To make CNNMoney's list of Blue-Ribbon companies, a company must appear on at least 4 Fortune lists in a calendar year. Those include: the FORTUNE 500, Global 500, World's Most Admired
Companies, 100 Best Companies to Work For, 100 Fastest-Growing Companies and 100 Most Desirable MBA Employers. For Most Admired, a company must either appear on World's Most Admired
Companies Top 50 overall, or rank in the top half of its industry to count toward inclusion on the Blue-Ribbon list.