Tuesday 28 January 2020

Biggest companies in world right now - market values

These are the largest companies in the world by market value in 2019 (in billion U.S. dollars):

961.3 Apple

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California. It designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

946.5 Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company. Headquarters are in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.

916.1 Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle. It focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence.

863.2 Alphabet

Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California.

516.4 Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

512.0 Facebook

Facebook, Inc. is an American social media and technology company based in Menlo Park, California.

480.8 Alibaba

Alibaba Group Holding Limited is a massive Chinese multinational conglomerate holding company specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet, and technology.

472.1 Tencent Holdings

Tencent Holdings Ltd. is a Chinese multinational conglomerate holding company founded in 1998, whose subsidiaries specialise in various Internet-related services and products, entertainment, artificial intelligence and technology both in China and globally.

368.5 JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational investment bank and financial services holding company headquartered in New York City.

366.2 Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational corporation founded in 1886 that certainly develops medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods.

351.9 Visa

Visa Inc. is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, USA. It facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards, debit cards and prepaid cards.

343.4 ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil, is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas.

305.1 ICBC

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited is a Chinese multinational banking company. It is the largest bank in China, and the largest bank in the world by total assets, deposits, loans, number of customers and number of employees.

296.1 Walmart

Walmart Inc. is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of useful hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

287.3 Bank of America

The Bank of America Corporation is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

281.3 Nestlé

Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate corporation headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. Amazingly, it is the largest food company in the world.

272.4 Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Suwon, South Korea.

265.3 Procter & Gamble

The Procter & Gamble Company is an American multinational consumer goods corporation headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

264.9 Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell PLC, commonly known as Shell, is a large British-Dutch oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.

263.1 Intel

Intel Corporation is a large American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley.

248.3 Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California. It is in the center of Silicon Valley. Cisco develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.

247.1 Mastercard

Mastercard Incorporated is a huge American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the Mastercard International Global Headquarters in Purchase, New York, USA.

239.7 Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications Inc. is an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate and an important corporate component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

238.1 Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Company is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California.

233.3 AT&T

AT&T Inc. is a huge American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas.

228.3 Chevron

Chevron Corporation is a huge American multinational energy corporation. It is one of the successor companies of Standard Oil. It is headquartered in San Ramon, California, and active in more than 180 countries.

226.8 Home Depot

The Home Depot, Inc. is the largest home improvement retailer in the USA. It supplies tools, construction products, and services. The company is headquartered at the Atlanta Store Support Center in unincorporated Cobb County, Georgia.

225.0 China Construction Bank

China Construction Bank Corporation is one of the "big 4" banks in the People's Republic of China. The huge bank has approximately 13,629 domestic branches.

224.3 Nike

Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that does the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services.

222.4 Taiwan Semiconductor

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited, is the world's largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry. The headquarters and main operations located in the Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

A semiconductor is a substance, usually a solid chemical element or compound, that can conduct electricity under some conditions but not others, making it a good medium for the control of electrical current. Common semiconductor compounds include gallium arsenide, indium antimonide, and the oxides of most metals.

222.0 Roche Holding

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG is a big Swiss multinational healthcare company that operates worldwide under 2 divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has bearer shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The company headquarters are located in Basel.

220.2 Ping An Insurance Group

Ping An Insurance is also known as Ping An of China. The full name is Ping An Insurance Company of China, Ltd. It is a Chinese holding conglomerate whose subsidiaries mainly deal with insurance, banking, and financial services. The company was founded in 1988 and has its headquarters in Shenzhen.

218.6 Pfizer

Pfizer Inc. is a big American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City. It is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

214.7 Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company is a massive American multinational financial services company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It has central offices throughout the USA. It is the world's 4th-largest bank by market capitalization and the 4th largest bank in the USA by total assets.

214.5 Boeing

The Boeing Company is commonly known as Boeing. It is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, telecommunications equipment, and missiles worldwide. The company also provides leasing and product support services. Boeing sees the new 777X as the hope.

212.8 UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a massive American for-profit managed health care company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. It amazingly offers health care products and insurance services. Impressively, it is the largest healthcare company in the world by revenue.

203.0 Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola is also known as Coke. It is a tasty carbonated soft drink manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company. It was originally marketed as a temperance drink and intended as a patent medicine, it was invented in the late 19th century.

A temperance bar (also known as an alcohol-free bar, sober bar, or dry bar) is a type of bar that does not serve alcoholic beverages.

198.7 PetroChina

PetroChina Company Limited is a big Chinese oil and gas company. It is the listed arm of state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation, headquartered in Dongcheng District, Beijing. The company is currently Asia's largest oil and gas producer. It was China's second biggest oil producer in 2006.

197.6 China Mobile

China Mobile is a huge mobile telecommunication company. China Mobile is the trade name of both China Mobile Limited and its ultimate controlling shareholder, China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd., a massive Chinese state-owned company.

More interesting world news links:

Here is an interesting list of links to news from all over the world. The news is sorted based on different geographical locations:

MacroBusiness Links 29 January 2020 - macrobusiness.com.au

The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine. It ranks 500 of the largest United States corporations by total revenue for their respective fiscal years. The list includes publicly held companies, along with privately held companies for which revenues are publicly available.

Global 500 - Fortune - fortune.com

Here's a news article that thinks differently about the rankings of top world companies.

Walmart is world's biggest company, according to a new list - qz.com

Here's a place where you can read Canadian news and write your comments. Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its 10 provinces and 3 territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's 2nd-largest country by total area.

Canada Forums Discussions - canadaforums.ca


  1. Another interesting news article:

    Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo are the world's biggest plastic pollute.

    Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo appear to be the world’s biggest plastic polluters, again. Humans living with plastic pollution is a world problem. A street in New York, Lagos, or Mumbai could show an ugly sight: plastic bottles and potato chip wrappers littering the streets, getting swept away by the wind, and ending up in the ocean.


  2. Another interesting article:

    Saudi Aramco, which will dethrone Apple as the world's most valuable listed company, will have a market cap more than three times higher than the rest of the stocks on the Riyadh exchange put together.

    https://fortune.com/2019/12/10/saudi-aramco-ipo-2-trillion-valuation/ - fortune.com