You may have been hearing of some top leading multi-billion dollars company, but have
you took time to analyze and see if your guess were right about them/ if not here is the
top 10 of such companies to keep you updated.
1. Walmart – $485.9 billion revenue in 2017
Walmart is the number one leading companies, with its thriving physical hypermarkets to
top our list as the world’s richest company in terms of revenue, it has added e-commerce
business to it. Because of its size, it makes it possible to cut prices so as to win more
customers. Walmart adds to their glory 11,000 brick-and-mortar stores in 28 nations and they also operate in 11 nations e-commerce sites. Its headquarters is in Bentonville, Arkansas and the enterprise was founded in 1945.
2. State Grid Corporation of China – $315.2 billion revenue in 2017
State Grid is the world’s biggest electric utility enterprise; this is because it owns
a monopoly in China. They are the managers of 24 electric power firms and five regional
power grid enterprises. They constructs and operates power grids. The company was
founded in 2002 and the headquarter is in Xicheng District in Beijing. It has more than 1.9
3. Sinopec Group – $267.5 billion revenue in 2017
Sinopec Group was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Beijing. Apart from, they are
into the production of lubricants, petrochemicals and fuels, they are also into exploration
and production for the Chinese market. They have in their payroll more than 810,000
workers. Sinopec Group’s main subsidiary China Petroleum and Chemicals Corporation
Limited (Sinopec Limited) trades in the Shanghai, London,
4. China National Petroleum Corporation – $262.6 billion revenue in 2017
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is the nation’s biggest integrated energy
enterprise, and it is a State-owned enterprise. Apart from oil and gas, the company plans
to delve deeply into renewable energy sector so as to tackle the issue of environmental
protection and to meet China’s growing needs as a leading member of the Paris Climate
5. Toyota Motor – $254.7 billion revenue in 2017
This is the world’s largest automotive maker and they are the one leading in the hybrid
electric car sector. More than 6 million units of its widely used Prius car has been sold by
January 2017. Other of their brands include Daihatsu, Ranz, Hino, and Lexus apart from
Toyota, headquartered in the city of Toyota in Japan’s Aichi region. The company employs more than 348,000 workers. They are the first automobile company to produce more than 12 million units in a year which it has accomplished since 2012
6. Volkswagen – $240.3 billion revenue in 2017
Volkswagen is German for “people’s car”. The company was founded in 1937 by the
German Labour Front under Adolf Hitler to make an affordable car for the masses, unlike
luxury vehicles. Today, the company’s main markets are Germany and China. They are
the world’s biggest automaker, and they control top brands such as Skoda, MAN, Scania,
Bugatti, Bentley, Lamborghini, SEAT, and Audi.
Their headquarter is in Wolfsburg, Germany. They are into buses, trucks, and cars, and
they have on their payrolls more than 600,000 workers.
7. Royal Dutch Shell – $240 billion revenue in 2017
Royal Dutch Shell, popularly known as Shell, is among the six “big” oil and gas
industry. They are into exploring, producing, refining, marketing, and distribution. They are
also into power generation, petrochemicals, and trading as well as in renewable energy
fields like wind and biofuels. Shell runs a business in more than 70 nations and produces
around 3.7 million barrels of oil per day and they currently have the highest market cap on
the London Stock Exchange and is also traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
The company emerged in 1907 and has its headquarter in The Hague, Netherlands. It has
in its payroll about 90,000 employees globally
8. Berkshire Hathway – $223.7 billion revenue in 2017
Berkshire Hathway has gone beyond depending on Warren Buffett’s financial acumen to
make profits. Today, about 75% of its revenue comes from its non-financial businesses
and the enterprise has become a conglomerate of numerous companies including railroad
behemoth Burlington Northern, underwear manufacturer Fruit of the Loom, and car
insurance firm Geico. Berkshire Hathway has its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and
was founded in 1889.
9. Apple Inc. – $215.6 billion revenue in 2017
Apple is currently the world’s most profitable publicly traded company. In the past decade,
its sales have been driven by the popular iPod music player and the iPhone. However, of
late, sales of the Apple Watch and iPad have gone down and the company relies heavily
on upgraded phone models. It is exploring new opportunities in software and automobiles.
Apple is based in Cupertino, California and was founded in 1977 by Steve Jobs, Ronald
Wayne, and Steve Wozniak.
10. Exxon Mobil – $205 billion revenue in 2017
Exxon Mobile is the largest publicly traded oil and gas enterprise in the world by market
value. They have been able to weather the storm In 2017, with the drop in crude prices