan’s largest corporations, with headquarters and principal operations in Hsinchu Science Park. Foreign investors own the majority of the company.

Tencent : $589.8B

Tencent is a venture firm, a conglomerate, an investment holding, and one of the world’s largest gaming companies. This Chinese behemoth, created in 1998, ranks ninth among the world’s most expensive corporations.

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Its services include social networks, mobile games, music, web portals, payment systems, e-commerce, Internet services, smartphones, and multiplayer online games, all of which are among the largest and most successful in the world. Tencent Seafront Towers’ headquarters (also known as Tencent Binhai Mansion) are in Nanshan District, Shenzhen.