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What It Is: This is a series of rankings about the world's biggest public companies.

Why It Matters To You: See how some of the world's largest public companies rank against each other. Easily sortable by industry and country.

Considerations: The ranking is developed using data in four metrics: sales, profits, assets, and market value. Previous rankings are not easily accessible.

Created By: Forbes

Key Sample Findings


  • The World's Biggest Public Companies: This ranking is based on a composite score from equally-weighted measures of revenue, profits, assets and market value. 
  • Top Multinational Performers: This list ranks companies by the amount of revenue generated outside a firm’s domestic market.
  • Global 2000 Growth Champions: This is a list of top performers based solely on revenue growth rate.
  • Global 2000 Top Regarded Companies: The companies were evaluated based on trustworthiness/honesty, social conduct, the company as an employer and the performance of the company’s product or service.
  • Global 200 World's Best Employers: Employees were asked to rate their own employer and the likelihood they would recommend the company to a friend or family member. They were also asked to recommend other employers they admired.

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  • Methodology: Take a closer look at how the numbers are crunched.