#1 – Apple
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. They design, develop and sell consumer electronics, computer software, online services, and personal computers and are best-known for the Mac computer, the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad tablet and iTunes.
Employing around 100,000 people worldwide, Apple are the biggest company in the world in terms of market value, at $700 billion.
Interesting fact: co-founder Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake in Apple in 1976 for just $800. Those shares today would be worth around $70 billion. And you thought you were having a bad day!
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