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Big Three is a term used colloquially to refer to the three most prominent entities in any given grouping or subject. It may refer to:
- The leaders of the three major Allies of World War II: Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill
- The leaders of the three major Axis powers of World War II: Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Emperor Hirohito.
- The three best known science fiction writers: Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke
- The star characters of the cult classic film Windy City Heat and the Big Three Podcast: Don Barris, Walter "Mole" Molinski, and Perry Caravello
Business and education
- Big Three (automobile manufacturers), describing major manufacturers in different countries
- Big Three (colleges): Harvard, Yale, and Princeton University
- Big Three (management consultancies): McKinsey, Bain & Company, and Boston Consulting Group
- Big Three (credit rating agencies): Standard & Poor's, Moody's, and Fitch Group
- Big Three television networks: ABC, CBS, and NBC
- Big Three (law), a term used in New Zealand to refer to its three largest law firms: Bell Gully, Chapman Tripp, and Russell McVeagh
- Big Three (University of California): UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC San Diego
- The Big Three (musical group), a Merseybeat band of the early 1960s
- The Big 3 (folk group), a folk trio of the early 1960s composed of Cass Elliot, Tim Rose, and James Hendricks
- The Big Three Trio, a blues trio composed of Willie Dixon, Leonard Caston, and Bernardo Dennis.
- The Big 3 (Milt Jackson album), 1975
- Big Three (Netherlands), the nickname for the three most successful association football clubs in the Netherlands
- Big Three (Portugal), the nickname for the three most successful association football clubs in Portugal
- Big Three (Turkey), the nickname for the three most successful association football clubs in Turkey
- In golf, three players who were promoted by Mark McCormack as the Big Three: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player
- The trio of players of the Boston Celtics during the 1980s, consisting of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish
- The trio of players of the Milwaukee Bucks from 1998-2002, consisting of Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson, and Sam Cassell.
- The trio of players of the Chicago Bulls from 1995-1998, consisting of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman.
- The trio of players of the San Antonio Spurs NBA Franchise, consisting of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginóbili, and Tony Parker
- The trio of players of the Boston Celtics NBA Franchise from 2007 to 2012, consisting of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen
- The trio of players of the Miami Heat NBA Franchise, consisting of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh
- The trio of players of the Melbourne Storm NRL Franchise, consisting of Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, and Cooper Cronk
- Rule of three (C++ programming), or The Big Three, a rule of thumb in programming
- The trio of video game consoles of varying eras, see also console wars
- Big One (disambiguation)
- Big Two (disambiguation)
- Little Three
- Big Four (disambiguation)
- Big Five (disambiguation)
- Big Six (disambiguation)
- Big Seven (disambiguation)
- Big Eight (disambiguation)
- Big Ten (disambiguation)
- Big 11
- Big 12
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