Top 20
For the 20 most admired companies overall, FORTUNE's survey asked businesspeople to vote for the companies that they admired most, from any industry.
1 General Electric
2 Starbucks
3 Toyota Motor
4 Berkshire Hathaway
5 Southwest Airlines
6 FedEx
7 Apple1
8 Google
9 Johnson & Johnson
10 Procter & Gamble
11 Goldman Sachs Group
12 Microsoft
13 Target
14 3M
15 Nordstrom
16 United Parcel Service
17 American Express
18 Costco Wholesale
19* PepsiCo
19* Wal-Mart Stores
Notes: *Indicates a tie in rank.
1 Changed name from Apple Computer
How the states stack up
California 39
New York 37
Texas 34
Most admired for people management
FedEx 1
Procter & Gamble 1
Google 2
Most admired for innovation
Apple 2
Google 2
FedEx 1
Industry champions
Nike Apparel
Whole Foods Food and Drug Stores
Cisco Network Communications
How we pick the Most Admired companies
The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group started with the FORTUNE 1,000... (more)