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World's Largest Corporations 2009

Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:04 pm

The Global 500 world's largest corporations list for 2009 has been released, and it is an interesting read I must say:

Among the highlights:
Wal-Mart has dropped to #3, replaced in the top spot by Royal Dutch Shell, with Exxon Mobil staying in the silver medal place

4 of the top 5, and 7 of the top 10 are oil companies

Toyota is #10, making it the largest auto manufacturer in the world (no surprise there)...VW is #14 and GM #18.

Japan Post Holdings is #11...very, very interesting to me

Anyone else find this interesting or is it just me? (be nice  Wink)
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RE: World's Largest Corporations 2009

Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:09 pm

My employer is at 216: Lufthansa Group. 107,800 employees... That's a lot.

But in the Industry LH Group is on #1, followed by AF/KL and AMR...

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RE: World's Largest Corporations 2009

Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:45 pm

Just goes to show you that theres money in oil.

Wow wal*mart at 3 when it used to be 1 is kind of shocking. I wonder were after the merger DL will fall on that,
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RE: World's Largest Corporations 2009

Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:07 pm

I work in la Défense in Paris, the high density business precinct, along with nearly half a million others. Still I was surprised see that Fance is no. 3 and Paris no. 2 in terms of Fortune 500 companies:


Rank # of Global 500 Companies
U.S. 140
Japan 68
France 40

City Rank City Country No. of Global 500 companies Revenues
($ millions)
1 Tokyo Japan 51 2,237,560
2 Paris France 27 1,399,172
3 Beijing China 26 1,361,407
4 New York U.S. 18 869,150
5 London Britain 15 994,772
6 Seoul S Korea 11 519,351
7 Madrid Spain 9 434,393
8 Toronto Canada 7 195,510
8 Zurich Switz 7 242,595
8 Osaka Japan 7 291,492
8 Moscow Russia 7 380,530
8 Munich Germany 7 485,386
9 Houston U.S.
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