The 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.