10 Largest Companies in the World

Which are the top 10 largest companies in the world? If you think that this list is dominated by tech companies then you are wrong. There are many criteria by which the world's largest companies are ranked. These include market cap, revenue, profit, and brand value. The world's largest companies by revenue represent relatively new, fast-growing industries and mature, slow-growing industries ranging from e-commerce and tech equipment to oil and retailing. No matter what, each company is a major force in its industry. While each of these companies has seen a change in their business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some have continued to thrive due to their unique advantages.

These are the top 10 largest companies in the world in terms of revenue, and represent an amazing variety of industries. This list is limited to companies that operate in the U.S. publicly traded in or in Canada, either directly or through an ADR. I would like to clarify here that another company that has otherwise been added to this list is Saudi Aramco, the Saudi state oil company. Here are the top 10 largest companies in the world today.

10. Tencent (TCEHY)

Source by Google

  • Sector(s): Communication Services
  • Industry: Internet Content & Information
  • Revenue (TTM): $74.98 billion
  • Net Income (TTM): $29.19 billion
  • Market Cap: $629.1 billion
  • 1-Year Trailing Total Return: -4.63%
  • Exchange: HKG

Tencent ranks 10th with a $629.1 billion market cap. Tencent is a venture company a conglomerate an investment holding, and one of the largest companies in the gaming industry. This Chinese Giant founded in 1998, occupies the 10th position in the ranking of the most expensive and richest companies worldwide with a $629.102 trillion market cap. Its services include social networks, mobile games, music, web portals, payment systems, e-commerce, internet systems, smartphones, and multiple-player online games, which are among the largest and most successful in the world in their respective categories. The headquarter of Tencent Seafront Towers, also known as Tencent Binhai Mansion is located in the Nanshan District, Shenzhen. As of 2020, the company had 85,858 employees.


9. Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK-B)

10 Largest Companies in the World
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  • Sector(s): Financial Service
  • Industry: Insurance-Diversified
  • Revenue (TTM): $356.56billion
  • Net Income (TTM): $137.37 billion
  • Market Cap: $631.8 billion
  • 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 27.45%
  • Exchange: NYSE

Berkshire Hathaway ranks 9th with a  $631.88 billion market cap. Berkshire Hathaway currently has a market capitalization of $631.882 billion. The company was originally founded in 1839 as a textile manufacturing company before legendary investor Warren Buffett brought a majority stake in 1964, Finally, he just wanted to buy and sell his share at a profit, but after the firm CEO sentiment, after with a lower price than previously agreed upon buffet got angry and decided to buy the entire company in order to be able to fire the CEO funny story buffet then expanded into the insurance industry and other investment. Today Berkshire Hathaway owns the majority of shares Apple, Bank of America, American Express, Coca-Cola, Kraft Heinz, Verizon Communications, U.S. Bancorp, Moody's, BYD, DaVita, and more. Furthermore, the company owns 27% of Kraft Hinz, 18% of American Express, 10% of Wells Fargo, 9% of Coca-cola, 7% of Bank of America, and 5% of Apple. is there any company Buffett does not own a stake in, but even the legendary investor makes mistakes after the firm decided to sell all of its airline holdings in early 2020 at a huge loss basically all airline companies doubled in value in just a few weeks later


8. TSMC (TSM)

10 Largest Companies in the World
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  • Sector(s): Communication Services
  • Industry: Internet Content & Information
  • Revenue (TTM): $49.87 billion
  • Net Income (TTM): $21.15 billion
  • Market Cap: $636.2 billion
  • 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 54.51%
  • Exchange: NYSE


7. Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)

10 Largest Companies in the World
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  • Sector(s): Consumer Cyclical
  • Industry: Auto Manufacturers
  • Revenue (TTM): $35.94 billion
  • Net Income (TTM): $2.29 billion
  • Market Cap: $756.1 billion
  • 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 106.09%
  • Exchange: NASDAQ

Tesla is the world's largest electric vehicle manufacturer, which also manufactures solar panels and batteries. At the end of 2020, Tesla and 27 other US companies formed the zero-emission Transport Association Zetta, which will promote the transition of all US vehicles to electric traction. The company currently has several electric vehicle models, including a sedan, crossover, roadster, and even a large truck for cargo. Tesla was founded in 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Mark Tarping, and only in 2004, Elan musk became the main investor of the company and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Although Musk was not the founder of the startup, it was thanks to him that the company achieved such heights and worldwide fame. Tesla is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and employs around 70,757 people.


6. Facebook (FB)

10 Largest Companies in the World
Source by Google

  • Sector(s): Communication Services
  • Industry: Internet Content & Information
  • Revenue (TTM): $92.16 billion
  • Net Income (TTM): $38.15 billion
  • Market Cap: $1.06 trillion
  • 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 38.10%
  • Exchange: NASDAQ

Facebook ranks 6th with a  $1.066 trillion market cap. Facebook was developed by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004. The Facebook social network is currently visited by more than 2.85 billion people every day, and the market value of $1.078 trillion is simply an astronomical indicator of popularity for the internet project. Today, Facebook yields more than $22 billion dollars net yearly profit due to online advertising. Moreover, the company is a leader in terms of profitability since its net profit increased by 54% within the past year alone. Facebook is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, USA, and the company had 58,604 full-time employees as of the end of December 2021.


5. Amazon.com, Inc (AMZN)

10 Largest Companies in the World
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  • Sector(s): Consumer Cyclical
  • Industry: Internet Retail
  • Revenue (TTM): $419.1 billion
  • Net Income (TTM): $32.7 billion
  • Market Cap: $1.7 trillion
  • 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 6.59%
  • Exchange: NASDAQ

Amazon Inc. ranks 5th with a $1.765 trillion market cap. Today, it ranks fourth in the list of the most valuable and richest companies in the world. Amazon is an American retail company that sells and delivers various goods over the internet, internet users, suppliers, and producers can sell any goods on their own by using Amazon's website as an online venue. The company's major business line is selling various items. The popularity of service soared thanks to high-quality goods, low prices, prompt delivery, and a wide assortment. It was established in 1994 by Jeff Bezos. Amazon is headquartered in Seattle, Washington in the United States. According to the overall estimates, the company employed about 1,298,000 and has more than $162 billion in assets at the given moment, its annual turnover amounts to approximately $232 billion.


4. Saudi Aramco (2222. SR)

10 Largest Companies in the World
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  • Sector(s): Energy
  • Industry: Oil & Gas Integrated
  • Revenue (TTM): $231.3 billion
  • Net Income (TTM): $108.6 billion
  • Market Cap: $1.8 trillion
  • 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 
  • Exchange: Saudi

Saudi Aramco is the 4th richest company in the world with a market cap of $1.862 trillion. After successfully issuing shares on the stock exchange, Saudi Aramco (Oil Company of Saudi Arabia) became the richest oil company in the world. It officially published its financial statements for the first time in 2019. Shortly after the shares were issued today on the stock exchange, the company's value reached nearly $1.9 trillion. With the shares issued that the oil giant has exceeded all expectations, its IPO is considered one of the most successful in history. Saudi Aramco is going to use almost all the profits for various purchases, mergers, and expansion of its influence in the world. Specifically, the company intends to become a leader in the production of liquefied natural gas. Today, Saudi Aramco is considered one of the world's leaders in oil production and reserves. Saudi Aramco already has branches and subsidiaries in the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Russia, China, Great Britain, the USA, and other companies. The company also collaborates with LUKOIL, Total SE, SINOPEC, and others. It is owned by the Saudi Arabian government. The main office is located in Dhahran, and it has over 1,05,476 employees as of 2020.


3. Alphabet Inc (GOOG)

10 Largest Companies in the World
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  • Sector(s): Communication Services
  • Industry: Internet Content & Information
  • Revenue (TTM): $195.94 billion
  • Net Income (TTM): $61.69 billion
  • Market Cap: $1.9 trillion
  • 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 86.15%
  • Exchange: NASDAQ

Alphabet Inc. ranks 3rd with a $1.924 trillion market cap. Google, the internationally famous internet company recently changed its official name to Alphabet because the company was out of the scope of Google search engine long ago, and now it owns plenty of other companies as well. Sergei Brin and Larry Page, who jointly created the mega-company in 1998 are the heads of the internet holding more than 30 popular services and sub-companies are part of the holding AdWords, Android, YouTube to name a few. Google is headquartered in California and had 135,301 employees as of 2020. 


2. Microsoft (MSFT)

10 Largest Companies in the World
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  • Sector(s): Technology
  • Industry: Software-Infrastructure
  • Revenue (TTM): $159.96 billion
  • Net Income (TTM): $67.59 billion
  • Market Cap: $2.2 trillion
  • 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 40.68%
  • Exchange: NASDAQ

Microsoft is the second richest company in the world with a market cap of $2.234 trillion. The internationally famous Corporation was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates, who is one of the richest men in the world today. At that time, Microsoft was the first software developer that suggested using packaged software for home computers that would thereby make the PC experience user-friendly and intuitive. This software the Microsoft Windows operating system was a real breakthrough since it allowed ordinary users to master PC skills easily. The system brought the company incredible success and huge profit. Today, Microsoft is one of the leading companies in the PC software market as well. It releases new generation Windows operating systems, a set of applications to work with documents called Microsoft Word, and many other software programs. Besides Microsoft produces its own mobile devices and accessories, video, audio, and office equipment. The company is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, United States, and employs approximately 163,000 people.


1. Apple Inc. (AAPL)

10 Largest Companies in the World
Source by Google
  • Sector(s): Technology
  • Industry: Consumer Electronics
  • Revenue (TTM): $325.4 billion
  • Net Income (TTM): $91.08 billion
  • Market Cap: $2.5 trillion
  • 1-Year Trailing Total Return: 31.32%
  • Exchange: NASDAQ

Apple is the richest company in the world with a market cap of $2.4 trillion.  Nowadays, Apple Manufactures and markets smartphones, computers, tablets, laptops, wearables, and accessories worldwide. The company offers iPhone, Mac, iPad, and wearables, home, and accessories including AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, HomePod, iPod touch, and other Apple-branded and third-party accessories. It also provides AppleCare Support Services; cloud services store services; and operates a variety of platforms, including the App Store, which allows customers to search for and download applications and digital content, such as books, music, videos, games, and podcasts. In addition, the company has been able to provide users with apps like Apple Arcade (a game subscription service), Apple Music (which provides users with a curated listening experience with on-demand radio stations), Apple News+ (subscription news and magazine service), and Apple TV+. Provides various services. which provides exclusive original content), Apple Card (a co-branded credit card) and Apple Pay (a cashless payment service) as well as license its intellectual property. The company serves consumers, and small and medium-sized businesses; and education, enterprise, and government markets. It sells and distributes third-party applications for its products through the App Store. The company also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and through its direct sales force; and third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and resellers. However, the hallmark of Apple's gadget popularity is high-quality stylish design and a brilliant marketing program by Steve Jobs. The company has 1000 offices, brand stores, and service centers around the world with a staff of approximately 132,000 employees. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California, USA.

So this is the list of the 10 richest companies in the world in which I have tried to summarize the market cap, revenue, profit, and brand value and includes Tencent, Berkshire Hathaway, TSMC, Tesla, Facebook, Amazon, Saudi Aramco, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Apple. I would say that Tesla deserves a higher position. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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