World’s Most Admired Companies

Fortune published their annual list of most admired companies.  Only one of the top 50 is a healthcare company – Johnson & Johnson. 

The top 10…

  1. Apple
  2. Google
  3. Berkshire Hathaway
  4. Johnson & Johnson
  6. Procter & Gamble [some healthcare business but still primarily consumer products]
  7. Toyota Motor [survey was before all the recent issues]
  8. Goldman Sachs Group
  9. Wal-Mart Stores [some healthcare business]
  10. Coca-Cola

But, let’s look at some of the subgroups.

Insurance and Managed Care:

  1. Aetna
  2. United Health Group
  3. Wellpoint
  4. Humana
  5. Amerigroup

Pharmacy and Other Services:

  1. Medco Health Services
  2. US Oncology Holdings
  3. Quest Diagnostics
  4. Catalyst Health Solutions
  5. IMS Health


  1. Abbott Laboratories
  2. Johnson & Johnson
  3. Novartis
  4. Roche Group
  5. GlaxoSmithKline
  6. AstraZeneca
  7. Amgen

Food & Drug Stores:

  1. CVS Caremark
  2. Publix Super Markets
  3. Tesco
  4. Kroger
  5. Safeway
  6. Walgreen
  7. J. Sainsbury
  8. Carrefour


  1. McKesson
  2. Owens & Minor
  3. Cardinal Health
  4. Henry Schein

One Response to “World’s Most Admired Companies”

  1. Apple again topped Fortune’s annual list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies”, claiming the title for the seventh year in a row. Apple’s ranking on the list was followed by Amazon, Google. I’d like to work for them and they produce awesome products.

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