Our annual ranking of the world's largest corporations


Countries
Country
Rank ▾
Company Global
500
rank
City Revenues
($ millions)
1 Exxon Mobil 2 Irving 452,926
2 Wal-Mart Stores 3 Bentonville 446,950
3 Chevron 8 San Ramon 245,621
4 ConocoPhillips 9 Houston 237,272
5 General Motors 19 Detroit 150,276
6 General Electric 22 Fairfield 147,616
7 Berkshire Hathaway 24 Omaha 143,688
8 Fannie Mae 26 Washington 137,451
9 Ford Motor 27 Dearborn 136,264
10 Hewlett-Packard 31 Palo Alto 127,245
11 AT&T 32 Dallas 126,723
12 Valero Energy 35 San Antonio 125,095
13 McKesson 37 San Francisco 122,734
14 Bank of America Corp. 46 Charlotte 115,074
15 Verizon Communications 50 New York 110,875
16 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 51 New York 110,838
17 Apple 55 Cupertino 108,249
18 CVS Caremark 56 Woonsocket 107,750
19 International Business Machines 57 Armonk 106,916
20 Citigroup 60 New York 102,939
21 Cardinal Health 61 Dublin 102,644
22 UnitedHealth Group 63 Minnetonka 101,862
23 Kroger 75 Cincinnati 90,374
24 Costco Wholesale 78 Issaquah 88,915
25 Freddie Mac 79 McLean 88,262
26 Wells Fargo 80 San Francisco 87,597
27 Procter & Gamble 86 Cincinnati 82,559
28 Archer Daniels Midland 92 Decatur 80,676
29 AmerisourceBergen 94 Chesterbrook 80,218
30 INTL FCStone 102 New York 75,498
31 Marathon Petroleum 106 Findlay 73,645
32 Walgreen 107 Deerfield 72,184
33 American International Group 109 New York 71,730
34 MetLife 114 New York 70,641
35 Home Depot 116 Atlanta 70,395
36 Medco Health Solutions 118 Franklin Lakes 70,063
37 Microsoft 119 Redmond 69,943
38 Target 120 Minneapolis 69,865
39 Boeing 123 Chicago 68,735
40 Pfizer 126 New York 67,932
41 PepsiCo 133 Purchase 66,504
42 U.S. Postal Service 135 Washington 65,711
43 Johnson & Johnson 138 New Brunswick 65,030
44 State Farm Insurance Cos. 140 Bloomington 64,305
45 Dell 147 Round Rock 62,071
46 WellPoint 150 Indianapolis 60,711
47 Caterpillar 155 Peoria 60,138
48 Dow Chemical 156 Midland 59,985
49 Bunge 160 White Plains 58,743
50 United Technologies 163 Hartford 58,190
51 Comcast 167 Philadelphia 55,842
52 Kraft Foods 170 Northfield 54,365
53 Intel 173 Santa Clara 53,999
54 United Parcel Service 177 Atlanta 53,105
55 Best Buy 184 Richfield 51,116
56 Lowe's 190 Mooresville 50,208
57 Prudential Financial 195 Newark 49,045
58 Amazon.com 206 Seattle 48,077
59 Merck 207 Whitehouse Station 48,047
60 Lockheed Martin 211 Bethesda 46,692
61 Coca-Cola 212 Atlanta 46,542
62 Express Scripts Holding 213 St. Louis 46,128
63 Sunoco 217 Philadelphia 45,765
64 Enterprise Products Partners 226 Houston 44,313
65 Safeway 232 Pleasanton 43,630
66 Cisco Systems 237 San Jose 43,218
67 Sears Holdings 245 Hoffman Estates 41,567
68 Walt Disney 249 Burbank 40,893
69 Johnson Controls 251 Milwaukee 40,833
70 Schlumberger 260 Houston 39,540
71 Morgan Stanley 261 New York 39,376
72 Sysco 262 Houston 39,324
73 FedEx 263 Memphis 39,304
74 Abbott Laboratories 268 Abbott Park 38,851
75 DuPont 270 Wilmington 38,719
76 Google 277 Mountain View 37,905
77 Hess 278 New York 37,871
78 United Continental Holdings 283 Chicago 37,110
79 Honeywell International 284 Morris Township 37,059
80 CHS 287 Inver Grove Heights 36,916
81 Humana 289 Louisville 36,832
82 Goldman Sachs Group 290 New York 36,793
83 Ingram Micro 294 Santa Ana 36,329
84 Supervalu 296 Eden Prairie 36,100
85 Oracle 300 Redwood City 35,622
86 Delta Air Lines 308 Atlanta 35,115
87 Liberty Mutual Insurance Group 312 Boston 34,671
88 World Fuel Services 313 Miami 34,623
89 New York Life Insurance 317 New York 34,394
90 Plains All American Pipeline 319 Houston 34,275
91 TIAA-CREF 323 New York 34,079
92 Aetna 327 Hartford 33,780
93 Sprint Nextel 328 Overland Park 33,679
94 News Corp. 332 New York 33,405
95 General Dynamics 339 Falls Church 32,677
96 Allstate 340 Northbrook 32,654
97 HCA Holdings 343 Nashville 32,506
98 American Express 344 New York 32,282
99 Tyson Foods 345 Springdale 32,266
100 Deere 348 Moline 32,013
101 Murphy Oil 352 El Dorado 31,446
102 Philip Morris International 355 New York 31,097
103 Nationwide 359 Columbus 30,698
104 Tesoro 366 San Antonio 29,927
105 3M 368 St. Paul 29,611
106 Time Warner 381 New York 28,974
107 Northrop Grumman 395 Falls Church 28,058
108 DirecTV 406 El Segundo 27,226
109 Publix Super Markets 407 Lakeland 27,179
110 McDonald's 410 Oak Brook 27,006
111 Avnet 414 Phoenix 26,534
112 Tech Data 415 Clearwater 26,488
113 Macy's 417 Cincinnati 26,405
114 Rite Aid 421 Camp Hill 26,121
115 International Paper 424 Memphis 26,034
116 Travelers Cos. 431 New York 25,446
117 Staples 437 Framingham 25,022
118 Alcoa 439 New York 24,951
119 Northwestern Mutual 441 Milwaukee 24,861
120 Raytheon 442 Waltham 24,857
121 Halliburton 444 Houston 24,829
122 Eli Lilly 454 Indianapolis 24,287
123 Emerson Electric 456 St. Louis 24,234
124 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 457 Springfield 24,226
125 Occidental Petroleum 458 Los Angeles 24,216
126 AMR 463 Fort Worth 23,979
127 Fluor 473 Irving 23,381
128 TJX 478 Framingham 23,192
129 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 487 Akron 22,767
130 Xerox 488 Norwalk 22,626
131 Aflac 497 Columbus 22,171
132 Manpower 500 Milwaukee 22,006
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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