Companies: Altria Group Inc., Philip Morris International Inc.
Brand Value: $9,022 Million
Headquarters: Richmond, VA and Lausanne, Switzerland
Year formed: 1953
L&M was introduced in 1953 as one of the first cigarettes to have a filter that was not one-sided. The average American consumer may find its inclusion on a list of top United States brands curious, as it only become available again in the United States relatively recently, where it has a low market share. But parent company Phillip Morris International reports that it is the third-bestselling cigarette brand in the world outside the United States and China. Today, it is largely a value brand, sold as a quality product at an affordable price.