List of the biggest publicly traded companies

This article provides information on the biggest publicly traded companies in the world. 

The ranking below pinpoints key financial data about the companies, where they come from, their profit figures, their net assets as well as their market value. 

The business world has transformed over the past few decades. China has a much more markets presence in this list compared to the biggest public companies about eighty years ago. This has been fueled by a booming Chinese economy and a somewhat lackluster performance by many blue-chip companies in the US in recent years.

Below are the largest public companies in the world:

  1. ICBC – this Chinese company has annual sales of $148 billion, profits of $42.7 billion, assets worth $3,124 billion, and a total market value of $215 billion.
  2. China Construction Bank – this Chinese company has annual sales of $121 billion, profits of $34 billion, assets worth $2,449 billion, and a total market value of $174 billion dollars.
  3. Agricultural Bank of China – this Chinese company reports and sales of $136 billion, profits of $27 billion, assets worth $2,405, and a total market value of $141 billion
  4. J.P. Morgan Chase – this American company reported annual sales of $105 billion, profits of $17.3 billion, assets worth $2,435 billion, and a total market value of $229.7 billion.
  5. Berkshire Hathaway – this American company reported and sales of $178 billion, profits of $19.5 billion, assets worth $493 billion, and a total market value of $309 billion.
  6. Exxon Mobil – this US company reported annual sales of $394 billion, profit of $19.5 billion, assets worth $346 billion, and a total market value of $422.3 billion.
  7. General Electric – this company based in USA reported annual sales of $143 billion, profit of $14.8 billion, assets worth $656 billion, and a total market value of $259.6 billion.
  8. Wells Fargo – this American band reported annual sales of $88.7 billion, profit of $21.9 billion, assets worth $1,543 billion, and a total market value of $261.4 billion.
  9. Bank of China – this Chinese bank reported annual sales of $105.1 billion, profits of $25.5 billion, assets worth $2291.8 billion, and a total market value of $124.2 billion.
  10. PetroChina – this Chinese petroleum company reported annual sales of $328 billion, profit of $21.1 billion, assets worth $386.9 billion, and a total market value of $202 billion.

For more information on the largest public companies in the world visit the Forbes ranking, which contains important data on the top two hundred publicly traded companies. 

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