Largest life insurance companies worldwide in 2017, by market capitalization (in billion U.S. dollars)

Largest life insurance companies globally 2017, by market capitalization The statistic presents the leading life insurance companies worldwide in 2017, by market capitalization. China Life Insurance was the largest life insurer globally, with market capitalization amounting to 95.71 billion U.S. dollars.
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As well as China Life Insurance, other leading life insurance companies in terms of market capitalization worldwide in 2017, were Ping An from China (93.48 billion U.S. dollars), AIA Group from Hong Kong (68.02 billion U.S. dollars), and AXA from France (62.13 billion U.S. dollars).

In the United States, the ranking of life insurers with largest market capitalization as of February 2016 displays the following results: MetLife ranked highest (49.22 billion U.S. dollars), followed by Prudential Financial (31.03 billion U.S. dollars), Aflac (24.73 billion U.S. dollars), Principal Financial (11.05 billion U.S. dollars) and Lincoln Financial (9.77 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) proved to be the largest life insurance companies in the United States in 2016.

The United States proved to be the country with highest value of life insurance premiums written in 2015, with premiums amounting to approximately 552.51 billion U.S. dollars. Other leading world countries in terms of value of life insurance premiums written were Japan (343.82 billion U.S. dollars), United Kingdom (214.49 billion U.S. dollars) and China (210.76 billion U.S. dollars).
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Market capitalization in billion U.S. dollars
China Life Insurance, China95.71
Ping An Insurance, China93.48
AIA Group, Hong Kong68.02
AXA SA, France62.13
MetLife, United States60
Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd, Japan56.24
Prudential plc, United Kingdom52
Manulife Financial, Canada48.07
Prudential Financial, United States45.64
China Pacific Insurance, China35.15
Aflac Inc, United States28.47
Great West Lifeco, Canada26.47
Aviva plc, United Kingdom24.64
Sun Life Financial Inc, Canada24.16
Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., Italy23.65
Market capitalization in billion U.S. dollars
China Life Insurance, China95.71
Ping An Insurance, China93.48
AIA Group, Hong Kong68.02
AXA SA, France62.13
MetLife, United States60
Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd, Japan56.24
Prudential plc, United Kingdom52
Manulife Financial, Canada48.07
Prudential Financial, United States45.64
China Pacific Insurance, China35.15
Aflac Inc, United States28.47
Great West Lifeco, Canada26.47
Aviva plc, United Kingdom24.64
Sun Life Financial Inc, Canada24.16
Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., Italy23.65
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The statistic presents the leading life insurance companies worldwide in 2017, by market capitalization. China Life Insurance was the largest life insurer globally, with market capitalization amounting to 95.71 billion U.S. dollars.
Life insurance – additional information

As well as China Life Insurance, other leading life insurance companies in terms of market capitalization worldwide in 2017, were Ping An from China (93.48 billion U.S. dollars), AIA Group from Hong Kong (68.02 billion U.S. dollars), and AXA from France (62.13 billion U.S. dollars).

In the United States, the ranking of life insurers with largest market capitalization as of February 2016 displays the following results: MetLife ranked highest (49.22 billion U.S. dollars), followed by Prudential Financial (31.03 billion U.S. dollars), Aflac (24.73 billion U.S. dollars), Principal Financial (11.05 billion U.S. dollars) and Lincoln Financial (9.77 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) proved to be the largest life insurance companies in the United States in 2016.

The United States proved to be the country with highest value of life insurance premiums written in 2015, with premiums amounting to approximately 552.51 billion U.S. dollars. Other leading world countries in terms of value of life insurance premiums written were Japan (343.82 billion U.S. dollars), United Kingdom (214.49 billion U.S. dollars) and China (210.76 billion U.S. dollars).
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January 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017

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