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This is a list of the world's most admired businesses. Voted by fellow businesspeople and compiled by FORTUNE, CNN reports about these results below. These successful companies can be from any industry. You'll be surprised at how varied some of these are. For the full article go to: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/mostadmired/2009/full_list/index.html

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Apple is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies

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Berkshire Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Berkshire Hathaway Fire, Marine, and Casualty Insurance

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Toyota is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Toyota Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

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Google is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

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Johnson & Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Johnson & Johnson Soap, Pharmaceutical Preparation, Health Care

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Procter & Gamble is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Procter & Gamble Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations

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FedEx is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
FedEx Air Courier Services

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Southwest Airlines is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Southwest Airlines Airline, Air Transportation, Scheduled

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General Electric is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
General Electric Motion Picture and Video Production, Electrical and electronic equipment, Home appliance

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Microsoft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Microsoft Corporation Consumer electronics, Software, Publishing

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Walmart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

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Coca-Cola is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Coca-Cola Beverages

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The Walt Disney Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
The Walt Disney Company Mass media, Media, Motion Picture and Video Production

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Wells Fargo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Wells Fargo Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

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Goldman Sachs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Goldman Sachs Private equity, Investment banking, Financial Services

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3M is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
3M Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus, Biotechnology, Manufacturing

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Target is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies

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Chase is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Chase Bank, Financial Services, Commercial Banking

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Pepsi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Pepsi Food Manufacturing, Beverages

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Costco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Costco Retail, All Other General Merchandise Stores, Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores

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Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Nike, Inc. Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

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Exxon Mobil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Exxon Mobil Petroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, Natural gas

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Bank of America Corporation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Bank of America Corporation Bank, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

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United Parcel Service is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
United Parcel Service Logistics, Transportation, Truck Transportation

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BMW is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
BMW Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

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American Express is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
American Express Financial Services, Short-Term Business Credit

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Hewlett-Packard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Hewlett-Packard Software, Computer hardware, Electronic Computer Manufacturing

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Cisco Systems, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Cisco Systems, Inc. Telecommunications equipment, Optical Networks Equipment, Networking hardware

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Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Honda Motor Company, Ltd Truck, Aerospace, Aviation

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Singapore Airlines is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies

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Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

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Caterpillar Inc. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Caterpillar Inc. Financial Services, Construction Machinery and Equipment

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Intel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Intel Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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Marriott International is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Marriott International Tourism, Hospitality, Hotels and Motels

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Nestlé is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Nestlé Food processing, Soft Drink Manufacturing, Bottled Water Manufacturing

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Sony Corporation is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Sony Corporation Consumer electronics, Motion Picture and Video Production, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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Boeing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Boeing Aircraft Manufacturing, Aircraft, Arms industry

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John Deere is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
John Deere Manufacturing

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Northwestern Mutual is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Northwestern Mutual Insurance Carriers, Financial Services

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General Mills is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
General Mills Food processing, Grain and Oilseed Milling

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Toyota Industries is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies

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Accenture is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Accenture Information technology, Management Consulting Services, IT service management