America's Most Admired Companies
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 FedEx
3 Southwest Airlines
4 Procter & Gamble
5 Starbucks
6 Johnson & Johnson
7 Berkshire Hathaway
8 Dell
9 Toyota Motor
10 Microsoft
11 Apple Computer
12 Wal-Mart Stores
13* United Parcel Service
13* Home Depot
15* PepsiCo
15* Costco Wholesale
17 American Express
18 Goldman Sachs Group
19 Intl. Business Machines
20 3M
Notes: *Indicates a tie in rank.
How the states stack up
California 39
New York 36
Texas 29
Most admired for managing talent
General Electric 1
Procter & Gamble 1
Google 1
Most admired for innovation
Apple Computer 1
Google 1
UnitedHealth Group 1
Industry champions
Home Depot Specialty retailers
IBM Computers
Toyota Motor vehicles
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)