fastest growing all stars Apple
2012 Fastest-Growing rank: 8
Previous rank: 21
CEO: Tim Cook

Despite the passing of Steve Jobs last October, Apple continued to impress. Under CEO Tim Cook, the company launched more popular products, including a new iPhone with voice recognition that sold 4 million units during its first weekend on the market. Earnings for 2011 hit $38.6 billion on revenues of $142 billion. Recently, Apple became the most valuable company of all time when its market capitalization hit $623 billion in August.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated September 06 2012 09:47 AM ET
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