Top companies: Fastest growing

Rank Company Global 500
Rank
Profits % change from 2008 2009 Profits ($ millions)
1Ping An Insurance 383 5,170.3 2,032.3
2Sistema460 2,551.7 1,643.4
3Shanghai Automotive223 1,924.5 1,070.2
4Scottish & So. Energy215 940.4 1,969.4
5Gruppo Mediolanum472 770.6 302.0
6Samsung Life316 704.7 749.6
7USAA*483 614.5 3,020.1
8China Life118 560.6 3,124.8
9E.ON27 529.8 11,670.0
10China Railway Group137 528.3 1,008.2
11Tokio Marine Holdings 186 500.4 1,383.1
12Goldman Sachs Group134 476.4 13,385.0
13Alliance Boots262 469.4 969.3
14JBS496 424.2 64.4
15MS & AD Ins.417 397.1 405.4
16Daiwa House Industry489 395.9 205.9
17Wells Fargo46 362.3 12,275.0
18Ricoh402 361.8 300.2
19Heineken Holding430 361.6 709.4
20Cigna467 345.9 1,302.0
21Sears Holdings165 343.4 235.0
22Indian Oil125 299.7 2,258.1
23GS Holdings300 275.4 383.2
24AXA9 271.0 5,012.2
25Randstad Holding 494 256.4 94.9
26Hyundai Motor78 198.6 2,330.3
27Lloyds Banking Group42 193.6 4,408.7
28Sinopec7 193.5 5,755.6
29PNC Financial Svcs. Group451 177.4 2,447.0
30Vodafone80 165.6 13,782.3
31Manulife Financial208 153.4 1,228.5
32Mitsubishi Electric201 151.5 304.6
33Dongfeng Motor182 150.9 719.7
34Bharat Petroleum307 149.8 344.1
35China FAW Group258 148.7 1,382.5
36Formosa Petrochemical452 146.3 1,186.7
37Anheuser-Busch InBev196 144.7 4,613.0
38Softbank 263 142.4 1,041.7
39Jardine Matheson382 140.8 1,604.0
40China State Construction Eng.187 139.5 838.8
41Huawei Technologies397 136.4 2,672.0
42Groupama323 129.6 917.4
43Suzuken462 113.7 150.4
44Honda Motor51 112.0 2,890.7
45J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.25 109.2 11,728.0
46Alfresa Holdings386 104.1 113.1
47Bristol-Myers Squibb405 102.2 10,612.0
48AmerisourceBergen76 100.9 503.4
49Idemitsu Kosan277 94.6 64.4
50J. Sainsbury236 91.5 932.6
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Rank # of Global 500 Companies
U.S. 139
Japan 71
China 46
Company 2009 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,100,000
China National Petroleum 1,649,992
State Grid 1,533,800
Company 2009 Profits
($ millions)
Gazprom $24,556
Exxon Mobil $19,280
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China $18,832
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