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Largest Companies in the World!!!!

Disclaimer:- With Reference from the Forbes List of Global 2000 as of 19th October 2017, the data of rankings, approx. assets, sales, profits and market value was referred and is discussed in brief as follows.

10. Toyota Motor Corp. (Japan)

As per Forbes list, On 19th October 2017.

Approx Assets:- 412.5 billion $

Approx Sales:- 249.9 billion $

Approx Profits:- 17.1 billion $

Approx Market Value:- 171.9 billion $

        Akio Toyoda is the president of Toyota Motors. Truly, Toyota Motors is one of the largest Automobile companies in the world. As per March 2016, Toyota is empowered by 338,875 employees throughout the entire world. Toyota is known for its production technology throughout the world. Enriching this status, since 2012, Toyota made the record of producing more than 10 million vehicles per year!!! This is truly remarkable. Hybrid Vehicles and fuel efficiency has been always been researched by Toyota and taken to the next level. It is one of the largest companies in the world for sales and production of electric and hybrid automobiles. Kiichiro Toyoda established the foundation of Toyota Company in 1937. Hino, Lexus and Daihatsu are some of the subsidiaries of the Toyota Motors Corp. Headquarter of the Company are in the Toyota City, Aichi, Japan. Toyota is also known for its Robots production and financial services.

9. Apple, Inc. (United States)

As per Forbes list, On 19th October 2017

Approx Assets:- 331.1 billion $

Approx Sales:- 217.5 billion $

Approx Profits:- 45.2 billion $

Approx Market Value:- 752 billion $

        Apple is truly one of the most valuable brands on the entire planet. Apple headquarters is in Cupertino, California.  Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak founded the Apple in 1976. The whole world knows the success story of I phones, I Pads, I Pods, Apple smart watches, Mac OS, iOS, iTunes, Safari web Browser, iOS Application Store, iCloud & Macintosh.

8. Bank of China Ltd. (China)

As per Forbes list, On 19th October 2017

Approx Assets:- 2.611 trillion $

Approx Sales:- 113.1 billion $

Approx Profits:- 24.9 billion $

Approx Market Value:- 141.3 billion $

          In the year 1912, Bank of China was established by the Republican Government. From the year 1949, China’s foreign exchange operations were managed by the Bank which also provided a great support to the nation’s economy. Bank of China was incorporated in 2004. The Bank Headquarters is located in the capital of China – “Beijing”. With Financial Services across 51 countries, Bank of China is truly one of the most internationalized and diversified bank. BOC International Holdings Limited, Bank of China Group Insurance Company Limited, Bank of China Insurance Company Limited, Bank of China Group Investment Limited, Bank of China Investment Management Co Ltd & BOC Aviation Limited are the subsidiaries of the Bank of China. There are 13 members on the board of directors. Mr TIAN Guoli is chairman of the board of directors. The Board of Directors has set up the Strategic Development Committee, Audit Committee, Risk Policy Committee, Personnel and Remuneration Committee, and Connected Transactions Control Committee for excellent functioning of the company.

7. Bank of America Corp. (United States)

As per Forbes list, On 19th October 2017

Approx Assets:- 2.196 trillion $

Approx Sales:- 92.2 billion $

Approx Profits:- 16.6 billion $

Approx Market Value:- 231.9 billion $

          Headquarters of the multinational banking company – Bank of America is located in the Charlotte, North Carolina. Amadeo Pietro Giannini founded the Bank of America in the early 1900s. Brian Moynihan is the chairman and CEO of the Bank of America. With over 47 million customers, spread across over 35 countries mainly USA, over 4600 retail financial centre’s, nearly 16000 ATMs and industry finance to approx three million small business owners, truly Bank of America is really one of the richest company in the world. Merrill Lynch is the subsidiary of Bank of America.

6. Agricultural Bank of China Limited. (China)

As per Forbes list, On 19th October 2017

Approx Assets:- 2.816 trillion $

Approx Sales:- 115.7 billion $

Approx Profits:- 27.8 billion $

Approx Market Value:- 149.2 billion $

          On 10th of July 1951, Agricultural Bank of China was founded. Agricultural Bank of China is situated in the Chinese Capital – “Beijing”. With over 320 million retail customers, over 2.7 million corporate customers, nearly 24000 branches, Agricultural Bank of China is sure a large asset to the Chinese Economy. With branches spread over Mainland China, Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, New York, Frankfurt, Sydney, Seoul and Singapore, Agricultural Bank of China is really rich!!!. The Agricultural Bank of China was listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange in July 2010, which marked the completion of their transformation into a public shareholding commercial bank. The Bank had fourteen major subsidiaries, including nine domestic subsidiaries and five overseas subsidiaries.

5. Wells Fargo & Co. (United States)

As per Forbes list, On 19th October 2017

Approx Assets:- 1.943 trillion $

Approx Sales:- 97.6 billion $

Approx Profits:- 21.9 billion $

Approx Market Value:- 274.4 billion $

          Foundation of Wells Fargo Company dates back to 1852. Henry Wells and William G. Fargo founded the company. With services over 8700 locations, 13000 ATM centre’s, 70 million clients, 273000 employees across 42 countries managing over 90 businesses, Wells Fargo is really a huge company!!!. The Head Office of the bank is located in San Francisco.

4. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (United States)

As per Forbes list, On 19th October 2017

Approx Assets:- 2.513 trillion $

Approx Sales:- 102.5 billion $

Approx Profits:- 24.2 billion $

Approx Market Value:- 306.6 billion $

          History of JP Morgan dates back over 200 years ago (As per the official website of JP Morgan Chase). With over 240000 employees operating in over 60 countries, JPMorgan Chase & Co has its headquarters in New York City. In the year 2000, Chase Manhattan Corporation merged with J.P. Morgan & Co. the J.P. Morgan brand. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is considered to be a universal bank.

3. Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (United States)

As per Forbes list, On 19th October 2017

Approx Assets:- 620.9 billion $

Approx Sales:- 222.9 billion $

Approx Profits:- 24.1 billion $

Approx Market Value:- 409.9 billion $

          Property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing and services are the areas of interest for the multinational conglomerate American company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The company is operating through following segments namely GEICO, General Re, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, McLane Company, Manufacturing, Service and Retailing, and Finance and financial products. Oliver Chace founded the company in 1839 and is now headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.  Warren Buffet is the CEO and Owner of the company with nearly 18 % share capital ownership and 32% voting rights. The entire world knows Warren Buffet as the second richest man alive on the earth. Real estate brokerage services, Investments in fixed-income and equity instruments, Confectionery, retail, railroad, home furnishings, encyclopedias, manufacturers of vacuum cleaners, jewelry sales, newspaper publishing, manufacture and distribution of uniforms, and several regional electric and gas utilities, providing electricity from diverse sources, operating natural gas distribution and storage facilities, interstate pipelines, and compressor and meter stations, interests in coal mining assets are just the some of the areas of interest of Berkshire Hathaway. Today Berkshire Hathaway manages hundreds of diverse businesses all over the world.

2. China Construction Bank Corp. (China)

As per Forbes list, On 19th October 2017

Approx Assets:- 3.016 trillion $

Approx Sales:- 134.2 billion $

Approx Profits:- 35 billion $

Approx Market Value:- 200.5 billion $

          China Construction Bank was established in 1954 & is headquartered in Chinese capital Beijing. In October 2005, it was listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange and in September 2007 it was listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange. With nearly 15000 banking stores, over 360000 employees, banking firms & subsidiaries across 29 countries, China Construction Bank is a really big company. It has foreign branches in Barcelona, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, New York City, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and London.

1. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (ICBC) (China)

As per Forbes list, On 19th October 2017

Approx Assets:-  3.473 trillion $

Approx Sales:- 151.4 billion $

Approx Profits:- 42 billion $

Approx Market Value:- 229.8 billion $

          On New Year 1st January 1948, ICBC was established. The bank was listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange & Shanghai Stock Exchange in October 2006. With over 5700 corporate customers, 530 million personal customers, across 42 countries, the company has made it to the Bank ranked 1st place in the three authoritative lists of The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks, the Forbes Global 2000 and the Fortune Global 500 Sub-list of Commercial Banks for the fourth consecutive year in 2016. Wow!!!!

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