Alphabet-Future 50 2018
A Waymo LLC Chrysler Pacifica autonomous vehicle sits parked in Chandler, Arizona, U.S., on Monday, July 30, 2018. The Google offshoot is tinkering with pricing and finalizing its business model for autonomous vehicles, which includes a new effort to boost public transit. Photographer: Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesCaitlin O'Hara—Bloomberg via Getty Images

    The core Google search product remains the driver of Alphabet’s business, thanks to its incredibly lucrative online advertising franchise. But other businesses are emerging as potential blockbusters: Google’s Waymo self-­driving car division is on the rise, its cloud-computing platform recently had its first $1 billion quarter, and analysts believe ­YouTube’s video service could generate up to $20 billion in revenue this year. The multibillion-dollar question: Whether discomfort with Google’s market power could create more tension with regulators.

    Company Information

    Overall Score3
    IndustryInternet Software and Services
    CEOLarry E. Page
    HQ LocationMountain View, Calif.
    Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$123,898
    Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$16,308
    Market Value as of Oct. 10, 2018 ($M)$755,964