Who Made the List? The Top 10 Most Admired Companies

Who Made the List? The Top 10 Most Admired Companies

What makes people like a company?

Is it their charitable outreach? The viral photos of neat chairs they have in the employee lounge? A crisp, clean logo? A charismatic CEO?

Fortune conducted a survey looking for the top 50 most admired companies in the country. Can you guess which was number one?

That's right: Apple.

Following the home of the late Steve Jobs, we have:

2. Google
3. Amazon.com
4. Coca-Cola
5. IBM
6. Fedex
7. Berkshire Hathaway (There's just something about Warren Buffett ... )
8. Starbucks
9. Procter & Gamble
10. Southwest Airlines

Surprisingly, Microsoft is way down at number 17, while McDonald's ranks at number 11. Maybe the voters were hungry Mac users?

Visit CNN Money for the full list of the Top 50 and explanations of their achievements.

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