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Rank
Company Global
500
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Revenues
($ millions)
City
1 BP 4 367,053 London
2 HSBC Holdings 21 142,049 London
3 Royal Bank of Scotland 38 113,087 Edinburgh
4 Tesco 56 94,300 Cheshunt
5 Barclays 83 75,136 London
6 Vodafone 94 69,138 Newbury
7 HBOS 107 62,400 Edinburgh
8 Rio Tinto Group 134 54,264 London
9 GlaxoSmithKline 168 44,654 Brentford
10 Scottish & Southern Energy 178 42,855 Perth
11 Centrica 193 39,140 Windsor
12 BT 210 36,626 London
13 Aviva 221 35,506 London
14 Wolseley 248 33,084 Theale
15 Lloyds Banking Group 256 32,196 London
16 J. Sainsbury 261 31,876 London
17 AstraZeneca 268 31,601 London
18 BAE Systems 279 30,570 London
19 National Grid 333 26,606 London
20 Anglo American 336 26,311 London
21 William Morrison Supermarkets 344 25,909 Bradford
22 Standard Chartered Group 389 23,438 London
23 BG Group 390 23,396 Reading
24 Compass Group 407 22,522 Chertsey
25 British American Tobacco 416 22,228 London
26 Imperial Tobacco Group 461 19,915 Bristol
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Rank # of Global 500 Companies
U.S. 140
Japan 68
France 40
Company 2008 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,100,000
China National Petroleum 1,618,393
State Grid 1,537,000
Company 2008 Profits
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Exxon Mobil $45,220
Gazprom $29,864
Royal Dutch Shell $26,277
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