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The Forbes
Forbes
Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the top 2,000 public companies in the world by Forbes
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
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.

Contents

1 Latest edition: Top 10

1.1 Country

2 Previous edition: 2016 list by Forbes
Forbes
magazine

2.1 By industry sector

3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Latest edition: Top 10[edit] In 2017, 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 Beijing Banking, financial services 151,4 42,0 3473,2 229,8

2 China
China
Construction
Construction
Bank Beijing Banking, financial services 134,2 35,0 3016,6 200,5

3 Berkshire Hathaway Omaha Conglomerate 222,9 24,1 620,9 409,9

4 JPMorgan Chase New York Banking, financial services 102,5 24,2 2513,0 306,6

5 Wells Fargo San Francisco Banking, financial services 97,6 21,9 1943,4 274,4

6 Agricultural Bank of China Beijing Banking, financial services 115,7 27,8 2816,0 149,2

7 Bank of America Charlotte Banking, financial services 92,2 16,6 2196,8 231,9

8 Bank of China Beijing Banking, financial services 113,1 24,9 2611,5 141,3

9 Apple Cupertino Computing 217,5 45,2 331,1 752,0

10 Toyota
Toyota
Motor Toyota Automotive 249,9 17,1 412,5 171,9

Country[edit] [3]

Country Companies

 United States 565

 China, People's Republic of (with Hong Kong) 263

 Japan 229

  United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(incl. Bermuda) 91

 South Korea 64

 France 59

 Canada 58

 India 58

 Germany 51

  Switzerland 46

Previous edition: 2016 list by Forbes
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 Beijing Banking, financial services 171.1 44.2 3,420.2 198

2 China
China
Construction
Construction
Bank Beijing Banking, financial services 146.8 36.4 2,826 162.8

3 Agricultural Bank of China Beijing Banking, financial services 131.9 28.8 2,739.8 152.7

4 Berkshire Hathaway Omaha Conglomerate 210.8 24.1 561.1 360.1

5 JPMorgan Chase New York Banking, financial services 99.9 23.5 2,423.8 234.2

6 Bank of China Beijing Banking, financial services 122 27.2 2,589.6 143

7 Wells Fargo San Francisco Banking, financial services 91.4 22.7 1,849.2 256

8 Apple Cupertino Computing 233.3 53.7 293.3 586

9 ExxonMobil Irving Oil and gas 236.8 16.2 336.8 363.3

10 Toyota
Toyota
Motor Toyota Automotive 235.8 19.3 406.7 177

By industry sector[edit] The top-ranked companies in each industry sector are as follows.

Sector Company Headquarters Overall rank Sales (billion $) Profits (billion $) Assets (billion $) Market value (billion $)

Advertising WPP London 0301#301 18.7 1.8 42.4 30.1

Aerospace & Defense Boeing Chicago 0076#76 96.1 5.2 94.4 85.3

Air Courier United Parcel Service Sandy Springs 0146#146 58.1 4.8 38.3 93.3

Airline Delta Air Lines Atlanta 0170#170 40.5 4.7 53.3 34.4

Aluminum Alcoa New York 0757#757 21.7 -0.3 36.1 13.7

Apparel/Accessories Christian Dior Paris 0216#216 41.6 1.7 68.1 31.4

Apparel/ Footwear
Footwear
Retail Inditex A Coruña 0310#310 23.1 3.2 18.8 103.2

Auto & Truck
Truck
Manufacturers Toyota
Toyota
Motor Toyota 0010#10 235.8 19.3 406.7 177.0

Auto & Truck
Truck
Parts Continental Hanover 0209#209 43.5 3.0 36.7 43.7

Beverages Anheuser-Busch InBev Leuven 0056#56 43.6 8.3 136.5 204.6

Biotechs Gilead Sciences Foster City 0118#118 32.2 18.1 51.8 138.1

Broadcasting
Broadcasting
& Cable Comcast Philadelphia 0035#35 74.5 8.2 166.6 148.2

Business & Personal Services Alibaba Hangzhou 0174#174 15.0 11.0 56.2 200.7

Business Products & Supplies Canon Tokyo 0254#254 31.4 1.8 36.8 40.4

Casinos & Gaming Las Vegas Sands Paradise 0432#301 11.4 1.8 21.0 37.2

Communications Equipment Cisco Systems San Jose 0063#63 49.6 10.3 112.6 141.7

Computer & Electronics Retail Best Buy Richfield 0637#637 39.5 0.9 13.5 10.7

Computer Hardware Apple Cupertino 0008#8 233.3 53.7 293.3 586.0

Computer Services Alphabet Mountain View 0027#27 77.2 17.0 149.7 500.1

Computer Storage Devices EMC Hopkinton 0231#231 24.6 2.0 45.7 51.9

Conglomerates Siemens Munich 0051#51 85.5 6.5 133.9 91.8

Construction
Construction
Materials Saint-Gobain Courbevoie 0256#256 43.9 1.4 48.7 25.6

Construction
Construction
Services China
China
State Construction
Construction
Engineering Beijing 0114#114 135.0 4.1 165.6 25.6

Consumer Electronics Sony Tokyo 0192#192 67.9 1.1 142.2 34.1

Consumer Financial Services American Express New York 0095#95 34.6 5.0 159.0 63.2

Containers & Packaging Amcor Hawthorn 0966#966 9.3 0.7 8.2 13.6

Department Stores Macy's Cincinnati 0515#515 27.1 1.1 20.6 12.8

Discount Stores Wal-Mart Stores Bentonville 0015#15 482.1 14.7 199.6 215.7

Diversified Chemicals BASF Ludwigshafen 0094#94 78.1 4.4 80.1 73.2

Diversified Insurance Ping An Insurance
Insurance
Group Shenzhen 0020#20 98.7 8.7 732.3 90.0

Diversified Metals & Mining China
China
Shenhua Energy Beijing 0167#167 27.3 2.6 85.3 43.1

Diversified Utilities Veolia
Veolia
Environnement Paris 0526#526 27.7 0.5 39.0 13.3

Drug Retail CVS Health Woonsocket 0062#62 153.3 5.2 93.7 110.8

Electric Utilities Korea Electric Power Seoul 0097#97 52.1 11.7 149.5 33.1

Electrical Equipment Schneider Electric Rueil-Malmaison 0248#117 29.5 1.6 46.3 39.3

Electronics Hon Hai Precision New Taipei City 0117#117 141.2 4.6 70.3 39.2

Environmental & Waste Waste Management Houston 0549#549 13.0 0.8 20.9 25.1

Food Processing Nestlé Vevey 0033#33 92.2 9.4 123.9 235.7

Food Retail Kroger Cincinnati 0223#223 109.8 2.0 34.9 34.2

Forest Products Empresas CMPC Santiago 1943#1943 4.8 0.3 14.8 5.4

Furniture
Furniture
& Fixtures Steinhoff International Stellenbosch 0440#440 13.3 1.4 25.1 22.8

Healthcare Services Express Scripts St. Louis 0145#145 101.8 2.5 54.0 46.5

Heavy Equipment Caterpillar Peoria 0155#155 47.0 2.1 78.5 45.6

Home Improvement Retail Home Depot Atlanta 0112#112 88.5 7.0 42.5 169.8

Hotels/Motels Carnival Miami 0311#311 15.8 1.9 38.4 37.8

Household Appliances Midea Group Foshan 0402#402 22.0 2.0 19.8 20.2

Household/Personal Care Procter & Gamble Cincinnati 0039#39 69.4 8.4 129.1 218.9

Insurance
Insurance
Brokers Aon London 0420#420 11.7 1.4 27.2 27.9

Internet & Catalog Retail Amazon.com Seattle 0237#237 107.0 0.6 67.7 292.6

Investment Services Berkshire Hathaway Omaha 0004#4 210.8 24.1 561.1 360.1

Iron & Steel Citic Pacific Hong Kong 0061#61 53.8 5.4 877.8 45.4

Life & Health Insurance Japan
Japan
Post Holdings Tokyo 0029#29 129.8 4.4 2,450.7 62.6

Major Banks ICBC Beijing 0001#1 171.1 44.2 3,420.3 198.0

Managed Health Care UnitedHealth Group Minnetonka 0041#41 165.9 6.0 117.9 127.5

Medical Equipment & Supplies Johnson & Johnson New Brunswick 0032#32 70.2 15.4 133.4 312.6

Natural Gas Utilities Gas Natural
Gas Natural
Fenosa Barcelona 0287#287 28.8 1.7 52.3 20.6

Oil & Gas Operations ExxonMobil Irving 0009#9 236.8 16.2 336.8 363.3

Oil Services & Equipment Schlumberger Houston 0176#176 31.7 1.6 69.1 111.1

Other Industrial Equipment Eaton Dublin 0315#315 20.9 2.0 31.0 28.9

Other Transportation Møller-Maersk Copenhagen 0306#306 40.3 0.7 64.1 30.7

Paper & Paper Products International Paper Memphis 0426#426 22.4 0.9 30.6 17.8

Pharmaceuticals Pfizer New York 0046#46 48.9 7.7 167.5 205.7

Precision Healthcare Equipment Thermo Fisher Scientific Waltham 0267#267 17.0 2.0 40.9 57.8

Printing
Printing
& Publishing Thomson Reuters New York 0405#405 12.2 1.3 29.1 30.9

Property & Casualty Insurance Travelers New York 0165#165 26.9 3.4 102.0 32.4

Railroads Union Pacific Omaha 0172#172 21.0 4.6 55.8 75.4

Real Estate China
China
Vanke Shenzhen 0185#185 31.1 2.9 94.1 27.7

Recreational Products Activision Blizzard Santa Monica 0842#842 4.6 0.9 15.3 25.5

Regional Banks China
China
Construction
Construction
Bank Beijing 0002#2 146.8 36.4 2,826.0 162.8

Rental & Leasing Mitsubishi UFJ Lease Tokyo 1075#1075 6.7 0.5 42.3 4.2

Restaurants McDonald's Oak Brook 0189#189 25.4 4.8 37.9 110.1

Security
Security
Systems Secom Tokyo 0854#854 7.1 0.6 13.2 18.1

Semiconductors Samsung
Samsung
Electronics Seoul 0018#18 177.3 16.5 206.5 161.6

Software
Software
& Programming Microsoft Redmond 0023#23 86.6 10.2 181.9 407.0

Specialized Chemicals Air Liquide Paris 0313#313 18.2 1.9 31.4 40.5

Specialty Stores Richemont Bellevue 0416#416 12.4 1.7 21.2 37.6

Telecommunications services AT&T Dallas 0012#12 146.8 13.2 402.7 234.2

Thrifts & Mortgage Financing Aareal Bank Wiesbaden 1381#1381 1.4 0.4 57.2 2.1

Tobacco British American Tobacco London 0177#177 20.0 6.6 46.5 111.0

Trading Companies Mitsubishi Corp Tokyo 0136#136 59.8 2.7 135.7 27.7

Trucking Yamato Holdings Tokyo 1306#1306 11.7 0.3 9.3 8.6

See also[edit]

Forbes
Forbes
500 Fortune Global 500 Fortune India
India
500 Financial Times Global 500 Bentley Infrastructure 500 List of largest employers List of largest companies by revenue List of corporations by market capitalization List of largest Nordic companies

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Forbes.com: listings of the Forbes
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