(Oct 4): If you look at the world’s most valuable companies, you will find that even after the recent stock-market selloff, tech giants like Apple, Google’s parent Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon.com, Microsoft as well as China’s Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings are the major players on a list that was once dominated by the likes of oil giant ExxonMobil or conglomerates such as billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, which incidentally is Apple’s largest shareholder.

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