List of wealthiest organizations

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The following is a list of the world's wealthiest organizations.

Charitable foundations[edit]

Organization Worth [billion USD] Country
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 42.3 United States
Stichting INGKA Foundation 36.0 Netherlands
Wellcome Trust 25.9 United Kingdom
Howard Hughes Medical Institute 16.9 United States
Kamehameha Schools 11.1[1] United States
Ford Foundation 11.2 United States
J. Paul Getty Trust 10.5 United States
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation 10.0 United Arab Emirates
Azim Premji Foundation 9.8 India

Religious organizations[edit]

Organization Worth [billion USD] Country Notes
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 35.0 United States [2]
Catholic Church Vatican 30.0 Vatican City [3]
Catholic Church Australia 30.0 Australia [4]
Catholic Church Germany 25.0 Germany [5]
Church of England 7.8 United Kingdom [6]
Opus Dei (part of the Catholic Church) 2.8 Italy [7]
Church of Scientology 2.0 United States [8][9]

Educational institutions[edit]

Organization Worth [billion USD] Country Notes
Harvard University 37.6 United States See Harvard University endowment
Yale University 25.6 United States N/A
University of Texas System 24.1 United States [10]
Princeton University 22.7 United States [10]
Stanford University 22.2 United States [10]


There can be some confusion over terminology. When "wealth" is discussed, it is net worth reflecting the total owned net financial worth clear of liabilities. Banks have extensive assets under management, know as loans, which are offset by depositor liabilities (e.g. checking and savings accounts) which enable banks to make such loans. The wealth consisting of stockholder's capital and retained earnings is a tiny fraction of this, typically 3 to 4.5%. While banks handle vast sums, they do not own these sums so have no corresponding wealth any more than a grocery store's wealth consists of every sale it has ever made, or that a buyer of a house under 100% financing has their wealth suddenly increased by the value of the property. Many published lists will show banks with large assets holdings, and this is not to be confused in any manner with wealth or net assets.

Organization Assets [billion USD] Country Notes
Saudi Aramco 1,300 Saudi Arabia [11]
Apple Inc. 910 United States
Credit Suisse 820 Switzerland [12]
China National Petroleum Corporation 634 China
Berkshire Hathaway 552 United States
State Bank of India 530 India
Samsung 529 South Korea
General Electric 493 United States
Microsoft 410 United States [13]
Life Insurance Corporation 380 India
State Grid Corporation of China 351 China
ExxonMobil 349 United States
Royal Dutch Shell 340 United Kingdom/Netherlands
Chevron Corporation 266 United States
BP 261 United Kingdom
Total S.A. 224 France
Sinopec 220 China
Walmart 199 United States
Eni 163 Italy
Johnson & Johnson 133 United States
HDFC Bank 130 India
Tata Group 126 India
Reliance Industries 120 India
ConocoPhillips 117 United States

See also[edit]




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  2. ^ Henderson, Peter. "Insight: Mormon church made wealthy by donations". U.S. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  3. ^ "Catholic Church Net Worth". The Wealth Record. 2018-07-26.
  4. ^ Millar, Royce; Schneiders, Ben; Vedelago, Chris (2018-02-12). "Catholic Church's massive wealth revealed". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  5. ^ "Reicher als fast alle Deutschen: Dieses Vermögen horten die katholischen Bistümer" (in German).
  6. ^ closed access "Church of England doubles hedge fund investments". Financial Times. (subscription required)
  7. ^ "Opus Dei sitting on fortune -". Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  8. ^ Tom Gjelten (26 March 2015). "Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary 'Bigoted'".
  9. ^ Eric Thurm (30 March 2015). "10 Things We Learned From Scientology Doc 'Going Clear'". Rolling Stone.
  10. ^ a b c "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY2014 to FY2015" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute. p. 2. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Could Saudi Aramco Be Worth 20 Times Exxon?". Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
  12. ^ "Annual Report 2015" (PDF). Credit Suisse Group. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Microsoft Surpasses Exxon as 2nd Most Valuable Co".