List of public corporations by market capitalization

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The following is a list of publicly traded companies having the greatest market capitalization, as well as government-owned corporations by estimated market value. Market capitalization is calculated from the share price (as recorded on selected day) multiplied by the number of shares issued. Figures are converted into USD millions (using rate from selected day) to allow for comparison.

Some state-owned companies may be considered larger than even the largest public corporation. For example Saudi Aramco's value was estimated from $781 billion to even $7 trillion, which is more than top corporations on the list.[1][2][3]

Publicly traded companies[edit]

All market capitalization figures are in USD millions.

2014[edit]

This Financial Times Global 500–based list is up to date as of September 30, 2014. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank First quarter[4] Second quarter[5] Third quarter[6]
1 United States Apple Inc.
Decrease478,766.1
United States Apple Inc.
Increase560,337.4
United States Apple Inc.
Increase603,277.4
2 United States Exxon Mobil
Decrease422,098.3
United States Exxon Mobil
Increase432,357.3
United States Exxon Mobil
Decrease401,094.1
3 United States Microsoft
Increase340,216.8
United States Google
Increase358,347.3
United States Microsoft
Increase381,959.7
4 United States Google
Increase313,003.9
United States Microsoft
Increase344,458.8
United States Google
Increase361,998.4
5 United States Berkshire Hathaway
Increase308,090.6
United States Berkshire Hathaway
Increase312,216.7
United States Berkshire Hathaway
Increase340,055.0
6 United States Johnson & Johnson
Increase277,826.2
United States Johnson & Johnson
Decrease276,837.0
United States Johnson & Johnson
Increase300,614.2
7 United States Wells Fargo
Increase261,217.5
United States Wells Fargo
Increase261,217.5
United States Wells Fargo
Increase270,782.4
8 United States General Electric
Decrease259,547.3
United Kingdom Royal Dutch Shell
Increase269,563.4
United States General Electric
Decrease257,068.4
9 Switzerland Hoffmann-La Roche
Increase258,542.1
United States General Electric
Increase263,529.6
Switzerland Novartis
Increase255,326.4
10 United States Wal-Mart
Decrease246,805.7
Switzerland Hoffmann-La Roche
Decrease256,322.8
Switzerland Hoffmann-La Roche
Decrease254,543.8

2013[edit]

This Financial Times Global 500–based list is up to date as of December 31, 2013. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank First quarter[7] Second quarter[8] Third quarter[9] Fourth quarter[10]
1 United States Apple Inc.
Decrease415,683.3
United States Exxon Mobil
Decrease401,729.8
United States Apple Inc.
Increase433,099.6
United States Apple Inc.
Increase504,770.8
2 United States Exxon Mobil
Increase403,733.1
United States Apple Inc.
Decrease372,202.3
United States Exxon Mobil
Decrease378,716.2
United States Exxon Mobil
Increase442,142.8
3 United States Berkshire Hathaway
Increase256,801.8
United States Microsoft
Increase288,488.8
United States Berkshire Hathaway
Increase280,001.5
United States Microsoft
Increase312,297.3
4 China PetroChina
Decrease254,618.7
United States Berkshire Hathaway
Increase276,548.5
United States Microsoft
Decrease277,220.9
United States Google
Increase310,079.1
5 United States Wal-Mart
Increase246,373.3
United States Wal-Mart
Decrease244,079.4
United States Johnson & Johnson
Increase244,298.5
United States Berkshire Hathaway
Increase292,396.0
6 United States General Electric
Increase239,775.6
United States Johnson & Johnson
Increase241,170.9
United States General Electric
Increase243,290.4
United States General Electric
Increase283,589.8
7 United States Microsoft
Increase239,602.3
United States General Electric
Increase239,787.2
United States Wal-Mart
Decrease240,773.3
United States Johnson & Johnson
Increase258,415.4
8 United States IBM
Increase237,724.7
United States Google
Increase238,688.6
United States Google
Decrease237,479.4
United States Wal-Mart
Increase254,622.8
9 Switzerland Nestlé
Increase233,792.1
United States Chevron Corporation
Decrease229,402.6
United States Chevron Corporation
Increase234,740.8
Switzerland Hoffmann-La Roche
Increase241,368.0
10 United States Chevron Corporation
Increase230,831.2
China ICBC
Increase226,879.8
Switzerland Hoffmann-La Roche
Increase232,495.2
United States Chevron Corporation
Increase240,223.4

2012[edit]

This Financial Times Global 500–based list is up to date as of December 31, 2012. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank First quarter[11] Second quarter[12] Third quarter[13] Fourth quarter[14]
1 United States Apple Inc.
Increase559,002.1
United States Apple Inc.
Decrease546,076.1
United States Apple Inc.
Increase625,348.1
United States Apple Inc.
Decrease500,610.7
2 United States Exxon Mobil
Increase408,777.4
United States Exxon Mobil
Decrease400,139.1
United States Exxon Mobil
Increase422,127.5
United States Exxon Mobil
Decrease394,610.9
3 China PetroChina
Increase278,968.4
China PetroChina
Decrease257,685.8
China PetroChina
Decrease253,853.3
China PetroChina
Increase264,833.4
4 United States Microsoft
Increase270,644.1
United States Microsoft
Decrease256,982.4
United States Microsoft
Decrease249,489.8
Australia
United Kingdom
BHP Billiton
Increase247,409.0
5 United States IBM
Increase241,754.6
United States Wal-Mart
Increase235,900.3
United States Wal-Mart
Increase248,074.4
China ICBC
Increase236,457.9
6 China ICBC
Increase236,335.4
United States IBM
Decrease225,598.5
United States General Electric
Increase239,791.2
Hong Kong China Mobile
Increase234,040.2
7 Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Decrease222,425.1
United States General Electric
Increase220,806.3
United States IBM
Increase237,068.4
United States Wal-Mart
Decrease228,245.4
8 Hong Kong China Mobile
Increase220,978.9
Hong Kong China Mobile
Decrease219,481.3
United States Chevron Corporation
Increase228,707.1
South Korea Samsung Electronics
Increase227,581.8
9 United States General Electric
Increase212,317.7
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Decrease217,048.2
Hong Kong China Mobile
Increase222,817.8
United States Microsoft
Decrease224,801.0
10 United States Chevron Corporation
Increase211,950.6
China ICBC
Decrease211,196.0
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Increase222,669.6
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Steady222,669.6

2011[edit]

This Financial Times Global 500–based list is up to date as of December 31, 2011. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank First quarter[15] Second quarter[16] Third quarter[17] Fourth quarter[18]
1 United States Exxon Mobil
Increase417,166.7
United States Exxon Mobil
Decrease400,884.5
United States Apple Inc.
Increase353,518.1
United States Exxon Mobil
Increase406,272.1
2 China PetroChina
Increase326,199.2
United States Apple Inc.
Decrease310,412.3
United States Exxon Mobil
Decrease353,135.2
United States Apple Inc.
Increase376,410.6
3 United States Apple Inc.
Increase321,072.1
China PetroChina
Decrease303,649.9
China PetroChina
Decrease276,473.9
China PetroChina
Increase276,844.9
4 China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase251,078.1
China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease246,850.5
United States IBM
Increase208,843.5
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Increase236,677.0
5 Brazil Petrobras
Increase247,417.6
Australia
United Kingdom
BHP Billiton
Decrease233,626.5
United States Microsoft
Decrease208,534.9
China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase228,168.1
6 Australia
United Kingdom
BHP Billiton
Increase247,079.5
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Decrease225,122.8
China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease206,021.4
United States Microsoft
Increase218,380.1
7 China China Construction Bank
Increase232,608.6
United States Microsoft
Increase219,251.9
Hong Kong China Mobile
Increase198,778.7
United States IBM
Increase216,724.4
8 Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Increase226,128.7
Switzerland Nestlé
Increase215,017.5
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Decrease197,061.1
United States Chevron Corporation
Increase211,893.9
9 United States Chevron Corporation
Increase215,780.6
Brazil Petrobras
Decrease210,111.4
Switzerland Nestlé
Decrease191,115.6
United States Wal-Mart
Increase204,659.8
10 United States Microsoft
Decrease213,336.4
United States IBM
Increase207,781.4
United States Chevron Corporation
Decrease185,456.1
Hong Kong China Mobile
Decrease196,148.4

2010[edit]

This Financial Times Global 500–based list is up to date as of December 31, 2010. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank First quarter[19] Second quarter[20] Third quarter[21] Fourth quarter[22]
1 China PetroChina
Decrease329,259.7
United States Exxon Mobil
Decrease291,789.1
United States Exxon Mobil
Increase314,622.5
United States Exxon Mobil
Increase368,711.5
2 United States Exxon Mobil
Decrease316,230.8
China PetroChina
Decrease268,504.8
China PetroChina
Increase270,889.9
China PetroChina
Increase303,273.6
3 United States Microsoft
Decrease256,864.7
United States Apple Inc.
Increase228,876.8
United States Apple Inc.
Increase259,223.4
United States Apple Inc.
Increase295,886.3
4 China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease246,419.8
China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease211,258.7
Brazil Petrobras
Increase220,616.5
Australia
United Kingdom
BHP Billiton
Increase243,540.3
5 United States Apple Inc.
Increase213,096.7
United States Microsoft
Decrease201,655.8
China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase213,364.1
United States Microsoft
Increase238,784.5
6 Australia
United Kingdom
BHP Billiton
Increase209,935.1
Hong Kong China Mobile
Increase201,471.2
United States Microsoft
Increase210,676.4
China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase233,369.1
7 United States Wal-Mart
Increase209,000.7
United States Berkshire Hathaway
Decrease197,356.8
Hong Kong China Mobile
Increase205,339.6
Brazil Petrobras
Increase229,066.6
8 United States Berkshire Hathaway
Increase200,620.5
China China Construction Bank
Increase189,170.7
United States Berkshire Hathaway
Increase204,792.0
China China Construction Bank
Increase222,245.1
9 United States General Electric
Increase194,246.2
United States Wal-Mart
Decrease178,322.7
China China Construction Bank
Increase202,998.4
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Increase208,593.7
10 Hong Kong China Mobile
Increase192,998.6
United States Procter & Gamble
172,736.5
Australia
United Kingdom
BHP Billiton
Increase196,866.0
Switzerland Nestlé
Increase203,534.3

2009[edit]

This Financial Times Global 500–based list is up to date as of December 31, 2009. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank First quarter [23] Second quarter [24] Third quarter [25] Fourth quarter [26]
1 United States Exxon Mobil
Decrease336,525
China PetroChina
Increase366,662.9
United States Exxon Mobil
Decrease329,725
China PetroChina
Increase353,140.1
2 China PetroChina
Increase287,185
United States Exxon Mobil
Increase341,140.3
China PetroChina
Decrease325,097.5
United States Exxon Mobil
Decrease323,717.1
3 United States Wal-Mart
Decrease204,365
China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase257,004.4
China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease237,951.5
United States Microsoft
Increase270,635.4
4 China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase187,885
United States Microsoft
Increase211,546.2
United States Microsoft
Increase229,630.7
China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase268,956.2
5 Hong Kong China Mobile
Decrease174,673
Hong Kong China Mobile
Increase200,832.4
United Kingdom HSBC
Increase198,561.1
United States Wal-Mart
Increase203,653.6
6 United States Microsoft
Decrease163,320
United States Wal-Mart
Decrease188,752.0
Hong Kong China Mobile
Decrease195,680.4
China China Construction Bank
Increase201,436.1
7 United States AT&T
Decrease148,511
China China Construction Bank
Increase182,186.7
United States Wal-Mart
Increase189,331.6
Australia
United Kingdom
BHP Billiton
Increase201,248
8 United States Johnson & Johnson
Decrease145,481
Brazil Petrobras
Increase165,056.9
Brazil Petrobras
Increase189,027.7
United Kingdom HSBC
Increase199,254.9
9 Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Decrease138,999
United States Johnson & Johnson
Increase156,515.9
China China Construction Bank
Increase186,816.7
Brazil Petrobras
Increase199,107.9
10 United States Procter & Gamble
Decrease138,013
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Increase156,386.7
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Increase175,986.1
United States Apple Inc.
Increase189,801.7

2008[edit]

This Financial Times Global 500–based list is up to date as of December 31, 2008. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank First quarter [27] Second quarter [28] Third quarter [29] Fourth quarter [30]
1 United States Exxon Mobil
Decrease452,505
United States Exxon Mobil
Increase465,652
United States Exxon Mobil
Increase403,366
United States Exxon Mobil
Increase406,067
2 China PetroChina
Decrease423,996
China PetroChina
Increase341,140.3
China PetroChina
Decrease325,097.5
China PetroChina
Decrease259,836
3 United States General Electric
Decrease369,569
China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase257,004.4
China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease237,951.5
United States Wal-Mart
Decrease219,898
4 Russia Gazprom
Decrease299,764
United States Microsoft
Increase211,546.2
United States Microsoft
Increase229,630.7
Hong Kong China Mobile
Increase201,291
5 Hong Kong China Mobile
Decrease298,093
Hong Kong China Mobile
Increase200,832.4
United Kingdom HSBC
Increase198,561.1
United States Procter & Gamble
Decrease184,576
6 China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease277,236
United States Wal-Mart
Decrease188,752.0
Hong Kong China Mobile
Decrease195,680.4
China Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease173,930
7 United States Microsoft
Decrease264,132
China China Construction Bank
Increase182,186.7
United States Wal-Mart
Increase189,331.6
United States Microsoft
Decrease172,929
8 United States AT&T
Decrease231,168
Brazil Petrobras
Increase165,056.9
Brazil Petrobras
Increase189,027.7
United States AT&T
Increase167,950
9 Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Decrease220,110
United States Johnson & Johnson
Increase156,515.9
China China Construction Bank
Increase186,816.7
United States Johnson & Johnson
Decrease166,002
10 United States Procter & Gamble
Decrease215,640
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Increase156,386.7
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Royal Dutch Shell
Increase175,986.1
United States General Electric
Decrease161,278

2007[edit]

Fourth quarter[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of December 31, 2007.[31] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
Increase1 Petrochina China Oil and gas Increase723,952
Decrease2 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Decrease511,887
Decrease3 General Electric United States Conglomerate Decrease374,637
Decrease4 China Mobile Hong Kong Telecommunications Increase354,120
Decrease5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China China Banking Increase338,989
Decrease6 Microsoft United States Software industry Increase333,054
Steady7 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Increase329,591
Decrease8 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Increase269,544
Decrease9 AT&T United States Telecommunications Decrease252,051
Increase10 Sinopec China Oil and gas Increase249,645

Third quarter[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of September 28, 2007.[32] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
Steady1 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Increase513,362
Steady2 General Electric United States Conglomerate Increase424,191
Increase3 China Mobile Hong Kong Telecommunications Increase327,937
Increase4 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China China Banking Increase279,269
Decrease5 Microsoft United States Software industry Decrease276,202
Decrease6 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Decrease264,397
Steady7 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Increase260,249
Decrease8 AT&T United States Telecommunications Increase258,047
Decrease9 Citigroup United States Banking Decrease232,162
Steady10 Bank of America United States Banking Increase223,066

Second quarter[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of June 29, 2007.[33] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
Steady1 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Increase472,519
Steady2 General Electric United States Conglomerate Increase393,831
Steady3 Microsoft United States Software industry Increase281,934
Increase4 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Increase266,141
Steady5 AT&T United States Telecommunications Increase255,871
Decrease6 Citigroup United States Banking Increase253,703
Decrease7 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Decrease245,757
Increase8 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas Increase231,495
Decrease9 Toyota Motor Corporation Japan Automotive Decrease228,009
Decrease10 Bank of America United States Banking Decrease216,963

First quarter[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 30 March 2007.[34] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
Steady1 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Decrease429,567
Steady2 General Electric United States Conglomerate Decrease363,611
Steady3 Microsoft United States Software industry Decrease272,912
Steady4 Citigroup United States Banking Decrease252,857
Increase5 AT&T United States Telecommunications Increase246,206
Decrease6 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Decrease245,911
Steady7 Toyota Motor Corporation Japan Automotive Decrease230,832
Steady8 Bank of America United States Banking Decrease228,177
Decrease9 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China China Banking Decrease224,788
Decrease10 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Decrease214,018

2006[edit]

Fourth quarter[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of December 2006.[35] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
Steady1 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Increase446,943
Steady2 General Electric United States Conglomerate Increase383,564
Steady3 Microsoft United States Software industry Increase293,537
Increase4 Citigroup United States Banking Increase273,691
Decrease5 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Increase271,482
Increase6 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China China Banking Increase254,592
Increase7 Toyota Motor Corporation Japan Automotive Increase241,161
Decrease8 Bank of America United States Banking Decrease239,758
Decrease9 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Increase225,781
Decrease10 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas Increase218,643

Third quarter[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 30 September 2006.[36] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
Steady1 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Increase398,906
Steady2 General Electric United States Conglomerate Increase364,414
Increase3 Microsoft United States Software industry Increase272,679.0
Decrease4 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Decrease254,634.3
Decrease5 Citigroup United States Banking Increase246,727
Increase6 Bank of America United States Banking Increase242,451
Steady7 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Decrease216,368
Decrease8 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas Decrease215,623
Steady9 HSBC United Kingdom Banking Increase209,774
Increase10 Pfizer United States Health care Increase206,785

Second quarter[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 30 June 2006.[37] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
Steady1 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Decrease371,187
Steady2 General Electric United States Conglomerate Decrease342,731
Increase3 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Increase246,341
Steady4 Citigroup United States Banking Increase239,862
Decrease5 Microsoft United States Software industry Decrease237,688
Decrease6 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas Increase233,151
Steady7 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Increase224,925
Decrease8 Bank of America United States Banking Increase219,504
Increase9 HSBC United Kingdom Banking Increase201,854
Decrease10 Wal-Mart United States Retail Increase200,762

First quarter[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of March 2006.[38] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank Name Headquarters Industry Market value (USD million)
Increase1 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Increase371,631
Decrease2 General Electric United States Conglomerate Decrease362,527
Steady3 Microsoft United States Software industry Increase281,171
Steady4 Citigroup United States Banking Decrease238,935
Steady5 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas Increase233,260
Increase6 Bank of America United States Banking Increase211,706
Decrease7 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Increase211,280
Decrease8 Wal-Mart United States Retail Increase196,860
Steady9 Toyota Motor Corporation Japan Automotive Increase196,731
Increase10 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Increase196,339

2004[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 31 March 2005.[39]

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 General Electric United States Conglomerate 382,233
2 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 380,567
3 Microsoft United States Software industry 262,975
4 Citigroup United States Banking 234,437
5 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas 221,365
6 Wal-Mart United States Retail 212,209
7 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas 210,630
8 Johnson & Johnson United States Health care 199,711
9 Pfizer United States Health care 195,945
10 Bank of America United States Banking 178,765

2003[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 31 March 2004.[40]

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 General Electric United States Conglomerate 299,336
2 Microsoft United States Software industry 271,911
3 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 263,940
4 Pfizer United States Health care 261,616
5 Citigroup United States Banking 259,191
6 Wal-Mart United States Retail 258,888
7 American International Group United States Insurance 183,696
8 Intel Corporation United States Computer hardware 179,996
9 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas 174,648
10 HSBC United Kingdom Banking 163,574

2002[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 31 March 2003.[41]

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 Microsoft United States Software industry 264,003
2 General Electric United States Conglomerate 259,647
3 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 241,037
4 Wal-Mart United States Retail 234,399
5 Pfizer United States Health care 195,948
6 Citigroup United States Banking 183,887
7 Johnson & Johnson United States Health care 170,417
8 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas 149,034
9 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas 144,381
10 IBM United States Computer software, Computer hardware 139,272

2001[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 31 March 2002.[42]

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 General Electric United States Conglomerate 372,089
2 Microsoft United States Software industry 326,639
3 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 299,820
4 Wal-Mart United States Retail 273,220
5 Citigroup United States Banking 255,299
6 Pfizer United States Health care 249,021
7 Intel Corporation United States Computer hardware 203,838
8 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas 200,794
9 Johnson & Johnson United States Health care 197,912
10 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas 189,913

2000[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 31 March 2001.[43]

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 General Electric United States Conglomerate 477,406
2 Cisco Systems United States Networking hardware 304,699
3 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 286,367
4 Pfizer United States Health care 263,996
5 Microsoft United States Software industry 258,436
6 Wal-Mart United States Retail 250,955
7 Citigroup United States Banking 250,143
8 Vodafone United Kingdom Telecommunications 227,175
9 Intel Corporation United States Computer hardware 227,048
10 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas 206,340

1999[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 31 March 2000.[44]

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 Microsoft United States Software industry 586,197
2 General Electric United States Conglomerate 474,956
3 NTT DoCoMo Japan Telecommunications 366,204
4 Cisco Systems United States Networking hardware 348,965
5 Wal-Mart United States Retail 286,153
6 Intel Corporation United States Computer hardware 277,096
7 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Japan Telecommunications 274,905
8 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 265,894
9 Lucent Technologies United States Telecommunications 237,668
10 Deutsche Telekom Germany Telecommunications 209,628

1998[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 30 September 1998.[45]

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 Microsoft United States Software industry 271,854
2 General Electric United States Conglomerate 258,871
3 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 172,213
4 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas 164,157
5 Merck United States Health care 154,753
6 Pfizer United States Health care 148,074
7 Intel Corporation United States Computer hardware 144,060
8 The Coca-Cola Company United States Beverage 142,164
9 Wal-Mart United States Retail 123,062
10 IBM United States Software industry, Computer hardware 121,184

1997[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 30 September 1997.[46]

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 General Electric United States Conglomerate 222,748
2 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas 191,002
3 Microsoft United States Software industry 159,660
4 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 157,970
5 The Coca-Cola Company United States Beverage 151,288
6 Intel Corporation United States Computer hardware 150,838
7 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Japan Telecommunications 146,139
8 Merck United States Health care 120,757
9 Toyota Motor Corporation Japan Automotive 116,585
10 Novartis Switzerland Health care 104,468

1996[edit]

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 30 September 1996.[47]

Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 General Electric United States Conglomerate 136,515
2 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas 128,206
3 The Coca-Cola Company United States Beverage 117,258
4 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Japan Telecommunications 113,609
5 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 102,161

Record market capitalizations[edit]

On 5 November 2007, A shares of Petrochina on the first day of trading after its IPO on Shanghai Stock Exchange skyrocketed from the IPO price of 16.7 RMB to 43.96 RMB by the close (opening price was even 48.6 RMB). That gave a market capitalization of about $1 trillion.[48] Only 4 billion A shares were floated during the IPO, another 158 billion A shares were still held by China National Petroleum Corporation. 21 billion H Shares were already floated on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.[49] However market capitalization based on H-shares never reached $500 billion.[50]

On August 22, 2012, Apple Inc. closed at a record high share price of $668.87.[51] With 936,596,000 outstanding shares (as of June 30, 2012),[52] it had a market capitalization of $627.00 billion. The prior record has been held by Microsoft since December 30, 1999 when it reached an intraday high share price of $119.94.[53] With 5,160,024,593 outstanding shares (as of November 30, 1999),[54] it had a market capitalization of $618.9 billion. Adjusting for inflation to 2012, Microsoft's market capitalization would be even higher at $846 billion.[50]

State-owned companies[edit]

This Financial Times Non-Public 150 based list is up to date as of December, 2006. Figures are in USD millions.

Rank 2006 [1]
1 Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco
781,000
2 Mexico Pemex
415,000
3 Venezuela Petróleos de Venezuela
388,000
4 Kuwait Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
378,000
5 Malaysia Petronas
232,000
6 Algeria Sonatrach
224,000
7 Iran National Iranian Oil Company
220,000
8 Japan Japan Post (priv. 2007)
156,000
9 Indonesia Pertamina
140,000
10 Nigeria Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
120,000

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