Forbes Global 2000

The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the top 2000 public companies in the world, published by Forbes magazine. "The Global 2000" annual ranking is assembled by Forbes using a weighted assessment of four metrics: sales, profit, assets and market value.[1] The list has been published since 2003.[2]

2022 listEdit

In 2022, the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were:[2]

2022 Top ten
Rank Company Headquarters Industry Sales
(billion $)
Profits
(billion $)
Assets
(billion $)
Market value
(billion $)
1 Berkshire Hathaway Omaha Conglomerate 276.1 89.9 958.8 741.5
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Beijing Banking, financial Service 208.1 54.0 5,518.5 214.4
3 Saudi Aramco Dhahran Oil and gas 400.4 105.4 576.0 2,292.1
4 JPMorgan Chase New York City Banking, financial services 124.5 42.1 3,954.7 374.5
5 China Construction Bank Beijing Banking, financial services 202.1 46.9 4,747.0 181.3
6 Amazon.com, Inc. Seattle Retail store 469.8 33.4 420.6 1,468.4
7 Apple Inc. Cupertino Computer software 678.7 100.6 381.2 2,640.3
8 Agricultural Bank of China Beijing Banking, financial services 181.4 37.4 4,561.1 133.4
9 Bank of America Charlotte Banking, financial services 96.8 31.0 3,238.2 303.1
10 Toyota Motor Toyota Automotive 281.8 28.2 552.5 237.7

2021 listEdit

In 2021, the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were:[3]

2021 Top ten
Rank Company Headquarters Industry Sales
(billion $)
Profits
(billion $)
Assets
(billion $)
Market value
(billion $)
1 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Beijing Banking, financial Service 190.5 45.8 4914.7 249.5
2 JPMorgan Chase New York City Banking, financial services 136.2 40.4 3689.3 464.8
3 Berkshire Hathaway Omaha Banking, financial services 245.5 42.5 873.7 624.4
4 China Construction Bank Beijing Banking, financial services 173.5 39.3 4301.7 210.4
5 Saudi Aramco Dhahran Oil and gas 229.7 49.3 510.3 1897.2
6 Apple Inc. Cupertino Computer software 294 63.9 354.1 2252.3
6 Bank of America Charlotte Banking, financial services 98.8 17.9 2832.2 336.3
6 Ping An Insurance Shenzhen Financial services 169.1 20.8 1453.8 211.2
9 Agricultural Bank of China Beijing Banking, financial services 153.9 31.3 4159.9 140.1
10 Amazon.com, Inc. Seattle Retail store 386.1 21.3 321.2 1711.8


2020 listEdit

In 2020, the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were:[4]

2020 Top ten
Rank Company Headquarters Industry Sales
(billion $)
Profits
(billion $)
Assets
(billion $)
Market value
(billion $)
1 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Beijing Banking, financial Service 177.2 45.3 4322.5 242.3
2 China Construction Bank Beijing Banking, financial services 162.1 38.9 3822 203.8
3 JPMorgan Chase New York City Banking, financial services 142.9 30 3139.4 291.7
4 Berkshire Hathaway Omaha Banking, financial services 254.6 81.4 817.7 455.4
5 Agricultural Bank of China Beijing Banking, financial services 148.7 30.9 3697.5 147.2
6 Saudi Aramco Dhahran Oil and gas 329.8 88.2 398.3 1284.8
7 Ping An Insurance Shenzhen Financial services 155 18.8 1218.6 187.2
8 Bank of America Charlotte Banking, financial services 112.1 24.1 2620 208.6
9 Apple Inc. Cupertino Computing 267.7 57.2 320.4 1285.5
10 Bank of China Beijing Banking, financial services 135.4 27.2 3387 112.8

2019 listEdit

In 2019, the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were:[5]

2019 Top ten
Rank Company Headquarters Industry Sales
(billion $)
Profits
(billion $)
Assets
(billion $)
Market value
(billion $)
1 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Beijing Banking, Financial services 175.9 45.2 4034.5 305.1
2 JPMorgan Chase New York City Banking, Financial services 132.9 32.7 2737.2 368.5
3 China Construction Bank Beijing Banking, Financial services 150.3 38.8 3382.4 225
4 Agricultural Bank of China Beijing Banking, Financial services 137.5 30.9 3293.1 197
5 Bank of America Charlotte Banking, Financial services 111.9 28.5 2377.2 287.3
6 Apple Inc. Cupertino Electronic and Software 261.7 59.4 373.7 961.3
7 Ping An Insurance Shenzhen Insurance 151.8 16.3 1038.3 220.2
8 Bank of China Beijing Banking, Financial services 126.7 27.5 3097.6 143
9 Royal Dutch Shell The Hague Oil and Gas 382.6 23.3 399.2 264.9
10 Wells Fargo San Francisco Banking, Financial services 101.5 23.1 1887.8 214.7

2018 listEdit

In 2018, the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were:[6]

2018 Top ten
Rank Company Headquarters Industry Sales
(billion $)
Profits
(billion $)
Assets
(billion $)
Market value
(billion $)
1 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Beijing Banking, Financial services 165.3 43.7 4210.9 311
2 China Construction Bank Beijing Banking, Financial services 143.2 37.1 3631.6 261.2
3 JPMorgan Chase New York City Banking, Financial services 118.2 26.5 2609.8 387.7
4 Berkshire Hathaway Omaha Conglomerate 235.2 39.7 702.7 491.9
5 Agricultural Bank of China Beijing Banking, Financial services 129.3 29.6 3439.3 184.1
6 Bank of America Charlotte Banking, Financial services 92.2 16.6 2196.8 231.9
7 Wells Fargo San Francisco Banking, Financial services 103.0 21.7 1915.4 265.3
8 Apple Inc. Cupertino Computing 247.5 53.3 367.5 926.9
9 Bank of China Beijing Banking, Financial services 118.2 26.4 3204.2 158.6
10 Ping An Insurance Shenzhen Insurance 141.6 13.9 1066.4 181.4

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 sectorEdit

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

2018 Top company by sector
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 City 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 Retail Inditex A Coruña 0310#310 23.1 3.2 18.8 103.2
Auto & Truck Manufacturers Toyota Motor Toyota 0010#10 235.8 19.3 406.7 177.0
Auto & 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 & 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 Inc. 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 Materials Saint-Gobain Courbevoie 0256#256 43.9 1.4 48.7 25.6
Construction Services China State 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 City 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 New York City 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 Shenzhen 0020#20 98.7 8.7 732.3 90.0
Diversified Metals & Mining China Shenhua Energy Beijing 0167#167 27.3 2.6 85.3 43.1
Diversified Utilities 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 & 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 Brokers Aon London 0420#420 11.7 1.4 27.2 27.9
Internet & Catalog Retail Amazon 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 Post Holdings Tokyo 0029#29 129.8 4.4 2,450.7 62.6
Major Banks Industrial and Commercial Bank of China 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 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 City 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 & Publishing Thomson Reuters New York City 0405#405 12.2 1.3 29.1 30.9
Property & Casualty Insurance Travelers New York City 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 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 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 Systems Secom Tokyo 0854#854 7.1 0.6 13.2 18.1
Semiconductors Samsung Electronics Seoul 0018#18 177.3 16.5 206.5 161.6
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

2017 listEdit

In 2017, the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were:[7]

2017 Top ten
Rank Company Headquarters Industry Sales
(billion $)
Profits
(billion $)
Assets
(billion $)
Market value
(billion $)
1 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Beijing Banking, financial services 151.4 42.0 3473.2 229.8
2 China 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 City 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 Inc. Cupertino Computing 217.5 45.2 331.1 752.0
10 Toyota Motor Toyota Automotive 249.9 17.1 412.5 171.9

2016 listEdit

In 2016, the ten largest companies as calculated by this method were:[8]

2016 Top ten
Rank Company Headquarters Industry Sales
(billion $)
Profits
(billion $)
Assets
(billion $)
Market value
(billion $)
1 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Beijing Banking, financial services 171.1 44.2 3,420.2 198
2 China 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 City 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 Inc. 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 Motor Toyota Automotive 235.8 19.3 406.7 177

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andrea Murphy (6 May 2015). 2015 Global 2000: Methodology. Forbes. Accessed December 2015.
  2. ^ a b Murphy, Andrea; Contreras, Isabel (2022-05-12). "The Global 2000 2022". Forbes. Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  3. ^ "The Global 2000 2021". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  4. ^ "Global 2000 - The World's Largest Public Companies 2020". Forbes. Archived from the original on 2011-08-21. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  5. ^ "Global 2000: The World's Largest Public Companies". Forbes.com. 2019-05-15. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  6. ^ Stoller, Kristin (June 6, 2018). "Global 2000: The World's Largest Public Companies 2018". Forbes. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  7. ^ "The World's Largest Public Companies 2017". Forbes.com. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "The World's Largest Companies 2016". Forbes.com. Retrieved November 23, 2018.

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