Today, Fortune listed the top 100 'Most Admired Companies in the World' for 2015 and Apple came in at number one, a position they've held for nine years consecutively. Fortune notes that "There's a new AAA standard in corporate America: the one-two three punch of Apple, Alphabet, and Amazon. For the fourth time, our list of the World's Most Admired Companies Top 50 All-Stars is led by a trio of tech giants under 40 years old."
Fortune's Top Ten Most Admired Companies for 2015
Rounding out the top 10 Most Admired Companies in the World, in order of #6-10 are: Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, FedEx, Nike and General Electric – the surprise to Silicon Valley nerds.
Back in 2010, prior to the iPad, Apple was sitting on the 'Fortune 500' list at number 56. Fortune's last list was in 2014 where Apple sat at a respectable #15.