Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Region-Wise Split of the World's 2,000 Largest Companies

US firms dominate the Forbes Global list of biggest public companies in terms of market value

Published: May 13, 2013 06:34:35 AM IST
Updated: Jun 27, 2013 12:55:08 PM IST

What might the world economy look like from space? Each patch in the financial quilt below illustrates the planet’s 2,000 largest companies arranged by region (colour) and market value (size). Apple is the biggest square; the tiny speck at lower right? Ambac Financial. The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the biggest public companies based on a composite of revenues, profi ts, market cap and assets.

Region-Wise Split of the World's 2,000 Largest Companies

(This story appears in the 17 May, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)