Our list of the richest tech companies includes the “biggest” from different areas of the digital industry, such as software, hardware, media, e-commerce, telecommunications, and more. The rating of the richest technology companies is valid for January 31, 2022.
The ranking is based on the market capitalization of the digital giants. But further down this file, you can also find a shortlist of the top five tech companies ranked by revenue and headcount.
When the richest tech companies are mentioned in the top 5, they are entirely based in the United States. However, in recent years, despite not being in the top five, several Asian companies have managed to break into the technology top ten. Introducing the top 10 technology companies in the world.
1- Apple Inc.
Net worth: $2.7 trillion
- Industry: Computer hardware, software, electronics, computing, etc.
- Annual revenue: $379 billion.
- Number of employees:000 people.
Today, Apple is the most valuable company in the tech industry and the world by market value of approximately $2.7 trillion. It is also one of the largest companies in the world, with annual revenue of $379 billion.
Apple has millions of loyal fans around the world who are ready to rank among Apple’s top products. It is certainly a key element that makes it one of the most successful and admired brands of all time.
The company was founded on April 1, 1976 by Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne and Steve Jobs. Initially, they started manufacturing personal computers and proprietary PC models. But their greatest success came when the iPhone line of smartphones and the iPad line of tablets were introduced to the world, making Apple one of the richest companies ever.
Today, the range of Apple products is extremely wide. It includes smartwatches, computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and more.
Topping our list of wealthiest tech companies, Apple is headquartered in Cupertino, California, USA.
Net worth: $2.3 trillion
Industry: Development of software, hardware, electronics, cloud computing, etc.
Annual revenue: $185 billion.
Number of employees: 181,000 people.
Microsoft is the second largest technology company with a market cap of over $2 trillion. It is also one of the most expensive companies and brands in the world.
The internationally renowned company was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. He suggested using bundled software for personal computers to make the PC experience easy, user-friendly and intuitive, and thus the Windows operating system was born. This software has brought Microsoft incredible success and huge profits.
Since then, the company has diversified its services and expanded its market. Today, Microsoft offers operating systems for computers, servers, phones, smart gadgets, as well as productivity apps, business solution apps, management and development tools, games, and more.
Also, recently, Microsoft has slightly changed its interests. The company is currently trying to become a leader by focusing on innovative technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and cloud computing.
The company is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA.
Net worth: $1.77 trillion.
- Industry: Research and development, software, video games, biotechnologies, etc.
- Annual revenue: $239 billion.
- Number of employees:300 people.
Probably, almost every internet user has heard of Google at least once. Some, however, changed the official name of the internationally renowned internet giant to Alphabet Inc in 2015. He may not know that he changed it. At that time, the company was already outside the scope of the Google search engine. Today, more than thirty popular services and affiliates are part of Alphabet Holdings.
The holding has many interesting side projects such as Calico and the Nest smart home project. We are not even talking about the Android operating system. Alphabet also owns the Google Venture division, which invests in startups, and Google Capital for long-term projects. It’s no surprise that Alphabet is one of the most trusted tech companies in the world.
The holding company was founded in 1993 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
Based in Mountain View, California – USA.
4- Amazon Inc.
Net worth: $1.46 trillion.
- Industry: E-commerce, consumer electronics, digital distribution, cloud computing, etc.
- Annual revenue: $458 billion.
- Number of employees:298,000 people.
Amazon ranks fourth in our ranking by market capitalization. On the other hand, it should be noted that it has the largest number of employees in the technology sector.
Amazon is one of the most expensive companies to store. Because the price of an Amazon stock is above $2,790.
Some might say Amazon is more of a retailer than a tech company. You are right, there is still an IT division which brings in around 15% of the annual turnover. And let’s not forget that the company’s main product is its online shopping service…
Also, you have probably heard of the cloud computing platform called Amazon Web Service. It meets the basic needs of any online business by providing computing, storage, database, and other technical services to start-ups, enterprises, government, and academic institutions.
It’s not over, there are already thousands of Amazon Alexa devices.
The company was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos and is based in Seattle, Washington.
5- Meta Platforms Inc (Facebook)
Net worth: $839 billion.
- Sector: Social networks, online advertising.
- Annual revenue: $112 billion.
- Number of employees:600 people.
Facebook is one of the fastest growing companies and one of the most expensive brands in the world. Indeed, its market capitalization of 839 billion dollars is an astronomical indicator of the popularity of an Internet project.
Facebook was developed by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004.
The social network is currently visited by more than 2 billion people every day and this may be the limit of their global growth as some say. Therefore, in recent years, the company has focused on other means of growth, including through acquisitions. Because Facebook Inc. owns many popular projects such as Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp and Oculus VR.
Facebook is headquartered in Menlo Park, California – USA.