Top 10 Innovative Companies in the World

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Today the whole world is commercialized and that should be no surprise. Each and every sector is comprised of hundreds of thousands of competitors racing against time to dominate their market throughout the world. Battling our way through life to gain what we desire is in our human nature. And that willingness to compete has brought us to an era of complex and advanced technologies!

So, with this notation let’s check out this list comprising of world’s most innovative companies. The list follows descending order with top most innovative company at #1. See which one fascinates you the most. In our opinion, all of these companies are helping to advance technology so they are all winners.

10. BioMarin Pharmaceutical

BioMarin is an American biotechnology company and is involved in the innovation and development of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of serious life threatening diseases and medical conditions. It is the first company to provide therapeutics for mucopolysaccharidosis type I ( a genetic disorder) and phenylketonuria (an newborn metabolism condition). The company was founded by Christopher Starr Ph.D. and Grant W. Denison Jr. on March 21, 1997 and is headquartered in San Rafael, CA, USA.

Its revenue has increased to US$751 million and its total asset are US$ 2.49 billion as of 2014. As of 2015, its total number of employees working for MioMarin Pharmaceuticals is 1681.


Salesforce is one of the highest valued American cloud computing companies with total market capitalization of $50 billion. It was founded in 1999 by former Oracle executive Marc Benioff, Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, U.S .

The major part of its revenue comes from their most valuable product, their Customer Relationship Management(CRM) service. This service provides a platform for its customers and developers to develop and run applications. It has developed many applications that are easy to use, customize and integrate with other software applications.

As of Fiscal Year 2015, it collected a total revenue of US$5.373 billion. Salesforce’s total assets as of 2015 is US$10.692 billion. The companies total number of employees are 16,227 (Jan 31, 2015).

8. Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Alexion Pharmaceutical is a biopharmaceutical company which specializes in the innovation and development of therapeutic products for the treatment of patients with ultra rare disorders. It focuses on the development of pharmaceutical products for the diseases related to hematology, nephrology, transplant rejection and neurology. It was founded by Joseph A. Madri, David W. Keiser, Stephen P. Squinto and Leonard Bell in January 1992. It is headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut.

As of 2013, the company collected a total revenue of US$1,151.346 million. Alexion’s total assets approximates to US$ 3.317696 billion (2013). Their total number of employees as of December 2013 was 1,774.

7. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Another biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Tarrytown, NY was founded by Alferd G. Gilman, Leonard S. Schleifer and Eric M. Shooter on January 8, 1988. Regeneron works in the field of invention, development, manufacturing and commercialization of medicine for serious medical conditions. It develops medicines for eye diseases, colorectal cancer and a rare inflammatory condition.

In 2013, Regeneron collected total revenue of US$2,104.745 million. As of 2013, the companies total assets were valued US$2,951.013 million.

6. ARM Holdings

ARM Holdings designs microprocessors, physical Intellectual Property (IP), software and other related technology and sells their devices to electronic companies. The company operates through creating highly valued processors, Physical IP and System Design. It was founded by Michael P. Muller on October 16, 1990. Currently it is headquartered in Cambridge, the United Kingdom.

In 2014, ARM collected a total revenue of £795.2 million. As of 2014, the company’s total number of employees was 3,300.

5. Unilever Indonesia

Unilever is involved in the production and marketing of wide range of products in the sector of nutrition, hygiene and personal care industries. It is one of the world’s oldest multinational companies and its products are available in around 190 countries in the world. Its services can be divided into the categories Personal Care, Foods, Refreshment and Home Care. Some of its famous products include Axe/Lynx, Dove, Omo, Becel/Flora, Heartbrand ice creams, Hellmann’s, Knorr, Lipton, Lux, Magnum, Rama, Rexona/Sure/Degree/Shield, Sunsilk and Surf. It was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

In 2014, Unilever collected a total revenue of €48.436 billion. Its total number of employees as of 2015 is 170,000.

4. Incyte

Incyte is an American biopharmaceutical company working in the field of research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of proprietary small molecule drugs for the treatment of serious medical needs. Currently its product, Jakafi has been approved in U.S. for the treatment of myelofibrosis and also is in development phase for the treatment of other cancers. It was founded by Roy A. Whitfield in April 1991. It is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, United States.

The company collected a total revenue of US$94.5 million in 2011 and its total asset in the same year were approximately valued at US$329 million. Incyte’s total employees as of March 2, 2015 was nearly 600.


Amazon is the most well known online retail shopping site. It is a dominant company offering services to consumers, sellers, enterprises, and content creators through its retail websites. It allows its consumers to post advertisement about their products, and sell them over dozens of categories throughout the world. The company earns revenue through fixed fees, per unit activity fees or revenue sharing fees during the transaction of products posted by its consumers. It was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 as originally a book store and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

In 2014, Amazon collected a total revenue of US$88.988 billion while its total assets in the same year was valued at US$54.505 billion. Its total number of employees as of October 2015 was 222,400.

2. Under Armour

Under Armour is an American sports clothing and accessories company. It offers services in the development, manufacturing and distribution of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and youth. The company operates around the world in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It was founded by Kevin A. Plank in 1996. Under Armor’s headquarters are located in Baltimore, MD.

UA’s revenue increased to US$3.08 billion in 2014. The company’s total assets in 2013 were valued at US$1.577 billion. The total number of employees in October 2015 were 11,000.

1. Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors is an American automotive and energy storage company. It designs and manufactures luxury electric cars, electric vehicle powertrain components and battery products. The company was founded in July 2003 and its headquarter lies in Palo, Alto, California, U.S. Currently Elon Musk is the CEO of this company.

The company first received worldwide attention with the manufacture of the very quick electric car, the Tesla Roadster. Thereafter Tesla manufactured model s, model x and model 3. In 2014 the company collected a total revenue of US$3.198 billion. As of 2015, its total assets is US$7.547 billion and continues to grow into ever new territories including space!

The companies we detailed above are the top ten most innovative companies around the world. These companies are advancing the technology we use for the research, development, manufacturing and distribution and is changing the way us as consumers view products. If you notice any deviations from the aforementioned statements, then your invaluable suggestions are always welcomed. Please feel free to comment on the post and let us know what further information you have regarding the content of this list.

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