Google Nation - Visualizing The World's Most Valuable Brands

The world’s most valuable brand is owned by a company that you likely interact with every day. In fact, you may have even gotten to this web page using it.

That brand is Google – and it dominates the internet with a 64% market share in search, while generating 41% of all digital advertising revenue globally. As Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, according to Brand Finance’s most recent 2017 list, Google’s brand value has recently increased to $109.5 billion, which is just enough to supplant Apple’s $107.1 billion brand from the top of the list.

THE MOST VALUABLE BRAND IN EACH COUNTRY

Today’s infographic comes from HowMuch.net, a cost information site, and it breaks down Brand Finance’s list of the top 500 brands in a different way. It shows the most valuable brand for each country, and has each country sized accordingly to the dollar value of that company.

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

It’s interesting to note the drop off in value from country to country.

Google is the world’s most valuable brand at $109.5 billion – and it is followed closely by other U.S. brands like Apple ($107.1B) or Amazon ($106.4B). However, there are only two non-U.S. brands in the top 10, which are South Korean conglomerate Samsung ($66.2B) and Chinese bank ICBC ($47.8B).

Two automakers also rank pretty high. Japan’s Toyota and Germany’s BMW both have significant valuations at $46.3 billion and $37.1 billion.

After that, it’s a pretty steep fall in value for most countries. The top brands in countries like Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, Russia, India, and Spain don’t crack $20 billion in value. On the entire South American continent, the most valuable brand is Brazil’s Itaú, a bank with a brand worth only $6.9 billion.

By our count, a whopping 76 of the top 100 brands were based in either the United States, China, or Japan.