Our annual ranking of the world's largest corporations


Countries
Country
Rank ▾
Company Global
500
rank
City Revenues
($ millions)
1 Glencore International 14 Baar 186,152
2 Nestlé 71 Vevey 94,405
3 Novartis 157 Basel 59,375
4 Zurich Insurance Group 178 Zurich 52,983
5 Roche Group 192 Basel 49,714
6 Credit Suisse Group 204 Zurich 48,227
7 UBS 215 Zurich 45,978
8 ABB 273 Zurich 37,990
9 Alliance Boots 274 Zug 37,977
10 Xstrata 325 Zug 33,877
11 Coop Group 364 Basel 30,022
12 Adecco Group 387 Glattbrugg 28,567
13 Swiss Re 394 Zurich 28,083
14 Migros Group 396 Zurich 28,015
15 Holcim 474 Jona 23,378
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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