The Top Five Public Companies by Capitalization over Time
The Largest Companies by Market Cap
The top five public companies by capitalization over time.
The oil barons have been replaced by the whiz kids of Silicon Valley.
2001: General Electric, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil, Citi, Walmart
2006: Exxon Mobil, General Electric, Total, Microsoft, Citi
2011: Exxon Mobil, Apple, PetroChina, Shell, ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China)
2016: Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook
Posted on WSJ: The Daily Shot 04-July-2017