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 2004.

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.

2014 list[edit]

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

Rank Company Headquarters Industry Sales
(billion $)
Profits
(billion $)
Assets
(billion $)
Market Value
(billion $)
01Steady1 ICBC  China Banking 148.7 42.7 3,124.9 215.6
02Steady2 China Construction Bank  China Banking 121.3 34.2 2,449.5 174.4
03Increase3 Agricultural Bank of China  China Banking 136.4 27 2,405.4 141.1
04Decrease4 JPMorgan Chase  United States Banking 105.7 17.3 2,435.3 229.7
05Increase5 Berkshire Hathaway  United States Conglomerate 178.8 19.5 493.4 309.1
06Decrease 6 Exxon Mobil  United States Oil and gas 394 32.6 346.8 422.3
07Decrease7 General Electric  United States Conglomerate 143.3 14.8 656.6 259.6
08Increase8 Wells Fargo  United States Banking 88.7 21.9 1,543 261.4
09Increase9 Bank of China  China Banking 105.1 25.5 2,291.8 124.2
10Decrease10 PetroChina  China Oil and gas 328.5 21.1 386.9 202
11Decrease11 Royal Dutch Shell  Netherlands Oil and gas 451.4 16.4 357.5 234.1
12Increase12 Toyota  Japan Automotive 255.6 18.8 385.5 193.5
13Increase13 Bank of America  United States Banking 101.5 11.4 2,113.8 183.3
14Decrease14 HSBC  United Kingdom Banking 79.6 16.3 2,671.3 192.6
15Steady15 Apple  United States Consumer electronics 173.8 37 225.2 483.1
16Increase16 Citigroup  United States Banking 94.1 13.4 1,883.4 145.1
17Increase17 BP  United Kingdom Oil and gas 379.2 23.6 305.7 148.8
18Decrease18 Chevron  United States Oil and gas 211.8 21.4 253.8 227.2
19Decrease19 Volkswagen Group  Germany Automotive 261.5 12 446.9 119
20Decrease20 Wal-Mart Stores  United States Retail 476.5 16 204.8 247.9

The complete list is available here.

Top twenty countries with number of Forbes Global 2000 companies in 2014[edit]

Source

Rank Country / Region Number of companies Highest rank of the country / Region
01  United States 564 JPMorgan Chase
 European Union 366 Royal Dutch Shell
02  Japan 225 Toyota Motor
03  China (w  Hong Kong) 207[1] ICBC
04  United Kingdom 93 HSBC
05  France 66 BNP Paribas
06  South Korea 61 Samsung Electronics
07  Canada 57 Royal Bank of Canada
08  India 54 Reliance Industries
09  Germany 52 Volkswagen Group
10   Switzerland 48 Nestle
11  Taiwan 47 Hon Hai Precision
12  Australia 36 BHP Billiton
13  Italy 30 Eni
14  Russia 28 Gazprom
15  Netherlands 27 Royal Dutch Shell
15  Spain 27 Banco Santander
17  Sweden 26 Nordea Bank
18  Brazil 25 Petrobras
19  Saudi Arabia 20 Saudi Basic Industries
20  Ireland 19 Eaton
Rest of the World 290 Statoil, Norway
Total 2,000 ICBC

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]

The complete list is available here.

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