The most valuable companies in the world
According to the classification drawn up annually by Bloomberg, Apple has become the most valuable company in the world in 2013, a position it held for the first time in 2012. The decline in its market capitalization by approximately 12,000 million euros last year to 367.186 has not been sufficient to lower the first step of the podium at the company of Tim Cook. In the second place for the second year on repeat is Exxon. The market capitalization of this powerful energy group has gained in the past year 23,000 million to 321.593 million, approaching the Cupertino tech giant in the struggle to be the company with the highest market capitalization in the world.
After Apple and Exxon we find the Chinese bank ICBC and China Mobile. Following them are two more big U.S. tech giants, Google and Microsoft which improved ranking positions since last year. Behind them the group of tycoon Warren Buffet. As fun facts of this classification should be noted that nine of the ten most valuable companies in the world are American. Swiss drugmaker Roche is the only non-American company that could sneak into the top ten.