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World's 25 biggest companies

Last updated on: April 24, 2012 19:01 IST

Image: A motorist fills up her car at an Exxon gas station in Arlington, Virginia.
Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters.

Exxon Mobil tops the Forbes 2000 list. The Forbes listing ranks companies on the basis of sales, profits, assets and market value. The Global 2000 companies now account for $36 trillion in revenues, says Forbes.

The list is dominated by companies in the United States (524) and Japan (258). Take a look at the world's top 25 companies.

1. Exxon Mobil (United States)

Sales: $433.5 billion
Profit: $41.1 billion
Assets: $331.1 billion
Market value: $407.4 billion

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Image: JPMorgan Chase & Co building (top).
Photographs: Chip East/Reuters.

2. JPMorgan Chase (United States)

Sales: $110.8 billion
Profit: $19 billion
Assets: $2,265.8 billion
Market value: $170.1 billion

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Image: General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeff Immelt.
Photographs: B Mathur/Reuters.

3. General Electric (United States)

Sales: $147.3 billion
Profit: $14.2 billion
Assets: $717.2 billion
Market value: $213.7 billion

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Image: Smoke billows from Royal Dutch Shell's Pulau Bukom offshore petroleum complex in Singapore.
Photographs: Tim Chong/Reuters.

4. Royal Dutch Shell (Netherlands)

Sales: $470.2 billion
Profit: $30.9 billion
Assets: $340.5 billion
Market value: $227.6 billion

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Image: A man carries a case as he walks past the new branch of China's Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in central Madrid.
Photographs: Juan Medina/Reuters.

5. ICBC (China)

Sales: $82.6 billion
Profit: $25.1 billion
Assets: $2,039.1 billion
Market value: $237.4 billion

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Image: A branch of HSBC bank at Dubai Internet City is seen in Dubai.
Photographs: Nikhil Monteiro/Reuters.

6. HSBC Holdings (United Kingdom)
 
Sales: $102 billion
Profit: $16.2 billion
Assets: $2,550 billion
Market value: $164.3 billion

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Image: A taxi driver waits to fill up a car at a PetroChina gas station in Beijing.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters.

7. PetroChina (China)

Sales: $310.1 billion
Profit: $20.6 billion
Assets: $304.7 billion
Market value: $294.7 billion

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Image: Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett speaks at a news conference.
Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters.

8. Berkshire Hathaway (United States)

Sales: $143.7 billion
Profit: $10.3 billion
Assets: $392.6 billion
Market value: $202.2 billion

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Image: Elena Ruiz, 50 holds a sign during a march outside Wells Fargo to protest foreclosures in Los Angeles, California.
Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters.

9. Wells Fargo (United States)

Sales: $87.6 billion
Profit: $15.9 billion
Assets: $1,313.9 billion
Market value: $178.7 billion

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Image: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (C) and employees of Brazilian oil giant Petrobras attend the opening ceremony of the P-56 oil rig at Angra dos Reis.
Photographs: Sergio Moraes/Reuters.

10. Petrobras-Petroleo Brasil (Brazil)

Sales: $145.9 billion
Profit: $20.1 billion
Assets: $319.4 billion
Market value: $180 billion

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Image: Police officers stand behind a protest banner ahead of the BP AGM.
Photographs: Olivia Harris/Reuters.

11. BP (United Kingdom)

Sales: $375.5 billion
Profit: $25.7 billion
Assets: $292.5 billion
Market value: $147.4 billion

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Image: A motorist stands outside of his car at a Chevron gas station in Buckeye, Arizona.
Photographs: Joshua Lott/Reuters.

12. Chevron (United States)

Sales: $236.3 billion
Profit: $26.9 billion
Assets: $209.5 billion
Market value: $218 billion

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Image: A woman walks in front of the China Construction Bank headquarters building in Beijing.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters.

13. China Construction Bank (China)

Sales: $68.7 billion
Profit: $20.5 billion
Assets: $1,637.8 billion
Market value: $201.9 billion

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Image: customer leaves Citibank's automated teller machine in Jakarta.
Photographs: Supri/Reuters.

14. Citigroup (United States)

Sales: $102.6 billion
Profit: $11.1 billion
Assets: $1,873.9 billion
Market value: $107.5 billion

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Image: A Gazprom technician works on a pressure gauge at the gas export monopoly's Sudzha compressor station.
Photographs: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters.

15. Gazprom (Russia)

Sales: $117.6 billion
Profit: $31.7 billion
Assets: $302.6 billion
Market value: $159.8 billion

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Image: A view of a Wal-Mart.com store at the Topanga Plaza in Canoga Park, California.
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters.

16. Wal-Mart Stores (United States)

Sales: $447 billion
Profit: $15.7 billion
Assets: $193.4 $193.4
Market value: $208.4 billion


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Image: New cars by German car manufacturer Volkswagen AG stand on wagons at a train station in Munich.
Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters.

17. Volkswagen Group (Germany)

Sales: $221.9 billion
Profit: $21.5 billion
Assets: $328.7 billion
Market value: $79.5 billion

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Image: French oil company Total CEO Christophe de Margerie.
Photographs: Benoit Tessier/Reuters.

18. Total France

Sales: $216.2 billion
Profit: $15.9 billion
Assets: $213 billion
Market value: $132.4 billion

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Image: An elderly woman pushes her twin grandchildren on a cart past a branch of Agricultural Bank of China in Xiangyang, Hubei province.
Photographs: Reuters.

19. Agricultural Bank of China (China)

Sales: $62.4 billion
Profit: $14.4 billion
Assets: $1,563.9 billion
Market value: $154.8 billion

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Image: Illuminated signs light up at twilight outside the headquarters of the BNP Paribas bank in Paris.
Photographs: Mal Langsdon/Reuters.

20. BNP Paribas (France)

Sales: $119 billion
Profit: $7.9 billion
Assets: $2,539.1 billion
Market value: $61.5 billion

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Image: The Bank of China branch is seen in New York.
Photographs: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters.

21. Bank of China (China)

Sales: $60.8 billion
Profit: $15.8 billion
Assets: $1,583.7 billion
Market value: $129.1 billion

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Image: A visitor walks into an Apple store in Clarendon, near Washington.
Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters.

22. Apple (United States)

Sales: $127.8 billion
Profit: $33 billion
Assets: $138.7 billion
Market value: $546 billion

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Image: A woman walks past a Santander bank branch in central Madrid.
Photographs: Andrea Comas/Reuters.

23. Banco Santander (Spain)

Sales: $109.6 billion
Profit: $6.9 billion
Assets: $1,624.7 billion
Market value: $75.6 billion

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Image: Gasoline prices are shown at a China's Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) gas station in Hong Kong.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters.

24. Sinopec-China Petroleum (China)

Sales: $391.4 billion
Profit: $11.6 billion
Assets: $179.8 billion
Market value: $104.2 billion

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Image: Toyota Motor Corporation's production prototype of the '86' compact rear-wheel drive sports car is seen at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters.

25. Toyota Motor (Japan)

Sales: $228.5 billion
Profit: $4.9 billion
Assets: $358.3 billion
Market value: $147.9 billion