Wanna be rich and successful? You should have a good example for your start! Meet list of top 10 richest companies in the world! Which one is at the 1st place? Read the article and learn more.
The richest companies in the world – what are the top ten most successful corporations? Our list includes companies that, according to Forbes, are in the leading position in the market by value and received over the past year profit.
10. Facebook - 36.5 billion dollars
Facebook opens our rating of the richest companies in the world. This social network chose million of users. Last year the company was able to increase profits by 54%, which is an indicator of the success of the social network. Among all the participants of our ranking, Facebook showed the best performance increase in profit for the year. More than 930 million people daily use the social network, and 1.5 billion have access on a monthly basis.
9. General Electric - 37 billion dollars
The 9th place in the ranking of the richest companies in the world goes to a diversified Corporation General Electric. It has been manufacturing various types of machinery, medical equipment, and aircraft engines, plastic. This is one of the oldest companies in the United States. The date of its foundation was in 1878. The value of the corporation for the year 2016 is more than 37 billion dollars. Over the past year, General Electric has increased its profit by 1%. Last year in May there appeared information that the corporation intends to sell the Japanese unit. The date of a possible transaction and the buyer's name are still unknown.
Interesting fact: its appearance a brand with a global reputation owes to Thomas Edison, genius inventor, and talented entrepreneur. Historically General Electric was engaged in the manufacture of incandescent lamps.
8. Toyota- 37.8 billion dollars
Toyota, Japan's largest automotive corporation is at the 8th place in our list of the richest companies in the world. The company was founded in 1937 and initially was engaged in the manufacture of automatic looms. The capital received from the sale of the patent for the machine became the basis for the future giant corporations, factories employing more than 350 thousand people. The value of the company is around 37.8 billion dollars. Over the past year, the Corporation has significantly increased sales by 21%. Today this company is one of the most stable and successful in the world. Last year the corporation was recognized as the best-selling automotive company.
7. Samsung - 37.9 billion dollars
One of the largest corporations of South Korea Samsung at the 7th in the ranking of the richest companies in the world. It is engaged in the production of high-tech components, home appliances, electronics. The company's value is estimated at 37, 9 billion. In 2014, its profit was increased by 8%. In 2015, due to the difficult economic situation, the company's revenue was reduced. This year Samsung continues to bet on its line of flagship smartphones and the growing popularity of gadgets with extended functionalities. Negative role on the growth of the company's profit has its main competitor in the market – Apple.
6. McDonald - 40 billion dollars
In 2015, one of the world's largest fast food chains McDonald's was faced with serious difficulties, which negatively affected the company's revenue – it has decreased by 11%. Despite this, a giant in the field of fast food was at the 6th place in the ranking of the richest companies in the world. The cost of McDonald's is estimated at nearly 40 billion dollars. About 70 million visitors from 100 countries every day use the services of the company. Difficulties have arisen in recent years, are related to the changing habits of customers of McDonald's – more and more people in the United States and Europe are moving to the principles of healthy eating. In Asia, the company is suffering losses because of high demands to the quality of food. As a result, in 2015, 700 McDonald's restaurants have become unprofitable.
5. IBM - 49.8 billion dollars
IBM is one of the world's largest software makers, which had a huge impact on the development of the industry, ranked the 5th in the list of most wealthy corporations. Its value is 49, $ 8 billion, and profit for last year amounted to 4%. Like many other large companies, last year IBM ran into difficulties. In 2016 they plan to be more active in the market of cloud services and become its leader.
Interesting fact: at one time such global brands as Intel, Microsoft, Apple, Compaq due to severe competition with IBM received a powerful impetus to the development.
4. Coca-Cola - 56 billion dollars
The fourth place in the ranking of the richest companies in the world belongs to the brand Coca-Cola. Since 2005 the company got the status of the most expensive brand. Meanwhile, since 2000, its sales have stopped increasing, and in 2014 are dramatically decreased. As in the case of McDonald's, market analysts believe that the drop in profits due to changes in diet and the transition of consumers to a healthy lifestyle. The cost of the famous brand is estimated at $ 56 billion.
3. Google - 65 billion dollars
The Largest search engine Google is the 3d in the list of the richest companies in the world. A giant in the field of high technology, it is not only a popular search engine but also some well-known services and applications. In addition, the company is actively engaged in the search for new progressive ways of development. The cost of the most popular search engine in the world is estimated at more than $ 65 billion. During the year the company increased profits by 16% and continues to hold a leading place in the search engine market. 2015 was not the most successful time for the company. Its leadership was charged with violation of the Antimonopoly legislation.
2. Microsoft - 69,3 billion dollars
Famous software manufacturer, Microsoft is at second place in the ranking of the richest companies in the world. Its price – 69, 3 billion dollars. During the year the company managed to achieve increased profits by 10%. In 2014, the famous brand was headed by Satya Nadella. The success of Microsoft is attributed to its capacity of leadership. The company continues to take a leading place in the market of computer operating systems.
1. Apple – 175 billion dollars
Apple is the most expensive company in the world, the cost of which is estimated at a record 175 billion dollars to Apple. Since its market introduction, the brand value has increased by 50 thousand percent. Profit is one of the most successful companies in the last year increased by 17% and product sales grew by 49%.
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