For the 17th consecutive year, Apple has secured the top position as the most admired company globally. Out of the initial 1,500 companies, Fortune carefully selected the top earners and narrowed down the list to 680. Subsequently, approximately 3,700 executives, directors, and analysts were surveyed to rate each company based on various categories such as investment value, quality of management, and social responsibility.
Once again, Apple emerged as the leader, earning the highest scores in social responsibility, financial stability, innovation, and global competitiveness. Following closely behind are Microsoft and Amazon. Microsoft climbed to second place this year, claiming the top spot in the computer software industry. On the other hand, Amazon slipped down one spot but still received outstanding ratings in internet services and retail.