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Global 500
Rank ▾ Company Revenues
($ millions)
Profits
($ millions)
301 Kansai Electric Power 35,607 -3,068
302 J. Sainsbury 35,567 954
303 Ecopetrol 35,520 8,348
304 Sberbank 35,502 10,756
305 International Petroleum Investment 35,495 -140
306 NKSJ Holdings 35,343 -1,169
307 Royal Philips Electronics 35,152 -1,801
308 Delta Air Lines 35,115 854
309 L.M. Ericsson 34,958 1,879
310 Medipal Holdings 34,832 148
311 Itasa-Investimentos Ita 34,701 2,890
312 Liberty Mutual Insurance Group 34,671 365
313 World Fuel Services 34,623 194
314 Tata Motors 34,575 2,821
315 Sistema 34,517 218
316 Mizuho Financial Group 34,394 6,137
317 New York Life Insurance 34,394 557
318 China National Aviation Fuel Group 34,352 171
319 Plains All American Pipeline 34,275 966
320 La Poste 34,268 665
321 Wuhan Iron & Steel 34,260 664
322 Christian Dior 34,244 1,778
323 TIAA-CREF 34,079 2,388
324 Air France-KLM Group 34,001 -1,114
325 Xstrata 33,877 5,713
326 Bank of Communications 33,872 7,848
327 Aetna 33,780 1,986
328 Sprint Nextel 33,679 -2,890
329 Cosmo Oil 33,672 -115
330 Jizhong Energy Group 33,661 132
331 AstraZeneca 33,591 9,983
332 News Corp. 33,405 2,739
333 China United Network Communications 33,336 218
334 DZ Bank 33,279 535
335 Power Corp. of Canada 33,277 1,128
336 Ineos Group Holdings 33,160 523
337 CPC 32,769 -1,105
338 George Weston 32,735 642
339 General Dynamics 32,677 2,526
340 Allstate 32,654 788
341 China Guodian 32,580 -92
342 Edeka Zentrale 32,531 196
343 HCA Holdings 32,506 2,465
344 American Express 32,282 4,935
345 Tyson Foods 32,266 750
346 Jiangsu Shagang Group 32,097 484
347 East Japan Railway 32,070 1,377
348 Deere 32,013 2,800
349 China Railway Materials 31,991 156
350 Suzuki Motor 31,817 683
351 Huawei Investment & Holding 31,543 1,815
352 Murphy Oil 31,446 873
353 Schneider Electric 31,128 2,531
354 Sharp 31,104 -4,763
355 Philip Morris International 31,097 8,591
356 Chubu Electric Power 31,020 -1,168
357 Oil & Natural Gas 30,746 5,874
358 BT Group 30,734 3,194
359 Nationwide 30,698 -793
360 Anglo American 30,580 6,169
361 Poste Italiane 30,164 1,177
362 Hutchison Whampoa 30,023 7,197
363 Phoenix Pharmahandel 30,023 307
364 Coop Group 30,022 487
365 China National Building Materials Group 30,022 657
366 Tesoro 29,927 546
367 Sinomach 29,846 631
368 3M 29,611 4,283
369 China Datang 29,603 -133
370 Lenovo Group 29,574 473
371 Alfresa Holdings 29,551 84
372 Flextronics International 29,470 489
373 Legal & General Group 29,366 1,164
374 Delhaize Group 29,365 661
375 GasTerra 29,332 50
376 Gas Natural Fenosa 29,305 1,842
377 Commerzbank 29,236 887
378 Mapfre Group 29,224 1,339
379 Aisin Seiki 29,183 703
380 Ultrapar Holdings 29,073 507
381 Time Warner 28,974 2,886
382 Michelin 28,809 2,033
383 S-Oil 28,808 1,075
384 China Ocean Shipping 28,797 -652
385 Magna International 28,748 1,018
386 BAE Systems 28,624 1,988
387 Adecco Group 28,567 722
388 Dexia Group 28,540 -16,184
389 Showa Shell Sekiyu 28,497 290
390 Power China 28,289 354
391 L'Oral 28,286 3,391
392 Wm. Morrison Supermarkets 28,276 1,105
393 COFCO 28,190 729
394 Swiss Re 28,083 2,626
395 Northrop Grumman 28,058 2,118
396 Migros Group 28,015 745
397 Henan Coal & Chemical 27,919 223
398 Vattenfall 27,890 1,707
399 Brazilian Distribution 27,839 429
400 Fujifilm Holdings 27,804 554
From the July 23, 2012 issue
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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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