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
902 104
Google is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

2
676 176
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
614 186
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
545 342
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

5
490 215
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
463 349
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Facebook Social Network

7
547 204
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
198 33
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
431 215
LEGO is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
LEGO Toy

10
412 179
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
459 177
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
315 269
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
267 261
HBO is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
HBO Cable television

14
299 190
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 Your Life

15
272 233
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
344 197
Coca-Cola is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Coca-Cola Beverages

17
297 211
Target is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

18
278 200
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
206 150
Swiss Army knife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

20
197 341
Planned Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

21
295 232
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

The Best Science Podcasts

22
257 199
Subway is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Subway Restaurant, Fast food

23
176 152
Pepsi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
RobLein added Pepsi Food Manufacturing, Beverages

24
111 100
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
56 67
TED is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Elise Hennigan added TED

26
210 196
Visa Inc. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Visa Inc. Financial Services

27
168 203
Mattel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Mattel Video game, Doll and Stuffed Toy Manufacturing, Toy

28
47 75
NPR is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Elise Hennigan added NPR

The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

29
168 164
Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Taco Bell Restaurant, Fast food

30
253 276
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

31
72 113
Uber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
alexlips99 added Uber Transportation

32
100 175
Spotify is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
alexlips99 added Spotify

33
215 149
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
132 146
Boeing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Boeing Aircraft Manufacturing, Aircraft, Arms industry

35
48 62
Trader Joe's is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Trader Joe's Retail

Amazing Early Photos of the World's Most Iconic Companies

36
130 204
Hulu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
AlexYoung added Hulu

37
61 43
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
200 166
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
48 38
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
136 264
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Whole Foods Market Supermarket

41
108 213
Anheuser-Busch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
AlexYoung added Anheuser-Busch Malt Beverages, Brewing

42
47 59
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

The Best Global Brands

43
40 52
Southwest Airlines is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Southwest Airlines Airline, Air Transportation, Scheduled

44
44 53
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
26 68
Lyft is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

46
33 41
Jeep is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
maura-quast added Jeep Automobile

47
75 170
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 49
EA Sports is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
EA Sports Interactive entertainment

49
20 66
Audible Inc. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Audible Inc. Business Services, NEC

50
64 264
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