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Big Four may refer to:
- The Big Four (World War I), the main Allied leaders and participants in the Paris Peace Conference
- The Big Four (Calgary), Alberta businessmen and philanthropists of the early 20th century
- Big Four Conference, various conferences between the victorious nations after World War I and World War II
- Big Four (Central Pacific Railroad), US railroad entrepreneurs of the 19th century
- Big Four (debutantes), prominent Chicago debutantes in the early 20th century
- Big Four of Maryland Thoroughbred racing, four trainers who dominated the sport in the 1960s and 1970s
- Big Four (Najaf), the four leading Grand Ayatollahs in Iraq
- Big Four (Scotland Yard), in charge of the CID at Scotland Yard from about 1919 onwards
- Big Four, West Virginia
- Big Four Bridge, Louisville, Kentucky
- Big Four Mountain, Snohomish County, Washington
- Big Four airlines, AA, EA, TW, and UA airlines, the four U.S. air carriers which dominated air travel prior to deregulation
- Big Four (audit firms), the largest international accountancy and professional services firms
- Big Four (British railway companies), the companies formed after the Grouping Act in 1922
- Big Four (banks), several groupings of banks in different countries
- Big Four Railroad, a nickname of the CCC&StL Railway in the Midwestern United States
- Big Four, the four largest national registered agent service providers in the United States
- Big Four in US broadcast television, the traditional Big Three television networks of ABC, CBS and NBC plus Fox
- Big Four in the United States wireless communications service providers, AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Corporation, and T-Mobile US
- Japanese Big Four, the four largest Japanese motorcycle manufacturers: Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha
- Big Four, the most influential international technology companies, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.
Business and education
- Big Four, a term used in reference to the four most selective universities in Shanghai: Fudan, Shanghai Jiao Tong, East China Normal and Tongji University
- Big Four (tennis), top male tennis players Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray
- Big Four (English football), Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United domination in the Premier League
- Big Four (bowling), a type of split in ten pin bowling
- Big Four (polo), an American polo team of the early 20th century
- Big Four (marathon), four major marathon races comprising four of the five World Marathon Majors
- Big Four, the four leading major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada
- Big Four, the four leading soccer leagues in Europe, Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, and Serie A
- Big Four, a nickname for WWE's major pay-per-view events, SummerSlam, Survivor Series, Royal Rumble, and WrestleMania
- Big Four, officially the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, the forerunner to the Canadian Football League East Division
- The Big 4 Live from Sofia, Bulgaria concert recording with thrash metal bands Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax
- Big Four (band), a Chinese male pop group
- Big Four (Eurovision), the four main sponsoring countries of the Eurovision Song Contest
- Big Four (Grammy Awards) or the General Field, four standard Grammy Awards spanning all genres
- The Big Four, the name for the top music industry record labels from 2004 through 2011
- The Big Four (Grunge), used to describe, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains, arguably the four most popular bands on the grunge scene in the early nineties.
- The Big Four (Thrash metal), used to describe Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax, arguably the most popular and recognisable bands on the thrash metal scene in eighties and early nineties.
- The Big Teutonic Four, used to describe Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankard, the German equivalent to the American Big Four of thrash metal.
- Big Four, the four major Allies powers of World War II: China, Soviet Union, United Kingdom and United States
- The Big Four (novel), by Agatha Christie
- Big Four (Indian snakes), four snake species responsible for the most snake-bites in India
- Big Four (White Star Line), a quartet of British ocean liners of the early 20th century
- Big 4 (lottery), an online game in the Pennsylvania Lottery
- Norton Big 4, a British motorcycle produced between 1907 and 1954
- Big Four (Motorcycle gang), four motorcycle clubs designated by police as outlaw gangs and liable for RICO prosecution
- Big 4 (sculpture), outside the Channel 4 headquarters in London
- Big One (disambiguation)
- Big Two (disambiguation)
- Big Three (disambiguation)
- Big Five (disambiguation)
- Big Six (disambiguation)
- Big Seven (disambiguation)
- Big Eight (disambiguation)
- Big Ten (disambiguation)
- Big 11
- Big 12
- Core Four
- Fab Four
- "Apple vs Google vs Facebook vs Amazon". WSJ. Dec 25, 2012.
- "Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon: where do the big four go from here?". TechRadar. June 22, 2014.
- "Schmidt calls tech a 4-way race: Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook". TechRepublic. June 1, 2011.
- "How four companies took over the Internet". CNN Money. March 13, 2014.
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