Google’s parent company, Alphabet, surpassed Apple to become the world’s most valuable company on Feb. 2, 2016. The company’s shares rose by 4.7 percent by noon and its market capitalization stood at $548 billion against Apple’s $534 billion. The last time Google was valued higher than Apple was in February 2010. While the race between the two tech titans remains close at present, we bring you a list of the most valuable companies in the world based on their market cap as of market close on Feb. 2, 2016.
All values are in USD.
ALPHABET INC. ($548 BN)
Created in late 2015, Alphabet Inc. is the parent company of Google. Headed by Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Alphabet draws together a number of other Google owned businesses such as Calico, GV, Google Capital, X, Google Fiber and Nest Labs.
APPLE ($534 BN)
Headed by Tim Cook (pictured above), Apple Inc. is a pioneer in designing and developing consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. Over the past few years, Apple has made most of its money from the sale of its highly popular iPhone series.