If you are looking for a comprehensive list of the top 50 richest companies in the world, then this list will do justice. Before we jump into the list, it is worthy to note that at a current market value of $1 Trillion, Apple Inc has been recognized as the richest company in the world for 2019. Companies such as Alphabet (Google), Berkshire Hathaway, Facebook, Alibaba, Tencent Holdings, JPMorgan Chase, and Johnson & Johnson all follow behind Apple but all make it to the top 10 list. It’s also important to note that the top 4 richest company in the world are all Tech giants (I have a feeling you already know their names)
The Top 50 Richest Companies In The World July 2019
This list has been curated from credible sources online such as CEOWorld, MoneyBiz, Investopedia and Wikipedia to ensure accuracy.
These are the top 50 richest companies in the world as of July 2019:
50. Citigroup – $161.1 Billion
Citigrouop is the 50th richest company in the world, they are an American multinational investment bank and financial services corporation headquartered in New York City. Citygroup was formed in October 8, 1998 following a whooping $140 billion merger of Citicorp and Travelers Group to create the largest financial services organization in the world.
In 2010, it is recorded that Citigroup achieved its first profitable year since 2007, that year it reported $10.6 billion in net profit. Citigroup operates in Credit cards, Retail banking, Commercial banking, Investment banking, Private banking and Financial analysis with over 204,000 employees as of 2018.
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— Citi (@Citi) July 19, 2019
49. HSBC Holdings – $175.5 Billion.
HSBC Holdings is a British multinational banking anf financial services holding company.
As of 2018, it was reported to being the 7th largest bank in the world and the largest in Europe. Sitting pretty at the 49 position of the richest company in the world is not a bad feet for a UK based business. With over 38 million customers scattered across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America – there is no stopping the growth and expansion of HSBC Holdings. In preparation for Brexit, HSBC announced that it will be facing as much as $300 million in legal and relocation fees as it plans to relocate up to 1,000 staff members from London to Paris.
48. Novartis – $175.6 Billion.
Novartis International AG is a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland. It is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Novartis’s businesses are divided into three operating divisions: Innovative Medicines, Sandoz (generics) and Alcon (eyecare). As of 2018, Novartis had over 128,924 employes worldwide.
47. Anheuser-Busch InBev – $175.7 Billion.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is a multinational drink and brewing holdings company based in Leuven, Belgium with main offices located in top cities of the world like Sao Pailo, London, New York City, St Louis, Mexico City, Bremen and Johannesburg. Anheuser-Busch InBev is one of the largest fast-moving consumer goods companies in the world with over 182,915 employees around the world.
In the last 5 years, we have saved nearly 20 billion liters of water – equivalent to more than 7,800 Olympic-sized swimming pools – in our brewing operations.
— Anheuser-Busch InBev (@abinbev) July 19, 2019
46. Toyota Motor – $176.6 Billion.
Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. Its funny that as of 2018, Toyota was the sixth-largest company in the world by Revenue but as of 2019, they are 46? Shows you how things up and position changes within months in this fast paced business world. Toyota was the world’s first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year which it has done since 2012. As of 2017, Toyota had about 364,445 employees worldwide.
— Toyota Motor Corp. (@ToyotaMotorCorp) July 18, 2019
45. Kweichow Moutai – $177.1 Billion.
Kweichow Moutai a partial publicly traded, partial state-owned enterprise in China, that specialises in the production and sales of Maotai liquor, together with the production and sale of beverage, food and packaging material, development of anti-counterfeiting technology, and research and development of relevant information technology products. Kweichow Moutai is the world’s most valuable liquor company, having surpassed Diageo in April 2017.
44. PepsiCo – $178.2 Billion.
PepsiCo, Inc. is an American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation headquartered in New York. PepsiCo was formed in 1965 with the merger of the Pepsi-Cola Company and Frito-Lay, Inc. PepsiCo has since expanded from its namesake product Pepsi to a broader range of food and beverage brands, the largest of which included an acquisition of Tropicana Products in 1998 and the Quaker Oats Company in 2001, which added the Gatorade brand to its portfolio.
The Coca-Cola Company has historically been considered PepsiCo’s primary competitor in the beverage market, and in December 2005, PepsiCo surpassed The Coca-Cola Company in market value for the first time in 112 years since both companies began to compete. In 2009, The Coca-Cola Company held a higher market share in carbonated soft drink sales within the U.S.
50 years ago we landed on the #moon. And 35 years ago @pepsi went to space! Take a look back at the Space can, developed in 1984 for space shuttle astronauts! #MoonLanding50 pic.twitter.com/CabLmijHSQ
— PepsiCo (@PepsiCo) July 20, 2019
43. Oracle – $186.3 Billion.
Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Redwood Shores, California Oracle holds a large market share in the Software industry. In 2018, Oracle was the third-largest software company by revenue. As a company, Oracle designs, manufactures, and sells both software and hardware products, as well as offering services that complement them.
As of 2017, Oracle’s total employees worldwide was 138,000 and was ranked No. 82 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.
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— Oracle (@Oracle) July 19, 2019
42. Merck & Co. – $189.1 Billion.
Merck & Co., Inc., is an American multinational pharmaceutical company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Their legacy products such as Vaccines, Thiazide anti-hypertensives, First statin, Antibacterials, Vioxx, Mectizan and Fosamax has helped Merck & Co stay profitable and competitive. https://twitter.com/Merck/status/1149702494857154560
41. Comcast – $192 Billion.
Comcast is an American telecommunications conglomerate headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the second-largest broadcasting and cable television company in the world by revenue and the largest pay-TV company, the largest cable TV company and largest home Internet service provider in the US. As of 2018, the total employees of Comcast was 184,000 worldwide. Over the years, Comcast has always been critised for having the worst customer satisfaction rating of any company in the US but this hasn’t stopped them from being in the top 50 richest companies in the world in 2019.
— Comcast (@comcast) June 17, 2019
40. Agriculturalank of China – $197 Billion.
Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), also known as AgBank, is one of the “Big Four” banks in the People’s Republic of China. In April 2007, ABC was the victim of the largest bank theft in Chinese history. This happened when two vault managers at the Handan branch of the bank in Hebei province embezzled almost 51 million yuan (US$7.5 million). AgBank seems to be going on the rise with over 320 million retail customers, 2.7 million corporate clients and up to 24,000 branches.
39. China Mobile – $197.6 Billion.
China Mobile is a Chinese state-owned telecommunication corporation that provides mobile voice and multimedia services through its nationwide mobile telecommunications network across mainland China. They are the 39th richest company in the world as of 2019
38. PetroChina – $198.7 Billion.
PetroChina is a Chinese oil and gas company and is the listed arm of state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), headquartered in Dongcheng District, Beijing. Dropping just 9 points, PetroChina was ranked 30th in 2018 Forbes Global 2000, a list of top listed companies of the world.
37. Coca-Cola – $203 Billion.
Who doesn’t know Cola-Cola? The current formula of Coca-Cola remains a trade secret, although a variety of reported recipes and experimental recreations have been published. As of 2013, Coke products were sold in over 200 countries worldwide, with consumers drinking more than 1.8 billion company beverage servings each day! (that’s a whole lot of coke!!!!!) Coca Cola is 133 years old and still oging strong. It is also known somewhat as the “American Brand”. In 2018, the Coca-Cola Company employed some 62 thousand people worldwide, down from about 100 thousand employees in 2016
— Coca-Cola (@CocaCola) May 31, 2019
36. UnitedHealth Group – $212.8 Billion.
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is an American managed health care company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. They offer health care products and insurance services. It is the largest healthcare company in the world by revenue, with 2018 revenue of $226.2 billion, 115 million customers and 300,000 employees. UnitedHealth Group is ranked 6th on the 2019 Fortune 500
— UnitedHealth Group (@UnitedHealthGrp) July 17, 2019
35. Boeing – $214.5 Billion.
The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, telecommunications equipment, and missiles worldwide. Boeing is among the largest global aerospace manufacturers; it is the fifth-largest defense contractor in the world based on 2017 revenue, and is the largest exporter in the United States by dollar value. Beoing faced some boycoutting in 2019 when two (2) Boeing 737 MAX crashed. Many countries and airlines decided to ground dozens of 737 MAX aircraft. Boeing currently has 153,000 employees worldwide.
— The Boeing Company (@Boeing) June 18, 2019
34. Wells Fargo – $214.7 Billion.
Wells Fargo & Company is an American multinational financial services company headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA. Wells Fargo is currently ranked #26 on the 2018 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest US corporations by total revenue. On February 2, 2018, the US Federal Reserve Bank barred Wells Fargo from growing its nearly US$2 trillion-asset base any further, based upon years of misconduct, until Wells Fargo fixes its internal problems to the satisfaction of the Federal Reserve, if not for this maybe they would have been higher in the rankings?
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— Wells Fargo (@WellsFargo) July 18, 2019
33. Pfizer – $218.6 Billion.
Pfizer Inc, is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut. It is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. In 2016, Pfizer Inc. was expected to merge with Allergan, Plc to create the Ireland-based “Pfizer plc” in a deal that would have been worth $160 billion which would have helped increase their standing on the top 50 richest companies in the world.
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— Pfizer Inc. (@pfizer) July 10, 2019
32. Ping An Insurance Group – $220.2 Billion.
Ping An Insurance known also as Ping An of China is a Chinese holding conglomerate whose subsidiaries mainly deal with insurance, banking, and financial services. The company was founded in 1988 and has its headquarters in Shenzhen.
31. Roche Holding – $222 Billion.
Hoffmann-La Roche is a 123 years old Swiss multinational healthcare company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Roche is the second-largest pharmaceutical company worldwide with over 94,442 worldwide employees as of 2018. Hoffmann-La Roche is strong in the field pharmaceuticals for cancer treatment, against virus diseases and for treatment of metabolic diseases. The company is the world’s largest spender in pharmaceutical R&D.
— Roche (@Roche) July 15, 2019
30. Taiwan Semiconductor – $222.4 Billion.
Founded 32 years ago, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (TSMC) is the world’s largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry, with its headquarters and main operations located in the Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For a company created only 3 decades ago in Taiwan, they have a good spot on this richest companies list.
29. Nike – $224.3 Billion.
Nike just does it! Having spot 29 on the top 50 richest companies in the world is a pretty impressive feet for this major manufacturer of sports equipment and it is the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel. Created 55 years ago by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight, Nike has gained national and internation success. Nike sponsors many high-profile athletes and sports teams around the world, with the highly recognized trademarks of “Just Do It” and the Swoosh logo.
With over 73,100 employees around the world as of 2018, the multi billion pound company is here to stay and still does it. Nike sponsors top athletes in many sports to use their products and promote and advertise their technology and design
— Nike (@Nike) July 10, 2019
28. China Constructionank – $225 Billion.
China Construction Bank Corporation (CCB) is one of the “big four” banks in the People’s Republic of China with 65 years of operation. At spot 28 of the top richest companies in the world, CCB has branches in Barcelona, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, New York City, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney and Auckland, and a wholly owned subsidiary in London.
27. Home Depot – $226.8 Billion.
Home Depot is the largest home improvement retailer in the United States, supplying tools, construction products, and services. As of October 28, 2018, Home Depot had 2,286 locations and 413, 000 employees accross USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
— The Home Depot (@HomeDepot) July 15, 2019
26. Chevron – $228.3 Billion.
Chevron Corporation is an American multinational energy corporation and it’s one of the successor companies of Standard Oil. Chevron is 139 years old and has over 51,900 employees worldwide. Chevron is one of the world’s largest oil companies; as of 2017, it ranked nineteenth on the Fortune 500 list of the top US closely held and public corporations and sixteenth on the Fortune Global 500 list of the top 500 corporations worldwide.
In the past five years, Chevron has spent $154 billion globally on goods and services, helping grow economies, create jobs and develop workforces. See what else we've been up to → https://t.co/uKp1ZOr5SV pic.twitter.com/IVkmsqXpmW
— Chevron (@Chevron) July 3, 2019
25. AT&T – $233.3 Billion.
AT&T is the world’s largest telecommunications company, the largest provider of mobile telephone services, and the largest provider of fixed telephone services in the United States through AT&T Communications, at just 35 years of operation – that’s a good feet. AT&T has ober 273,210 employees around the world and is ranked #9 on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue as of 2018.
— AT&T (@ATT) July 19, 2019
24. Walt Disney – $238.1 Billion.
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. Sitting pretty at the 24 spot on the world’s richest company with over 201,000 employees around the world and almost 9 and half decades of continous innovation and putting smiles on faces. The business focuses on Television, publishing, films, music, video games, amusement parks, broadcasting, radio and web portals.
— Disney (@Disney) July 23, 2019
23. Verizon Communications – $239.7 Billion.
Verizon Communications Inc, is an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate that has been in operation since October 7 1983 (35 years) . The company boasts a whooping number of 144,500 employees around the world and operates in the Cable television, Landline, Mobile phone, Broadband, Digital television, IPTV, Digital Media, Internet and Telematics space.
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— Verizon (@verizon) July 2, 2019
22. Mastercard – $247.1 Billion.
Mastercard Incorporated is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the Mastercard International Global Headquarters in Purchase, New York, United States. MasterCard has been in business for 53 years, has about 13,400 employees as of 2017 and provides service in the Credit cards and payment systems industries. Some of the notable brands from MasterCard includes Cirrus, Maestro, Mondex, Mastercard and Masterpass.
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— Mastercard (@Mastercard) July 18, 2019
21. Cisco Systems – $248.3 Billion.
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley. Cisco has been in operations since December 10, 1984 (34 years), operates worldwide and their offerings focuses around enterprise and service provider, small business and the home. As of 2018, Cisco boasts 74,200 employees worldwide.
?Live from the #Apollo50 gala, @Webex will reunite living legends from the #Apollo11 mission in a series of exciting panel discussions, moderated by the one and only @ProfBrianCox. https://t.co/s90aNrDzN4
— Cisco Collaboration (@CiscoCollab) July 17, 2019
20. Intel – $263.1 Billion.
Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley with 107, 100 employees as of 2018. Intel offers products in this niches Central processing units, Microprocessors, Integrated graphics processing units (iGPU), Systems-on-chip (SoCs), Motherboard chipsets, Network interface controllers, Modems, Mobile phones, Solid state drives, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Chipsets, Flash memory, Vehicle automation sensors. It has been in business since July 18, 1968 (51 years)
Burning microwave popcorn is unacceptable, even for #robots. See how our work with UCSD and Stanford enabled a large enough #dataset for #AI to operate a microwave. https://t.co/CR8YGYcNE3 pic.twitter.com/F1wTnQcxJC
— Intel (@intel) July 4, 2019
19. Royal Dutch Shell – $264.9 Billion.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC commonly known as Shell, is a British-Dutch oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom. Shell was founded in April 1907 (112 years ago) and offers products in the Petroleum, natural gas, LNG, lubricants, petrochemicals sectors. The currently boast about 82,000 employees worldwide as of 2018
— Shell (@Shell) July 4, 2019
18. Procter & Gamble – $265.3 Billion.
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is an American multinational consumer goods corporation headquartered in the United States of America, founded in 1837 by English American William Procter and Irish American James Gamble. The range of P&G’s products includes: Cleaning agents, Personal care products, Beauty Care Products, Personal Healthcare Products and Diagnostics (through SPD Joint Venture) P&G boasts 95,000 employees around the world as of 2018.
Our CEO David Taylor introduced the winners of P&G’s CEO Challenge contest. They competed against 30,000 other students in a global competition where participants demonstrated their skills in business. Congratulations to Maria, Sophia, Valeria and David! #SignalPG pic.twitter.com/qC7CT2sBAF
— Procter & Gamble (@ProcterGamble) July 17, 2019
17. Samsung Electronics – $272.4 Billion.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Suwon, South Korea. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 80 countries and employs around 308,745 people. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of consumer electronics and semiconductors by revenue. Samsung has been in operation since Janauary 13 1969 (50 years) and creates products in these fields: LCD and LED panels, Mobile Phones, Semiconductors, Teleivisions, Digital Cinema and more.
#GalaxyA80 smartphones undergo intense quality testing to ensure that the rotating camera can provide the best experience to users. For details on the rotating camera mechanism, see here https://t.co/X1S0zLykQl pic.twitter.com/LvOvEokv3J
— Samsung Electronics (@Samsung) July 16, 2019
16. Nestle – $281.3 Billion.
Nestlé’s products include baby food, medical food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, frozen food, pet foods, and snacks. They are a Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate corporation headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world, measured by revenues and other metrics, since 2014. Founded 153 years ago, they have 308,000 employees around the world.
We celebrate today the 50-year anniversary of the moon landing. Did you know that Nestlé supported the extraordinary Apollo 11 mission in more ways than one? Read more here: https://t.co/DpaUPSrzeD (Photo credit: NASA) #moonlanding #apollo11 #moon pic.twitter.com/uExQmNO7oE
— Nestlé (@Nestle) July 20, 2019
15. Bank of America – $287.3 Billion.
The Bank of America Corporation is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, with central hubs in New York City, London, Hong Kong, Minneapolis, and Toronto. BoFA was founded in February 1784 (235 years ago) with over 204,489 employees as of 2018. They offer products in Consumer banking, corporate banking, insurance, investment banking, mortgage loans, private banking, private equity, wealth management and credit cards.
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— Bank of America (@BankofAmerica) July 11, 2019
14. Walmart – $296.1 Billion.
Walmart Inc, is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores. As of April 30, 2019, Walmart has 11,368 stores and clubs in 27 countries, operating under 55 different names Walmart was founded on July 2 1962 (57 years ago). Just a few of it’s product range includes Electronics, Movies and music, Home and furniture, Home improvement, Clothing, Footwear, Jewelry, Toys, Health and beauty, Pet supplies, Sporting goods and fitness, Auto, Photo finishing, Craft supplies, Party supplies and Grocery. Walmart has about 2.2 Million employees worldwide as of 2018. They have the most number of employees so far on this list of the world’s top 50 richest companies in the world.
It’s Christmas in July! We’re bringing Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes back early, but only for a limited time. Why? Because we deserve to enjoy them more than once a year. pic.twitter.com/2Bvt8bJR3Y
— Walmart (@Walmart) July 13, 2019
13. ICBC – $305.1 Billion.
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (abb. ICBC) is a Chinese multinational banking company. It is the largest bank in China, and the largest bank in the world by total assets, deposits, loans, number of customers and number of employees. Founded 35 years ago in 1984 in Beijing, China. They offer Finance and insurance, Consumer banking, Corporate banking, Investment banking, Investment management, Global wealth management, Private equity, Mortgage loans and Credit cards. ICBC currently has 453,048 employees around the world.
12. ExxonMobil – $343.4 Billion.
Exxon Mobil Corporation, is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas. It is the largest direct descendant of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company, and was formed on November 30, 1999 by the merger of Exxon and Mobil. Exxon Mobil was founded just 19 years ago on November 30, 1999 and offers products that includes Crude oil, Oil products, Natural gas, Petrochemicals and Power generation. They currently boast about 71,000 employees around the world as of 2018.
Through our employee PRIDE network, ExxonMobil is energizing LGBTQ celebrations around the world. Check out a few of our favorite pictures from the Houston Pride Parade. pic.twitter.com/MWhvlolpj2
— ExxonMobil (@exxonmobil) June 24, 2019
11. Visa – $351.9 Billion.
Visa Inc is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, United States. VISA facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards, gift cards, and debit cards. Visa was founded 61 years ago in 1958 and has about 17,000 employees around the world.
— Logan Ryan (@RealLoganRyan) April 27, 2019
10. Johnson & Johnson – $366.2 Billion.
Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company that was founded in January 1886 (133 years ago). The company’s business is divided into three major segments, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, and Consumer Products. As of 2019, Johnson & Johnson number of employees was 134,000. The company has operations in 60 countries and their products are sold in over 175 countries.
— Johnson & Johnson (@JNJNews) July 16, 2019
9. JPMorgan Chase – $368.5 Billion.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in New York City.
JPMorgan Chase is the largest bank in the US, and is ranked by S&P Global as the sixth largest bank in the world by total assets as of 2018, to the amount of $2.535 trillion. It’s predecessor Bank of the Manhattan Company was founded on September 1, 1799 (219 years ago) while JPMorgan Chase & Co was founded on December 1, 2000 (19 years ago) The company provides products in Asset allocation, asset management, bank underwriting, bond trading, Stockbroker, capital market services, commercial banking, commodity trading, conglomeration services, consumer banking, consumer finance, corporate banking, credit cards, credit default swap, Credit derivative trading, custody services, debt resolution, equities trading, financial analysis, finance and insurance, financial market utilities, foreign currency exchange, foreign exchange trading, futures and options trading, global banking, global wealth management, hedge fund management, home finance, intermediation and advisory services, investment banking, investment capital, investment management, investment portfolios, money market trading, mortgages, mortgage loans, mortgage–backed securities, mortgage underwriting, prime brokerage, private banking, private equity, remittance, retail banking, retail brokerage, risk management, stock portfolios, securities underwriting, stock trading, subprime mortgages, treasury and security services, underwriting, venture capital, wealth management and wire transfers. It has about 256,105 employees in the world as of 2018.
J.P. Morgan Developer hits 1 million data requests a day.
— J.P. Morgan (@jpmorgan) July 22, 2019
8. Tencent Holdings – $472.1 Billion.
Tencent Holdings Limited is a Chinese multinational investment holding conglomerate founded in 1998, whose subsidiaries specialise in various Internet-related services and products, entertainment, artificial intelligence and technology both in China and globally. Tencent has about 54,309 employees worldwide and provides it’s products includes Search engine, Social networking, instant messaging, mass media, web portalse-commerce, web browser, antivirus software, artificial intelligence, music, payment system, film production, video games and online services.
7. Alibaba – $480.8 Billion.
Alibaba Group is a Chinese multinational conglomerate holding company specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet, and technology. Alibaba was founded on April 4, 1999 (20 years ago) and it’s products includes E-commerce, Cloud, computing, Entertainment, Mobile commerce, Retail, Mobile media, Films and TV shows. With about 101,958 employees employees around the world, the world’s largest retailer and e-commerce company, one of the largest Internet and AI companies, one of the biggest venture capital firms, and one of the biggest investment corporations in the world, Alibaba is here to stay and wil lbe climbing the richest companies list.
Find out how @AlibabaB2B is working to enable 30 million small- and medium-sized businesses to better sell and source by using the site, helping them to access the $23.9 trillion global B2B e-commerce market. pic.twitter.com/UNUYP9rxW6
— Alibaba Group (@AlibabaGroup) July 23, 2019
6. Facebook – $512 Billion.
Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. It is one of the Big Four technology companies along with Amazon, Apple, and Google. Facebook boasts about 30,275 employees around the world. It was founded on Febuary 4, 2004 (15 years ago). Facebook ranked No. 76 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by revenue. Facebook is one of the world’s most valuable companies. It receives prominent media coverage, including many controversies
As part of his series of discussions about the future of tech and society, Mark Zuckerberg sat down with the Dean of Stanford Law School Jennifer Martinez and Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman to talk about freedom of expression and governance online: https://t.co/lLXt2jiWyA pic.twitter.com/cZQCutHrqJ
— Facebook (@facebook) June 27, 2019
5. Berkshire Hathaway – $516.4 Billion.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. There is no suprise that this company holds the number 4 spot on the top richest companies in the world as they have minirity holdings in companies such as American Express (17.6%), Wells Fargo (9.9%), The Coca-Cola Company (9.4%), Bank of America (6.8%), and Apple (5.22%).
According to the Forbes Global 2000 list and formula, Berkshire Hathaway is the third largest public company in the world, the 10th largest conglomerate by revenue and the largest financial services company by revenue in the world. It was founded 180 years ago in 1839 and has about 389,373 employees worldwide as of 2018 and its products includes Diversified investments, Property & casualty insurance, Utilities, Restaurants, Food processing, Aerospace, Toys, Media, Automotive, Sporting goods, Consumer products, Internet and Real estate.
4. Alphabet – $863.2 Billion.
Alphabet Inc is an American multinational conglomerate that was created through a corporate restructuring of Google. Alphabet is the world’s fifth-largest technology company by revenue and one of the world’s most valuable companies. It was founded 3 years ago by Larry Page and Sergey Brin and has over 98,771 employees around the world. It provides products and services around Technology, Internet, software, life sciences, autonomous cars, research and development, biotechnology, video games and more. On February 1, 2016, Alphabet Inc. surpassed Apple to become the world’s most valuable publicly traded company until February 3, 2016, when Apple surged back over Alphabet to retake the position.
Experts cited Apple’s lack of innovation as well as increasing Chinese competition as reasons for the poor performance. As of 2018, Alphabet is ranked No. 22 on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.
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— Google (@Google) July 16, 2019
3. Amazon – $916.1 Billion.
Amazon.com, Inc is an American multinational technology company that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. Amazon is the second largest technology company by revenue. Amazon waa founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5 1994 (25 years ago) and has over 647,500 employees worldwide as of 2018. Amazon owns over 40 subsidiaries and sister companies, including Zappos, Shopbop, Diapers.com, Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics), Audible, Goodreads, Teachstreet, Twitch and IMDb. For a company that started as an online store for selling books, the success of Amazon is beyond words. Gaining the number 3 position as the top richest company in the world.
— Amazon.com (@amazon) June 12, 2019
2. Microsoft – $946.5 Billion.
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975 (44 years ago) with about 144,106 employees worldwide as of 2018. In 2018, Microsoft surpassed Apple Inc. as the most valuable publicly traded company in the world after being dethroned by the tech giant in 2010. As of 2019, Microsoft is the second most richest company in the world, it is also important to note that Bill Gates is also the second richest man in the world just following after Amazon’s boss – Bezos.
THREAD: $MSFT Q4 EARNINGS
Revenue: $33.7 billion ⬆️ 12%
Operating income: $12.4 billion ⬆️ 20%
Net Income: $13.2 billion GAAP and $10.6 billion non-GAAP ⬆️ 49% and 21% respectively
EPS: $1.71 pic.twitter.com/EDoZmk8mZL
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) July 18, 2019
1. Apple – $961.3 Billion.
An the current winner and richest company in the world is tech giant Apple! Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. Apple was founded 43 years ago on April 1 1976 ( and no, it wasn’t April fools…it was a real company that would grow up to be the first trillion dollar company in the world). Apple is also the world’s third-largest mobile phone manufacturer after Samsung and Huawei. In August 2018, Apple became the first public U.S. company to be valued at over $1 trillion. The company employs about 123,000 full-time employees and maintains 504 retail stores in 24 countries as of 2018. Apple deserves their spot as the number one on the richest companies in the world 2019.
This has been a very long list but I hope you enjoyed going through the list and seeing which companies made the list of the richest companies in the world!