Top 20 global stars

All praise is welcome, but it is particularly sweet when it comes from one's peers. Fortune and its survey partners at Hay Group asked the experts -- in this case, more than 1,400 people from dozens of industries -- to select the 10 companies they admire most.

World's Most Admired Companies: Full list See how 173 top companies rate in 9 key areas. (more)
America's Most Admired Companies: Top 20 Which companies have the best reputations? Apple tops the list, Google and Berkshire Hathaway move up, and Costco cracks the top 20 this year. (more)
Steve Jobs speaks out In an exclusive interview, Apple's chief talked with Fortune about the keys to the company's success, the prospect of Apple without Jobs, and more. (more)
Most admired in your state California is home to the most corporations on this year's list. See the top-rated firms near you. (more)