Top 10 biggest companies in the world.
Scores based on their rankings for sales, profits, assets and market value. General Electric ended HSBC Holdings’ one-year reign as the world’s largest company. Here are the 25 biggest companies in the world.
No. 1: General Electric
Industry: Conglomerate, U.S.
Ranked second last year, General Electric is now the world’s largest company, based on its composite score for sales, profits, assets and market value.
Its $458 billion in revenues puts this integrated petroleum company in first place in sales and second in our Global 2000 composite ranking based on sales, profits, assets and market value.
No. 2: Toyota Motor
Industry: Consumer Durables, Japan
Japan’s Toyota Motor, with a market capital of $102 billion, is the world’s highest-ranked auto company on the Global 2000.
No. 3: ExxonMobil
Industry: Oil and gas operations,U.S.
Despite record profits of $45.2 billion at ExxonMobil, the U.S. company slipped behind Royal Dutch Shell in its overall Global 2000 ranking. The reason: Royal Dutch ranked higher in both revenues and assets.
No. 4: BP
Industry: Oil and gas operations, U.K.
This U.K. petroleum giant is in fifth place worldwide for profits as well as its Global 2000 composite ranking
No. 5: AT&T
Industry: Telecom services, U.S.
No. 6: Wal-Mart Stores Industry: Retailing, U.S.
No. 7: Banco Santander Industry: Banking, Spain
No. 8 : Chevron Industry: Oil and gas operations,U.S.