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Rank Company Global 500
Rank
Revenues % change from 2010 ▾ 2011 Revenues ($ millions)
1 Landesbank Baden-Württemberg 128 209.8 67,431.4
2 International Petroleum Investment 305 131.0 35,495.4
3 Zhejiang Geely Holding Group 475 125.9 23,355.7
4 ACS 240 97.9 42,654.9
5 Xinxing Cathay International Group 484 92.3 22,832.3
6 World Fuel Services 313 81.0 34,622.9
7 International Airlines Group 494 75.7 22,390.4
8 Woori Finance Holdings 449 67.6 24,435.3
9 Apple 55 66.0 108,249.0
10 Coop Group 364 65.0 30,022.2
11 Kailuan Group 490 63.4 22,519.3
12 Greenland Holding Group 483 63.4 22,872.9
13 Ecopetrol 303 63.4 35,520.3
14 S-Oil 383 61.1 28,808.1
15 INTL FCStone 102 60.8 75,497.6
16 United Continental Holdings 283 59.8 37,110.0
17 Jizhong Energy Group 330 58.4 33,660.8
18 China Resources National 233 56.1 43,439.5
19 OMV Group 210 53.3 47,349.3
20 Brazilian Distribution 399 52.7 27,838.6
21 China National Aviation Fuel Group 318 51.8 34,352.4
22 China National Building Materials Group 365 50.1 30,021.9
23 EXOR Group 45 50.1 117,297.1
24 China Merchants Bank 498 49.2 22,093.8
25 Tesoro 366 47.8 29,927.0
26 Wilmar International 223 47.2 44,710.0
27 Comcast 167 47.2 55,842.0
28 China National Petroleum 6 46.7 352,338.0
29 Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group 440 46.6 24,905.5
30 CHS 287 46.1 36,915.8
31 Showa Shell Sekiyu 389 45.7 28,496.7
32 Ping An Insurance 242 45.6 42,110.3
33 Valero Energy 35 45.4 125,095.0
34 China Minmetals 169 45.1 54,509.1
35 Nomura Holdings 471 45.0 23,452.7
36 Schlumberger 260 44.1 39,540.0
37 China National Offshore Oil 101 44.1 75,513.8
38 Marquard & Bahls 455 43.3 24,258.4
39 Shanxi Coal Transportation & Sales Group 447 43.3 24,533.4
40 Sinochem Group 113 43.3 70,990.1
41 China Post Group 258 42.5 40,023.3
42 Noble Group 91 42.4 80,732.1
43 GS Caltex 235 41.7 43,280.3
44 China Railway Materials 349 41.4 31,991.1
45 Caterpillar 155 41.2 60,138.0
46 Manulife Financial 181 41.1 51,547.8
47 Amazon.com 206 40.6 48,077.0
48 Rosneft Oil 137 40.6 65,093.0
49 Agricultural Bank of China 84 40.1 84,802.7
50 Bank of Communications 326 39.6 33,871.6
From the July 23, 2012 issue
Top 50 Headquarters
MAPS

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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