2012 Fortune Global 500, World’s Largest Companies



FortuneThe Fortune Global 500 is an annual ranking of the top 500 corporations or companies worldwide as measured by revenue. The list is compiled and published annually by Fortune magazine.

The list was first published in 1989 but only cover US industrial companies. In 1995, the list changed to include all companies & sectors.

The latest 2011 ranking was published on 23th July 2012. In 2012 edition, Royal Dutch Shell gained the top position replacing Wal-Mart Stores. There is only one (1) Malaysian company managed to be in the 2012 Fortune Global list, namely Petronas at 68th position improving from the 86th position in 2011.

The table below is top 20 of Fortune Global 500.

Company Rank Country Revenues Profits
2011 2010 ($ millions) ($ millions)
Royal Dutch Shell 1 2 Netherlands 484,489 30,918
Exxon Mobil 2 3 U.S. 452,926 41,060
Wal-Mart Stores 3 1 U.S. 446,950 15,699
BP 4 4 Britain 386,463 25,700
Sinopec Group 5 5 China 375,214 9,453
China National Petroleum 6 6 China 352,338 16,317
State Grid 7 7 China 259,142 5,678
Chevron 8 10 U.S. 245,621 26,895
ConocoPhillips 9 12 U.S. 237,272 12,436
Toyota Motor 10 8 Japan 235,364 3,591
Total 11 11 France 231,580 17,069
Volkswagen 12 13 Germany 221,551 21,426
Japan Post Holdings 13 9 Japan 211,019 5,939
Glencore International 14 18 Switzerland 186,152 4,048
Gazprom 15 35 Russia 157,831 44,460
E.ON 16 29 Germany 157,057 -3,085
ENI 17 23 Italy 153,676 9,539
ING Group 18 17 Netherlands 150,571 6,591
General Motors 19 20 U.S. 150,276 9,190
Samsung Electronics 20 22 South Korea 148,944 12,059
Petronas 68 86 Malaysia 97,355 21,915


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  • zamri 26th September, 2012, 6:27 pm

    Proud to be Malaysian! 🙂

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