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Europe
Europe
Rank
Company Global
500
rank
Country Revenues
($ millions)
1 Royal Dutch Shell 1 Netherlands 484,489
2 BP 4 Britain 386,463
3 Total 11 France 231,580
4 Volkswagen 12 Germany 221,550
5 Glencore International 14 Switzerland 186,152
6 Gazprom 15 Russia 157,830
7 E.ON 16 Germany 157,057
8 ENI 17 Italy 153,676
9 ING Group 18 Netherlands 150,571
10 Daimler 21 Germany 148,139
11 AXA 25 France 142,712
12 Allianz 28 Germany 134,167
13 BNP Paribas 30 France 127,460
14 GDF Suez 33 France 126,076
15 Carrefour 39 France 121,734
16 Statoil 40 Norway 119,561
17 Banco Santander 44 Spain 117,408
18 EXOR Group 45 Italy 117,297
19 Siemens 47 Germany 113,349
20 Assicurazioni Generali 48 Italy 112,628
21 Lukoil 49 Russia 111,433
22 Enel 52 Italy 110,560
23 HSBC Holdings 53 Britain 110,141
24 Crédit Agricole 58 France 105,156
25 Tesco 59 Britain 103,839
26 BASF 62 Germany 102,194
27 Société Générale 67 France 98,463
28 BMW 69 Germany 95,692
29 ArcelorMittal 70 Luxembourg 94,444
30 Nestlé 71 Switzerland 94,405
31 Metro 72 Germany 92,746
32 Électricité de France 73 France 90,806
33 Munich Re Group 76 Germany 90,137
34 Telefónica 82 Spain 87,372
35 Peugeot 85 France 83,305
36 Deutsche Telekom 89 Germany 81,554
37 Repsol YPF 90 Spain 81,122
38 Deutsche Post 98 Germany 76,307
39 Groupe BPCE 103 France 75,082
40 Deutsche Bank 104 Germany 74,425
41 Vodafone Group 105 Britain 74,051
42 Robert Bosch 110 Germany 71,600
43 Barclays 121 Britain 68,949
44 ThyssenKrupp 122 Germany 68,791
45 RWE 124 Germany 68,345
46 EADS 125 Netherlands 68,310
47 Landesbank Baden-Württemberg 128 Germany 67,431
48 Lloyds Banking Group 131 Britain 67,048
49 Rosneft Oil 137 Russia 65,093
50 Unilever 139 Britain/Netherlands 64,610
51 France Télécom 141 France 62,955
52 Royal Bank of Scotland Group 143 Britain 62,798
53 Aviva 148 Britain 61,754
54 Groupe Auchan 149 France 61,699
55 Rio Tinto Group 153 Britain 60,537
56 A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group 154 Denmark 60,194
57 Novartis 157 Switzerland 59,375
58 Renault 158 France 59,272
59 Saint-Gobain 161 France 58,560
60 Prudential 162 Britain 58,527
61 UniCredit Group 164 Italy 57,213
62 Nokia 174 Finland 53,753
63 Zurich Insurance Group 178 Switzerland 52,983
64 Deutsche Bahn 179 Germany 52,808
65 CNP Assurances 182 France 51,521
66 Vinci 183 France 51,385
67 LyondellBasell Industries 185 Netherlands 51,035
68 Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria 186 Spain 51,021
69 Bayer 187 Germany 50,790
70 SSE 189 Britain 50,610
71 Roche Group 192 Switzerland 49,714
72 Intesa Sanpaolo 193 Italy 49,472
73 TNK-BP International 198 Russia 48,909
74 Foncière Euris 200 France 48,748
75 Sanofi 201 France 48,746
76 Veolia Environnement 202 France 48,486
77 Credit Suisse Group 204 Switzerland 48,227
78 Volvo 208 Sweden 47,814
79 OMV Group 210 Austria 47,349
80 UBS 215 Switzerland 45,978
81 Bouygues 218 France 45,669
82 SNCF 219 France 45,587
83 Koç Holding 222 Turkey 45,098
84 Aegon 228 Netherlands 44,197
85 Iberdrola 230 Spain 44,005
86 GlaxoSmithKline 231 Britain 43,907
87 ACS 240 Spain 42,655
88 Continental 241 Germany 42,416
89 Royal Ahold 243 Netherlands 42,090
90 Telecom Italia 244 Italy 42,070
91 Lufthansa Group 248 Germany 41,220
92 Vivendi 257 France 40,063
93 Anheuser-Busch InBev 265 Belgium 39,046
94 Franz Haniel 272 Germany 38,023
95 ABB 273 Switzerland 37,990
96 Alliance Boots 274 Switzerland 37,977
97 Rabobank Group 281 Netherlands 37,577
98 Centrica 288 Britain 36,860
99 Heraeus Holding 293 Germany 36,406
100 J. Sainsbury 302 Britain 35,567
101 Sberbank 304 Russia 35,502
102 Royal Philips Electronics 307 Netherlands 35,152
103 L.M. Ericsson 309 Sweden 34,958
104 Sistema 315 Russia 34,517
105 La Poste 320 France 34,268
106 Christian Dior 322 France 34,244
107 Air France-KLM Group 324 France 34,001
108 Xstrata 325 Switzerland 33,877
109 AstraZeneca 331 Britain 33,591
110 DZ Bank 334 Germany 33,279
111 Ineos Group Holdings 336 Luxembourg 33,160
112 Edeka Zentrale 342 Germany 32,531
113 Schneider Electric 353 France 31,128
114 BT Group 358 Britain 30,734
115 Anglo American 360 Britain 30,580
116 Poste Italiane 361 Italy 30,164
117 Phoenix Pharmahandel 363 Germany 30,023
118 Coop Group 364 Switzerland 30,022
119 Legal & General Group 373 Britain 29,366
120 Delhaize Group 374 Belgium 29,365
121 GasTerra 375 Netherlands 29,332
122 Gas Natural Fenosa 376 Spain 29,305
123 Commerzbank 377 Germany 29,236
124 Mapfre Group 378 Spain 29,224
125 Michelin 382 France 28,809
126 BAE Systems 386 Britain 28,624
127 Adecco Group 387 Switzerland 28,567
128 Dexia Group 388 Belgium 28,540
129 L'Oréal 391 France 28,286
130 Wm. Morrison Supermarkets 392 Britain 28,276
131 Swiss Re 394 Switzerland 28,083
132 Migros Group 396 Switzerland 28,015
133 Vattenfall 398 Sweden 27,890
134 Alstom 404 France 27,417
135 Accenture 405 Ireland 27,353
136 Danone 411 France 26,861
137 Energie Baden-Württemberg 420 Germany 26,126
138 KBC Group 423 Belgium 26,057
139 Surgutneftegas 430 Russia 25,663
140 Compass Group 432 Britain 25,418
141 CRH 435 Ireland 25,141
142 Finmeccanica 443 Italy 24,849
143 British American Tobacco 445 Britain 24,688
144 Standard Chartered Group 448 Britain 24,488
145 Imperial Tobacco Group 452 Britain 24,379
146 TUI 453 Germany 24,356
147 Marquard & Bahls 455 Germany 24,258
148 SHV Holdings 459 Netherlands 24,141
149 Heineken Holding 464 Netherlands 23,898
150 Holcim 474 Switzerland 23,378
151 Nordea Bank 476 Sweden 23,258
152 Fresenius 479 Germany 22,973
153 Lafarge 480 France 22,970
154 Randstad Holding 489 Netherlands 22,560
155 KFW Bankengruppe 491 Germany 22,496
156 Bertelsmann 492 Germany 22,427
157 International Airlines Group 494 Britain 22,390
158 Sodexo 495 France 22,262
159 National Grid 499 Britain 22,067
From the July 23, 2012 issue
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500 Companies

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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