• Apple retains top spot as the Top 100 Brands ranking exceeds more than $3 trillion for the first time – a 16% increase since 2021
  • – Airbnb (#54), Red Bull (#64) and Xiaomi (#84) are new entrants for 2022
  • – Microsoft (#2), Tesla (#12) and Chanel (#22) see the greatest YoY growth
  • – Nike (#10) enters top 10 for the first time, edging out McDonald’s (#11)
  • – Instagram (#16) overtakes Facebook (#17) as Meta’s most valuable brand
  • – Top 10 brands makeup 53% of the total value of the table
  • – Quantitative Environmental, Societal and Governance (ESG) data incorporated into the Best Global Brands methodology for the first time

New York, 3rd November 2022 Interbrand has today announced its Best Global Brands 2022 ranking at Web Summit 2022. Apple holds onto the number one position for its 10th consecutive year, while Microsoft has moved up into second place, overtaking Amazon.


Microsoft, Tesla and Chanel have seen the greatest YoY percentage growth, all increasing brand value by 32%.

Despite Tesla’s continued growth, it could not replicate the 184% increase in brand value it saw in 2021. 

Airbnb, Red Bull and Chinese tech brand, Xiaomi, are new entrants for 2022, with Uber, Zoom and agricultural machinery manufacturer, John Deere, all falling out of the top 100. 

Top 10 

Technology brands continue to dominate the ranking, making up the top five brands in the table.

With an 18% increase in brand value, Apple (US$482,215m) has remained at the top of the table. It is followed by Microsoft (US$278,288m), which has leapfrogged Amazon (US$274,819m) to be number two in the rankings. Google (US$251,751m) has held onto its number four spot. 

The remainder of the top 10 companies are: Samsung #5 (US$87,689m), Toyota #6 (US$59,757m), Coca-Cola #7 (US$57,535m), Mercedes-Benz #8 (US$56,103m), Disney #9 (US$50,325m) and Nike #10 (US$50,289m) for the first time. 

The top 10 brands makeup 53% of the total value of the entire table.

Table Value 

The overall value of the table has continued to increase to US$3,088,930m—a 16% rise from 2021 (US$2,667,524m). The total brand value of the table is growing at a significant rate, this year seeing the largest rate of growth to date. 

The average brand value has reached over US$3 trillion for the first time ever. 

A 16% increase in the table’s overall brand value demonstrates the growing contribution a company’s brand has in driving its economic success. While financial markets have shown significant swings over the last few years, the value of the world’s strongest brands have steadily increased driving customer choice, loyalty and margins. 


Key Learnings 

The fastest risers in 2022 (in terms of brand value % change, year-on-year) significantly outperformed the fasted falling brands on three Brand Strength factors – Direction, Agility and Participation.

  • Direction – these brands set a clear direction, ensuring that the entire organization knows where they are going, and are working towards the same ambition.
  • Agility – having done this, they move fast, bringing new products and services to market and, where necessary, pivoting to address changing customer needs.
  • Participation – ultimately, bringing people on a journey with them and making them part of the movement to create an engaging brand world.

Gonzalo Brujó, Global CEO of Interbrand said: “As we journey through this period of economic uncertainty, the most successful brands will continue to make ever stronger connections with consumers. It is no longer enough to have a static business and brand offering. Successful brands know how to harness new technology to create improved experiences for consumers and become a truly integrated part of their lives.

“Our 100 Best Global Brands have burst through the $3 trillion mark for the first time, but there is still room for further growth from both the top 10 and new entrants alike.

“These top ten brands defy the rules. They build exceptionally strong relationships with their customers, which allows them to extend the equity of their brand beyond traditional products, sectors or silos. They stand out in terms of leadership, empowerment and change—and with that comes value.”

For the complete Top 100 ranking and report with industry trends and the full methodology, visit www.bestglobalbrands.com