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Big Business Top 10
Posted Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 by Allen B. Ury
Are you interested in a business career? If so, you will probably find this top 10 business list quite interesting.
1. Top American Business by Stock Value:
Apple, which has a current market capitalization of approximately $337 billion (Source: CNN Money).
2. Top American Business by Brand Value:
Google with an estimated brand value of more than $92 billion (Source: MPP Consulting).
3. Top American Business by Sales:
Exxon Mobile, which posted $452.9 billion in gross income (before expenses) in 2011 (Source: Fortune 500).
4. Top American Business by Profits:
Exxon Mobile again, which in 2011 enjoyed $41.1 billion in earnings on its $452.9 billion income, the largest net profit of any company in U.S. history (Source: Fortune 500).
5. Top American Business by Taxes Paid (2012):
Fittingly, Exxon Mobile, which last year paid $27.3 billion in taxes, an effective tax rate of 42 percent (Source: Forbes).
6. Top American Business by Number of Employees:
Walmart Stores, Inc., with more than 2.1 million employees worldwide (Source: Statistic Brain).
7. Top American Business by Number of Locations:
7-Eleven, with more than 46,000 stores across the globe. Yes, that’s even more locations than McDonald’s, which is No. 2 (Source: Wikipedia).
8. Top American Business on the Internet:
Amazon.com, which currently has online sales of more than $48 billion (Source: Internet Retailer).
9. Top American Business by Longevity:
The Shirley Plantation near Hopewell, Va., which has been running continuously since 1638 (Source: Wikipedia).
10. Top American Business by Customer Satisfaction:
Apple, which received a historic high rating of 87 (out of 100) from CNET in 2011 (Source: CNET).
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