Largest companies in the world based on number of employees 2018

This statistic shows the 50 largest companies in the world based on number of employees in the fiscal year of 2018. Walmart had about 2.2 million employees in the fiscal year of 2018. Walmart Stores also led the ranking of companies by revenue in 2018, with a total revenue of about 514 billion U.S. dollars.

Walmart

Two of the largest companies in the world based on the number of people employed are Walmart Stores and China National Petroleum, providing jobs for 2.2 million and 1.38 million people, respectively, around the world.
Apart from the United States and the United Kingdom, Walmart employs the most number of people in Mexico and China, totaling 176,000 and 90,000, respectively. There are over 2,000 Walmart stores in Mexico, but only 443 stores in China. In the United States, there are 4,769 stores as of 2019, and some 3,570 of these stores are Walmart’s Supercenters . The company had a 611 ratio of CEO-to-worker compensation in 2012, indicating that for every U.S. dollar a normal employee received, the CEO earned 611 U.S. dollars. Walmart is one of the largest companies in the world, generating 514.41 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. It is also one of the largest supermarket employers in the United States, with 1.3 million employees.

The world's 50 largest companies based on number of employees in 2018

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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

fiscal year 2018

Supplementary notes

The figure shown is either a fiscal year-end or yearly average number, as published by the company. Where the breakdown between full- and part-time employees is supplied, a part-time employee is counted as one half of a full-time employee.

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