For the last three years in a row, iDevice maker Apple have been the world's most respected company according to Barron's list. But, this has come to an end, something that we saw coming last year.
The world's most respected company is now Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, with Disney jumping into the number two position. This has forced Apple from first to third place, with Google and Coca-Cola taking out fourth and fifth place, respectively. Barron's list is made from a poll of professional money managers that has been conducted each year since 2005.