Here is a list of the current most valuable publicly traded companies in the world by market capitalization as of November 20, 2019.

On this list there are five NASDAQ listed stocks and four NYSE listed stocks and one company that trades on the OTC market because it is a Chinese company not listed on an American exchange. Eight of these companies are U.S. based and two are Chinese. 

These are the winners of the past 30 years in the stock market and were the primary drivers of the price appreciation in the stock market indexes. 

#1. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) — $1.174 Trillion
#2. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) — $1.146 Trillion
#3. Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG/GOOGL) — $902.3 Billion
#4. Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) — $869.3 Billion
#5. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) — $565.7 Billion
#6. Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.B) — $531.2 Billion
#7. Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) — $477.6 Billion
#8 Tencent Holdings Limited (OTC:TCEHY) $409.1 Billion
#7. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) — $408.2 Billion
#8. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) — $355.6 Billion
#9. Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) — $338.7 Billion
#10. Visa Inc (NYSE:V) — $392.3 Billion

The best way to make money in the stock market is to find the companies that have the potential for growth and market dominance and ride their trends to the upside. 

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