Tech companies represent one of the most lucrative industries in the world, and while hundreds of businesses rise to the top all the time, only a few have the staying power and force needed to remain at the top of their game while making seemingly endless profits.
According to a tech story run by the Huffington post in 2012, Apple is currently worth more than both Microsoft and Google combined, which is almost too much to comprehend. Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and a few crew members started the company in 1976 in a garage when they manufactured the first ever batch of Apple computers.
Probably one of the most well-known terms in the universe, ‘Google it’ has become an integral part of our lives and has grown to become one of the most profitable tech companies ever. Started by Sergey Brin and Larry Page while they were still graduates at college, the company has gone on to become worth more than 44 billion dollars.
IBM was started back in the 90’s and is considered a tech giant in the industry. It has been growing steadily since its inception, and in 2011 even overtook Microsoft in September with its profits.
Samsung isn’t necessarily thought of in the same light as companies like Facebook and Google but nonetheless it is still one of the most versatile and well known tech companies in the world. Manufacturing everything from gadgets to household appliances and tech products, the company, which started as a small export business in South Korea, has turned in to a global force.
Though it has gone through dips in its overall profitability, Microsoft has remained a solid and consistent player in the tech game since its inception in 1975. Paul Allen and Bill Gates created a programming language for personal computers and the company took flight from there. Today it is the creator of one of the most well-known operating systems around, and has also produced the lucrative game console Xbox.
Considered one of the top tech companies in the world due to its profits and lucrative investing opportunities and formed in a California garage by two students – Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. It was ranked number 11th on the Fortune 500 list in 2011.
Although this company is still considered young, it has reached a level of profitability that many companies its age can only dream about. It is said to be worth about 20 billion dollars.
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