Top 10 Biggest Companies In The World In 2016

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017

In this list we are going to show the top 10 biggest companies in the world in 2016.These companies are the biggest in terms of revenue and they are also very big in terms of the employees, market capital and annual income.These companies are from various sectors like oil, gas, petrochemical, consumer electronics etc.

10. BP (Revenue $226 billion)


BP also referred to by its former name, British Petroleum, is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England. It is one of the world's seven oil and gas "supermajors", whose performance in 2012 made it the world's sixth-largest oil and gas company, the sixth-largest energy company by market capitalization.It is a vertically integrated company operating in all areas of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading. It also has renewable energy interests in biofuels and wind power.The company has 79,800 number of employees.

9. Apple (Revenue $234 billion)


Apple is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. Its hardware products include 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.Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976 to develop and sell personal computers.Apple is the world's largest information technology company by revenue, the world's largest technology company by total assets, and the world's second-largest mobile phone manufacturer. In November 2014, in addition to being the largest publicly traded corporation in the world by market capitalization, Apple became the first U.S. company to be valued at over US$700 billion. The company employs 115,000 permanent full-time employees as of July 2015.

8. Toyota (Revenue $237 billion)


Toyota is a Japanese automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In March 2014 the multinational corporation consisted of 338,875 employees worldwide.Toyota was the largest automobile manufacturer in 2012 ahead of the Volkswagen Group and General Motors. In July of that year, the company reported the production of its 200-millionth vehicle. Toyota is the world's first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year.As of July 2014, Toyota was the largest listed company in Japan by market capitalization and by revenue.

7. Volkswagen (Revenue $237 billion)


Volkswagen is a German automaker founded in 4 January 1937 by the German Labour Front, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group and is the largest automaker worldwide currently.Volkswagen has factories in many parts of the world, manufacturing or assembling vehicles for local markets. In addition to plants in Germany, Volkswagen has manufacturing or assembly Mexico, the US, Slovakia, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and South Africa. In 2011, Volkswagen was named in the top 25 largest companies in the world by the Forbes Global 2000.The company has 588.9K employees.

6. Exxon Mobil (Revenue $246 billion)

Exxon Mobil

ExxonMobil is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas. It is the largest direct descendant of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company, and was formed on November 30, 1999 by the merger of Exxon.ExxonMobil is also the fifth largest publicly traded company by market capitalization. The company was ranked No. 6 globally in Forbes Global 2000 list in 2014. ExxonMobil was the second most profitable company in the Fortune 500 in 2014.ExxonMobil is the largest refiner in the world.The company has 75,300 employees.

5. Royal Dutch Shell (Revenue $272 billion)

Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell commonly known as Shell, is an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom. Created by the merger of Royal Dutch Petroleum and UK-based Shell Transport & Trading.Shell is also one of the world's most valuable companies.Shell has 94,000 number of employees.

4. Sinopec Group (Revenue $294 billion)

Sinopec Group

Sinopec Group is Asia's largest oil refining and petrochemical enterprise, administered by SASAC for the State Council of the People's Republic of China. It is headquartered at Chaoyangmenwai in Beijing.Sinopec Group ranked first in the Top 500 Enterprises of China in 2007, with its annual revenue over 1 trillion Chinese yuan.Sinopec Ltd. is involved in the production of various petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, ethylene, synthetic fibers, synthetic rubber, synthetic resins, and chemical fertilizers.

3. China National Petroleum Corporation (Revenue $299 billion)

China National Petroleum

China National Petroleum Corporation is a Chinese state-owned oil and gas corporation and the largest integrated energy company in China. Its headquarters are in Dongcheng District, Beijing having 1,636,532 number of employees.

2. State Grid Corporation of China (Revenue $330 billion)

State Grid

State Grid Corporation of China is the largest electric utility company in the world. It is state-owned and transmits and distributes power in China and in overseas markets. The company is the second largest in the world according to the 2016 Fortune Global 500 ranking. It has 1.9 million employees, 1.1 billion customers and revenue of 329.6 billion dollars.

1. Walmart (Revenue $482 billion)


Walmart, is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores and grocery stores. Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, the company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962.Walmart has 11,539 stores and clubs in 28 countries, under a total of 63 banners.Walmart is the world's largest company by revenue, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2016, as well as the largest private employer in the world with 2.2 million employees.

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