Forbes Magazine has released their Most Admired Companies in the World list for 2018 and some of these companies will not be a surprise for you. Forbes formed their rankings by judging companies on nine different criteria - "investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent."

While we all have companies that WE love to use, how do those companies stack up against each other within the industry? Forbes figured that out. After gathering a pool of companies based on revenue they interviewed over "3,900 executives, directors, and securities analysts who had responded to the industry surveys to select the 10 companies they admired most." The list was then fill out with 50 of the Most Admired Companieshere are the top 5.

Top 5 Most Admired Companies In The World

  1. Apple
  2. Amazon.com
  3. Alphabet
  4. Berkshire Hathaway
  5. Starbucks

To see the full 50 Most Admired Companies in the World and to see the methodology behind the list you can visit Forbes.com.