Forbes: Global 2000 Companies



Forbes recently published its list of the top 2000 global companies in the World (which now spans 60 different countries).

One world; one gigantic marketplace. This year, 60 countries have global 2000
entries vs. 51 in our inaugural list in 2004. The Forbes global 2000 are public
companies with the top composite scores based on their rankings for sales,
profits, assets and market value. Our justification for using a composite
ranking is simple: One metric alone can give a false impression about corporate
size. In total, the global 2000 companies now account for $30 trillion in
revenues, $2.4 trillion in profits, $119 trillion in assets and $39 trillion in
market value. Around the world, 72 million people work for these companies.

Below is a list of some of the top companies sorted by market value:

Company Country Industry Sales ($bil) Profits ($bil) Assets ($bil) Market Value ($bil)
PetroChina China Oil & Gas Operations 88.24 18.21 111.70 546.14
ExxonMobil United States Oil & Gas Operations 358.60 40.61 242.08 465.51
General Electric United States Conglomerates 172.74 22.21 795.34 330.93
China Mobile Hong Kong/China Telecommunications Services 37.06 8.29 62.44 308.59
Gazprom Russia Oil & Gas Operations 81.76 23.30 201.72 306.79
ICBC China Banking 37.48 6.31 961.65 289.57
Microsoft United States Software & Services 57.90 16.96 67.34 253.15
Petrobras-Petróleo Brasil Brazil Oil & Gas Operations 87.52 11.04 129.98 236.67
Royal Dutch Shell Netherlands Oil & Gas Operations 355.78 31.33 266.22 221.09
Berkshire Hathaway United States Diversified Financials 118.25 13.21 273.16 216.65
AT&T United States Telecommunications Services 118.93 11.95 275.64 210.22
BP United Kingdom Oil & Gas Operations 281.03 20.60 236.08 204.94
Procter & Gamble United States Household & Personal Products 79.74 11.13 144.40 203.67
Wal-Mart Stores United States Retailing 378.80 12.73 163.38 198.60
BHP Billiton Australia/United Kingdom Materials 39.50 13.42 53.36 190.62
Nestlé Switzerland Food Drink & Tobacco 94.76 9.38 99.06 188.11
Sinopec-China Petroleum China Oil & Gas Operations 133.79 6.90 77.44 186.38
Total France Oil & Gas Operations 199.74 19.24 165.75 181.80
HSBC Holdings United Kingdom Banking 146.50 19.13 2,348.98 180.81
Chevron United States Oil & Gas Operations 203.97 18.69 148.79 179.97
Bank of America United States Banking 119.19 14.98 1,715.75 176.53
Johnson & Johnson United States Drugs & Biotechnology 61.10 10.58 80.95 175.51
Toyota Motor Japan Consumer Durables 203.80 13.99 276.38 175.08
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