The tech industry changes at an exponential rate and even the most popular tech companies of today will not be the same in five years time, let alone ten. Here are my top 10 tech companies that are likely to be leading the pack in 2022.
1. Apple - $2.624 Trillion
Apple Inc. is an American hardware and software developer and technology company that develops and sells computers, smartphones and consumer electronics as well as operating systems and application software. Apple also operates internet sales portals for music, films and software.
As of April 2022 Apple has a market cap of $2.624 Trillion.
2. Microsoft - $2.067 Trillion
Microsoft is an American company that develops and distributes software and services such as: a search engine (Bing), cloud solutions and the computer operating system Windows.
As of April 2022 Microsoft has a market cap of $2.072 Trillion.
3. Alphabet - $1.602 Trillion
Alphabet Inc. is a listed US holding company of the former Google LLC, which continues to exist as a subsidiary. The headquarters is Mountain View in Silicon Valley. The company is led by Sundar Pichai as CEO.
With sales of $137 billion, a profit of $30.7 billion and a market value of $ 863.2 billion, Alphabet Inc. ranks 17th among the world’s largest companies according to Forbes Global 2000 (as of 4th November 2019). The company had a market cap of $ 766.4 billion in early 2018. In 2019, Alphabet had annual sales of $161.9 billion and an annual profit of $34.3 billion.
As of April 2022 Alphabet (Google) has a market cap of $1.621 Trillion.
4. Amazon - $1.468 Trillion
Amazon.com, Inc. is an American online retailer with a wide range of products. According to its own information, Amazon, as the market leader in Internet trade, has the world’s largest selection of books, CDs and videos. Via the integrated sales platform Marketplace, private individuals or other companies can also offer new and used products as part of online trading. The Amazon Kindle is sold under its own brand as a reader for electronic books, the Amazon Fire HD tablet computer, the Fire TV set-top box, the Fire TV Stick HDMI stick and the Echo speech recognition system.
With sales of $280 billion in 2019, a profit of $11.6 billion, and a market value of $1.32 trillion (June 2020), it was the third most valuable after Apple and Microsoft, and even before Google United States company.
As of April 2022 Amazon has a market cap of $1.472 Trillion.
5. Tesla - $1.036 Trillion
Tesla, Inc. is an American company that manufactures and sells electric cars, as well as power storage and photovoltaic systems. The company’s goal is to “accelerate the transition to sustainable energy”. The company name is based on the physicist and inventor Nikola Tesla.
As of April 2022 Tesla has a market cap of $1.035 Trillion.
6. Meta(Facebook) - $527.59 Billion
Facebook Inc. is an American company based in Menlo Park, California. The company owns the social network Facebook, the video and photo sharing app Instagram, the messenger WhatsApp and Oculus VR, the manufacturer of virtual reality hardware.
As of April 2022 Meta (Facebook) has a market cap of $529.08 Billion.
7. TSMC - $491.44 Billion
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited is the world’s third largest semiconductor manufacturer after Intel and Samsung and the world’s largest independent contract manufacturer of semiconductor products. The company was founded in 1987. The headquarters and the main parts of the company are located in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
As of April 2022 TSMC has a market cap of $498.51 Billion.
8. Nvidia - $482.31 Billion
Nvidia Corporation is one of the largest developers of graphics processors and chipsets for personal computers and game consoles. The head office is in Santa Clara, California. NVIDIA Corporation does not have its own manufacturing facilities and therefore works according to the fabless principle.
The company was founded in January 1993 by Jen-Hsun Huang, Curtis Priem and Chris Malachowsky. In May 1995, Nvidia launched the NV1 (STG-2000), one of the first 3D accelerator processors (GPU). In January 1999, Nvidia was included in the NASDAQ (NVDA) and delivered the ten millionth graphics chip in the same year. In the Forbes Global 2000 of the world’s largest companies, Nvidia ranks 572 (as of: 2017 financial year). The company had a market value of approximately US $155 billion in mid-2018.
As of April 2022 NVIDIA has a market cap of $488.85 Billion.
9. Tencent - $412.45 Billion
Tencent Holdings Ltd. is a Chinese tech company that provides messaging services, social networks on the Internet, online media, Internet value-added services, multiplayer online games (MMO, MMORPG), e-commerce and online advertising.The company is behind WeChat and QQ.
As of April 2022 Tencent has a market cap of $415.41 Billion.
10. Samsung - $359.67 Billion
The Samsung Group is a South Korean conglomerate behind Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest manufacturer of DRAM, NAND flash memory, SSD, television, refrigerator, cell phones and smartphones.
As of April 2022 Samsung has a market cap of $359.67 Billion.