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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The oil barons have been replaced by the whiz kids of Silicon Valley.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

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