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Popular Opinion 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
926 110
Google is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

2
690 185
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
628 191
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
560 349
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

5
503 220
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
218 37
YouTube is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

7
558 209
Microsoft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Consumer electronics, Software, Publishing

8
473 358
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Social Network

9
436 224
LEGO is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Toy

10
420 184
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
466 184
Nintendo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Consumer electronics, Video game, Interactive entertainment

12
325 274
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
276 265
HBO is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Cable television

14
304 194
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
352 206
Coca-Cola is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Beverages

16
278 238
Costco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Retail, All Other General Merchandise Stores, Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores

17
306 217
Target is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

18
284 204
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
299 240
Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

20
214 156
Swiss Army knife is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

21
202 346
Planned Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

22
183 159
Pepsi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
RobLein added Food Manufacturing, Beverages

23
260 208
Subway is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Restaurant, Fast food

24
117 108
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
218 200
Visa Inc. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Financial Services

26
61 71
TED is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Elise Hennigan added

27
172 206
Mattel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Video game, Doll and Stuffed Toy Manufacturing, Toy

28
53 79
NPR is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Elise Hennigan added

29
259 282
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
168 171
Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Restaurant, Fast food

31
79 119
Uber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
alexlips99 added Transportation

32
221 151
Johnson & Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Soap, Pharmaceutical Preparation, Health Care

33
105 179
Spotify is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
alexlips99 added

34
136 149
Boeing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Aircraft Manufacturing, Aircraft, Arms industry

35
52 65
Trader Joe's is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Retail

36
64 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
132 208
Hulu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
AlexYoung added

38
207 167
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
52 43
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
45 54
Southwest Airlines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Airline, Air Transportation, Scheduled

41
51 62
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

42
141 267
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Supermarket

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
48 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 72
Lyft is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better

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

47
78 173
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
22 70
Audible Inc. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Business Services, NEC

49
25 54
EA Sports is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Brands That Changed Your Life For The Better
Interactive entertainment

50
66 267
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