Top 10 Largest Companies Of 2017
It is an American multinational retailing corporation that basically operates as a chain of hypermarkets, discount depatments stores & grocery stores. This company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962 and incorporated on October 31, 1969. Walmart has 11,695 stores and clubs in 28 countries, under a total of 63 banners. It is the world largest company by revenue , around $480 billion . Sam Walton’s heirs own over 50 percent of Walmart through their holding company, Walton Enterprises, and through their individual holding.
State Grid is the electric utility monopoly of China and the largest utility company in the world. It is the second largest company by revenue and it has 927,839 employees, 1.1 billion customers and revenue of 329.6 billion dollars. The company’s headquartered is in Xicheng District, Beijing.
China National Petroleum
China National Petroleum Corporation is a Chinese state-owned oil and gas corporation and the largest integrated energy company in China. It is the third largest company by revenue and it has 1,636,532 employees. China National Petroleum is the government-owned parent company of publicly listed PetroChina, founded in 1988.
Sinopec is a Chinese oil and gas company based in Beijing, China. It is listed in Hong Kong and also trades in Shanghai and New York. In terms of revenue it is the 4th largest company. Sinopec Ltd. is involved in the production of various petroleum products, including gasoline, jet fuel, synthetic rubber, kerosene, diesel, ethylene, synthetic fibers, chemical fertilizers and synthetic resins.
Royal Dutch Shell
Royal Dutch Shell is a British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom. It is involve in exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading. It has 93000 employees. List of Subsidiaries are: Shell Australia, Shell South Africa, Shell Canada, Shell Chemicals, Shell Gas & Power, Shell Hong Kong, Shell Nigeria, Shell Oil Company, Shell Pakistan.
Exxon Mobil Corporation is an American multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Irving, Texas. They have more than 83,700 number of employees. It was formed on November 30, 1999 by Exxon and Mobil. It is one of the most big oil companies in the world. They have daily production of 3.921 million Barrels of Oil.
Volkswagen is a German Company founded on May 28, 1937 and its headquartered is in Wolfsburg. It is the largest automaker worldwide. In 1999 Volkswagen was named the fourth most influential car of the 20th century in (Car of the Century) competition, for its Volkswagen Type 1 ‘Beetle’ model. Volkswagen Group offers a wide range of financial services, including dealer and customer financing, banking, insurance activities, leasing and fleet management.
Toyota Motor is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer. It’s headquarter is in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In terms of revenue it is the eight largest company. Toyota was the world’s first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year which it has done since 2012. It’s production output is 16,985,870 units. Toyota is the world’s market leader in sales of hybrid electric vehicles, and one of the largest companies to encourage the mass-market adoption of hybrid vehicles in the world.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational company headquartered in Cupertino, California. Apple develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. The hardware products apple produce is the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, and the Apple TV digital media player. It is founded on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne. Apple is also the world’s second-largest mobile phone manufacturer after Samsung.
BP delivers energy products and services that people around the world need. It is a British oil and gas company headquartered in London, England. As of 31 December 2016, BP had operations in 72 countries worldwide, produced around 3.3 million barrels per day. It is founded on May 1908, as Anglo-Persian Oil Company. The number of employees in BP is 74,500.