Microsoft founder Bill Gates, right, and Jack Ma, executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, attend a forum at the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai on November 5, 2018. Photo: AFP

From toothpaste to short video: a snapshot of how the world’s top companies have changed over 20 years

  • Tech companies now lead the way despite a swoon towards the end of 2018 on valuation concerns – and Microsoft is on top
  • Big Oil and banks still rank among the top companies, providing goods and services people use every day
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates, right, and Jack Ma, executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, attend a forum at the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai on November 5, 2018. Photo: AFP
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