How Tech Giants Like Amazon and Facebook Became Wall Street Juggernauts in the Last Decade

The 6 most valuable companies are all tech firms as the 2020s kick off

The 2010s will be remembered as the decade tech companies became remarkably powerful — and valuable.

Just take a look at where we were 10 years ago. In 2009, only one of the 10 most valuable companies in the world  — Microsoft — was a tech company. Now, as we enter a new decade, six of the 10 most valuable companies are tech giants: Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Amazon, Facebook and Alibaba. What’s more, those six companies, in order, are the first through sixth most valuable companies on earth, with Apple and Microsoft both worth more than $1.2 trillion dollars.

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Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @SeanB44