Top 10 most valuable companies in 2022
The value of a business is implied by the term “business value”. It is an estimate of the economic value of a business owner’s interests. Business value can be thought of as the cost of buying the business or the selling price of a business. Before making an investment in any business, you must first analyze its value to see if it is worth your time and money to do so.
Meta Platforms Inc. dropped out of the top ten of the world’s most valuable companies, due to the biggest monthly drop in its shares in history.
According to data from Bloomberg, Facebook’s parent company ended Thursday with a valuation of $565 billion, putting it in 11th place behind Tencent Holdings Ltd., which was previously the sixth-largest company in the world with a valuation above 1 trillion dollars.
Here is the list of the ten most valuable companies in the world which counts Apple, Microsoft, Aramco, Alphabet and Amazon in the top 5.
Apple Inc.: $2.8 billion
Apple’s market capitalization surpassed $2.7 trillion in January 2022, and the company now ranks first among the world’s most valuable companies. At the same time, Apple retains its top spot on the list of most expensive brands.
Nowadays countless people recognize the company logo as Apple has become the most successful company. According to Bloomberg Quint, its value now stands at $2.8 trillion.
Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne and Steve Jobs founded the company on April 1, 1976. Initially, the trio was involved in the assembly of personal computers and the production of proprietary PC models. But their greatest triumph came in recent years, when Apple showed the world its range of mobile products – iPhone smartphones and iPad tablets. Today, the company employs approximately 147,000 people and has thousands of offices, branded stores and service centers around the world.
Today, the company’s product line includes smartwatches, PCs and laptops, tablets and smartphones, and other items. However, the hallmark of the success of the “Apple” gadget is its high quality, stylish design and clever marketing strategy of Steve Jobs.
Microsoft: $2.2 billion
Bill Gates, now one of the richest men in the world, started the world famous company in 1975. Microsoft was the first software company to pioneer the adoption of packaged software for personal computers , which would make the PC experience more user-friendly and intuitive.
This software – the Microsoft Windows operating system – was truly a game-changer as it made it easy for ordinary people to learn how to use a computer. The system has helped the company achieve remarkable success and profitability.
Microsoft is also a market leader in the PC software industry. It produces next-generation Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office, a suite of tools for working with documents, and a variety of other software. In addition, Microsoft manufactures its own mobile devices and peripherals, as well as video, audio, and desktop equipment. The company’s headquarters are in Redmond, Washington, USA.
Saudi Aramco: $2,000,000
Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabian Oil Company) has become one of the most valuable companies in the world following the successful issuance of shares on the stock exchange. It officially released its financial accounts for the first time in 2019. The company’s valuation nearly hit $1.9 trillion shortly after the shares floated on Tadawul’s stock exchange.
With the shares issued, the oil giant exceeded all expectations: its IPO is widely considered to be one of the most successful in history. The global epidemic, on the other hand, weighed heavily on Saudi Aramco, which reported lower profits in 2020 compared to the previous year.
As one of the world leaders in oil production and reserves, the company is undoubtedly on its way back to the top of the most valuable companies. They claim that Saudi Aramco will spend virtually all of its revenue on mergers, acquisitions and expanding its global influence.
The company aims to become a market leader in the production of liquefied natural gas. SA has already established branches and subsidiaries in China, Japan, Russia, UAE, USA, UK and other countries. Also, the company works with Lukoil, Royal Dutch Shell, Total SA, Sinopec and others.
Alphabet Inc: $1.8 billion
Google, the world’s most recognized Internet company, recently changed its legal name to Alphabet because the company had long outgrown search engine Google and now controls a host of other companies. Google’s headquarters are in Mountain View, California.
The holding includes over thirty popular services and sub-companies, including AdWords, Android, and YouTube, to name a few. The Internet holding company is run by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who co-founded the mega-company in 1998.
Amazon Inc.: $1.6 billion
Amazon overtook its competitor, Microsoft, to become the world’s most expensive company for the first time on January 7, 2019. It now completes the top five of the most valuable companies ranking. Jeff Bezos started the company in 1994. Amazon’s headquarters are in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Amazon is a United States-based retail company that sells and delivers various things through the Internet. Internet users, suppliers and producers can sell any product themselves through Amazon’s website, which serves as an online marketplace. The main activity of the company is the sale of goods. The popularity of the service has skyrocketed thanks to high quality products, reasonable costs, fast delivery and a diverse selection.
Tesla: $905.7 billion
Tesla is the world’s largest maker of electric vehicles, as well as solar panels and batteries. Tesla and 27 other American companies created the Zero Emission Transport Association (ZETA) in late 2020 to support the transition of all American vehicles to electric traction. Currently, the company offers various models of electric vehicles, including a sedan, a crossover, a roadster and even a huge cargo truck.
Tesla was founded in 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Mark Tarpenning, and Elon Musk did not become the company’s lead investor and chairman of the board until 2004. Tesla is based in Palo Alto, California, United States -United. Although Musk is not the founder of the startup, he was the one who helped it reach such heights.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: $700.6 billion
The company is well known for its permanent owner, Warren Buffett, an American investor and entrepreneur. The company’s headquarters are in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. The 2015 annual meeting brought together approximately 40,000 shareholders. As a result, the rally was dubbed “Woodstock for Capitalists”.
Some of its affiliates are:-
- Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group (insurance)
- Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group (insurance and reinsurance)
- Berkshire Hathaway Energy (electricity and gas supply)
- BNSF — (rail transportation)
- GEICO (care insurance)
Nvidia: $613.0 billion
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.
TSMC: $600.3 billion
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Firm, Limited (TSMC; sometimes known as Taiwan Semiconductor) is a Taiwanese multinational semiconductor manufacturing and design company.
It is the world’s most valuable semiconductor company, the world’s largest independent dedicated (pure-play) semiconductor foundry, and one of the largest companies in Taiwan, headquartered and the main operations are in the Hsinchu Science Park. Foreign investors own the majority of the company.
Tencent: $589.8 billion
Tencent is a venture capital firm, conglomerate, investment holding company and one of the largest gaming companies in the world. This Chinese behemoth, created in 1998, ranks ninth among the most expensive companies in the world.
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 popular. successful in the world. The headquarters of Tencent Seafront Towers (also known as Tencent Binhai Mansion) is located in Nanshan District, Shenzhen.