Top 10 Biggest Companies In The World

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Here is the list of  top 10 world’s biggest companies.  There are many big companies in the world but here is the top 10.

ICBC

ICBC

Rank: 1
Country: China
Industry: Banking
China’s Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) takes the top spot on the Forbes Global 2000 for the first time. Sales were up 24% and profits 17%.

China Construction Bank

China Construction Bank

Rank: 2
Country: China
Industry: Banking
The China Construction banks leapt eleven places to become the second largest company in the world. One of four Chinese banks in the top 25, China Construction Bank is expected to increase its presence outside of China this year.

JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase

Rank: 3
Country: U.S.
Industry: Banking
JPMorgan Chase took the third spot this year despite having to write off at least $6 billion in trading losses from one trader, known as the London Whale.

General-Electric

General Electric

Rank: 4
Country: U.S.
Industry: Conglomerate
General Electric, the largest conglomerate in the U.S. plans to stay focused on its industrial businesses. Earlier this year, GE announced that it would sell its remaining stake in NBC Universal to Comcast.

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Exxon Mobil

Rank: 5
Country: U.S.
Industry: Oil & Gas Operations
Despite being the most profitable company in the world, Exxon Mobil, last year’s number one, drops down to the fifth spot in 2013.

HSBC

HSBC Holdings

Rank: 6
Country: U.K.
Industry: Banking
London-based HSBC continues to focus on growth, especially in the European market. The bank recently sold its stake in China’s Ping An Insurance for $7.4 billion

Royal Dutch

Royal Dutch Shell

Rank: 7
Country: Netherlands
Industry: Oil & Gas Operations
Royal Dutch Shell slips back to the number 2 spot in sales and to 7th overall. The company owns 44,000 service stations around the world, operates over 30 refineries and produced 3.3 million barrels of oil per day in 2012.

Agricultural Bank of China

Agricultural Bank of China

Rank: 8
Country: China
Industry: Banking
Another of China’s high performing banks. The Agricultural Bank of China jumped eleven spots to number 8 on the list, helped by double-digit growth in sales, profits and assets.

Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway

Rank: 9
Country: U.S.
Industry: Diversified Financial
Profits at Berkshire Hathaway were up 45% in 2012. The company announced in February that it would partner with billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann’s 3G Capital to buy H.J. Heinz for a reported $28 billion, including debt.

PetroChina

PetroChina

Rank: 9
Country: China
Industry: Oil & Gas Operations
PetroChina, the largest producer of oil and gas in China, saw profits fall in 2012 due to the economic slowdown and state-controlled fuel prices.

Bank of china

Bank of China

Rank: 11
Country: China
Industry: Banking
Double digit growth in sales and profits helped the Bank of China, the fourth largest Chinese bank on our list, improved its ranking by 10 places to number 11.

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