Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is set to end 2018 on a high, bumping off Apple from the top spot and becoming the most valuable publicly traded US company.

The Washington-based American multinational technology company, whose founders were Bill Gates and Paul Allen, has been a rival of Apple for some time within the computer industry. Yet, at the time of writing, Microsoft’s market cap trumps Apple’s, with a value of $840 billion, according to Yahoo! Finance. In comparison, Apple’s market cap is worth $811 billion.

Back on 13 March 1986, when Microsoft listed its initial public offering (IPO), its share price was at $21. At the time of writing, it’s currently worth $109. According to a report from CNBC, since 1986, Microsoft’s stock has risen 151,000 percent.

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