Forbes Global 2000: The World's Largest Companies

The definitive ranking of the world's largest, most powerful and most valuable companies

Published: Jun 9, 2014 06:16:35 AM IST
Updated: Jun 3, 2014 04:24:00 PM IST

The Global 2000 hail from 62 countries—up from 46 in our inaugural 2003 ranking—and in aggregate they raked in total revenues of $38 trillion, profi ts of $3 trillion, assets of $161 trillion and market value of $44 trillion. For the fi rst time,  China is home to the world’s three biggest companies; it also lands five of the top 10 spots.


The Global 2000 is a comprehensive ranking of the world’s biggest public companies, as measured by a composite of revenues, profits, assets and market value. 

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