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.

1
912 108
Google is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

2
684 181
Netflix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Netflix Online shopping, Video Tape and Disc Rental, Streaming media

3
619 190
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Amazon.com Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, Retail, Online service provider

4
551 344
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

5
496 218
The Walt Disney Company is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
The Walt Disney Company Mass media, Media, Motion Picture and Video Production

6
468 353
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Facebook Social Network

7
551 207
Microsoft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Microsoft Corporation Consumer electronics, Software, Publishing

8
206 36
YouTube is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
YouTube Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

9
435 219
LEGO is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
LEGO Toy

10
417 182
Sony Corporation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Sony Corporation Consumer electronics, Motion Picture and Video Production, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

11
464 180
Nintendo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Nintendo Consumer electronics, Video game, Interactive entertainment

12
320 271
eBay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
eBay Online shopping, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal, Business Services

13
270 263
HBO is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
HBO Cable television

14
302 192
Heinz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Heinz Food Manufacturing, Food processing, Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing

15
276 235
Costco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Costco Retail, All Other General Merchandise Stores, Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores

16
347 202
Coca-Cola is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Coca-Cola Beverages

17
301 213
Target is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

18
282 202
Kellogg's is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Kellogg's Food processing, Grain and Oilseed Milling

19
210 152
Swiss Army knife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

20
200 342
Planned Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

21
298 234
Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Nike, Inc. Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

22
180 157
Pepsi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
RobLein added Pepsi Food Manufacturing, Beverages

23
258 204
Subway is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Subway Restaurant, Fast food

24
114 105
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
AddWilson added Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

25
57 69
TED is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Elise Hennigan added TED

26
214 197
Visa Inc. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Visa Inc. Financial Services

27
52 76
NPR is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Elise Hennigan added NPR

28
170 205
Mattel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Mattel Video game, Doll and Stuffed Toy Manufacturing, Toy

29
258 279
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

30
168 169
Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Taco Bell Restaurant, Fast food

31
77 115
Uber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
alexlips99 added Uber Transportation

32
219 151
Johnson & Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Johnson & Johnson Soap, Pharmaceutical Preparation, Health Care

33
102 177
Spotify is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
alexlips99 added Spotify

34
52 63
Trader Joe's is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Trader Joe's Retail

35
133 149
Boeing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Boeing Aircraft Manufacturing, Aircraft, Arms industry

36
131 206
Hulu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
AlexYoung added Hulu

37
62 45
General Mills is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
RobLein added General Mills Food processing, Grain and Oilseed Milling

38
205 167
Campbell Soup Company is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Campbell Soup Company Food Manufacturing, Food processing, Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing

39
50 41
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
maura-quast added Toyota Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

40
140 265
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Whole Foods Market Supermarket

41
50 61
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

42
43 53
Southwest Airlines is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Southwest Airlines Airline, Air Transportation, Scheduled

43
109 216
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
AlexYoung added Anheuser-Busch Malt Beverages, Brewing

44
46 55
Xerox is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
RobLein added Xerox Document management system, Manufacturing, IT service management

45
28 70
Lyft is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

46
34 43
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
maura-quast added Jeep Automobile

47
76 172
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
RobLein added Time Warner Music industry, Mass media, Media

48
25 52
EA Sports is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
EA Sports Interactive entertainment

49
20 69
Audible Inc. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Audible Inc. Business Services, NEC

50
65 266
TiVo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
MarkLuscombe added TiVo Media, Cable and Other Pay Television Services