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 metrics: 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.

2016 list by Forbes magazine[edit]

In 2016, the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were:[2]

Rank Company Headquarters Industry Sales
(billion $)
Profits
(billion $)
Assets
(billion $)
Market Value
(billion $)
1 ICBC China Beijing Banking, financial services 171.1 44.2 3,420.2 198
2 China Construction Bank China Beijing Banking, financial services 146.8 36.4 2,826 162.8
3 Agricultural Bank of China China Beijing Banking, financial services 131.9 28.8 2,739.8 152.7
4 Berkshire Hathaway United States Omaha Conglomerate 210.8 24.1 561.1 360.1
5 JPMorgan Chase United States New York Banking, financial services 99.9 23.5 2,423.8 234.2
6 Bank of China China Beijing Banking, financial services 122 27.2 2,589.6 143
7 Wells Fargo United States San Francisco Banking, financial services 91.4 22.7 1,849.2 256
8 Apple United States Cupertino Computing 233.3 53.7 293.3 586
9 Exxon Mobil United States Irving Oil and gas 236.8 16.2 336.8 363.3
10 Toyota Motor Japan Toyota Automotive 235.8 19.3 406.7 177

2016 Country Rankings[edit]

Country Companies Largest
 United States 540 0004#4 Berkshire Hathaway
 China (incl. Hong Kong) 249 0001#1 ICBC
 Japan 219 0010#10 Toyota Motor
 United Kingdom (incl. Bermuda) 99 0014#14 HSBC
 South Korea 72 0018#18 Samsung
 France 61 0024#24 BNP Paribas
 India 56 0121#121 Reliance Industries
 Canada 53 0052#52 Royal Bank of Canada
 Germany 50 0021#21 Allianz
 Taiwan (China Sovereignty) 47 0117#117 Hon Hai Precision
  Switzerland 44 0033#33 Nestlé
 Australia 35 0058#58 Commonwealth Bank
 Italy 27 0092#92 Intesa Sanpaolo
 Spain 26 0037#37 Banco Santander
 Russia 25 0053#53 Gazprom
 Sweden 23 0150#150 Nordea Bank
 Netherlands 22 0050#50 Royal Dutch Shell
 Saudi Arabia 21 0113#113 Saudi Basic Industries
 Brazil 19 0063#63 Itaú Unibanco Holding
 Ireland 19 0289#289 Accenture
 Singapore 17 0253#253 DBS Group
 Malaysia 15 0362#362 Maybank
 Mexico 15 0142#142 América Móvil
 Thailand 15 0337#337 PTT PCL
 United Arab Emirates 15 0312#312 Etisalat
 South Africa 13 0317#317 Standard Bank Group
 Denmark 11 0263#263 Danske Bank
 Turkey 11 0447#447 Isbank
 Belgium 10 0056#56 Anheuser-Busch InBev
 Israel 10 0241#241 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
 Philippines 9 0864#864 SM Investments
 Qatar 9 0328#328 Qatar National Bank
 Austria 8 0463#463 Erste Group Bank
 Chile 8 0614#614 Falabella
 Finland 8 0360#360 Nokia
 Norway 8 0307#307 DNB
 Greece 6 0953#953 Bank of Greece
 Indonesia 6 0429#429 Bank Rakyat Indonesia
 Colombia 5 0656#656 Grupo Aval
 Luxembourg 5 0568#568 ArcelorMittal
 Poland 5 0819#819 PKN Orlen
 Portugal 5 0437#437 EDP-Energias de Portugal
 Kuwait 4 0775#775 National Bank of Kuwait
 Nigeria 4 1220#1220 Dangote Cement
 Venezuela 4 0793#793 Mercantil Servicios
 Morocco 3 1148#1148 Attijariwafa Bank
 Vietnam 3 1691#1691 Commercial Bank for Investment & Development of Vietnam
 Argentina 2 0749#749 YPF
 Bahrain 2 1361#1361 Ahli United Bank
 Hungary 2 1342#1282 MOL Hungarian Oil
 Lebanon 2 1453#1453 Bank Audi
 Pakistan 2 1800#1800 Habib Bank
 Peru 2 0738#738 Credicorp
 Czech Republic 1 0747#747 ČEZ Group
 Egypt 1 1367#1367 Commercial International Bank
 Jordan 1 1297#1297 Arab Bank
 Kazakhstan 1 1787#1787 Halyk Bank
 Malta 1 1416#1416 Brait
 Oman 1 1425#1425 BankMuscat
 Romania 1 1830#1830 Banca Transilvania

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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