The World’s Biggest Banks by Assets Held

The following graphic from the Wall Street Journal shows the biggest banks of the world based on total assets as of the most recent quarter:


As the banking sector continues to get reshaped after the credit crisis new players are appearing at the top ranks. The French banking giant BNP Paribas (OTC: BNPQY) is the largest bank with an asset base of $3.21 Trillions. British banks Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Barclays (BCS) take the 2nd and 3rd spots. Among the U.S. banks, Citibank (C) is missing form this list.

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