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Brands Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better  

Logan Rapp
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List Rules Only brands that have actually improved the quality of your life through their products. Vote those that have had the most positive impact.

It may sound weird to say that a brand or a company has had a profound impact on your life, but for many, it's absolutely true. Over the years, private companies have created products that deeply change the way we navigate through and enjoy life. From actual physical things to digital products, these companies have found the sweet spot and have figured out how to actually improve our lives. These are all companies that people associate with helpfulness and efficiency, rather than the negative connotations that corporations sometimes come with. This list seeks to rank the most loved brands - those that are improving our lives and changing the world. 

When Apple debuted the iPhone and the concept of a "convergence device," it changed the way we looked at our phones. Now, the actual phone portion of it is almost secondary to everything else a smartphone can do. Google and Facebook have completely changed the way we find things, the way we interact with people, and they way we consume media. Amazon has definitely changed the way that we shop. This is only a fraction of the list, and yet we already know immediately that these brands have changed the way we live on a daily basis. 

So take a look at this list of beloved brands and vote up the ones you love the mos.! Has IKEA made your apartment a much more inviting home? Has Netflix disrupted the way you watch TV or movies? Did LEGO, Mattel, and Nintendo improve your childhood? Let the world know by voting up the brands that have improved your life.

list ordered by

1
917 108
Google is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

2
687 182
Netflix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Online shopping, Video Tape and Disc Rental, Streaming media

3
623 190
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, Retail, Online service provider

4
555 344
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

5
498 218
The Walt Disney Company is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Mass media, Media, Motion Picture and Video Production

6
554 207
Microsoft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Consumer electronics, Software, Publishing

7
209 36
YouTube is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

8
469 353
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Social Network

9
435 221
LEGO is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Toy

10
418 183
Sony Corporation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Consumer electronics, Motion Picture and Video Production, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

11
464 182
Nintendo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Consumer electronics, Video game, Interactive entertainment

12
320 272
eBay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Online shopping, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal, Business Services

13
273 263
HBO is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Cable television

14
303 193
Heinz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Food Manufacturing, Food processing, Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing

15
277 236
Costco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Retail, All Other General Merchandise Stores, Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores

16
349 204
Coca-Cola is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Beverages

17
303 214
Target is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

18
283 203
Kellogg's is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Food processing, Grain and Oilseed Milling

19
298 235
Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

20
211 155
Swiss Army knife is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

21
201 343
Planned Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

22
181 157
Pepsi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
RobLein added Food Manufacturing, Beverages

23
259 205
Subway is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Restaurant, Fast food

24
115 105
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
AddWilson added Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

25
215 198
Visa Inc. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Financial Services

26
59 69
TED is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Elise Hennigan added

27
52 77
NPR is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Elise Hennigan added

28
170 206
Mattel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Video game, Doll and Stuffed Toy Manufacturing, Toy

29
259 280
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

30
168 170
Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Restaurant, Fast food

31
77 117
Uber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
alexlips99 added Transportation

32
220 151
Johnson & Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Soap, Pharmaceutical Preparation, Health Care

33
103 178
Spotify is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
alexlips99 added

34
52 64
Trader Joe's is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Retail

35
134 149
Boeing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Aircraft Manufacturing, Aircraft, Arms industry

36
63 46
General Mills is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
RobLein added Food processing, Grain and Oilseed Milling

37
131 208
Hulu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
AlexYoung added

38
206 167
Campbell Soup Company is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Food Manufacturing, Food processing, Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing

39
51 42
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
maura-quast added Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

40
44 54
Southwest Airlines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Airline, Air Transportation, Scheduled

41
140 267
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Supermarket

42
50 62
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

43
109 218
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
AlexYoung added Malt Beverages, Brewing

44
47 55
Xerox is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
RobLein added Document management system, Manufacturing, IT service management

45
29 71
Lyft is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

46
35 44
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
maura-quast added Automobile

47
77 173
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
RobLein added Music industry, Mass media, Media

48
25 53
EA Sports is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Interactive entertainment

49
20 70
Audible Inc. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Business Services, NEC

50
65 267
TiVo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
MarkLuscombe added Media, Cable and Other Pay Television Services