The top three most valuable brands in the world are American technology companies

American tech products are used all over the world, and the latest estimates from global brand consulting firm Interbrand show that the top three most valuable brands in the world are American tech companies. Not surprisingly, industry pioneer Apple has managed to rise to the the top of that heap. As we can see in this chart from Statista, technology companies in general have taken over the world, usurping all but three more traditional retailers.

Although it comes in eighth, Facebook is the biggest winner of the year, as it saw the biggest year-on-year growth of anyone on the list. According to Interbrand, it grew 48% while Apple only grew 3%. Not surprisingly, Amazon also saw a considerable amount of growth with 29% YoY.

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