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9 Indian brands amongst world's 500 best

Last updated on: March 24, 2011 09:12 IST

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Tata Group

Global rank: 50
Brand value: $15,085 million
Market cap: $103,720 million

Finally, Ratan Tata has enough reasons to smile.

The $68-billion conglomerate, Tata Group, has become the first Indian brand to figure in the top 50 global companies.

The ranking by international brand consultancy Brand Finance is a shot in the arm for the Tata Group chairman, who had found himself at the centre of a raging controversy over taped conversations between corporate lobbyist Niira Radia and members of the media and polity.

Ratan Tata had later dragged the government to court for invading his privacy.

The most recent Global 500 report by Brand Finance shows that despite the controversies, Tata Group's brand value has soared to $15.08 billion for the current year compared to $11.2 billion last year.

In effect, it has moved up 15 places - from rank 65 to 50 - in the last one year, says Brand Finance.

"The Tatas have broken the global brand barriers. It has shown that there was no glass ceiling after all and that value-driven value creation was a far more sustainable model to have," says Unni Krishnan, managing director, Brand Finance India.

But the Tatas are not the only company among the top 500.

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Image: Ratan Tata speaks during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2011.
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters
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Reliance Industries

Global rank: 133
Brand Value: $6.99 billion

Industry: Conglomerate.

Founded: 1966 as Reliance Commercial Corporation.

Founder: Dhirubhai Ambani.

Headquarters: Mumbai.

Key people: Mukesh Ambani (Chairman & MD).

Revenue: $47.63 billion (2009-10).

Net income: $3.51 billion (2009-10).

Total assets: $55.72 billion (2009-10).

Employees: 23,365 (2010).

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Image: Mukesh Ambani reacts during the 2011 spring membership meeting organised by the IIF in New Delhi.
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State Bank of India

Global rank: 171
Brand value: $5.67 billion

Industry: Banking and financial services.

Founded: July 1, 1955.

Headquarters: Mumbai.

Key people: O P Bhatt (chairman).

Revenue: $29.71 billion (2010).

Profit: $2.6 billion (2010).

Total assets: $323.0 billion (2010).

Employees: 200,229 (2010)

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Indian Oil Corporation

Global rank: 232
Brand value: $4.35 billion

Industry: Oil and gas.

Founded: 1964.

Headquarters: New Delhi.

Key people: Ranbir Singh Butola (chairman).

Revenue: $60.54 billion (2009-10).

Net income: $2.27 billion (2009-10).

Total assets: $34.361 billion (2009-10).

Employees: 34,363 (2010).

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Image: A worker transporting fuel in a bullock cart travels past Indian Oil Corporation's depot in Mumbai.
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Bharti Airtel

Global rank: 282
Brand value: $3.69 billion

Industry: Telecommunications.

Founded: July 7, 1995.

Founder: Sunil Bharti Mittal.

Headquarters: New Delhi.

Key people: Sunil Mittal (Chairman and MD).

Revenue: $9.290 billion (2010).

Profit: $2.079 billion (2010).

Total assets: $15.527 billion (2010).

Employees: 18,354 (December 2010).

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Image: Women and a child stand next to a shop painted with an advertisement of Bharti Airtel in Kochi.
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Bharat Petroleum Corporation

Global rank: 347
Brand value: $3.09 bilion

Industry: Oil and gas.

Founded: 1976.

Headquarters: Mumbai.

Key people: R K Singh (Chairman & MD).

Revenue: $27.51 billion (2010).

Net income: $381.84 million) (2010).

Total assets: $13.762 billion (2010).

Employees: 13,898 (2009).

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Image: A Bharat Petroleum Corporation refinery.
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Infosys Technologies

Global rank: 378
Brand value: $2.91 billion

Industry: IT services and consulting.

Founded: July 2, 1981.

Founders: N R Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, N S Raghavan, Kris Gopalakrishnan, S D Shibulal, K Dinesh and Ashok Arora.

Headquarters: Bengaluru.

Key people: N R Narayana Murthy (Chairman), Kris Gopalakrishnan (CEO & MD) and S D Shibulal (COO & director).

Revenue: $4.69 billion (2010).

Profit: $1.29 billion (2010).

Total assets: $6.150 billion (2010).

Employees: 127,779 (Dec 2010).

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ICICI Bank

Global rank: 442
Brand value: $2.50 bilion

Industry: Banking and financial services.

Founded: 1955.

Headquarters: Mumbai.

Key people: K V Kamath (Chairman), Chanda Kochhar (MD & CEO) and N S Kannan (CFO).

Revenue: $13.23 billion (2009).

Profit: $1.08 billion (2010).

Total assets: $108.7 billion (2010).

Employees: 74,056 (2010).

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Image: ICICI Bank chief executive Chanda Kochhar speaks during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit
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Wipro

Global rank: 474
Brand value: $2.35 billion

Industry: IT services and consulting.

Founded: 1945.

Founder: M H Premji.

Headquarters: Bengaluru.

Key people: Azim Premji (chairman) and T K Kurien (CEO).

Revenue: $6.03 billion (2010).

Profit: $1.02 billion (2010).

Total assets: $7.498 billion (2010).

Employees: 119,491 (December 2010).


Image: Wipro Chairman Azim Premji attends a session at the World Economic Forum.
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