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This is a list of the world's most admired businesses. Voted by fellow businesspeople and compiled by FORTUNE, CNN reports about these results below. These successful companies can be from any industry. You'll be surprised at how varied some of these are. For the full article go to: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/mostadmired/2009/full_list/index.html

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Apple is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies

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Berkshire Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Fire, Marine, and Casualty Insurance

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Toyota is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

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Google is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

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Johnson & Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Soap, Pharmaceutical Preparation, Health Care

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Procter & Gamble is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations

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FedEx is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Air Courier Services

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Southwest Airlines is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Airline, Air Transportation, Scheduled

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General Electric is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Motion Picture and Video Production, Electrical and electronic equipment, Home appliance

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Microsoft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Consumer electronics, Software, Publishing

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Walmart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

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Coca-Cola is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Beverages

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The Walt Disney Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Mass media, Media, Motion Picture and Video Production

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Wells Fargo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

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Goldman Sachs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Private equity, Investment banking, Financial Services

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3M is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus, Biotechnology, Manufacturing

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Target is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies

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Chase is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Bank, Financial Services, Commercial Banking

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Pepsi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Food Manufacturing, Beverages

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Costco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Retail, All Other General Merchandise Stores, Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores

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Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

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Exxon Mobil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Petroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, Natural gas

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Bank of America Corporation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Bank, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

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United Parcel Service is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Logistics, Transportation, Truck Transportation

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BMW is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

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American Express is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Financial Services, Short-Term Business Credit

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Hewlett-Packard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Software, Computer hardware, Electronic Computer Manufacturing

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Cisco Systems, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Telecommunications equipment, Optical Networks Equipment, Networking hardware

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Honda Motor Company, Ltd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Truck, Aerospace, Aviation

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Singapore Airlines is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies

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Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

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Caterpillar Inc. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Financial Services, Construction Machinery and Equipment

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Intel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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Marriott International is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Tourism, Hospitality, Hotels and Motels

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Nestlé is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Food processing, Soft Drink Manufacturing, Bottled Water Manufacturing

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Sony Corporation is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Consumer electronics, Motion Picture and Video Production, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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Boeing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Aircraft Manufacturing, Aircraft, Arms industry

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John Deere is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Manufacturing

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Northwestern Mutual is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Insurance Carriers, Financial Services

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General Mills is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Food processing, Grain and Oilseed Milling

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Toyota Industries is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies

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Accenture is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list CNN's World's Most Admired Companies
Information technology, Management Consulting Services, IT service management