The Fortune Global 500 of Year 2016

Fortune magazine recently published its famous Fortune Global 500 list. The top 10 companies from the ranking for 2016 are shown in the table below:

RankCompanyCountryRevenue in USD
1WalmartUnited States$482.1 billion
2State GridChina$329.6 billion
3China National PetroleumChina$299.3 billion
4SinopecChina$294.3 billion
5Royal Dutch ShellNetherlands & UK$272.2 billion
6Exxon MobilUnited States$246.2 billion
7VolkswagenGermany$236.6 billion
8Toyota MotorJapan$236.59 billion
9AppleUnited States$233.7 billion
10BPUnited Kingdom$225.98 billion

Source: Fortune

US retailer Walmart(WMT) is the world’s largest firm with a revenue of over $482 billion. The second spot went to Chinese utility State Grid. The importance of oil globally is shown by the presence of five petroleum firms in the top 10 above.

124 of the 500 firms are US-based firms.

The complete list of the Fortune Global 500 firms for 2016 can be found here.


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