Forbes Global 2000

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The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the top 2000 public companies in the world by Forbes magazine. The ranking is based on a mix of four metrics: sales, profit, assets and market value. The list has been published since 2003.

The Forbes Global 2000 is a useful indicator of which are the leading public companies in the world, but it is only an interpretation, as only public companies are listed. The results are not definitive; any change to the criteria would produce a different list.

2015 list[edit]

Listed below are the top 20 companies featured on the 2015 list.

Rank Company Headquarters Industry Sales
(billion $)
Profits
(billion $)
Assets
(billion $)
Market Value
(billion $)
01Steady1 ICBC  China Banking 166.8 44.8 3,322 278.3
02Steady2 China Construction Bank  China Banking 130.5 37 2,698.9 212.9
03Steady3 Agricultural Bank of China  China Banking 129.2 29.1 2,574.8 189.9
04Increase4 Bank of China  China Banking 120.3 27.5 2,458.3 199.1
05Steady5 Berkshire Hathaway  United States Conglomerate 194.7 19.9 534.6 354.8
06Decrease 6 JPMorgan Chase  United States Banking 97.8 21.2 2,593.6 225.5
07Decrease7 Exxon Mobil  United States Oil and gas 376.2 32.5 349.5 357.1
08Increase8 PetroChina  China Oil and gas 333.4 17.4 387.7 334.6
09Decrease9 General Electric  United States Conglomerate 148.5 15.2 648.3 253.5
10Decrease10 Wells Fargo  United States Banking 90.4 23.1 1,701.4 278.3
11Increase11 Toyota  Japan Automotive 252.2 19.1 389.7 239
12Increase12 Apple  United States Consumer electronics 199.4 44.5 261.9 741.8
13Decrease13 Royal Dutch Shell  Netherlands Oil and gas 420.4 14.9 353.1 195.4
14Increase14 Volkswagen Group  Germany Automotive 268.5 14.4 425 126
15Decrease15 HSBC  United Kingdom Banking 81.1 13.5 2,634.1 167.7
16Increase16 Chevron  United States Oil and gas 191.8 19.2 266 201
16Increase16 Wal-Mart Stores  United States Retail 485.7 16.4 203.7 261.3
18Increase18 Samsung Electronics  South Korea Consumer electronics 195.9 21.9 209.6 199.4
19Decrease19 Citigroup  United States Banking 93.9 7.2 1,846 156.7
20Increase20 China Mobile  China Telecommunications 104.1 17.7 209 271.5

The complete list is available here.

Top countries with number of Forbes Global 2000 companies in 2015[edit]

2014 list[edit]

Listed below are the top 20 companies featured on the 2014 list.

The complete list is available here.

2013 list[edit]

Listed below are the top 20 companies featured on the 2013 list.

The complete list is available here.

2012 list[edit]

Listed below are the top 20 companies featured on the 2012 list.

The complete list is available here.

2011 list[edit]

Listed below are the top 20 companies featured on the 2011 list.

The complete list is available here.

2010 list[edit]

Listed below are the top 20 companies featured on the 2010 list.

The complete list is available here.

2009 list[edit]

Listed below are the top 20 companies featured on the 2009 list.

The complete list is available here.

2008 list[edit]

Listed below are the top 20 companies featured on the 2008 list.

The complete list is available here.

2007 list[edit]

Listed below are the top 20 companies featured on the 2007 list.

The complete list is available here.

2006 list[edit]

The complete list is available here.

2005 list[edit]

The complete list is available here.

2004 list[edit]

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