Russia's largest bank Sberbank is in the the top 100 most valuable brands in the world, according to Brand Finance annual rating. The bank's brand is valued at $14.1bn. Seven other Russian companies are ranked in the top 500 most valuable brands.
Top brand on the list is US tech giant Apple, worth an estimated
Samsung, which is worth $58.7 billion takes second place. The top-three is rounded out by Google, which is estimated to be worth $52.1 billion.
Also in the top ten are Microsoft ($45.5 billion), international supermarket chain Wal-Mart ($42.3billion), IBM ($37.7 billion), General Electric ($37.2 billion), Amazon ($36.8 billion), Coca-Cola ($34.2 billion) and Verizon broadband and telecommunications company ($30.7 billion).
Russian companies are nowhere near the top. Sberbank occupies the 63rd spot with the brand value estimated at $14.1 billion. It is the only Russian brand that made it into the top 100.
Gazprom, Russia’s state-owned gas company is in 122nd place. The value of the company's brand is estimated at $8.3 billion. Oil giant Lukoil takes 218th place ($5.1 billion) followed by Russia’s biggest oil company Rosneft ($4.4 billion).
Russian supermarket chain Magnit is at 346th place ($3.4 billion).
The big three Russian telecom companies are also in the world’s top-500 list. Beeline ($4.8 billion) took 232nd place, MTS ($3.3 billion) is at 361st place, and Megafon ($2.8 billion) is at 433rd place.
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