The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) earned high marks on Barron's recent ranking of the world's most respected companies. The company landed first among entertainment-related businesses and nabbed the 12th spot overall among the 100 largest public companies in the world. That put Disney ahead of such globlly recognized and well-respected companies as JPMorgan Chase, Cisco,Intel,Wal-Mart,Microsoft,Honda and Toyota to name just a few. Barron's annual survey asked big investors around the country to rank the world's 100 largest companies as determined by Dow Jones Indexes. The more than 90 respondents ranged from owners of small advisory companies to chief investments officers of firms that manage billions of dollars, According to the Barron's report, the two top qualities that gained the respect of money managers were "sound business strategy" and "strong management."