I would have thought Microsoft be a close second place but apparently according to reports Apple pulled ahead right behind Exxon in company worth.
Currently each share of the Apple company goes for 293 per, and the total cap is 267bn. These are the numbers from some of the top companies around the world giving Microsoft their total cap of 214.5bn and Exxon leading with 314bn.
This came as a surprise to me to see how far ahead Apple is from competing companies given that Microsoft has it's fingers in more industries than Apple is doing very successful with all of them. You do have to give credit to them though, to have come so far in the industry and pull ahead of gas companies and all, Steve Jobbs has no problem putting out any product he wants because apparently he has the money for it.