TOP 10 BIGGEST COMPANIES OF THE WORLD

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Top 10 Biggest Companies Worldwide (2016)

Every year, the Fortune magazine will draw up a ranking of 500 companies from large to small. This ranking is the Fortune Global 500 and is based on the company’s annual turnover. They are the biggest oil companies that earn the most money. The car manufacturers are also doing well. Here is the top 10 of the Fortune Global 500. These are the 10 largest companies in the world, measured in 2016.

10. BP ($ 255,982 million)

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BP (British Petroleum) petroleum company is headquartered in London . It is one of the ‘ Supermajor ‘ companies. That is, one of the six largest state-independent oil companies. BP is active in around 80 countries worldwide. There are over 22,000 fuel outlets in these countries and the company employs more than 80,000 employees. In the United States, 25% of the total oil is produced. There are many reserves, ie barrels of petroleum. Russia has also a large share of reserves. A large part of the crude oil is being processed at its refineries. Perhaps such a refinery can process 2.7 million barrels of crude oil per day. Financially, the company suffered major damage when an explosion occurred on the Deepwater Horizon drill platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The huge oil pollution was paid by BP.

9. Apple ($ 233.715 million)

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In 1976, the American electronics company Apple Inc. established. Its headquarters are located in California. The company sells hardware in the form of Apple Macintosh computers, iPads, iPhonesmartphones, and iPod music players. Apple is not just the number 9 in this list. The company is also ranked number one in the list Strongest Markets 2016 .

TOP 10 BIGGEST COMPANIES OF THE WORLD

8. Toyota Motor ($ 236,592 million)

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Toyota Motor is a Japanese car manufacturer. Up to 10 million vehicles are produced on an annual basis. Most of this is made in Japan. In the United States, however, most Toyota’s are sold. The first model was made in the year 1936. The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling model. This type is even the best-selling car worldwide all-time . In addition to cars, the company also produces robots and is engaged in biotechnology. Toyota Motor allocates a lot of money to research and development every year. The company employs over 340,000 employees. Due to the credit crunch in 2009, it went downhill with Toyota Motor, but it has recovered over the years.

7. Volkswagen ($ 236,600 million)

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TOP 10 BIGGEST COMPANIES OF THE WORLD

The headquarters of Volkswagen is located in Wolfsburg, Germany. The company was founded in 1937. Volkswagen produces cars, trucks and buses. The most sold cars are the Volkswagen Golf, the Volkswagen Beetle and the Volkswagen Passat. All three are listed on the top 10 list of best-selling cars worldwide.

6. Exxon Mobil ($ 246.204 million)

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In 1999, the companies merged Exxon and Mobil (both from 1911). This resulted in oil and gas producer Exxon Mobil. It is one of the six ‘Supermajor’ companies, the largest state-independent oil companies.Exxon Mobil is the parent company of all petrol stations bearing the name Exxon, Mobil or Esso. These can be found in 40 countries worldwide. In addition to delivery, the company also makes oil and gas extraction on land and offshore. It has 32 refineries divided into 17 countries. Also, the company Exxon Mobil is engaged in chemistry, selling approximately 25 million tons of chemicals per year.

5. Royal Dutch Shell ($ 272,156 million)

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The company Royal Dutch Shell is better known as Shell. It has been a Dutch-British multinational since 1907, which now belongs to the six supermajor. Shell is the most profitable company in the Netherlands . The company produces gas and oil. Since 2012, gas production is more than that of oil.Royal Dutch Shell explores energy sources, refines and sells final products in the form of gasoline and diesel at gas stations. This all over the world.

4. Sinopec Group ($ 294,344 million)

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The Chinese oil and gas company Sinopec Group has its headquarters in Beijing. The company is also called China Petrochemical Corporation. It is Asia’s largest company that has refined oil since 1998 and is engaged in petrochemistry. It mainly supplies in China. However, it has subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Shanghai and New York.

TOP 10 BIGGEST COMPANIES OF THE WORLD

3. China National Petroleum ($ 299,271 million)

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The China National Petroleum Corporation is a Chinese oil and gas company with a headquarter based in Beijing. It exists since 1988. Under China National Petroleum, the subsidiary PetroChina has been the largest oil producer in China since 1998. China National Petroleum explores and produces gas in 30 countries worldwide.

2. State Grid ($ 329,601 million)

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The company State Grid was founded in 2002. It is the world’s largest electrical utility company. It transports and distributes electrical energy in several countries, but mainly in China. State Grid has 2 million employees and over 1 billion customers. The organization manages several long-range high-voltage lines in China. State Grid invests in foreign companies, such as the Belgian utility Eandis and the Italian energy holding CDP Reti. The plan is to implement State Grid for a worldwide electricity grid (just as railways, motorways and the internet already have).

1. Walmart ($ 482.130 million)

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The American supermarket chain Walmart was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton. It started very small with one Wal-Mart discount store, but expanded after five years with another 24 stores. Walmart is currently based in 15 countries, with 8500 stores with different names, such as Wallmex in Mexico, Asda in the United Kingdom, Seiyu in Japan and Best Price in India. Walmart is also active in the major countries Brazil, Argentina, Canada and China. It even has stores in Africa because it bought Massmart there. Walmart is also the owner of Sam’s Club, an American retailer. Walmart has nine different types of sales channels: supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, department stores, clothing stores, discount stores, cash and carry stores, smaller shops and restaurants. There are more than 2 million employees in all these stores.

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