Top 10 Biggest company in the world
No. 1: JPMorgan ChaseIndustry: Banking
Ranked 16th last year, JPMorgan Chase is now the world’s largest company in US, based on its composite score for sales, profits, assets and market value.
No. 2: General ElectricIndustry: Conglomerates
After a one-year reign as the world’s largest company in US, General Electric fell to the second spot on our list as sales, earnings and assets declined over the past year.
No. 3: Bank of AmericaIndustry: Banking
The 2009 acquisition of Merrill Lynch helped Bank of America jump from 38th last year to No. 3 in our Global 2000 ranking.
No. 4: ExxonMobilIndustry: US Based Oil and gas operations
Despite a decline in both sales and earnings in the past year, ExxonMobil stayed at the No. 4
No. 5: ICBCIndustry: Banking
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is one of four Chinese companies among the top 25 in the Global 2000.
No. 6: Banco SantanderIndustry: Banking
Over the past year, a 115% gain in market value helped move this Spanish bank from the ninth spot to sixth overall on this year’s Global 2000.
No. 7: Wells FargoIndustry: US Based Banking
A full year of Wachovia’s operations (acquired in December 2008) helped Wells Fargo reach record figures in both sales and profits in 2009.
No. 8 : HSBC HoldingsIndustry: US Based Banking
This international banking giant moved up two spots to tie petroleum giant Royal Dutch Shell for eighth position this year.
No. 9: Royal Dutch ShellIndustry: Oil and gas operations from Netherlands
Ranked No. 2 in 2009. Declines in sales and profits pushed this integrated oil company lower in our Global 2000 composite ranking this year.
No. 10: BP
This U.K. petroleum giant is 10th in our Global 2000 composite ranking, falling five spots from last year.