Top companies: Biggest employers
Rank Company Global 500
Rank
2010 Number of Employees
1 Wal-Mart Stores 1 2,100,000
2 China National Petroleum 6 1,674,541
3 State Grid 7 1,564,000
4 China Post Group 343 860,200
5 Hon Hai Precision Industry 60 836,000
6 Sinopec Group 5 640,535
7 U.S. Postal Service 109 627,798
8 China Telecommunications 222 493,919
9 Carrefour 32 471,755
10 Agricultural Bank of China 127 444,447
11 Compass Group 432 428,202
12 International Business Machines 52 426,751
13 Deutsche Post 93 418,946
14 Aviation Industry Corp. of China 311 404,042
15 Siemens 47 402,700
16 United Parcel Service 166 400,600
17 McDonald's 403 400,000
18 Volkswagen 13 399,381
19 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China 77 397,339
20 Gazprom 35 393,000
21 Tesco 61 384,389
22 Sodexo 470 379,137
23 Panasonic 50 366,937
24 Hitachi 40 361,745
25 Target 106 355,000
26 Kroger 76 338,000
27 Hewlett-Packard 28 324,600
28 China Resources 346 320,464
29 Toyota Motor 8 317,716
30 China Construction Bank 108 313,867
31 Sears Holdings 198 312,000
32 China Southern Power Grid 149 310,889
33 HSBC Holdings 46 302,327
34 Edeka Zentrale 324 302,000
35 Jardine Matheson 320 300,000
36 PepsiCo 137 294,000
37 Bank of America Corp. 21 288,122
38 Veolia Environnement 175 287,043
39 General Electric 16 287,000
40 Telefónica 78 285,106
41 China Railway Group 95 285,054
42 Robert Bosch 119 283,507
43 Nestlé 42 281,000
44 China North Industries Group 250 279,996
45 Bank of China 132 279,301
46 La Poste 306 276,555
47 Deutsche Bahn 185 276,310
48 ArcelorMittal 74 273,811
49 Wells Fargo 63 272,200
50 AT&T 30 266,590
From the July 25, 2011 issue
Editor's note: Chrysler Group was erroneously omitted from the Global 500 listing. With revenue of $41.9 billion, Chrysler ranks No.205 among all the companies in the world and 61st in the U.S. As a result, Bristol-Myers Squibb, which had ranked No.500, falls off the list. Updates may be found for the full list, rankings by country, and the list of arrivals. Fortune regrets the error.
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Rank # of Global 500 Companies
U.S. 133
Japan 68
China 61
Company 2010 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,100,000
China National Petroleum 1,674,541
State Grid 1,564,000
Company 2010 Profits
($ millions)
Nestlé $32,843
Gazprom $31,895
Exxon Mobil $30,460
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