Company Global
($ millions)
1Royal Dutch Shell2 285,129 Netherlands
2BP4 246,138 Britain
3AXA9 175,257 France
4ING Group12 163,204 Netherlands
5Total14 155,887 France
6Volkswagen16 146,205 Germany
7BNP Paribas18 130,708 France
8Assicurazioni Generali19 126,012 Italy
9Allianz20 125,999 Germany
10Carrefour22 121,452 France
11ENI24 117,235 Italy
12E.ON27 113,849 Germany
13GDF Suez29 111,069 France
14Daimler30 109,700 Germany
15Crédit Agricole36 106,538 France
16Banco Santander37 106,345 Spain
17HSBC Holdings39 103,736 Britain
18Siemens40 103,605 Germany
19Lloyds Banking Group42 102,967 Britain
20Nestlé44 99,115 Switzerland
21Dexia Group49 95,143 Belgium
22Gazprom50 94,472 Russia
23Électricité de France52 92,204 France
24Aviva53 92,140 Britain
25Royal Bank of Scotland55 91,767 Britain
26Metro57 91,152 Germany
27Tesco58 90,234 Britain
28Deutsche Telekom59 89,794 Germany
29Enel60 89,329 Italy
30Société Générale62 84,157 France
31Telefónica 68 78,853 Spain
32Groupe BPCE 71 76,464 France
33Prudential72 75,010 Britain
34Munich Re Group73 74,764 Germany
35Statoil 74 74,000 Norway
36Vodafone80 70,899 Britain
37BASF81 70,461 Germany
38BMW82 70,444 Germany
39Zurich Financial Services83 70,272 Switzerland
40Fiat85 69,639 Italy
41Deutsche Post86 69,427 Germany
42Legal & General Group90 68,290 Britain
43Lukoil93 68,025 Russia
44Peugeot94 67,297 France
45CNP Assurances95 66,556 France
46Barclays96 66,533 Britain
47ArcelorMittal99 65,110 Luxembourg
48RWE101 64,795 Germany
49UniCredit Group 102 64,709 Italy
50Aegon103 64,506 Netherlands
From the July 26, 2010 issue
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U.S. 139
Japan 71
China 46
Company 2009 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,100,000
China National Petroleum 1,649,992
State Grid 1,533,800
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Gazprom $24,556
Exxon Mobil $19,280
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China $18,832
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