Following is a list of the world's largest companies based on market capitalization. Apple ranks first in the world with a market value of over $630 billion, whereas Alphabet and Microsoft took the second and third places, respectively. Apple, established in January 1977, is an information technology company with total net sales of $215.6 billion in 2016. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, it employs about 116,000 people (including over 76,000 people in the United States) and operates approximately 500 retail stores in 20 countries. The company is responsible for creating about 2 million U.S. jobs.

Rank Company Country Market capitalization (US$b, January 18, 2017)
1 Apple US 630.890
2 Alphabet US 562.900
3 Microsoft US 485.959
4 Berkshire Hathaway US 395.750
5 Amazon.com US 383.687
6 Facebook US 369.586
7 ExxonMobil US 357.777
8 Johnson & Johnson US 312.045
9 JPMorgan Chase US 300.360
10 General Electric US 276.273
11 Wells Fargo US 272.560
12 AT&T US 250.553
13 Tencent Holdings China 243.840
14 Alibaba China 239.547
15 ICBC China 231.357
16 Royal Dutch Shell Netherlands 229.586
17 Bank of America US 228.677
18 Nestle Switzerland 228.457
19 China Mobile China 227.442
20 Procter & Gamble US 227.272
21 Samsung Electronics South Korea 224.206
22 Chevron US 218.868
23 PetroChina Co Ltd China 217.447
24 Verizon Communications US 213.004
25 Anheuser-Busch InBev Belgium 212.768
26 Wal-Mart Stores US 209.315
27 Roche Holding Switzerland 202.771
28 Pfizer US 194.369
29 Toyota Motor Japan 193.806
30 Visa US 189.852
31 Novartis Switzerland 188.863
32 China Construction Bank China 188.284
33 Coca-Cola US 178.082
34 Intel US 174.206
35 Comcast US 172.978
36 Walt Disney US 171.307
37 Merck US 168.654
38 HSBC Holdings United Kingdom 166.515
39 Home Depot US 165.865
40 Citigroup US 163.546
41 Oracle US 160.771
42 IBM US 158.603
43 Taiwan Semiconductor Taiwan 152.937
44 Cisco Systems US 150.743
45 UnitedHealth Group US 150.139
46 Agricultural Bank of China China 148.288
47 PepsiCo US 147.348
48 Bank of China China 146.181
49 Philip Morris International US 145.036
50 Altria Group US 134.881
51 Total France 125.598

World's Largest Companies by revenue

Below is a list of the world's largest companies ranked by total revenue. Walmart, a multinational retail corporation, is the largest company in the world based on revenue. With 2.3 million employees, it serves over 250 million customers weekly through internet and 11,600 units in 28 countries.

Rank Company Country Annual Revenue
(US$b, FY 2015)
Total Assets
(US$b, 2016)
Balance sheet
1 Wal-Mart Stores USA 482.1 206.857 10/31/2016
2 State Grid Corporation China 330.2 478.539 12/31/2015
3 PetroChina China 298.5 362.626 06/30/2016
4 Sinopec China 293.1 211.908 09/30/2016
5 Royal Dutch Shell Netherlands 272.2 419.648 09/30/2016
6 ExxonMobil USA 246.2 339.386 09/30/2016
7 Volkswagen Group Germany 236.6 453.147 09/30/2016
8 Toyota Motor Japan 236.6 432.575 09/30/2016
9 Apple USA 233.7 321.686 09/24/2016
10 BP UK 226.0 262.216 09/30/2016
11 Berkshire Hathaway USA 210.8 604.038 09/30/2016
12 McKesson Corp USA 192.5 58.315 09/30/2016
13 Samsung Electronics South Korea 177.4 210.512 09/30/2016
14 Glencore Switzerland 170.5 127.854 09/30/2016
15 ICBC China 167.2 3,545.9 09/30/2016
16 Daimler Germany 165.8 263.792 09/30/2016
17 UnitedHealth Group USA 157.1 123.642 09/30/2016
18 CVS Health USA 153.3 94.156 09/30/2016
19 EXOR Group Italy 152.6 194.904 09/30/2016
20 General Motors USA 152.4 217.576 09/30/2016
21 Ford Motor USA 149.6 234.963 09/30/2016
22 China Construction Bank China 147.9 3,074.2 09/30/2016
23 AT&T USA 146.8 402.975 09/30/2016
24 Total France 143.4 229.505 09/30/2016
25 Hon Hai Precision Industry Taiwan 141.2 75.819 09/30/2016
26 General Electric USA 140.4 387.694 09/30/2016
27 China State Construction Engineering China 140.2 201.4033 09/30/2016
28 AmerisourceBergen USA 136.0 33.656 09/30/2016
29 Agricultural Bank of China China 133.4 2,858.7 09/30/2016
30 Verizon Communications USA 131.6 239.498 09/30/2016
31 Chevron USA 131.1 259.863 09/30/2016