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Global Top 20
For the world's 20 most admired companies overall, FORTUNE's survey asked businesspeople to vote for the companies that they admired most, from any industry.
1 Apple U.S.
2 General Electric U.S.
3 Toyota Motor Japan
4 Berkshire Hathaway U.S.
5 Procter & Gamble U.S.
6 FedEx U.S.
7 Johnson & Johnson U.S.
8 Target U.S.
9 BMW Germany
10 Microsoft U.S.
11 Costco Wholesale U.S.
12 UPS U.S.
13* IBM U.S.
13* PepsiCo U.S.
15 Cisco Systems U.S.
16 Boeing U.S.
17 Wal-Mart Stores U.S.
18 Honda Motor Japan
19 Coca-Cola U.S.
20 Caterpillar U.S.
From the March 17, 2008 issue
* Indicates a tie.