Every person recognizes brands through their products / services, and in today’s consumerist society, it is actually expected of us to do so. Sure enough, we go about our day sometimes mumbling the lyrics to some TV commercial’s song that we hear everyday, not putting too much thought into it. We also know the companies that make the products we use everyday, as well as how wealthy they are because of this.
Companies like Apple, Exxon, Microsoft, and Wal-Mart are well-known throughout the world, and chances are that most of us have used are actively using one of their products right this moment. But what are the biggest, most profitable companies in the history of mankind? Here is how much the ten most valuable companies in history are worth adjusted to inflation(in today’s money).
8Apple Inc, 2014 – $661 billion
In 2012, Apple Inc became the largest and most profitable company in the world, a title it holds to this day. Many people don’t know this, but Apple was on the verge of collapse in the mid-90’s, and it was only due to Steve Jobs’ intervention that they managed to become profitable again. Steve simplified the product portfolio and introduced a new design ethic along with the smartphone and the tablets. Today, Apple makes billions from the sale of its products and services worldwide.