Walmart the world’s largest public corporation by revenue, according to the Forbes Global 2000.  In 2009, it generated 51% of its US$258 billion sales in the U.S. from grocery business. Wal-Mart has 8,500 stores in 15 countries, with 55 different names. The company operates under its own name in the United States, including the 50 states. It also operates under its own name in Puerto Rico. Wal-Mart operates in Mexico as Walmex, in the United Kingdom as Asda (“Asda Wal-Mart” in some branches), in Japan as Seiyu, and in India as Best Price.

Net Worth:  increaseUS $252 billion

A typical Wal-Mart discount department store in Laredo, Texas