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13. Volkswagen
Rank: 13 (Previous rank: 16)
CEO: Martin Winterkorn
Employees: 399,381
Address: Brieffach 1848-2
Wolfsburg  38436
Country: Germany
Website: www.volkswagenag.com

Volkswagen's chair of the board of management for research and development Martin Winterkorn dubbed 2010 "the most successful year in Volkswagen Group's history" in the company's 2010 annual report. Volkswagen delivered 7.2 million vehicles to customers in 2010, a 13.7% increase from 2009, which had also been a record-setting sales year.

But Volkswagen will have to keep up the pace to fulfill the lofty goals it has set for itself: Volkswagen aims to be the leading automaker in the world, while meeting strict environmental standards, by the year 2018. Volkswagen currently ranks third behind Toyota and General Motors, according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. --S.D.

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  $ millions % change from 2009
Revenues 168,041.0 14.9
Profits 9,052.7 578.4
Assets 267,525.5 --
Stockholders' equity 61,688.7 --
Profits as % of  
Revenues 5
Assets 3.4
From the July 25, 2011 issue
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.
Editor's note: Chrysler Group was erroneously omitted from the Global 500 listing. With revenue of $41.9 billion, Chrysler ranks No.205 among all the companies in the world and 61st in the U.S. As a result, Bristol-Myers Squibb, which had ranked No.500, falls off the list. Updates may be found for the full list, rankings by country, and the list of arrivals. Fortune regrets the error.
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Japan 68
China 61
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