Largest U.S. life insurance companies 2016, by market capitalization

Largest life insurance companies in the United States as of February 2016, by market capitalization (in billion U.S. dollars)

Largest U.S. life insurance companies 2016, by market capitalization The statistic presents the leading life insurance companies in the United States as of February 2016, by market capitalization. MetLife was the largest life insurance provider in the United States, with market capitalization amounting to 49.22 billion U.S. dollars.
Rankings of life insurance companies – additional information

As well as MetLife, other leading life insurance companies in terms of market capitalization in the United States, as of February 2016, were Prudential Financial (31.03 billion U.S. dollars), Aflac (24.73 billion U.S. dollars) and Principal Financial (11.05 billion U.S. dollars).

On a global scale, the ranking of life insurers with largest market capitalization as of February 2016 displays the following results: Ping An Insurance from China ranked highest (81.36 billion U.S. dollars), followed by China Life Insurance (79.91 billion U.S. dollars), Allianz from Germany (73.59 billion U.S. dollars), AIA Group from Hong Kong (65.27 billion U.S. dollars) and AXA, based in France (59.07 billion U.S. dollars).

When taking total assets into consideration, MetLife (607.59 billion U.S. dollars), followed by Prudential Financial (541.27 billion U.S. dollars), New York Life (287.76 billion U.S. dollars) and TIAA-CREF (280.5 billion U.S. dollars) proved to be the largest life insurance companies in the United States in 2015.

The market capitalization measure, being the total value of the company (the total value of all outstanding shares), is frequently taken into account when composing rankings of business leaders. However, when comparing various life insurance companies, it might also prove useful to examine their revenues, net life insurance premiums, direct life insurance premiums or life insurance in force, in addition to the aforementioned market capitalization and total assets.
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Largest life insurance companies in the United States as of February 2016, by market capitalization (in billion U.S. dollars)

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Market capitalization in billion U.S. dollars
MetLife49.22
Prudential Financial31.03
Aflac24.73
Principal Financial11.05
Lincoln Financial9.77
Unum Group6.91
Torchmark6.65
Voya Financial6.52
Reinsurance Group of America5.47
StanCorp Financial Group4.85
Symetra Financial3.72
CNO Financial Group3.24
American National Insurance2.61
FBL Financial Group1.5
Fidelity & Guaranty Life1.46
American Equity Investment Life Holding1.4
Genworth Financial1.32
National Western Life Insurance Company0.82
Kansas City Life Insurance Co0.39
Citizens Inc0.33
Market capitalization in billion U.S. dollars
MetLife49.22
Prudential Financial31.03
Aflac24.73
Principal Financial11.05
Lincoln Financial9.77
Unum Group6.91
Torchmark6.65
Voya Financial6.52
Reinsurance Group of America5.47
StanCorp Financial Group4.85
Symetra Financial3.72
CNO Financial Group3.24
American National Insurance2.61
FBL Financial Group1.5
Fidelity & Guaranty Life1.46
American Equity Investment Life Holding1.4
Genworth Financial1.32
National Western Life Insurance Company0.82
Kansas City Life Insurance Co0.39
Citizens Inc0.33
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The statistic presents the leading life insurance companies in the United States as of February 2016, by market capitalization. MetLife was the largest life insurance provider in the United States, with market capitalization amounting to 49.22 billion U.S. dollars.
Rankings of life insurance companies – additional information

As well as MetLife, other leading life insurance companies in terms of market capitalization in the United States, as of February 2016, were Prudential Financial (31.03 billion U.S. dollars), Aflac (24.73 billion U.S. dollars) and Principal Financial (11.05 billion U.S. dollars).

On a global scale, the ranking of life insurers with largest market capitalization as of February 2016 displays the following results: Ping An Insurance from China ranked highest (81.36 billion U.S. dollars), followed by China Life Insurance (79.91 billion U.S. dollars), Allianz from Germany (73.59 billion U.S. dollars), AIA Group from Hong Kong (65.27 billion U.S. dollars) and AXA, based in France (59.07 billion U.S. dollars).

When taking total assets into consideration, MetLife (607.59 billion U.S. dollars), followed by Prudential Financial (541.27 billion U.S. dollars), New York Life (287.76 billion U.S. dollars) and TIAA-CREF (280.5 billion U.S. dollars) proved to be the largest life insurance companies in the United States in 2015.

The market capitalization measure, being the total value of the company (the total value of all outstanding shares), is frequently taken into account when composing rankings of business leaders. However, when comparing various life insurance companies, it might also prove useful to examine their revenues, net life insurance premiums, direct life insurance premiums or life insurance in force, in addition to the aforementioned market capitalization and total assets.
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Release date
February 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
as of February 1, 2016
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