Forbes Global 2000

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The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the top 2,000 public companies in the world by Forbes magazine. The ranking is based on a mix of four metris: sales, profit, assets and market value.[1] 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]

In 2015 the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were, in alphabetical order:[2]

Rank Company Headquarters Industry Sales
(billion $)
Profits
(billion $)
Assets
(billion $)
Market Value
(billion $)
1 ICBC China Beijing Banking 166.8 44.8 3,322 278.3
2 China Construction Bank China Beijing Banking 130.5 37 2,698.9 212.9
3 Agricultural Bank of China China Beijing Banking, financial services 129.2 29.1 2,574.8 189.9
4 Bank of China China Beijing Banking 120.3 27.5 2,458.3 199.1
5 Berkshire Hathaway United States Omaha Conglomerate 194.7 19.9 534.6 354.8
6 JPMorgan Chase United States New York Banking 97.8 21.2 2,593.6 225.5
7 Exxon Mobil United States Irving Oil and gas 376.2 32.5 349.5 357.1
8 PetroChina China Beijing Oil and gas 333.4 17.4 387.7 334.6
9 General Electric United States Fairfield Conglomerate 148.5 15.2 648.3 253.5
10 Wells Fargo United States San Francisco Banking 90.4 23.1 1,701.4 278.3

2015 Country Rankings[edit]

Country Companies Largest
 United States (incl. Puerto Rico) 580 0005#5 Berkshire Hathaway
 China (incl. Hong Kong) 232 0001#1 ICBC
 Japan 219 0011#11 Toyota Motor
 United Kingdom (incl. Bermuda) 104 0015#15 HSBC
 South Korea 66 0018#18 Samsung
 France 61 0029#29 AXA Group
 India 56 0142#142 Reliance Industries
 Germany 53 0014#14 Volkswagen Group
 Canada 52 0053#53 Royal Bank of Canada
 Taiwan 47 0122#122 Hon Hai Precision
  Switzerland 46 0030#30 Nestlé
 Australia 34 0047#47 Commonwealth Bank
 Italy 30 0121#121 Eni
 Russia 27 0027#27 Gazprom
 Spain 27 0031#31 Banco Santander
 Netherlands 25 0013#13 Royal Dutch Shell
 Brazil 24 0042#42 Itaú Unibanco Holding
 Sweden 24 0132#132 Nordea Bank
 Saudi Arabia 20 0116#116 Saudi Basic Industries
 Singapore 20 0268#268 DBS Group
 Ireland 19 0318#318 Eaton
 Malaysia 16 0371#371 Maybank
 Thailand 16 0225#225 PTT PCL
 Mexico 13 0125#125 América Móvil
 South Africa 13 0329#329 Standard Bank Group
 United Arab Emirates 13 0383#383 Etisalat
 Turkey 12 0449#449 Garanti Bank
 Denmark 11 0148#148 Moller–Maersk
 Belgium 10 0057#57 Anheuser-Busch InBev
 Finland 10 0347#347 Nokia
 Israel 10 0228#228 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
 Qatar 9 0381#381 Qatar National Bank
 Chile 8 0627#627 Falabella
 Greece 8 1024#1024 Bank of Greece
 Norway 8 0103#103 Statoil
 Philippines 8 0911#911 SM Investments
 Austria 7 0616#616 OMV Group
 Indonesia 7 0457#457 Bank Rakyat Indonesia
 Luxembourg 7 0579#579 ArcelorMittal
 Poland 6 0743#743 PKO Bank Polski
 Portugal 6 0391#391 EDP-Energias de Portugal
 Colombia 5 0198#198 Ecopetrol
 Kuwait 5 0780#780 National Bank of Kuwait
 Nigeria 4 1216#1216 Dangote Cement
 Venezuela 4 0648#648 Mercantil Servicios
 Morocco 3 1138#1138 Attijariwafa Bank
 Vietnam 3 1902#1902 Vietinbank
 Bahrain 2 1431#1431 Ahli United Bank
 Hungary 2 1282#1282 MOL Hungarian Oil
 Lebanon 2 1562#1562 Bank Audi
 Peru 2 0789#789 Credicorp
 Argentina 1 0528#528 YPF
 Cyprus 1 1875#1875 Bank of Cyprus
 Czech Republic 1 0632#632 ČEZ Group
 Egypt 1 1512#1512 Commercial International Bank
 Jordan 1 1277#1277 Arab Bank
 Kazakhstan 1 1608#1608 Halyk Bank
 Oman 1 1576#1576 BankMuscat
 Pakistan 1 1553#1553 Oil & Gas Development

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrea Murphy (6 May 2015). 2015 Global 2000: Methodology. Forbes. Accessed December 2015.
  2. ^ "The World’s Biggest Public Companies". Forbes. 

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