In world’s top companies of 2017 there are 8 companies of United States and 2 companies of China. This list is based on market capitalization of the company as on date. Market capital of a company depends up on the value of their share price. Below is the list of top companies in Billion USD.
|WORLD’S TOP COMPANIES OF 2017 BY MARKET CAPITALIZATION|
|SR. NO.||COMPANY NAME||COUNTRY||MARKET CAPITAL IN BILLION|
|1||Apple Inc.||United States||$909.24|
|2||Alphabet Inc.||United States||$783.26|
|7||Berkshire Hathaway||United States||$519.16|
|9||Johnson & Johnson||United States||$391.59|
|10||Exxon Mobil||United States||$370.83|
- Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company. Apple Inc. develops designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software and online service. Headquarters of Apple Inc. is in Cupertino, California. Apple Inc. was founded in April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. Apple Inc. is the world’s top company with the market capital of $909.24 B for the year ending 2017.
2. Alphabet Inc.
Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate. Alphabet Inc was created through corporate restructuring of Google and later becomes parent company of Google. It was formed in October 2, 2015 and founder of Alphabet Inc are Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Total market capital of Alphabet Inc is $783.26 billion and it is at second position of world’s top companies of 2017 in terms of market capitalization.
With the market capital of $691.07 billion, Microsoft is at 3rd position in world’s top companies of 2017 by market capitalization. Microsoft Corporation is also an American multinational technology company. Microsoft also develops, manufacture, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers and services. Microsoft Corporation was founded in April 4, 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
Amazon.com is 4th world’s top company of 2017 in term of market capitalization. Total market capital of Amazon.com was $628.94 billion. Amazon.com Inc is also and American electronic commerce and cloud computing company. Amazon.com was founded in July 5, 1994 by Jeff Bezos. Headquarter of Amazon.com is at Seattle, Washington.
Tencent Holding Limited is a Chinese multinational investment holding conglomerate. Subsidiaries of Tencent Holding Limited provides various internet related services, products, entertainment and technology globally. Headquarters of Tencent Holding Limited is at Tencent Seafront Towers, Shenzhen. It was founded in November 11, 1998 by Ma Huateng, Zhang Zhidong, Xu Chenye, Chen Yidan and Zeny Liging. Total market capital of Tencent Holding Limited is $531.88 billion and becomes the first Chinese company to pass $500 billion mark.
With the market capital of $521.21 billion, Facebook is at number 6th position in world’s top companies of 2017 in terms of market capitalization. Facebook is also an American online social media and marketing service company. It was founded in February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovilz and Chris Hughes. Headquarters of Facebook is at Menlo Park, California. Popularity of Facebook is increasing day by day.
7. Berkshire Hathaway
Berkshire Hathaway Inc is an American multinational conglomerate holding company. Its headquarters is at Omaha, Nebraska. The company is known of its control and leadership by Warren Buffett. Company was founded in 1839 by Oliver Chace. Total market capital of Berkshire Hathaway was $519.16 billion for the year ending 2017 and it was at 7th position in term of market capitalization.
8. Alibaba Group
Alibaba Group Holding Limited is 2nd Chinese company in world’s top companies of 2017 in term of market capital. Total market capital of Alibaba Group Holding Limited was $480.96 billion for the year ending 2017 and it is at number 8th position. Alibaba Group Holding Limited is multinational e commerce, retail, and internet and technology conglomerate. It was founded in April 4, 1999 by Jack Ma and Peng Lei. Alibaba is one of the world’s largest and most valuable retailer companies.
9. Johnson & Johnson
With the market capital of $391.59 billion, Johnson & Johnson is at number 9th position in world’s top companies of 2017 by market capitalization. Johnson and Johnson is an American company which was founded in January 1806 by Robert Wood Johnson I, James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson. Johnson & Johnson deals in medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing. Its headquarters is at New Brunswick, New Jersey.
10. ExxonMobil Corporation
At number 10th position ExxonMobil Corporation is there with market capital of $370.83 bill for year ending 2017. ExxonMobil Corporation is an American company having it’s headquarter in Irving, Texas. Company was founded in November 30, 1990. ExxonMobil Corporation is the world’s largest oil company dealing in crude oil, oil products, natural gas, petrochemicals and power generations.