10 Richest Companies In The World 2014

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Last year was a good year for some companies while a bad year for others. Last year we made a list for the Top 10 Richest Companies In The World 2012 and this year we will make a list of 10 Richest Companies In The World 2013. There are companies that make millions, there are companies that make billions but then there are companies that make lots of billions of dollars.  Have you ever wondered what were the 10 richest companies in the world 2013?


Here is the list of 10 giant money makers and the richest companies. The lowest one of them is making 550 million dollars a day which is 23 million dollars an hour and roughly 380,000 dollars a minute. INSANE isn’t it? The companies you see here wont be a surprise. The surprise will be how much they earn!

 

1. Exxon Mobil

Revenue 2013: $502.3 Billion         

Year 2012: $486.4 Billion 

Industry: Oil and Gas

Employees: 82,000

Stock Listing: NYSE: XOM

Headquarters: Irving, Texas, United States

 

Exxon Mobil Corporation or ExxonMobil, is an American multinational oil and gas corporation. It is a direct descendant of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil company, and was formed on November 30, 1999, by the merger of Exxon and Mobil. Its headquarters are in Irving, Texas. It is affiliated with Imperial Oil which operates in Canada. ExxonMobil is one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world, having been ranked either #1 or #2 for the past 5 years. However they are currently 4th according to Forbes Global 2000. Exxon Mobil’s reserves were 72 billion oil-equivalent barrels at the end of 2007 and, at then (2007) rates of production, are expected to last over 14 years. With 37 oil refineries in 21 countries constituting a combined daily refining capacity of 6.3 million barrels, Exxon Mobil is the largest refiner in the world, a title that was also associated with Standard Oil since its incorporation in 1870. ExxonMobil is the largest of the six oil supermajorswith daily production of 3.921 million BOE (barrels of oil equivalent). In 2008, this was approximately 3% of world production, which is less than several of the largest state-owned petroleum companies. When ranked by oil and gas reserves it is 14th in the world with less than 1% of the total.

 

 

2. Royal Dutch Shell

Revenue 2013: $492 Billion           Year 2012: $470Billion  

Industry: Oil and Gas

Employees: 90,000

Stock Listing: LSE: RDSA

Headquarters: The Hague, Netherlands and London, United Kingdom

 

Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is a global oil and gas company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands and with its registered office at the Shell Centre in London, United Kingdom. It is the second-largest energy company and the fifth-largest company in the world according to Forbes Magazine list for 2011. It is vertically integrated and is active in every area of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading. It also has major renewable energy activities, including in biofuels, hydrogen, solar and wind power. It has operations in over 90 countries, produces around 3.1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day and has 44,000 service stations worldwide. Shell Oil Company, its subsidiary in the United States, is one of its largest businesses. Its primary listing is on the London Stock Exchange and it is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has secondary listings on Euronext Amsterdam and the New York Stock Exchange.

 

3. Walmart

Revenue 2013: $464 Billion           Year 2012: $446Billion

Industry: Retailer

Employees: 2,150,000

Stock Listing: NYSE: WMT

Headquarters: Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

 

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  branded as Walmart since 2008 and Wal-Mart before then, is an American public multinational corporation that runs chains of large discount department stores and warehouse stores. The company is the world’s 18th largest public corporation, according to the Forbes Global 2000 list, and the largest public corporation when ranked by revenue. The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962, incorporated on October 31, 1969, and publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. It is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. Walmart is also the largest grocery retailer in the United States. In 2009, it generated 51% of its US$258 billion sales in the U.S. from grocery business. It also owns and operates the Sam’s Club retail warehouses in North America. Walmart has 8,500 stores in 15 countries, under 55 different names. The company operates under its own name in the United States, including the 50 states and Puerto Rico. It operates in Mexico as Walmex, in the United Kingdom as Asda, in Japan as Seiyu, and in India as Best Price. It has wholly owned operations in Argentina, Brazil, and Canada. Walmart’s investments outside North America have had mixed results: its operations in the United Kingdom, South America and China are highly successful, while it was forced to pull out of Germany and South Korea when ventures there were unsuccessful.

 4. BP

Revenue 2013: $410 Billion        Year 2012: $386.4 Billion

Industry: Oil and Gas

Employees: 97,600

Stock Listing: LSE: BP

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

 

BP p.l.c.  is a global oil and gas company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest energy company and fourth-largest company in the world measured by revenues and one of the six oil and gas “supermajors”. It is vertically-integrated and is active in every area of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading. It also has major renewable energy activities, including in biofuels, hydrogen, solar and wind power. BP has operations in over 80 countries, produces around 3.8 million barrels of oil equivalent per day and has 22,400 service stations worldwide. Its largest division is BP America, which is the biggest producer of oil and gas in the United States and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. As at 31 December 2010 it had total proven commercial reserves of 18.07 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The name “BP” derives from the initials of one of the company’s former legal names, British Petroleum. BP’s track record of corporate social responsibility has been mixed. The company has been involved in a number of major environmental and safety incidents and received criticism for its political influence. However, in 1997, it became the first major oil company to publicly acknowledge the need to take steps against climate change, and in that year established a company-wide target to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases. BP currently invests over $1 billion per year in the development of renewable energy sources, and has committed to spend $8 billion on renewables in the 2005 to 2015 period.

5. Vitol

Revenue 2013: $320.2 Billion           Year 2012: $297 Billion

Industry: Raw materials

Employees: 3,400

Stock Listing: Private

Headquarters: Rotterdam, Netherlands, Geneva, Switzerland

 

The Vitol Group is a global energy and commodity trading company. It was founded in Rotterdam in 1966 by Henk Viëtor and Jacques Detiger.Along with Glencore and Trafigura, Vitol is one of the world’s top three crude oil traders.The Vitol’s head offices are located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Geneva, Switzerland. With 2011 revenues of nearly $297 billion, the company ships more than 400 million tons of oil per year.

 

6. Sinopec

Revenue 2013: $290.5 Billion          Year 2012: $273.4Billion

Industry: Oil and Gas

Employees: 402,500

Stock Listing: SSE: 600028, SEHK: 0386

Headquarters: Beijing, China

 

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Limited , or Sinopec Limited, is a majority owned subsidiary of state owned company Sinopec Group. Sinopec Limited is listed in Hong Kong  and also trades in Shanghai and New York. Sinopec Limited’s parent, Sinopec Group, is one of the major petroleum companies in China, headquartered in Chaoyang District, Beijing. Sinopec’s business includes oil and gas exploration, refining, and marketing; production and sales of petrochemicals, chemical fibers, chemical fertilizers, and other chemical products; storage and pipeline transportation of crude oil and natural gas; import, export and import/export agency business of crude oil, natural gas, refined oil products, petrochemicals, and other chemicals. In 2011 it ranked as the 5th largest company in sales in Forbes Global 2000.In 2009, it was ranked 9th by Fortune Global 500 becoming the first Chinese corporation to make the top ten and in 2010 it was ranked 7th.In 2007, it ranked first in the Top 500 Enterprises of China ranking.

 

7. Chevron

Revenue 2013: $270.1 Billion       Year 2012: $253.7 Billion

Industry: Oil and Gas

Employees: 61,500

Stock Listing: SSE: NYSE: CVX

Headquarters: San Ramon, California, United States

Chevron Corporation  is an American multinational energy corporation. Headquartered in San Ramon, California, and active in more than 180 countries, it is engaged in every aspect of the oil, gas, and geothermal energy industries, including exploration and production; refining, marketing and transport; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation. Chevron is one of the world’s six “supermajor” oil companies. For the past five years, Chevron has been continuously ranked as one of America’s 5 largest corporations by Fortune 500. In 2011 it was named the 16th largest public company in the world by Forbes Global 2000

 

8. ConocoPhillips

Revenue 2013: $248 Billion       Year 2012: $251 Billion

Industry: Oil and Gas

Employees: 29,800

Stock Listing: NYSE: COP

Headquarters: Houston Energy Corridor, Houston, Texas, U.S

 

ConocoPhillips Company  is an American multinational energy corporation with its headquarters located in the Energy Corridor district of Houston, Texas in the United States. It is also one of the Fortune 500 companies and 22nd on Forbes Global 2000.ConocoPhillips is the fifth largest private sector energy corporation in the world and is one of the six “supermajor” vertically integrated oil companies. It sells fuel under the Conoco, Phillips 66 and Union 76 brands in North America, and Jet in Europe. ConocoPhillips was created through the merger of Conoco Inc. and the Phillips Petroleum Company on August 30, 2002.ConocoPhillips employs approximately 29,600 people worldwide in nearly 40 countries. ConocoPhillips is the second-largest refiner in the United States, with crude oil processing capacity of approximately 2.0 MMBD; and the world’s fourth-largest nongovernment-controlled refiner, with crude oil processing capacity of nearly 2.7 MMBD globally.

 

 

9. Toyota Motors

Revenue 2013: $250.1 Billion             Year 2012: $235.8 Billion    

Industry: Automotive

Employees: 316,100

Stock Listing: TYO: 7203

Headquarters: Toyota, Aichi, Japan

 

Toyota Motor Corporation commonly known simply as Toyota and abbreviated as TMC, is a multinational automaker headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2010, Toyota Motor Corporation employed 317,734 people worldwide . TMC is the world’s largest automobile manufacturer by sales and production. The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937 as a spinoff from his father’s company Toyota Industries to create automobiles. Three years earlier, in 1934, while still a department of Toyota Industries, it created its first product, the Type A engine, and, in 1936, its first passenger car, the Toyota AA. Toyota Motor Corporation group companies are Toyota (including the Scion brand), Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors, along with several “non-automotive” companies. TMC is part of the Toyota Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the world. Toyota Motor Corporation is headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi and in Tokyo. Its Tokyo head office is located at 1-4-18 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8701, Japan. Nagoya Office at 4-7-1 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. In addition to manufacturing automobiles, Toyota provides financial services through its Toyota Financial Services division and also builds robots.

 

 

10. Apple

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Revenue: 2013: $198 Billion         Year 2012 $156.5 Billion

Industry: Electronics

Employees: 72,800

Stock Listing: AAPL

Headquarters: Cupertino, California, U.S.

 

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), formerly Apple Computer, Inc., is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. Its best-known hardware products are the Mac line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. Its software includes the OS X and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media browser, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and production suites. The company was founded on April 1, 1976, and incorporated on January 3, 1977. The word “Computer” was removed from its name on January 9, 2007, reflecting its shifted focus towards consumer electronics after the introduction of the iPhone. Apple has been one of the world’s largest technology companies by revenue. It is the world’s third-largest mobile phone maker after Samsung and Nokia. Fortune magazine named Apple the most admired company in the United States in 2008, and in the world from 2008 to 2012. However, the company has received criticism for its contractors’ labor practices, and for Apple’s own environmental and business practices.

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