Company Global
City Revenues
($ millions)
1 Glencore International 18 Baar 144,978
2 Nestlé 42 Vevey 105,267
3 Zurich Financial Services 102 Zurich 67,850
4 Novartis 164 Basel 51,561
5 Credit Suisse Group 170 Zurich 48,314
6 Roche Group 174 Basel 47,171
7 UBS 190 Zurich 44,811
8 Alliance Boots 300 Zug 31,998
9 ABB 304 Zurich 31,589
10 Xstrata 315 Zug 30,499
11 Swiss Reinsurance 332 Zurich 28,835
12 Adecco Group 391 Glattbrugg 24,709
13 Migros Group 404 Zurich 24,024
14 Holcim 471 Jona 20,774
15 Petroplus Holdings 472 Zug 20,747
From the July 25, 2011 issue
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.
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U.S. 133
Japan 68
China 61
Company 2010 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,100,000
China National Petroleum 1,674,541
State Grid 1,564,000
Company 2010 Profits
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Nestlé $32,843
Gazprom $31,895
Exxon Mobil $30,460
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