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The World’s Big 5 Tech Companies FAAMG | GAFAM or FAANG


The Big 5 tech giants rule worldwide called FAAMG, FAANG acquisition of these companies.

GAFAM Big 5 Tech Companies

GAFAM Big 5 Tech Companies across worldwide

The 21st century is the Tech era, so everyone is aware of technology and use in daily life. In market there is huge competition b/w the companies to became tech giants. Some tech companies rule over the market from the past years these companies called FAAMG/ GAFAM or FAANG. Are you wondering what’s these words means, so let’s have a look the article below. FAAMG (or GAFAM) stands for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google(Alphabet). Sometimes its referred as FAAAM, where 3rd A is abbreviated as Alphabet (Google parent company since 2015).

1. Facebook

Facebook Big Tech Company Worldwide
F stands for Facebook

Type: Social Networking Site

Established: 4 February, 2004

Founders: Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes

Key Persons: Mark Zuckerberg (CEO), Sheryl Sandberg (COO), David Wehner (CFO)

Revenue: 70.697 billion USD (2019)

Total Assets: 133.376 billion USD (2019)

Headquarter: Menlo Park, California, USA

Subsidiary: FB Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus VR and 9.9% stake in Jio Platform

No. of Employees: 52,534 (2020)

Alexa Rank: 6th Worldwide (August 2020)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/

2. Apple

Amazon Big Tech Company Worldwide
A stands for Apple

Type: Multinational Technology Company

Established: 1 April, 1976

Founders: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne

Key Persons: Tim Cook (CEO), Arthur D. Levinson (Chairman), Jeff Williams (COO)

Revenue: 260.174 billion USD (2019)

Total Assets: 338.516 billion USD (2019)

Headquarter: 1 Apple Park Way, Cupertino, California, USA

Subsidiaries: Beats Electronics, Claris, Apple Energy LLC, Anobit, and Beddit

No. of Employees: 137,000 (2019)

Alexa Rank: 54 Worldwide (August 2020)

Website: https://www.apple.com/

3. Amazon

Amazon Big Tech Company Worldwide
Another A stands for Amazon

Type: Multinational Technology Company (a big ecommerce company)

Established: 5 July, 1994

Founder: Jeff Bezos

Key Persons: Jeff Bezos (President, CEO & Chairman), Werner Vogels (CTO)

Revenue: 280.522 billion USD (2019)

Total Assets: 225.248 billion USD (2019)

Headquarter: Seattle, United States

Subsidiaries: AWS, AbeBooks, A9.com, IMDb, Amazon Studios, Alexa Internet, Audible, and Amazon Robotics

No. of Employees: 840,400 (2020)

Alexa Rank: 12th worldwide (August 2020)

Website: https://www.amazon.com/

4. Microsoft

Microsoft Big Tech Company Worldwide
M stands for Microsoft

Type: Multinational Technology Company

Founded: 4 April, 1975

Founders: Bill Gates & Paul Allen

Key Persons: Satya Nadella (CEO), John W. Thompson (Chairman), Bill Gates (Technical Advisor), Brad Smith (President)

Revenue: 143 billion USD (2020)

Total Assets: 301 billion USD (2020)

Headquarter: One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington, United States

Subsidiaries: LinkedIn, Skype, SwiftKey, GitHub, etc. Xbox Game Studios, Adallom, and CyberX

No. of Employees: 151,163 (2020)

Alexa Rank: 24th Worldwide (August 2020)

Website: https://www.microsoft.com/

5. Google (Alphabet)

Google Big Tech Company Worldwide
G stands for Google

Type: Multinational Technology Company (search engine)

Founded: 4 September, 1998

Founders: Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Key Persons: Sundar Pichai (CEO), Ruth Porat (CFO) and John L. Hennessy (Chairman)

Revenue: 161.857 billion USD (2019)

Total Assets: 275.9 billion USD (2019)

Headquarter: Googleplex, Mountain View, California, United States

Subsidiaries: Google Fiber, Google, Calico, CapitalG, Waymo, DeepMind, GV, Wing, and X etc.

No. of Employees: 123,050 (2020)

Alexa Rank: 1st Worldwide (August 2020)

Website: https://www.google.com/

There are other acronym like FAANG which include Netflix and exclude Microsoft and make a place in big 5 tech giants. another variant is FANGAM which means Facebook, Apple, Netflix, Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

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