Forbes’ today released the inaugural Digital 100 list, a ranking of the top 100 public companies that are shaping the digital economy. The list offers a closer look at the technology, media, digital retail and telecommunication companies that shape the digital world. Not surprisingly, Amazon secures the top spot on the list. Amazon.com is classified as a retail company. And while retail makes up most of the company’s $108.3 billion revenues, its cloud computing division brought in $17.5 billion or 16% of sales last year. Netflix, the leader in internet subscription streaming services, is No. 2. NVIDIA Corporation (No. 3), Salesforce.com (No. 4) and ServiceNow (No. 5), round out the top of the list.
Forbes’ Digital 100 includes companies from all the different corners of the digital economy. IT software & services companies make up 35% of the list. Following close behind are technology hardware and equipment companies with 26 companies and semiconductor companies with 23 companies.
Companies come from 17 different countries with the U.S. and China in the lead. Forty-nine American companies make the list, while China comes in second with 16 companies. Of the top 20 companies on the list, 17 of them are from the U.S. Thirty-four of the companies on the list are from Asia.
The Top 20 Companies on Forbes 2018 Digital 100 list:
|3||NVIDIA Corporation||Semiconductors||UNITED STATES|
|4||salesforce.com||IT Software & Services||UNITED STATES|
|5||ServiceNow||IT Software & Services||UNITED STATES|
|6||Square||IT Software & Services||UNITED STATES|
|7||Analog Devices||Semiconductors||UNITED STATES|
|8||Palo Alto Networks||Technology Hardware & Equipment||UNITED STATES|
|9||Splunk||IT Software & Services||UNITED STATES|
|10||Adobe Systems||IT Software & Services||UNITED STATES|
|11||Broadcom Inc.||Semiconductors||UNITED STATES|
|12||Leidos Holdings||Aerospace & Defense||UNITED STATES|
|13||ON Semiconductor||Semiconductors||UNITED STATES|
|14||Match Group||IT Software & Services||UNITED STATES|
|15||Tech Mahindra||IT Software & Services||INDIA|
|16||Workday||IT Software & Services||UNITED STATES|
|17||Charter Communications||Media||UNITED STATES|
|18||Tencent Holdings||IT Software & Services||CHINA|
|19||Micron Technology||Semiconductors||UNITED STATES|
|20||SK hynix||Semiconductors||SOUTH KOREA|
For the complete list visit: The 2018 Digital 100
To compile the top 100 digital companies, Forbes first looked at the technology, media, digital retail and telecommunication companies that made it onto the 2018 Global 2000, Forbes’ annual ranking of the biggest companies in the world. Then, Forbes added to that group the big digital companies that have gone public since the Global 2000 was published in May. Companies were scored on a variety of factors including sales, profits, assets growth and performance of the stock over the past year. The list was priced on September 7, 2018.