Forbes Global 2000
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. 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.
In 2015 the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were, in alphabetical order:
|2||China Construction Bank||Beijing||Banking||130.5||37||2,698.9||212.9|
|3||Agricultural Bank of China||Beijing||Banking, financial services||129.2||29.1||2,574.8||189.9|
|4||Bank of China||Beijing||Banking||120.3||27.5||2,458.3||199.1|
|6||JPMorgan Chase||New York||Banking||97.8||21.2||2,593.6||225.5|
|7||Exxon Mobil||Irving||Oil and gas||376.2||32.5||349.5||357.1|
|8||PetroChina||Beijing||Oil and gas||333.4||17.4||387.7||334.6|
|10||Wells Fargo||San Francisco||Banking||90.4||23.1||1,701.4||278.3|