It seems that multi national companies get bigger and bigger as well of course, as getting richer and richer. Today some of these companies have more employees than small countries have population but then again, they have more wealth than many small countries today. Although sometimes a new name may appear, most of the names on this list appear on it year after year.
This is a list of the top 10 richest companies in the world for the year 2013:
Japan Post Holdings
Annual Revenue in Billions of $: 211
CEO: Jiro Saito
This is a Japanese state owned enterprise. Their interests are Insurance, banking and mail delivery.
Annual Revenue in Billions of $: 222.8
CEO: Christophe de Marjerie
As well as having dealings in all aspects of the oil and gas trade from exploration to power generation, Total is also big in the chemical industry.
Annual Revenue in Billions of $: $223
CEO: Zhou Jiping
This is a government owned oil and gas company which after starting to trade in Shanghai, its value trebled.
Annual Revenue in Billions of $: $228
CEO: Akio Toyoda
This company was founded in 1937 and includes Hino Motors, Daihatsu and Lexus. As well as making automobiles they also build robots and have a financial services division.
State Grid Corporation of China
Annual Revenue in Billions of $: $231.6
CEO: Liu Zhenya
This is the largest power distribution company in the world and although only distributes power in China, still provides power to millions. Operating since 2002 it now involves itself in power reform and conservation development.
Annual Revenue in Billions of $: $289.7
CEO: Su Shulin
This is a Chinese state owned oil refinement and production company. The first Chinese company to make it into this top 10 lists, it is now concentrating on renewable energies and the reduction of CO2 emissions.
Annual Revenue in Billions of $: $297.1
CEO: Anthony B. Haward
Although no longer British Petroleum, it still has its headquarters in the UK but is now the largest oil producer in America and has 22,400 service stations in 80 countries.
Royal Dutch Shell
Annual Revenue in Billions of $: $368.1
CEO: Peter R. Voser
This truly is a global oil and gas company operating in 90 countries, it has 44,000 service stations worldwide.
Annual Revenue in Billions of $: $370.1
CEO: Rex W. Tillerson
his company is a descendent of J. D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil and owns 37 refineries in 21 countries with a combined capability to 6.3 million barrels per day, making it the largest oil refining company in the world.
Annual Revenue in Billions of $: $421.8
CEO: Michael T. Duke
Starting as one department store in Arkansas in 1962, this company has grown to now own 8,500 stores in 15 countries.