Hermes (Estimated brand value: $6.18 billion)


Hermes makes it to top 5 of this list because of its $6.18 billion brand value. Hermes is a French luxury goods company specializing in leather lifestyle accessories, luxury goods, perfumery and ready to wear. The company was established in 1837 which makes it one of the oldest luxury goods brand in this list. Hermes posted a 14% profit jump in the first half of this year. This represents an 11% increase in sales compared to the same period last year (2012). The operating profit for the first half in 2013 beat the $671 million forecast registering an operating profit of $787 million. Considering this profit is for the first half in 2013, Hermes clearly deserves to be in this list without even considering the brands popularity around the world.