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Fortune® World’s Most Admired Companies™

The top companies, defined by Korn Ferry + FORTUNE

Since 1997, Korn Ferry has partnered with Fortune Media to identify the World's Most Admired Companies. The study surveys top executives and directors from eligible companies, along with financial analysts, to generate rankings within industries and across industries.

The World’s Most Admired Companies (WMAC) list is the definitive benchmark on corporate reputation. The study identifies and ranks the WMAC and uncovers the business practices that make these companies both highly regarded and successful.

View the top 10 list of FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Top 50 All Stars along with more information on how these rankings are calculated here.


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To determine the best-regarded companies in 52 industries, Korn Ferry and Fortune asked executives, directors and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.

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