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Countries
Country
Rank ▾
Company Global
500
rank
City Revenues
($ millions)
1 Samsung Electronics 20 Seoul 148,944
2 SK Holdings 65 Seoul 100,394
3 Hyundai Motor 117 Seoul 70,227
4 POSCO 146 Seoul 62,230
5 LG Electronics 196 Seoul 48,977
6 Hyundai Heavy Industries 203 Ulsan 48,485
7 GS Caltex 235 Seoul 43,280
8 Korea Electric Power 264 Seoul 39,296
9 Kia Motors 266 Seoul 38,988
10 S-Oil 383 Seoul 28,808
11 Korea Gas 429 Seongnam 25,721
12 Woori Finance Holdings 449 Seoul 24,435
13 Hyundai Mobis 465 Seoul 23,736
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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