We buy their stuff and make them rich. Check our Top 20 list of the most valuable companies in the world!
Some of them you might not even know.
20. China Mobile (China), Telecommunications – US$223 billion
China Mobile is the largest mobile telecommunications corporation by market capitalisation and also the world’s largest mobile phone operator by total number of subscribers, with over 902 million subscribers as of June 2018.
19. Procter & Gamble (USA), Consumer Goods – US$230 billion
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is an American multi-national consumer goods corporation headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, founded in 1837 by English American William Procter and Irish AmericanJames Gamble. It specializes in a wide range of personal health/consumer health, and personal care and hygiene products.
18. Bank of America (USA), Banking – US$235 billion
The Bank of America Corporation is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company based in Charlotte, North Carolina with central hubs in New York City, London, Hong Kong, Minneapolis, and Toronto. It is the second largest banking institution in the United States, after JP Morgan Chase.
17. Nestlé (Switzerland) Food Processing – US$239 billion
Nestle is a Swiss multinational food and drink company headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world, measured by revenues and other metrics, since 2014. Nestle’s products include baby food, medical food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, frozen food, pet foods, and snacks.
16. ICBC (China), Banking – US$246 billion
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (abb. ICBC) is a Chinese multinational banking company. It is the largest bank in China, and the largest bank in the world by total assets, deposits, loans, number of customers and number of employees.
15. AT&T (USA), Telecommunications – US$256 billion
AT&T Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas. It is the world’s largest telecommunications company, the second largest provider of mobile telephone services, and the largest provider of fixed telephone services in the United States through AT&T Communications.
14. Samsung Electronics (South Korea), Technology – US$259 billion
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Suwon, South Korea. Samsung is a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, chips, flash memory and hard drive devices for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia.
13. General Electric (USA), Conglomerate – US$260 billion
General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York City and headquartered in Boston. As of 2018, the company operates through the following segments: aviation, healthcare, power, renewable energy, digital industry, additive manufacturing, venture capital and finance, lighting, and oil and gas.
12. Alibaba.com (China), E-commerce – US$269 billion
Alibaba Group Holding Limited is a Chinese multinational conglomerate specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet and technology. Founded 4 April 1999, the company provides consumer-to-consumer (C2C), business-to-consumer (B2C), and business-to-business (B2B) sales services via web portals, as well as electronic payment services, shopping search engines and cloud computing services.
11. Tencent (China), Technology – US$272 billion
Tencent Holdings Limited is a Chinese multinational investment holding conglomerate founded in 1998, whose subsidiaries specialise in various Internet-related services and products, entertainment, artificial intelligence and technology both in China and globally