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The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the top 2,000
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'' magazine. The ranking is based on a mix of four metrics:
sales Sales are activities related to selling or the number of goods sold in a given targeted time period. The delivery of a service for a cost is also considered a sale. The seller, or the provider of the goods or services, completes a sale in ...

sales
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profit Profit may refer to: Business and law * Profit (accounting) Profit, in accounting Accounting or Accountancy is the measurement, processing, and communication of financial and non financial information about economic entity, economic en ...
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asset In financial accounting Financial accounting is the field of accounting Accounting or Accountancy is the measurement, processing, and communication of financial and non financial information about economic entity, economic entities such a ...
s and
market value Market value or OMV (Open Market Valuation) is the price at which an asset would trade in a Market (economics), competitive auction setting. Market value is often used interchangeably with ''open market value'', ''fair value'' or ''fair market va ...
. The list has been published since 2003.


2021 list

In 2021, the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were:
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2020 list

In 2020, the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were:


2019 list

In 2019, the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were:


2018 list

In 2018, the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were: As a group, the Forbes Global 2000 in year 2018 accounts for $39.1* trillion in sales, $3.2 trillion in profit, $189* trillion in assets and $56.8* trillion in market value.


By industry sector

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


2017 list

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


2016 list

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


See also

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Forbes 500 The Forbes 500 was an annual listing of the top 500 companies produced by ' magazine. The list was calculated by combining five factors: sales, profits, assets, market value, and employees. The list was last issued in March 2003 (based on 2002 dat ...
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Fortune Global 500 The ''Fortune'' Global 500, also known as Global 500, is an annual ranking of the top 500 corporation A corporation is an organization—usually a group of people or a company—authorized by the State (polity), state to act as a single en ...
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Fortune India 500 The Fortune India 500 is a ranking of the top 500 corporation A corporation is an organization—usually a group of people or a company—authorized by the state to act as a single entity (a legal entity recognized by private and public law ' ...
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Financial Times Global 500The FT Global 500 is an annual snapshot of the world's largest companies to show how corporate fortunes have changed in the past year, highlighting relative performance of countries and sectors. The companies are ranked by market capitalisation. The ...
* Bentley Infrastructure 500 *
List of largest employers The largest employers in the world include companies, militaries, and governments. Largest employers Public companies and institutions are included in this list. ''f = Including franchise employees''. Largest private and semiprivate employers ...
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List of largest companies by revenue This list comprises the world's largest companies by consolidated 2020 revenue In accounting, revenue is the total amount of income generated by the sale of goods and services related to the primary operations of the business. Commercial rev ...
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List of corporations by market capitalization The following is a list of publicly traded companies having the greatest market capitalization. Market capitalization Market capitalization, commonly called market cap, is the market value of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares. ...
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List of largest Nordic companies This is a list of the largest companies A company, abbreviated as co., is a Legal personality, legal entity representing an association of people, whether Natural person, natural, Legal personality, legal or a mixture of both, with a specific ob ...


References


External links


Forbes.com: full list of the Forbes 2019 Global 2000
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