The Walt Disney Company Named a Top 10 Company by Fortune

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The Walt Disney Company Named a Top 10 Company by Fortune

The Walt Disney Company Named a Top 10 Company by Fortune. It comes as no surprise that The Walt Disney Company has ranked as a Top Company in 2018. Let’s take a look at Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies of 2018 and what that means.

Fortune goes through an extensive process to determine their annual ranking of the top companies in the world. This years process began with a partnership between Fortune and Korn Ferry. For those who may not know, Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm.

It all starts with a general grouping of over 1.500 candidates. That list includes the 1,000 largest U.S. Companies, ranked by revenue, and the non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database with companies that generated a revenue of 10 billion dollars or more. After they narrow down their list to a workable number the begin the surveying process. This years list was comprised after surveying executives from over 680 Companies in over 50 different industries and 30 different countries! Fortune, and Korn Ferry, then go through an extensive analysis of each company and rank them based off 9 different criteria.

Korn Ferry spoke with over 3,750 executives, directors, and securities analysts to comprise a list of 50 All-Stars. The All-Stars are the top 25% of the previous years surveys and the top 20% of each industry. Needless to say, they put a ton of consideration and effort into making sure this list is made up of only the best of the best. From the All-Stars list is where they then choose the Top 10.

Based off their findings this year, here are their Top 10 choices for 2018 chosen by Fortune:

10.) JPMorgan Chase & Co

9.) FedEx

8.) Southwest Airlines

7.) Microsoft

6.) The Walt Disney Company

5.) Starbucks

4.) Berkshire Hathaway

3.) Alphabet (Google)


1.) Apple

This year The Walt Disney Company is making Fortunes Top 10 list for the sixth consecutive year!

All those interviewed by Korn Ferry and Fortune were also asked whom they admired the most both in and out of their industry. Here were the top 10 companies chosen by other companies:

1.) Apple – Computers

2.) – Internet Services and Retailing

3.) Berkshire Hathaway – Insurance: Property and Casualty

4.) The Walt Disney Company – Entertainment

5.) Starbucks – Food Service

6.) Microsoft – Computer Software

7.) Alphabet (Google) – Internet Services and Retailing

8.) Netflix – Entertainment

9.) JPMorgan Chase & Co – Megabanks

10.) FedEx – Delivery


Congratulations to all these companies on this major accomplishment, and congratulations to The Walt Disney Company!

Photo Credit: The Walt Disney Company