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10 Most Valuable Brands In The World For 2017: Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook Tops

U.S. tech giants Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook, dubbed the ‘Fearsome Five,’ occupy the top 5 spots among the world’s most valuable brands. WeChat’s owner China’s Tencent entered the top ten for the first time.

Technology firms comprise 7 of the top ten most valuable brands in the world. AT&T, Visa, and McDonald’s were the only other companies apart from technology firms included in the top 10 list.

With a brand value of more than $245 billion, BrandZ’s top 100 most valuable global brands ranking for 2017 saw Google retain its top spot, Apple trails right behind with $234 billion.

TOP 10 Most Valuable Brands In The World For 2017

  1. Google
    Brand value:$245 billion
  2. Apple
    Brand value:$234 billion
  3. Microsoft
    Brand value:$143 billion
  4. Amazon
    Brand value:$139 billion
  5. Facebook
    Brand value:$129 billion
  6. AT&T
    Brand value:$115 billion
  7. Visa
    Brand value:$110 billion
  8. Tencent
    Brand value:$108 billion
  9. IBM
    Brand value:$102 billion
  10. McDonald’s
    Brand value:$97 billion

BrandZ’s Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2017

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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