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The World's Most Valuable Brands 2009

The World's 10 Most Valuable Brands

You might think a ranking of the world's most valuable brands is just another meaningless list, but look closer and you can see that these brands and their worth say a lot about our global culture. It would be a safe bet to say the majority of citizens in most developed countries would easily recognize these names. According to Interbrand's Best Global Brands annual report, these are the top 10 most valuable brands in the world in 2009.

  1. Coca-Cola: $68.73 billion
  2. IBM: $60.21 billion
  3. Microsoft: $56.65 billion
  4. GE: $47.78 billion
  5. Nokia: $34.86 billion
  6. McDonald's: $32.28 billion
  7. Google:$31.98 billion
  8. Toyota: $31.33 billion
  9. Intel: $30.64 billion
  10. Disney: $28.45 billion
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Spectra Spectra 8 years
I guess I'm not really that surprised that Coca Cola is #1. Generic pop just doesn't match up; plus now that Coke has MyCokeRewards and is global, they're pretty much cleaning up in the financial market.
pearsbeary pearsbeary 8 years
i was definitely surprised by IBM too...or at least by how high it's ranked!
runningesq runningesq 8 years
I was thinking the same thing about IBM, Lissy !
imLissy imLissy 8 years
IBM? interesting considering most people have no idea what they're doing these days, lol. I work with them and I don't really know what they do. "business solutions." <-- "we do a lot of computer stuff" They took over the last project I was on b/c they said they could do it cheaper and faster. He he, whoever got stuck with my stuff is doing COBOL :P I hear they're terrible to work for. You can't leave anything out on your desk at night. That'd drive me nuts.
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