Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has retained its status as the “most respected” public company in the world, as selected by a group of U.S. money managers in a survey conducted by Barron’s magazine.

The publication asked 92 money managers to rank the world’s 100 largest companies (by market cap) according to how much respect they have for them. Such criteria as sound business strategy,” strong management, ethical business practices and competitive edge were often cited as generating the most respect for a corporation.

Perhaps not surprisingly, all of the ten most-respected firms are based in the U.S.

Here are the top ten most respected companies: