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 publish 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 25th July 2011. Wal-Mart Stores managed to retain their top spot. There is only one (1) Malaysian company managed to be in the list of 2011 Fortune Global, namely Petronas at 86th position.
The table below is top 20 of Fortune Global 500.
|2011||2010||($ millions)||($ millions)|
|Royal Dutch Shell||2||2||Netherlands||378,152||20,127|
|China National Petroleum||6||10||China||240,192||14,367|
|Japan Post Holdings||9||6||Japan||203,958||4,891|
The full list can be viewd at CNN Money website.