Apple has once again taken the top spot in Fortune's list of the world's most admired companies. This is Apple's ninth consecutive year at the top of the list. It is followed by Google parent company Alphabet in second, with Amazon placing third.
There's a new AAA standard in corporate America: the one-two three punch of Apple, Alphabet, and Amazon. For the fourth time, our list of the World's Most Admired Companies Top 50 All-Stars is led by a trio of tech giants under 40 years old. They preside over a class of blue chips and even younger tech stalwarts, such as Facebook (No. 14), Salesforce (No. 34), and Netflix, which makes a return to the Top 50 at an impressive No. 19.
This list is distilled from Fortune's list of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies, along with its Global 500 database. That group is voted on by executives, directors, and other figures across several industries, with each company assigned ranks in key areas like innovation, people management, and social responsibility. The companies are then given an overall score. Apple's score this year was 8.6 with top rankings in each of Fortune's key reputation attributes.
You can check out the entire list at Fortune.