9 Most Expensive companies in the world in 2023 are below
1. Apple (United States)
Apple is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, along with Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.
Founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976, Apple began as a personal computer manufacturer and has since expanded to sell a range of other electronics, including the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
Apple also offers various services, including the Apple Music subscription service, iCloud storage service, and Apple Pay mobile payment system. As of June 2020, Apple was the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, with a market capitalization of $1.86 trillion.
2. Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) (Saudi Arabia)
Saudi Aramco is the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia and a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise. It is the world’s largest oil and gas company and one of the most profitable companies in the world.
It is the most valuable company in the world, with an estimated value of more than $2 trillion. It is headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and has operations in more than 20 countries. It has the world’s largest crude oil reserves and produces over 10 million barrels of oil per day.
It is also a major player in the global natural gas market and is the world’s largest exporter of petroleum products. The company is involved in a wide range of activities, including exploration and production, refining, marketing, petrochemicals, and power generation.
3. Microsoft (United States)
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best-known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office suite, and Internet Explorer web browser.
Microsoft is the world’s largest software maker, measured by revenues. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies. Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800.
It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company’s 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires among Microsoft employees.
4. Alphabet (United States)
Alphabet, Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California. It was created through a corporate restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015, and became the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries.
The two founders of Google, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin became the CEO and President, respectively, of Alphabet. Alphabet’s portfolio encompasses several industries, including technology, life sciences, investment capital, and research. Some of its subsidiaries include Google, Calico, GV, CapitalG, Verily, Waymo, X, Loon, and Google Fiber.
5. Amazon (United States)
Amazon is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is one of the Big Four tech companies, along with Google, Apple, and Facebook. Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, Amazon has grown to become one of the world’s largest online retailers, selling everything from books to groceries and electronics.
It is also the world’s largest provider of cloud infrastructure services. Amazon also produces consumer electronics—notably the Amazon Kindle e-reader and the Kindle Fire tablet—and is a major provider of cloud computing services.
6. Tesla (United States)
Tesla, Inc. is an American electric vehicle and clean energy company based in Palo Alto, California. The company specializes in electric vehicle manufacturing, battery energy storage from home to grid-scale and, through its acquisition of SolarCity, solar panel and solar roof tile manufacturing.
It operates multiple production and assembly plants, notably Gigafactory 1 near Reno, Nevada, and its main vehicle manufacturing facility at Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. As of early 2021, Tesla sells the Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Roadster, Semi, and Cybertruck electric cars, as well as energy storage products, solar roof tiles, and solar panels.
Tesla was founded in 2003 by engineers Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, and entrepreneur and investor Elon Musk joined the company as its chairman in 2004. Musk took over as CEO and led the company to its initial public offering in 2010, which was followed by a series of partnerships and major milestones.
Tesla’s vehicles have received numerous awards, including the Motor Trend Car of the Year, Autobest Car of the Year, and Car and Driver 10 Best. It is the only automotive company to have earned the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star for three consecutive years for its electric vehicles.
7. Berkshire Hathaway (United States)
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. The company wholly owns GEICO, Duracell, Dairy Queen, BNSF, Lubrizol, Fruit of the Loom, Helzberg Diamonds, FlightSafety International, Pampered Chef, and NetJets, and also owns 38.6% of Pilot Flying J. Berkshire Hathaway averaged an annual growth in book value of 20.3% to its shareholders for the last 49 years, while employing large amounts of capital.
In the early part of Buffett’s career at Berkshire, he focused on long-term investments in publicly traded companies, but more recently he has more frequently bought whole companies. Berkshire now owns a diverse range of businesses including confectionery, retail, railroads, home furnishings, encyclopedias, manufacturers of vacuum cleaners, jewelry sales, newspaper publishing, manufacture and distribution of uniforms, and several regional electric and gas utilities.
Since 2016, the company has acquired large holdings in the major US airline carriers including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United, and United.
8. United Health Group (United States)
UnitedHealth Group is an American for-profit managed healthcare company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. It was founded in 1977, and it is the largest healthcare company in the world by revenue, with a 2019 revenue of $242.2 billion.
It is ranked #6 on the Fortune 500. The company offers consumer-directed health plans, health care services, and health information technology services. It also provides pharmacy benefit management services, as well as research and consulting services.
UnitedHealth Group operates in two main segments: UnitedHealthcare, which provides healthcare coverage, and Optum, which provides technology-enabled health services. UnitedHealth Group has a presence in all 50 states and in 125 countries.
9. Johnson & Johnson (united States)
Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational corporation founded in 1886 that develops medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and consumer packaged goods. It is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and has operations in more than 60 countries. Johnson & Johnson is the world’s largest healthcare company and the sixth-largest company in the world by revenue.
Its products include over-the-counter drugs, medical devices, biologics, and consumer products such as baby products and first aid supplies. The company has a diverse portfolio of products ranging from over-the-counter medications and products for the skin, hair, and oral care to prescription products for the treatment of cancer and diabetes.
Johnson & Johnson also manufactures and markets products related to women’s health and wellness, including contraception, prenatal care, and fertility treatments.