Top 10 most Valuable Internet Companies

Article by R.G. Ixmann

1: Google
Google ranks 1st in Alexa Traffic Index. Estimated worth of Google is 2.41 Billion USD, according to websiteoutlook. Alexa list its revenue at, $21.80 B, and trades in the stock market NASDAQ: GOOG.

Some experts say that 8 of every 10 internet users search for information through Google. In 2009, Google's market capital was estimated at $153.4 billion. By November 2010 it was said to be worth $163.2 billion today some media report it being worth about 180 billion USD. The true number of its value trades in the stock.

2: Yahoo
When it comes to search engines, those who do not go for Google, usually go for Yahoo. The Company is ranked number 4 in Alexa Traffic Index. According to an article published at Forbes, Yahoo has fundamental problems, but the value of the company’s Asian assets, combined with its cash position, could provide investors with a “compelling risk-return opportunity.” This coming from Pacific Crest analyst Steve Weinstein, who recently raised his rating on the stock to Outperform from Sector Perform.

2: Amazon
Alexa ranks Amazon as site number 14. In US it ranks its traffic at number 5. Jigsaw states that Amazon revenue is $19.17B. Ownership, Publicly Traded, NASDAQ: AMZN. According to URL upraising Amazon is worth $9,112,447,113.73. Amazon as a business model has expanded and continues to grow. ranks #100 on the Fortune 500 list of most profitable companies in all industries. They are based in Seattle, Washington. It sells anything a person around the world may think of buying. Amazon is also venturing into different businesses.

3: Facebook
Called the new gold site founded by the college student with a vision Mark Zuckerberg. The social site is said to have revolutionized the way people spend their time online and communicate. New studies show that people are spending more and more time on Facebook rather than on search engines. Ranks number 2 in Alexa and 2nd in the US Traffic. According to Forbes, Goldman Sachs and a Russian firm called Digital Sky Technologies have pumped $500 million into Facebook. The deal values the “popular social networking site” at $50 billion, more than eBay, Yahoo! or Time Warner.

4: YouTube
Alexa ranks YouTube at position 3. YouTube is not that strictly part of the “new online company” sites but its use is massive. It is the only site users consider when it comes to video streaming. Since its foundation in 2005 its price has risen to reach 1 billion. Some business sites say it is worth over 32 billion USD. In 2006, Google took over YouTube for 1.68 billion in stock. The word on the street is that YouTube today is not for sale and that it is considered an essential part of Google’s business.

5: eBay
EBay is ranked number 22 in Alexa. However, a site does not have to be among the top ten worldwide traffic to be valuable. Especially not if a website is dedicated to selling products. Most sites make their revenue by selling ads or services. Other sites, make strong income from selling commissions. EBay takes to both strategies and continues to diversify. On Feb. 4th EBay, Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) traded at $31.93. EBay total value is set by the market. However, it is estimated to be worth billions.

6: and
These sites are listed in almost every top listing such as Fortune 500. They rank high in Alexa ranking, and are numbers 4, 5, and 6 respectively on Google's list of most visited websites, each website having around 300 million unique users as of June 2010. The value of these sites are hard to estimate but they rise to the billion. They are number 6 in this list.

7: Alibaba Group
Alexa ranks Alibaba 90. According to Quora, Yahoo! owns 40% of the Alibaba Group, which is the parent company of Alibaba, and includes stakes in Taobao and Alipay. These are yet to trade in the public markets, and when they do go public, the net worth of the parent company should be worth $30B+, with Yahoo!'s stake in it worth  probably about $12B on paper.
9. Tencent

Tencent an Internet Company based in China was estimated in the past to worth 39 billion U.S. dollars. Today it trades in the stock markets.

Tencent, Inc. has grown into China's largest and most used Internet service portal. In its nine-year history, Tencent has been able to maintain steady and fast-paced growth by always putting its users first. On June 16th, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong.

10. Baidu
Baidu is ranked number 6 in Alexa Traffic, and number 1 in CN Traffic. According to Baidu’s own Corporate Information, Baidu focuses on what it knows best - Chinese language search. Baidu reported total revenues of RMB2.451 billion ($371.3 million) for the fourth quarter of 2010, representing a 94.4% increase from the corresponding period in 2009.

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