Apple's stock hit a record high of $663.23 a share on Monday, and its market value grew to $622 billion, eclipsing the record of $618.9 billion set by Microsoft in 1999, making the iPhone and iPad maker the most valuable company of all time. "It's a stunning achievement for a company that was a struggling also-ran when Microsoft was setting records in the late 1990s." As recently as 2004, Apple was valued at less than $10 billion, and at $100 billion three years ago.
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