Apple is now the ninth most valuable brand in the world.
A recent report from Bloomberg has given this ranking to Apple in the list of top 100 global brands.
The brand rankings use five unnamed criteria and privately-held companies are excluded. Brand value includes the name, logo, image, and other intangibles that identify a company to a consumer.
This year (and almost every year), the top ten list is heavily dominated by technology firms including IBM, Microsoft, Google, Intel and HP.
Today Apple’s brand value stands at US $33.493 billion, up from $21.143 billion in 2010. Apple increased its value 58% year over year. The company’s momentum shows no sign of slowing down, and may climb even further up the ladder in 2012.
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