- Market cap: $ 698 billion
- 2009 rank: 33
Why was it ranked so low in 2009? Mainly because that’s 20-something generations ago in Apple years — the iPad was still a rumor, Apple’s iPod Nano got a video camera and the iPhone 3G was just released.
Apple’s stock did recently nosedive 8% when iPhone sales didn’t meet expectations, but Wall Street is betting that Apple will create a new personal record with a $ 53 billion annual profit for the current fiscal year.