Walt Disney Company - One of the World's Valuable Companies With a Brand Value

When we say a rich company, names such as Wall-Mart Stores, Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil Corporation, China National Petroleum Corporation, and Sinopec Group immediately come to our mind, but there are also other business entities that have made a name in the world due to their brand values. These companies are known by their logo, name, and image among the consumers. The products and services of these companies are also sold at a premium price because customers have more faith on these brands for their better qualities and performances.
The companies with highest brand values are prominently ranked by the reputed ranking magazines. Forbes, "The World's Most Powerful Brands" list has rankings of 100 companies as per their Brand Value, Consumer Perception, Company Advertising, Industry Type, and Brand Revenue. Apple tops the list with $87.1 billion brand value, joined by Microsoft, valued at $54.7 billion, a beverage company has 3rd ranking, IBM ranks fourth, and Google is ranked 5th and valued at $37.6 billion. Although, these companies hold top five positions, there are also other business organizations such as Walt Disney Company that are equally popular among the consumers. According to Forbes list, Walt Disney Company has both brand value and largest media revenue. Disney is also widely admired by consumers and visitors.

Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney, popularly known as Disney was founded by Walt and Roy Disney in Los Angeles, California on October 16, 1923. The company headquarters in Walt Disney Studios, 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California. It is media and international family entertainment enterprise, and diversified into 43 parks and resorts, interactive media, $3 billion consumer products division, and media networks through subsidiaries and affiliates.
The company is the largest media corporation in the world. The largest shareholder of the company is the trust of Late Steve Jobs. The net worth of the company is estimated at $103.96 billion, and annual sales are valued at $42.84 billion. In fiscal 2012, the net income of the company was estimated at $5.7 billion and $42.3 billion revenue.
Disney Media Networks
The media networks of the company consist of ESPN Inc and the Disney/ABC Television Group including a wide range of cable, broadcast, digital, publishing, and cable business.
Disney Parks and Resorts
Disneyland was opened on July 17, 1955, ushering a new era in family entertainment. Today, it is the world's largest travel and leisure experiences for the families worldwide. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (WDP&R) are spread in North America, Europe and Asia and include 43 resorts, 11 theme parks, and the Disney Cruise Line for members and family vacation experiences.
The Walt Disney Studios
The name of the Disney Brothers Studio was changed to the Walt Disney studio in January 1926 after completion of the studio on Hyperion Street. The studio releases films, stage plays, and music to consumers throughout the world.
Disney Consumer Products
Disney Consumer Products are sold through franchise-based licensing business. The merchandise are brand specific and include stationery, books, magazines, electronics, arts, foods and beverages, toys, apparel, and home d├ęcor. The company also provides online shopping portals. Disney Publishing Worldwide is for children's books and magazines.
Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive was founded in 2008 for entertaining kids, families and consumers worldwide. Disney Interactive entertainment functions on digital media platforms and include social, mobile and console games, online virtual worlds, along with Disney.com, the Disney YouTube channels, and Family network of websites such as DisneyBaby.com, Babble.com, and Babyzone.com.
Since its inception in 1920s, Disney has been providing entertainment to millions of families and guests each year through 11 theme parks in 11 locations worldwide. The list of Disneyland around the world includes Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Disneyland Resort Paris, Tokyo Disney Resort, and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
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