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 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.

Latest edition: Top 10

In 2017, the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were:[2]

RankCompanyHeadquartersIndustrySales
(billion $)
Profits
(billion $)
Assets
(billion $)
Market value
(billion $)
1ICBC BeijingBanking, financial services151.442.03473.2229.8
2China Construction Bank BeijingBanking, financial services134.235.03016.6200.5
3Berkshire Hathaway OmahaConglomerate222.924.1620.9409.9
4JPMorgan Chase New YorkBanking, financial services102.524.22513.0306.6
5Wells Fargo San FranciscoBanking, financial services97.621.91943.4274.4
6Agricultural Bank of China BeijingBanking, financial services115.727.82816.0149.2
7Bank of America CharlotteBanking, financial services92.216.62196.8231.9
8Bank of China BeijingBanking, financial services113.124.92611.5141.3
9Apple CupertinoComputing217.545.2331.1752.0
10Toyota Motor ToyotaAutomotive249.917.1412.5171.9

Country

CountryCompanies [3]
 United States570
 China (including Hong Kong)263
 Japan229
 United Kingdom (including Bermuda)91
 South Korea64
 France59
 Canada58
 India58
 Germany51
 Taiwan47

Previous edition: 2016 list by Forbes magazine

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

RankCompanyHeadquartersIndustrySales
(billion $)
Profits
(billion $)
Assets
(billion $)
Market value
(billion $)
1ICBC BeijingBanking, financial services171.144.23,420.2198
2China Construction Bank BeijingBanking, financial services146.836.42,826162.8
3Agricultural Bank of China BeijingBanking, financial services131.928.82,739.8152.7
4Berkshire Hathaway OmahaConglomerate210.824.1561.1360.1
5JPMorgan Chase New YorkBanking, financial services99.923.52,423.8234.2
6Bank of China BeijingBanking, financial services12227.22,589.6143
7Wells Fargo San FranciscoBanking, financial services91.422.71,849.2256
8Apple CupertinoComputing233.353.7293.3586
9ExxonMobil IrvingOil and gas236.816.2336.8363.3
10Toyota Motor ToyotaAutomotive235.819.3406.7177

By industry sector

The top-ranked companies in each industry sector are as follows.

SectorCompanyHeadquartersOverall
rank
Sales
(billion $)
Profits
(billion $)
Assets
(billion $)
Market value
(billion $)
AdvertisingWPP London#30118.71.842.430.1
Aerospace & DefenseBoeing Chicago#7696.15.294.485.3
Air CourierUnited Parcel Service Sandy Springs#14658.14.838.393.3
AirlineDelta Air Lines Atlanta#17040.54.753.334.4
AluminumAlcoa New York#75721.7-0.336.113.7
Apparel/AccessoriesChristian Dior Paris#21641.61.768.131.4
Apparel/Footwear RetailInditex A Coruña#31023.13.218.8103.2
Auto & Truck ManufacturersToyota Motor Toyota#10235.819.3406.7177.0
Auto & Truck PartsContinental Hanover#20943.53.036.743.7
BeveragesAnheuser-Busch InBev Leuven#5643.68.3136.5204.6
BiotechsGilead Sciences Foster City#11832.218.151.8138.1
Broadcasting & CableComcast Philadelphia#3574.58.2166.6148.2
Business & Personal ServicesAlibaba Hangzhou#17415.011.056.2200.7
Business Products & SuppliesCanon Tokyo#25431.41.836.840.4
Casinos & GamingLas Vegas Sands Paradise#30111.41.821.037.2
Communications EquipmentCisco Systems San Jose#6349.610.3112.6141.7
Computer & Electronics RetailBest Buy Richfield#63739.50.913.510.7
Computer HardwareApple Cupertino#8233.353.7293.3586.0
Computer ServicesAlphabet Mountain View#2777.217.0149.7500.1
Computer Storage DevicesEMC Hopkinton#23124.62.045.751.9
ConglomeratesSiemens Munich#5185.56.5133.991.8
Construction MaterialsSaint-Gobain Courbevoie#25643.91.448.725.6
Construction ServicesChina State Construction Engineering Beijing#114135.04.1165.625.6
Consumer ElectronicsSony Tokyo#19267.91.1142.234.1
Consumer Financial ServicesAmerican Express New York#9534.65.0159.063.2
Containers & PackagingAmcor Hawthorn#9669.30.78.213.6
Department StoresMacy's Cincinnati#51527.11.120.612.8
Discount StoresWal-Mart Stores Bentonville#15482.114.7199.6215.7
Diversified ChemicalsBASF Ludwigshafen#9478.14.480.173.2
Diversified InsurancePing An Insurance Group Shenzhen#2098.78.7732.390.0
Diversified Metals & MiningChina Shenhua Energy Beijing#16727.32.685.343.1
Diversified UtilitiesVeolia Environnement Paris#52627.70.539.013.3
Drug RetailCVS Health Woonsocket#62153.35.293.7110.8
Electric UtilitiesKorea Electric Power Seoul#9752.111.7149.533.1
Electrical EquipmentSchneider Electric Rueil-Malmaison#11729.51.646.339.3
ElectronicsHon Hai Precision New Taipei City#117141.24.670.339.2
Environmental & WasteWaste Management Houston#54913.00.820.925.1
Food ProcessingNestlé Vevey#3392.29.4123.9235.7
Food RetailKroger Cincinnati#223109.82.034.934.2
Forest ProductsEmpresas CMPC Santiago#19434.80.314.85.4
Furniture & FixturesSteinhoff International Stellenbosch#44013.31.425.122.8
Healthcare ServicesExpress Scripts St. Louis#145101.82.554.046.5
Heavy EquipmentCaterpillar Peoria#15547.02.178.545.6
Home Improvement RetailHome Depot Atlanta#11288.57.042.5169.8
Hotels/MotelsCarnival Miami#31115.81.938.437.8
Household AppliancesMidea Group Foshan#40222.02.019.820.2
Household/Personal CareProcter & Gamble Cincinnati#3969.48.4129.1218.9
Insurance BrokersAon/ London#42011.71.427.227.9
Internet & Catalog RetailAmazon.com Seattle#237107.00.667.7292.6
Investment ServicesBerkshire Hathaway Omaha#4210.824.1561.1360.1
Iron & SteelCitic Pacific Hong Kong#6153.85.4877.845.4
Life & Health InsuranceJapan Post Holdings Tokyo#29129.84.42,450.762.6
Major BanksICBC Beijing#1171.144.23,420.3198.0
Managed Health CareUnitedHealth Group Minnetonka#41165.96.0117.9127.5
Medical Equipment & SuppliesJohnson & Johnson New Brunswick#3270.215.4133.4312.6
Natural Gas UtilitiesGas Natural Fenosa Barcelona#28728.81.752.320.6
Oil & Gas OperationsExxonMobil Irving#9236.816.2336.8363.3
Oil Services & EquipmentSchlumberger Houston#17631.71.669.1111.1
Other Industrial EquipmentEaton/ Dublin#31520.92.031.028.9
Other TransportationMøller-Maersk Copenhagen#30640.30.764.130.7
Paper & Paper ProductsInternational Paper Memphis#42622.40.930.617.8
PharmaceuticalsPfizer New York#4648.97.7167.5205.7
Precision Healthcare EquipmentThermo Fisher Scientific Waltham#26717.02.040.957.8
Printing & PublishingThomson Reuters New York#40512.21.329.130.9
Property & Casualty InsuranceTravelers New York#16526.93.4102.032.4
RailroadsUnion Pacific Omaha#17221.04.655.875.4
Real EstateChina Vanke Shenzhen#18531.12.994.127.7
Recreational ProductsActivision Blizzard Santa Monica#8424.60.915.325.5
Regional BanksChina Construction Bank Beijing#2146.836.42,826.0162.8
Rental & LeasingMitsubishi UFJ Lease Tokyo#10756.70.542.34.2
RestaurantsMcDonald's Oak Brook#18925.44.837.9110.1
Security SystemsSecom Tokyo#8547.10.613.218.1
SemiconductorsSamsung Electronics Seoul#18177.316.5206.5161.6
Software & ProgrammingMicrosoft Redmond#2386.610.2181.9407.0
Specialized ChemicalsAir Liquide Paris#31318.21.931.440.5
Specialty StoresRichemont Bellevue#41612.41.721.237.6
Telecommunications servicesAT&T Dallas#12146.813.2402.7234.2
Thrifts & Mortgage FinancingAareal Bank Wiesbaden#13811.40.457.22.1
TobaccoBritish American Tobacco London#17720.06.646.5111.0
Trading CompaniesMitsubishi Corp Tokyo#13659.82.7135.727.7
TruckingYamato Holdings Tokyo#130611.70.39.38.6

See also

References

  1. Andrea Murphy (6 May 2015). 2015 Global 2000: Methodology. Forbes. Accessed December 2015.
  2. 1 2 "The World's Biggest Public Companies". Forbes.
  3. "The World's Largest Public Companies 2017". Forbes. U.S. companies account for the most members of the list, 565, followed by China and Hong Kong, which is home to 263 Global 2000 companies.
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