Global 500 
See the full list of the world's largest corporations, including detailed company profiles and contact information. (more)
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The U.S. leads the pack when it comes to growing global giants -- 170 Global 500 companies are headquartered here. Meanwhile, India and China are gaining ground. (more)

Top cities
Tokyo is home to the most Global 500 company headquarters. What other cities make the cut? (more)

Women CEOs
Just seven women rule Global 500 companies, including Patricia Woertz, who was recently named head of Archer Daniels Midland. (See the rest).

Top performers
Oil and energy companies enjoyed the highest jumps in revenues last year. Case in point: Rosneft Oil, which saw sales rise a whopping 291.3%. (more)

Which industries rule?
Sure, the mining and oil sectors had banner years. But who saw the biggest increase in sales? The securities industry, which generated 47.2% growth. (more)

But old-economy companies aren't the only ones prospering this year. (more)
After a brutal takeover battle, Lakshmi Mittal controls the world's largest steel company. But he's still an outsider. (more)
Our annual list of America's largest corporations. (more)
On FORTUNE's global list, General Electric is No. 1 again, for the sixth time in eight years. Which other companies made the top 10? (more)