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For the 50 most admired companies overall, FORTUNE's survey asked businesspeople to vote for the companies that they admired most, from any industry.
Rank Company
1 Apple
2 Berkshire Hathaway
3 Toyota Motor
4 Google
5 Johnson & Johnson
6 Procter & Gamble
7* FedEx
7* Southwest Airlines
9 General Electric
10 Microsoft
11 Wal-Mart Stores
12 Coca-Cola
13 Walt Disney
14 Wells Fargo
15 Goldman Sachs Group
16 McDonald's
17 IBM
18 3M
19 Target
20 J.P. Morgan Chase
21 PepsiCo
22 Costco Wholesale
23 Nike
24 Nordstrom
25 Exxon Mobil
26 Bank of America
27 United Parcel Service
28 BMW
29 American Express
30 Hewlett-Packard
31 Cisco Systems
32 Honda Motor
33 Singapore Airlines
34 Starbucks
35 Caterpillar
36 Intel
37 Marriott International
38 Nestlé
39 Sony
40 Boeing
41 Deere
42 Nokia
43 Northwestern Mutual
44 Best Buy
45 General Mills
46 Toyota Industries
47 Lowe's
48 AT&T
49 Accenture
50 Samsung Electronics
From the March 16, 2009 issue
* This year companies whose industry scores are equal when rounded to two places will receive the same rank, i.e., they will tie. In cases of ties, companies are listed in alphabetical order.
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