top 10 most valuable

The following is a list of publicly traded companies having the greatest market capitalization. This list is primarily based on the Financial Times Global 500.
Market capitalization is calculated from the share price (as recorded on selected day) multiplied by the number of outstanding shares. Figures are converted into USD millions (using rate from selected day) to allow for comparison. Only companies with free float at least 15% are included, value of unlisted stock classes is excluded. Investment companies are not included in the list

Record market capitalizations

Some major thresholds achieved for market capitalizations, including first $1 trillion and latest all-time high.
DateCompanyRecord value
(in billions USD)
Record value
(in billions USD,
inflation-adjusted)
Notes
30 December 1999United States Microsoft618.9931Microsoft reached an intraday high share price of $119.94 in December 1999. With 5,160,024,593 outstanding shares, it had a market capitalization of $618.9 billion.
5 November 2007China PetroChina10001194On 5 November 2007, A shares of PetroChina on the first day of trading after its IPO on Shanghai Stock Exchange skyrocketed from the IPO price of 16.7 RMB to 43.96 RMB by the close (the opening price was even 48.6 RMB). That gave a market capitalization of about $1 trillion. Only 4 billion A shares were floated during the IPO, another 158 billion A shares were still held by China National Petroleum Corporation. 21 billion H Shares were already floated on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. However, market capitalization based on H-shares never reached $500 billion.
3 October 2018United States Apple Inc.1127.421127With 4,829,926,000 shares outstanding, Apple reached this new record intra-day high after its share price reached $233.47 in market trading on September 4, 2018.

Publicly traded companies

All market capitalization figures are in USD millions.

2019

This list is up to date as of June 28, 2019. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter.


Rank First quarter Second quarter Third quarter Fourth quarter
1United StatesMicrosoft
Increase904,860
United StatesMicrosoft
Increase1,028,000
2United StatesApple Inc.
Increase895,670
United StatesAmazon.com
Increase928,540
3United StatesAmazon.com
Increase874,710
United StatesApple Inc.
Increase911,240
4United StatesAlphabet Inc.
Increase818,160
United StatesAlphabet Inc.
Decrease751,170
5United StatesBerkshire Hathaway
Decrease493,750
United StatesFacebook
Increase551,490
6United StatesFacebook
Increase475,730
United StatesBerkshire Hathaway
Increase521,100
7ChinaAlibaba Group
Increase472,940
ChinaAlibaba Group
Decrease439,150
8ChinaTencent
Increase440,980
ChinaTencent
Decrease432,080
9United StatesJohnson & Johnson
Increase372,230
United StatesJohnson & Johnson
Decrease370,300
10United StatesExxonMobil
Increase342,170
United StatesJPMorgan Chase
Increase363,450
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