The coronavirus has disrupted many companies around the world. Some of the world's biggest brands took major hits during the pandemic while others experienced remarkable gains. This graph with information from Forbes’ annual list of the World’s Most Valuable Brands, compiles 100 of the top-grossing brands across the globe. This chart also shows the brand's country of origin and the year it was founded. Some of the largest and oldest brands in the world have been within the banking industry. Chase is the oldest brand making the list (#56) in that industry, founded in 1799. While banking institution brands have been around for hundreds of years, the tech industry has had the brands with the fastest rising value.
Facebook which was founded in 2004 makes this list in the number 5 spot, valued at 88.9 billion dollars. Amazon, founded in 1994 is in 4th place with an estimated value of $97 billion. Amazon experienced a 40% gain in value from 2019 to 2020. With the shut down from the pandemic in full force, consumers flocked to the website to order goods from the safety and convenience of their own home. Netflix is another brand on the list (#38) that saw a staggering 72% increase from 2019 no doubt from pandemic induced binge-watching.