Exxon Mobil has topped ‘The Forbes Global 2000” list of the biggest and most powerful companies worldwide. Their main contenders, occupying 2nd, 3rd and 4th place respectively, were JPMorgan Chase, General Electric and Royal Dutch Shell.
The ranking, spanning a total of 66 counties, shows that the corporate dominance of the developed nations is steadily receding. The US (524 members) and Japan (258 members) still dominate the list, but with a combined 14 fewer entries. The ranking is based on a composite ranking from four metrics: assets, sales, profits and market value.
For more information about the rankings, visit the Forbes website.