Our annual ranking of the world's largest corporations


Countries
Country
Rank ▾
Company Global
500
rank
City Revenues
($ millions)
1 Volkswagen 12 Wolfsburg 221,551
2 E.ON 16 Düsseldorf 157,057
3 Daimler 21 Stuttgart 148,139
4 Allianz 28 Munich 134,168
5 Siemens 47 Munich 113,349
6 BASF 62 Ludwigshafen 102,194
7 BMW 69 Munich 95,692
8 Metro 72 Düsseldorf 92,746
9 Munich Re Group 76 Munich 90,137
10 Deutsche Telekom 89 Bonn 81,554
11 Deutsche Post 98 Bonn 76,307
12 Deutsche Bank 104 Frankfurt 74,425
13 Robert Bosch 110 Stuttgart 71,600
14 ThyssenKrupp 122 Essen 68,791
15 RWE 124 Essen 68,345
16 Landesbank Baden-Württemberg 128 Stuttgart 67,431
17 Deutsche Bahn 179 Berlin 52,808
18 Bayer 187 Leverkusen 50,790
19 Continental 241 Hanover 42,416
20 Lufthansa Group 248 Cologne 41,220
21 Franz Haniel 272 Duisburg 38,023
22 Heraeus Holding 293 Hanau 36,406
23 DZ Bank 334 Frankfurt 33,279
24 Edeka Zentrale 342 Hamburg 32,531
25 Phoenix Pharmahandel 363 Mannheim 30,023
26 Commerzbank 377 Frankfurt 29,236
27 Energie Baden-Württemberg 420 Karlsruhe 26,126
28 TUI 453 Hanover 24,356
29 Marquard & Bahls 455 Hamburg 24,258
30 Fresenius 479 Bad Homburg 22,973
31 KFW Bankengruppe 491 Frankfurt 22,496
32 Bertelsmann 492 Gütersloh 22,427
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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