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List Rules Only brands that have actually improved the quality of your life through their products. Upvote 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 most! 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? Have you benefitted from Planned Parenthood's services in a pinch or when you were between healthcare plans? Let the world know by voting up the brands that have changed your life for the better!
list ordered by

1
807 84
Google is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

2
610 149
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
545 157
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
489 302
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

5
431 186
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
422 297
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Facebook Social Network

7
481 182
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
391 180
LEGO is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
LEGO Toy

9
366 159
Sony Corporation is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
124 18
YouTube is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
YouTube Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

11
415 150
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
284 236
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
242 226
HBO is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
HBO Cable television

14
265 160
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

Books That Changed My Life

15
304 168
Coca-Cola is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Coca-Cola Beverages

16
236 205
Costco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Costco Retail, All Other General Merchandise Stores, Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores

17
248 174
Kellogg's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Kellogg's Food processing, Grain and Oilseed Milling

18
260 187
Target is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

19
180 122
Swiss Army knife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

20
267 207
Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Nike, Inc. Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

21
170 305
Planned Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

The Most Watchable Cooking Competition Shows

22
229 166
Subway is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Subway Restaurant, Fast food

23
145 125
Pepsi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
RobLein added Pepsi Food Manufacturing, Beverages

24
81 66
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
35 35
TED is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Elise Hennigan added TED

26
179 177
Visa Inc. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Visa Inc. Financial Services

27
144 136
Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Taco Bell Restaurant, Fast food

28
145 180
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

The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

29
221 249
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
25 50
NPR is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Elise Hennigan added NPR

31
50 79
Uber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
alexlips99 added Uber Transportation

32
31 34
Trader Joe's is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Trader Joe's Retail

33
188 135
Johnson & Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Johnson & Johnson Soap, Pharmaceutical Preparation, Health Care

34
112 125
Boeing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Boeing Aircraft Manufacturing, Aircraft, Arms industry

35
77 147
Spotify is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
alexlips99 added Spotify

Amazing Early Photos of the World's Most Iconic Companies

36
113 179
Hulu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
AlexYoung added Hulu

37
41 27
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
31 29
Southwest Airlines is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Southwest Airlines Airline, Air Transportation, Scheduled

39
124 240
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Whole Foods Market Supermarket

40
97 191
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
AlexYoung added Anheuser-Busch Malt Beverages, Brewing

41
167 155
Campbell Soup Company is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Campbell Soup Company Food Manufacturing, Food processing, Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing

42
29 39
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

The Best Global Brands

43
23 23
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
maura-quast added Toyota Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

44
13 42
Lyft is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better

45
28 38
Xerox is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
RobLein added Xerox Document management system, Manufacturing, IT service management

46
13 26
EA Sports is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
EA Sports Interactive entertainment

47
18 22
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
maura-quast added Jeep Automobile

48
12 44
Audible Inc. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
Audible Inc. Business Services, NEC

49
66 150
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
RobLein added Time Warner Music industry, Mass media, Media

50
7 14
Fandango is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life for the Better
molly-morris added Fandango