Want to know which are the most valuable brands in the world? Explore the list of most valuable brands in the world. Apple has overtaken Google to become the “most valuable brand in the world” 2015 this year, according to Forbes rankings. Just like last year, technology brands dominated the top 10 most valuable brands in the world Forbes.

1) Apple

Brand Value: $151.4 Billion
Industry: Computer Hardware
Founded: 1976
Country: United States
Chief Executive Officer: Timothy Cook
Website: www.apple.com
Employees: 110,000
Headquarters: Cupertino

2) Google

Brand Value: $82.5 Billion
Industry: Technology
Founded: 1998
Country: United States
Chief Executive Officer: Lawrence Page
Website: www.google.com
Employees: 53,600
Headquarters: Mountain View, California

3) Microsoft

Brand Value: $75.2 Billion
Industry: Technology
Founded: 1975
Country: United States
Chief Executive Officer: Satya Nadella
Website: www.microsoft.com
Employees: 118,000
Headquarters: Redmond, Washington

4) Coca-Cola

Brand Value: $58.5 Billion
Industry: Beverages
Founded: 1892
Country: United States
Chief Executive Officer: Ahmet Kent
Website: www.cocacola.com
Employees: 123,200
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

5) Facebook

Brand Value: $52.6 Billion
Industry: Computer Services
Founded: 2004
Country: United States
Chief Executive Officer: Mark Zuckerberg
Website: www.facebook.com
Employees: 12,691
Headquarters: Menlo Park, California

6) Toyota

Brand Value: $42.1 Billion
Industry: Auto & Truck Manufacturers
Founded: 1937
Country: Japan
Chief Executive Officer: Takeshi Uchiyamada
Website: www.toyota.com
Employees: 33,765
Headquarters: Toyota

7) IBM

Brand Value: $41.4 Billion
Industry: Computer Services
Founded: 1911
Country: United States
Chief Executive Officer: Virginia Rometty
Website: www.ibm.com
Employees: 377,757
Headquarters: Armonk, New York

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8) Disney

Brand Value: $39.5 Billion
Industry: Broadcasting & Cable
Founded: 1923
Country: United States
Chief Executive Officer: Robert Iger
Website: www.thewaltdisneycompany.com
Employees: 1,85,000
Headquarters: Burbank, California

9) McDonald’s

Brand Value: $39.1 Billion
Industry: Restaurants
Founded: 1955
Country: United States
Chief Executive Officer: Stephen Easterbrook
Website: www.mcdonalds.com
Employees: 4,20,000
Headquarters: Oak Brook, Illinois

10) General Electric

Brand Value: $36.7 Billion
Industry: Conglomerates
Founded: 1892
Country: United States
Chief Executive Officer: Jeffrey Immelt
Website: www.ge.com
Employees: 3,33,000
Headquarters: Fairfield, Connecticut

11) Samsung

Brand Value: $36.1 Billion
Industry: Semiconductors
Founded: 1969
Country: South Korea
Chief Executive Officer: Oh-Hyun Kwon
Website: www.samsung.com
Employees: 2,35,999
Headquarters: Suwon

12) Amazon

Brand Value: $35.2 Billion
Industry: Internet & Catalog Retail
Founded: 1994
Country: United States
Chief Executive Officer: Jeffrey Bezos
Website: www.amazon.com
Employees: 2,30,800
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

13) AT&T

Brand Value: $32.6 Billion
Industry: Telecommunication Services
Founded: 1875
Country: United States
Chief Executive Officer: Randall Stephenson
Website: www.att.com
Employees: 2,81,000
Headquarters: Dallas, Texas

14) BMW

Brand Value: $28.8 Billion
Industry: Auto & Truck Manufacturers
Founded: 1916
Country: Germany
Chief Executive Officer: Harald Krüger
Website: www.bmwgroup.com
Employees: 1,22,244
Headquarters: Munich

15) Cisco

Brand Value: $28.4 Billion
Industry: Communications Equipments
Founded: 1984
Country: United States
Chief Executive Officer: Charles Robbins
Website: www.cisco.com
Employees: 71,833
Headquarters: San Jose, California