19 July 2024
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Fortune magazine (USA) has just published a list of the world's largest companies, based on fiscal year 2012 revenue. Oil and gas companies dominate the top 10 with up to 6 representatives.

1. Royal Dutch Shell

Last year’s ranking (based on 2011 revenue): 1

CEO: Ben van Buerden

Revenue in 2012: 481.7 billion USD

Total number of employees: 87,000

In early March, Shell was blocked by the US Government from exploiting in the Arctic until it submitted a reasonable business plan in this area.

1. Royal Dutch Shell

Last year’s ranking (based on 2011 revenue): 1

CEO: Ben van Buerden

Revenue in 2012: 481.7 billion USD

Total number of employees: 87,000

In early March, Shell was blocked by the US Government from exploiting in the Arctic until it submitted a reasonable business plan in this area.

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2. Wal-Mart Stores

Last year’s ranking: 3

CEO: Michael T. Duke

Revenue in 2012: 469.2 billion USD

Total number of employees: 2.2 million

Wal-Mart regained the top spot on the list of America’s 500 largest companies this year and moved up one notch to the world’s largest group.

2. Wal-Mart Stores

Last year’s ranking: 3

CEO: Michael T. Duke

Revenue in 2012: 469.2 billion USD

Total number of employees: 2.2 million

Wal-Mart regained the top spot on the list of America’s 500 largest companies this year and moved up one notch to the world’s largest group.

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3. Exxon Mobil

Last year’s ranking: 2

CEO: Rex W. Tillerson

Revenue in 2012: 449.9 billion USD

Total number of employees: 88,000

Oil refining is estimated by analysts to have a decline in profits last year.

3. Exxon Mobil

Last year’s ranking: 2

CEO: Rex W. Tillerson

Revenue in 2012: 449.9 billion USD

Total number of employees: 88,000

Oil refining is estimated by analysts to have a decline in profits last year.

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4. Sinopec Group

Last year’s ranking: 5

CEO: Fu Chengyu

Revenue in 2012: 428.2 billion USD

Total number of employees: 1 million

China Petrochemical Group jumped one place on this year’s list as first-quarter net profit increased 25%.

4. Sinopec Group

Last year’s ranking: 5

CEO: Fu Chengyu

Revenue in 2012: 428.2 billion USD

Total number of employees: 1 million

China Petrochemical Group jumped one place on this year’s list as first-quarter net profit increased 25%.

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5. China National Petroleum

Last year’s ranking: 6

CEO: Zhou Jiping

Revenue in 2012: 408.6 billion USD

Total number of employees: 1.6 million

China National Petroleum Corporation has become a giant in the world oil industry when it cooperates with the governments of oil-rich countries such as Iraq and Qatar to increase oil and gas production.

5. China National Petroleum

Last year’s ranking: 6

CEO: Zhou Jiping

Revenue in 2012: 408.6 billion USD

Total number of employees: 1.6 million

China National Petroleum Corporation has become a giant in the world oil industry when it cooperates with the governments of oil-rich countries such as Iraq and Qatar to increase oil and gas production.

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6. BP

Last year’s ranking: 4

CEO: Robert W. Dudley

Revenue in 2012: 388.3 billion USD

Total number of employees: 85,700

BP is having a lot of trouble having to collect $30 billion in cash to pay for the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion three years ago.

6. BP

Last year’s ranking: 4

CEO: Robert W. Dudley

Revenue in 2012: 388.3 billion USD

Total number of employees: 85,700

BP is having a lot of trouble having to collect $30 billion in cash to pay for the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion three years ago.

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7. State Grid

Last year’s ranking: 7

CEO: Liu Zhenya

Revenue in 2012: 298.4 billion USD

Total number of employees: nearly 850,000

State Grid Corporation remains China’s largest electricity distribution company with nearly 80% of the territory.

7. State Grid

Last year’s ranking: 7

CEO: Liu Zhenya

Revenue in 2012: 298.4 billion USD

Total number of employees: nearly 850,000

State Grid Corporation remains China’s largest electricity distribution company with nearly 80% of the territory.

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8. Toyota Motor

Last year’s ranking: 10

CEO: Akio Toyoda

Revenue in 2012: 265.7 billion USD

Total number of employees: more than 333,000

The Japanese giant took back the title of the world’s largest car manufacturer in 2012, from General Motors.

8. Toyota Motor

Last year’s ranking: 10

CEO: Akio Toyoda

Revenue in 2012: 265.7 billion USD

Total number of employees: more than 333,000

The Japanese giant took back the title of the world’s largest car manufacturer in 2012, from General Motors.

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9. Volkswagen

Last year’s ranking: 12

CEO: Martin Winterkorn

Revenue in 2012: 247.6 billion USD

Total number of employees: nearly 550,000

The German car company’s global battle plan is having trouble in its own homeland.

9. Volkswagen

Last year’s ranking: 12

CEO: Martin Winterkorn

Revenue in 2012: 247.6 billion USD

Total number of employees: nearly 550,000

The German car company’s global battle plan is having trouble in its own homeland.

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10. Total

Last year’s ranking: 11

CEO: Christophe de Margerie

Revenue in 2012: 234.3 billion USD

Total number of employees: more than 97,000

The profit of the last quarter of 2012 of the French oil and gas company increased sharply thanks to high oil prices.

10. Total

Last year’s ranking: 11

CEO: Christophe de Margerie

Revenue in 2012: 234.3 billion USD

Total number of employees: more than 97,000

The profit of the last quarter of 2012 of the French oil and gas company increased sharply thanks to high oil prices.

Thuy Linh (according to CNN)

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