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Ranking: These Atlanta companies are among the most valuable in the world 

There are hundreds companies across the country, and some of the most valuable brands are right here in Atlanta, according to a new ranking. 

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The finance site, 24/7 Wall St., recently released its list of the “50 Most Valuable Brands in the World.” To determine the round-up, its experts reviewed Global 500 2019, the annual report on the strongest businesses across the globe. The writers also assessed a variety of other factors, including a company’s financial performance and future forecasts. 

Amazon, based in Seattle, took the No. 1 spot, followed by Apple, which is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Three Atlanta companies also made the cut: UPS, Coca-Cola and Home Depot. Here’s a snapshot of the findings.


Ranking: No. 48

2019 brand value: $29 billion

2018-2019 brand value change: +33.2%


Ranking: No. 38 

2019 brand value: $36 billion

2018-2019 brand value change: +19.1%

Home Depot

Ranking: No. 22

2019 brand value: $47 billion

2018-2019 brand value change: +39.4%

Overall, tech companies dominated the list. There were 13 tech brands included in the round-up, including Microsoft and Intel. There were five car brands, including Toyota and Porsche. Five telecommunication businesses, including Verizon and T-Mobile, made the top 50 ranking.

Want to see the full assessment? Take a look here

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