Our annual ranking of the world's largest corporations

CEO ▾ Company Rank
Abbas, Shamsul Azhar Petronas 68
Aboumrad, Daniel Hajj América Móvil 176
Agon, Jean-Paul L'Oréal 391
Akerson, Daniel F. General Motors 19
Al Qubaisi, Khadem Abdulla International Petroleum Investment 305
Al-Mady, Mohamed H. Sabic 188
Al-Mahasher, Nasser S-Oil 383
Albanese, Tom Rio Tinto Group 153
Alekperov, Vagit Y. Lukoil 49
Alireza, Yusuf A. Noble Group 91
Allen, Samuel R. Deere 348
Ambani, Mukesh D. Reliance Industries 99
Amos, Daniel P. Aflac 497
Andersen, Nils Smedegaard A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group 154
Anderson, Richard H. Delta Air Lines 308
Appel, Frank Deutsche Post 98
Arai, Jun Showa Shell Sekiyu 389
Armstrong, Greg L. Plains All American Pipeline 319
Arruda Villela Filho, Alfredo Egydio Itaúsa-Investimentos Itaú 311
Asada, Teruo Marubeni 168
From the July 23, 2012 issue
¹Dubos replaced Jean-Bernard Lévy as CEO on June 28, 2012.
²Resigned July 3, 2012. A new CEO has not yet been named.
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Rank # of Global 500 Companies
U.S. 132
China 73
Japan 68
Company 2011 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,200,000
China National Petroleum 1,668,072
State Grid 1,583,000
Company 2011 Profits
($ millions)
Gazprom $44,459.6
Exxon Mobil $41,060
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China $32,214.1
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