The U.S. still dominates the list, with 133 companies, but that number is down from 185 a decade ago. Japan still holds the no. 2 spot, but China continues its march, with 61 companies, vs. just 12 in 2001.
There are currently 12 Fortune Global 500 companies run by women. Archer Daniels Midland chief executive Patricia Woertz leads the pack again this year. More
Editor's note: Chrysler Group was erroneously omitted from the Global 500 listing. With revenue of $41.9 billion, Chrysler ranks No.205 among all the companies in the world and 61st in the U.S. As a result, Bristol-Myers Squibb, which had ranked No.500, falls off the list. Updates may be found for the full list, rankings by country, and the list of arrivals. Fortune regrets the error.