50 Most Valuable Brands in the World

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20. WeChat
> 2019 brand value: $51 billion
> 2018-2019 brand value change: +126.2%
> Sector: Tech
> Country: China

The messaging, social media, and mobile payment app developed by Tencent Holdings is so popular that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently announced efforts to bring together Facebook’s services in a similar fashion.

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19. Bank of China
> 2019 brand value: $51 billion
> 2018-2019 brand value change: +22.1%
> Sector: Banking
> Country: China

Beijing-based Bank of China is one of the four huge Chinese banks on this list, all of which are also the world’s biggest banks by assets. Bank of China, a state-owned enterprise, is closely aligned to the Chinese government and economy, and it is at the forefront of the country’s expansive Belt and Road Initiative, an international infrastructure development project.

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18. State Grid
> 2019 brand value: $51 billion
> 2018-2019 brand value change: +25.3%
> Sector: Utilities
> Country: China

Beijing-based State Grid Corporation of China is a wholly state-owned enterprise and the world’s largest power utility by revenue. It has a strong presence in markets outside of China, including Brazil, Italy, and Australia. It recently announced a major investment in Ethiopia’s power grid.

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17. Toyota
> 2019 brand value: $52 billion
> 2018-2019 brand value change: +19.7%
> Sector: Auto
> Country: Japan

Toyota maintained its top position among passenger car manufacturers by revenue last year. The Japanese auto giant is moving aggressively into alternative fuel vehicles and recently announced plans with Panasonic to develop smart home technologies to find other sources of revenue.

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16. Agriculture Bank of China
> 2019 brand value: $55 billion
> 2018-2019 brand value change: +47.5%
> Sector: Banking
> Country: China

The state-owned Agricultural Bank of China is the world’s third largest bank by assets. ABC’s non-performing loan ratio has decreased more than the other top Chinese banks, even as the government pressures banks to extend more credit to entrepreneurs to drive economic growth.