The 100 largest companies in the world by market value in 2015 (in million U.S. dollars)

This present statistic portrays the top 100 companies in the world by their market value on as of March 31, 2015. Google was ranked 4th with a market value of around 345.85 billion U.S. dollars. Follow this link to get access to the top 500 companies from all industries list.


The world's largest companies

The Financial Times tracks the leading companies in the world and presents their data in an annual ranking. In the latest issue of fiscal year 2014, Apple, the American multinational corporation headquartered in Cupertino, California, designs, develops and sells consumer electronics, such as computer and media player, was the leading company in terms of market value. Their market value was valued at 47.8 billion U.S. dollars.

The most profitable company in 2014 was the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China with a net income of 43.4 billion U.S. dollars. It is one of China's 'Big Four' state-owned commercial banks (the other three being the Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, and China Construction Bank) and was founded as a limited company on January 1, 1984. In 2013 the ICBC ranked first as the world's biggest bank.

Although Novartis is one of the global leaders in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, it is estimated that their global market share of prescription drugs will decline between 2013 and 2020. In 2013, Novartis market share of prescription drugs stood at 6.4 percent and will decline to 5.3 percent in 2020.

Nike on the other hand is a company with a very positive market share development forecast. Nike’s global market share is estimated to increase from 17 percent in 2011 to 27.2 percent in 2020. Nike is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, United States and is the world’s largest manufacturer of athletic shoes, apparel and sports equipment.

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Ranking of the companies rank 1 to 100Market value in million U.S. dollars
Apple 724,773.1
Exxon Mobil 356,548.7
Berkshire Hathaway 356,510.7
Google 345,849.2
Microsoft 333,524.8
PetroChina 329,715.1
Wells Fargo 279,919.7
Johnson & Johnson 279,723.9
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China 275,389.1
Novartis 267,897
China Mobile 267,252.3
Wal-Mart Stores 265,107.3
General Electric 249,774.4
Nestle 243,701.8
Toyota Motor 238,924.8
Roche 237,747.6
JP Morgan Chase 225,861.1
Procter & Gamble 221,279.6
Samsung Electronics 214,039.7
Pfizer 213,621.9
China Construction Bank 209,139.8
Verizon Communications 198,035.3
Chevron 197,381.3
Bank of China 197,225.6
Anheuser-Busch InBev 196,554.3
Royal Dutch Shell 192,134.9
Agricultural Bank of China 189,297.4
Oracle 188,438.8
Facebook 183,860.1
Walt Disney 178,267.1
Tencent 177,960.6
Coca-Cola 177,142.3
Amazon.com 172,797.3
AT&T 169,458.8
HSBC 164,249.6
Merck 163,139.3
Bank of America 161,908.8
IBM 158,642
China Life Insurance 157,029.7
Citigroup 156,359.8
Home Depot 148,533.1
Intel 148,094.7
Gilead Sciences 145,532.9
Comcast 142,798.5
PepsiCo 141,742.7
Cisco Systems 140,507.8
Sanofi 130,260
Visa 128,455.3
Volkswagen 124,335.3
Bayer 124,157.7
BHP Billiton 122,335.4
Amgen 121,303.9
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 120,577.1
Actavis 120,536.1
Sinopec 119,104.8
Unilever 118,902.5
Total 118,541.9
BP 118,345.6
CVS Caremark 117,170.8
Philip Morris International 116,693.1
Commonwealth Bank of Australia 115,688.2
Qualcomm 114,380.5
Ping An Insurance 113,119
Novo Nordisk 112,977.6
UnitedHealth Group 112,812.6
GlaxoSmithKline 111,649.6
Medtronic 111,140.9
Bristol Myers Squibb 107,500.1
Schlumberger 106,628.4
United Technologies 106,470.3
Banco Santander 105,960.3
Boeing 105,032.2
3M 104,795.4
Daimler 103,741
L'Oreal 103,279.4
Inditex 100,013.2
Biogen Idec 99,063.5
Altria Group 98,505.2
British American Tobacco 96,536.7
Mastercard 96,001.8
Union Pacific 95,451.8
Westpac Banking 93,870.4
McDonald's 93,651.4
Abbvie 93,204.1
Walgreen 92,298.9
Celgene 92,292
Basf 91,489.5
Ambev 90,732.6
Kinder Morgan 90,622.5
Siemens 90,196.5
LVMH 89,497.4
SAP 88,793.3
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial 87,866.4
Royal Bank Canada 86,842.8
AstraZeneca 86,763.1
Vodafone Group 86,760.2
SabMiller 84,939.6
Deutsche Telekom 83,314
Lloyds Banking Group 82,941
Goldman Sachs 81,883.6
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