Our annual ranking of the world's largest corporations


Countries
Country
Rank ▾
Company Global
500
rank
City Revenues
($ millions)
1 BP 4 London 386,463
2 HSBC Holdings 53 London 110,141
3 Tesco 59 Cheshunt 103,839
4 Vodafone Group 105 Newbury 74,051
5 Barclays 121 London 68,950
6 Lloyds Banking Group 131 London 67,048
7 Royal Bank of Scotland Group 143 Edinburgh 62,798
8 Aviva 148 London 61,754
9 Rio Tinto Group 153 London 60,537
10 Prudential 162 London 58,527
11 SSE 189 Perth 50,611
12 GlaxoSmithKline 231 Brentford 43,907
13 Centrica 288 Windsor 36,860
14 J. Sainsbury 302 London 35,567
15 AstraZeneca 331 London 33,591
16 BT Group 358 London 30,734
17 Anglo American 360 London 30,580
18 Legal & General Group 373 London 29,366
19 BAE Systems 386 London 28,624
20 Wm. Morrison Supermarkets 392 Bradford 28,276
21 Compass Group 432 Chertsey 25,418
22 British American Tobacco 445 London 24,688
23 Standard Chartered Group 448 London 24,488
24 Imperial Tobacco Group 452 Bristol 24,379
25 International Airlines Group 494 Hounslow 22,390
26 National Grid 499 London 22,067
From the July 23, 2012 issue
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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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