Our annual ranking of the world's largest corporations

These companies made the Global 500 in 2010, but fell off the list in 2011.
Company ▾ 2010 Global 500 rank Country
Acer 487 Taiwan
Akzo Nobel 479 Netherlands
Alcatel-Lucent 461 France
Cathay Life Insurance 259 Taiwan
CEPSA 369 Spain
China Railway Construction 105 China
China State Construction Engineering 147 China
Chrysler Group 205 U.S.
Cie Nationale Portefeuille 480 Belgium
Cigna 459 U.S.
Co-operative Group 476 Britain
Danske Bank Group 454 Denmark
Doosan 489 South Korea
Evonik Industries 452 Germany
Groupama 420 France
GS Holdings 238 South Korea
Hanwha 321 South Korea
Hartford Financial Services 436 U.S.
Henkel 486 Germany
Hochtief 353 Germany
Kimberly-Clark 494 U.S.
Kirin Holdings 466 Japan
LG Display 440 South Korea
Marathon Oil 99 U.S.
Motorola Solutions 427 U.S.
Old Mutual 246 Britain
Petroplus Holdings 472 Switzerland
PPR 421 France
Premafin Finanziaria 493 Italy
Research In Motion 490 Canada
Samsung C&T 492 South Korea
Samsung Life Insurance 333 South Korea
Shanghai Automotive 151 China
Sinosteel 354 China
Standard Life 330 Britain
Tohoku Electric Power 488 Japan
U.S. Bancorp 477 U.S.
Wolseley 474 Britain
From the July 23, 2012 issue
Top 50 Headquarters
Interactive: Where the money is

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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