Top Ten (10) Largest Companies by Revenue in the World

Top Ten (10) Largest Companies by Revenue in the World

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This list comprises the world's largest public, state-owned, and private businesses by consolidated revenue as of 2016, according to the Fortune Global 500 tally. The list is limited to 10 companies, all of which have annual revenues exceeding $100 billion US dollars. The availability and reliability of up-to-date information on prior state-owned companies is limited and varies from country to country; thus, this list may be incomplete. This list is shown in U.S. dollars, but many of the companies on it prepare their accounts in other currencies. The dollar value of their revenue may change substantially in a short period of time due to exchange rate fluctuations.

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (US$ 485.87 billion) - USA

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Walmart is an American multinational retailing corporation that operates as a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores. Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, the company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962 and incorporated on October 31, 1969. As of January 31, 2017, Walmart has 11,695 stores and clubs in 28 countries, under a total of 63 banners. Walmart is the world's largest company by revenue – approximately $480 billion according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2016 – as well as the largest private employer in the world with 2.3 million employees. Walmart is also one of the world's most valuable companies by market value and is also the largest grocery retailer in the U.S. In 2016, 62.3 percent of Wal-Mart’s US$478.614 billion sales came from its U.S. operations.
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State Grid Corporation of China (US$ 315.2 billion) – China

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The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), commonly known as the State Grid, is the state-owned electric utility monopoly of China and the largest utility company in the world. It is the second largest company by revenue in the world according to the 2016 Fortune Global 500 ranking. It has 927,839 employees, 1.1 billion customers and revenue of 329.6 billion dollars. After the electricity "Plant-Grid Separation" reform in early 2002, the assets of State Electric Power Corporation were divided into the five "power generation groups" that retained the power plants and five regional subsidiaries belonging to the State Grid Corporation of China in Beijing.
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China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) (US$ 267.5 billion) – China

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China Petrochemical Corporation or Sinopec Group is Asia's largest oil refining and petrochemical enterprise, administered by SASAC for the State Council of the People's Republic of China. It is headquartered at Chaoyangmenwai in Beijing, across the road from the headquarters of fellow state-owned oil company and competitor CNOOC Group. Sinopec Group ranked first in the Top 500 Enterprises of China in 2007, with its annual revenue over 1 trillion Chinese yuan. It is the fifth largest company in the world in terms of revenue.
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China National Petroleum Corporation (US$ 262.5 billion) – China

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China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is a Chinese state-owned oil and gas corporation and the largest integrated energy company in China. Its headquarters are in Dongcheng District, Beijing. CNPC was ranked the third in 2016 Fortune Global 500. CNPC holds proven reserves of 3.7 billion barrels (590,000,000 m3) of oil equivalent. In 2007, CNPC produced 54 billion cubic metres of natural gas. CNPC has 30 international exploration and production projects with operations in Azerbaijan, Canada, Iran, Indonesia, Myanmar, Oman, Peru, Sudan, Niger, Thailand, Turkmenistan, and Venezuela. The exploration projects, both domestic and overseas, are run by a wholly owned subsidiary, the Great Wall Drilling Company (GWDC). CNPC is the parent of PetroChina.
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Toyota Motor Corporation (US$ 254.6 billion) – Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2017, Toyota's corporate structure consisted of 364,445 employees worldwide and, as of October 2016, was the fifth-largest company in the world by revenue. As of 2016, Toyota is the world's largest automotive manufacturer. Toyota was the world's first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year which it has done since 2012, when it also reported the production of its 200-millionth vehicle. As of July 2014, Toyota was the largest listed company in Japan by market capitalization and by revenue.
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Volkswagen Group AG (US$ 240.2 billion) – Germany

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Volkswagen AG known internationally as Volkswagen Group, is a German multinational automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. It designs, manufactures and distributes passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles, engines, and turbo machinery and offers related services including financing, leasing and fleet management. In 2016, it was the world's largest automaker by sales, overtaking Toyota. It has maintained the largest market share in Europe for over two decades. It ranked seventh in the 2016 Fortune Global 500 list of the world's largest companies.
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Royal Dutch Shell PLC (US$ 233.6 billion) – Netherlands/UK

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Royal Dutch Shell plc commonly known as Shell is a British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom. It is one of the six oil and gas "supermajors" and the sixth-largest company in the world measured by 2016 revenues (and the largest based in Europe). Shell was first in the 2013 Fortune Global 500 list of the world's largest companies; in that year its revenues were equivalent to 84% of the Netherlands' $556 billion GDP.
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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (US$ 223.60 billion) – USA

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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. According to the Forbes Global 2000 list and formula, Berkshire Hathaway is the third largest public company in the world, and the ninth largest conglomerate by revenue. Berkshire is currently the seventh largest company in the S&P 500 Index by market capitalization, and is famous for having the most expensive share price in history with a Class A share costing more than $250,000 each, having never been split.
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Apple Inc. (US$ 215.639 billion) – USA

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Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. The company's hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, and the HomePod smart speaker. Apple is the world's largest information technology company by revenue and the world's second-largest mobile phone manufacturer after Samsung. In February 2015, Apple became the first U.S. company to be valued at over US$700 billion. The company employs 116,000 full-time employees as of October 2016 and maintains 498 retail stores in 22 countries as of July 2017. It operates the iTunes Store, which is the world's largest music retailer. As of January 2016, more than one billion Apple products are actively in use worldwide.
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Exxon Mobil Corporation (US$ 218.6 billion) – USA

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Exxon Mobil Corporation is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas. It is the largest direct descendant of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company and was formed on November 30, 1999 by the merger of Exxon (formerly Standard Oil Company of New Jersey) and Mobil (formerly the Standard Oil Company of New York). The world's seventh largest company by revenue, ExxonMobil is also the seventh largest publicly traded company by market capitalization. The company was ranked ninth globally in the Forbes Global 2000 list in 2016. ExxonMobil was the second most profitable company in the Fortune 500 in 2014.

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