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These 20 firms are richer than several nations!

Last updated on: September 22, 2011 13:59 IST

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Believe it or not, the revenues of some of the world biggest companies beat the GDP figures of several nations.

The revenues of 25 major American companies outshined the gross domestic product (GDP) of countries.

Find out more about companies that are richer than nations as listed by Businessinsider...

Yahoo Inc

Yahoo's revenue: $6.32 billion
Mongolia's GDP: $6.13 billion

Yahoo! was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and incorporated on March 1, 1995.

Total assets: $14.928 billion (2010)

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Image: A Yahoo billboard is seen in New York's Times Square.
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Visa Inc

Visa's revenue: $8.07 billion
Zimbabwe's GDP: $7.47 billion

Visa Inc is a global payments technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Net income: $2.966 billion (FY 2010)
Total assets: $33.408 billion (FY 2010)

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Image: Gold and platinum Visa cards are displayed in New York.
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eBay

eBay's revenue: $9.16 billion
Madagascar's GDP: $8.35 billion

Founded in 1995, eBay is one of the biggest success stories of the dotcom era. eBay has a multi-billion dollar business with operations in over thirty countries.

Net income: $01.801 billion (2010)

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Image: Visitors chat next to the Ebay logo at the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover.
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Nike Inc

Nike's revenue: $19.16 billion
Paraguay's GDP: $18.48 billion

Nike, Inc is a leading sportswear and sports equipment maker based in the United States.

The company was founded on January 25, 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman and Philip Knight, and officially became Nike, Inc. on May 30, 1978.

Net income: $1.907 billion (FY 2010)
Total assets: $14.419 billion (FY 2010)

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Image: Nike shoes are displayed at a Niketown store in Beverly Hills, California.
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ConEdison

ConEdison's Revenue: $13.33 billion
Democratic Republic of the Congo's GDP: $13.13 billion

Consolidated Edison, Inc is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the United States, with approximately $14 billion in annual revenues and $36 billion in assets.

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McDonald's


McDonald's revenue: $24.07 billion
Latvia's GDP: $24.05 billion

McDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 64 million customers daily.

Headquartered in the United States, the corporation was founded by businessman Ray Kroc in 1955.

Net income: $4.949 billion (2010)
Total assets: $31.975 billion (2010)

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Amazon.com

Amazon.com's revenue: $34.2 billion
Kenya's GDP: $32.16 billion

Amazon.com, Inc is a US-based multinational ecommerce company. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, it is among the world's largest online retailers.

Net income: $1.152 billion (2010)
Total assets: $ 18.797 billion (2010)

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Morgan Stanley


Morgan Stanley's revenue: $39.32 billion
Uzbekistan's GDP: $38.99 billion

Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm headquartered in New York serving corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals.

Net income: $4.703 billion (2010)
Total assets: $ 807.698 billion (2010)

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Cisco

Cisco's revenue: $40.04 billion
Lebanon's GDP: $39.25 billion

Cisco Systems is a multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs and sells consumer electronics, networking, voice, and communications technology and services.

Net income: $6.49 billion (2011)
Total assets: $87.09 billion (2011)

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PepsiCo

Pepsi's revenue: $57.83 billion
Oman's GDP: $55.62

PepsiCo Inc is an American multinational corporation headquartered in New York. It is one of the global leaders in manufacturing, marketing and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages, and other products.

PepsiCo was formed in 1965 with the merger of the Pepsi-Cola Company and Frito-Lay, Inc.

Net income: $06.338 billion (2010)
Total assets: $68.153 billion (2010)

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Apple Inc

Apple's revenue: $65.23 billion
Ecuador's GDP: $58.91 billion

Apple Inc is an American multinational corporation that designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers.

As of September 2011, Apple is the largest publicly traded company in the world by market capitalisation and the largest technology company in the world by revenue and profit.

Profit: $14.01 billion (FY 2010)
Total assets: $75.18 billion (FY 2010)

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Microsoft

Microsoft's revenue: $62.48 billion
Croatia's GDP: $60.59 billion

Established on 4 April, 1975, Microsoft Corporation develops and manufactures a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions.

Total assets: $14.928 billion (2010)

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13. Costco


Costco's revenue: $77.94 billion
Sudan's GDP: $68.44 billion

Costco Wholesale Corporation is the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States.

Founded by James Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman, Costco opened its first warehouse in Seattle, Washington in September 1983.

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14. Proctor and Gamble

Proctor and Gamble's revenue: $79.69 billion
Libya's GDP: $74.23 billion

Procter & Gamble (P&G) is a Fortune 500 American multinational corporation headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. It manufactures a wide range of consumer goods. In 2011, P&G's sales rose to $82.6 billion.

Net income: $12.736 billion (FY 2010)
Total assets: $128.127 billion (FY 2010)

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Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo's revenue: $93.249 billion
Angola's GDP: $86.26 billion

Wells Fargo & Company is an multinational financial services company with operations around the world.

Wells Fargo is the fourth largest bank in the US by assets and the second largest bank by market capitalisation.

Profit: $12.362 billion (2010)
Total assets: $1.258 trillion (2010)

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Ford

Ford's revenue: $128.95 billion
Morocco's GDP: $103.48 billion

Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automobile company based in Detroit. Founded by Henry Ford, the company was incorporated on June 16, 1903.

Net income: $6.561 billion (2010)
Total assets: $165.693 billion (2010)

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Bank of America

Bank of America's revenue: $134.19 billion
Vietnam's GDP: $103.57 billion

Bank of America Corporation is an American multinational banking and financial services corporation, the largest bank holding company in the United States, by assets, and the second largest bank by market capitalisation.

Net income: $002.238 billion (2010)
Total assets: $ 002.264 trillion

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General Motors

GM's revenue: $135.59 billion
Bangladesh's GDP: $104.92 billion

General Motors Corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan is the world's second-largest automaker.

GM employs 209,000 people and has business in 157 countries.

Net income: $6.172 billion (2010)
Total assets: $138.898 billion (2010)

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Berkshire Hathaway


Berkshire Hathaway's revenue: $136.19 billion
Hungary's GDP: $128.96 billion

Berkshire Hathaway Inc is an American conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

It oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. The company averaged an annual growth in book value of 20.3 per cent to its shareholders for the last 44 years,

Net income: $012.967 billion (2010)
Total assets: $372.229 billion (2010)

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General Electric

GE's Revenue: $151.63 billion
New Zealand's GDP: $140.43 billion

General Electric Company is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York.

The company operates in energy, technology infrastructure, capital finance and consumer & Industrial sectors.

Net income: $012.163 billion (2010)
Total assets: $ 751.216 billion (2010)


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