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List of corporations by market capitalization

Graph of ranks of first five companies (2010-2014)

The following is a list of publicly traded companies having the greatest market capitalization, as well as government-owned corporations by estimated market value. This list is based on the Financial Times Global 500 rankings. Market capitalization is calculated from the share price (as recorded on selected day) multiplied by the number of shares issued. Figures are converted into USD millions (using rate from selected day) to allow for comparison.

Some state-owned companies may be considered larger than even the largest public corporation. For example Saudi Aramco's value was estimated from $781 billion to even $7 trillion, which is more than top corporations on the list.[1][2][3]

Publicly traded companies

All market capitalization figures are in USD millions.

2014

This Financial Times Global 500–based list is up to date as of September 30, 2014. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter. AliBaba, which went public on September 19, 2014, and has a market capitalization of $277.5 Billion USD (as of November 28, 2014), did not make it to the FT Global 500 Ranking.

Rank First quarter[4] Second quarter[5] Third quarter[6]
1 Apple Inc.
Decrease478,766.1
Apple Inc.
Increase560,337.4
Apple Inc.
Increase603,277.4
2 Exxon Mobil
Decrease422,098.3
Exxon Mobil
Increase432,357.3
Exxon Mobil
Decrease401,094.1
3 Microsoft
Increase340,216.8
Google
Increase358,347.3
Microsoft
Increase381,959.7
4 Google
Increase313,003.9
Microsoft
Increase344,458.8
Google
Increase361,998.4
5 Berkshire Hathaway
Increase308,090.6
Berkshire Hathaway
Increase312,216.7
Berkshire Hathaway
Increase340,055.0
6 Johnson & Johnson
Increase277,826.2
Johnson & Johnson
Decrease276,837.0
Johnson & Johnson
Increase300,614.2
7 Wells Fargo
Increase261,217.5
Wells Fargo
Increase261,217.5
Wells Fargo
Increase270,782.4
8 General Electric
Decrease259,547.3
Royal Dutch Shell
Increase269,563.4
General Electric
Decrease257,068.4
9 Hoffmann-La Roche
Increase258,542.1
General Electric
Increase263,529.6
Novartis
Increase255,326.4
10 Wal-Mart
Decrease246,805.7
Hoffmann-La Roche
Decrease256,322.8
Hoffmann-La Roche
Decrease254,543.8

2013

This Financial Times Global 500–based list is up to date as of December 31, 2013. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank First quarter[7] Second quarter[8] Third quarter[9] Fourth quarter[10]
1 Apple Inc.
Decrease415,683.3
Exxon Mobil
Decrease401,729.8
Apple Inc.
Increase433,099.6
Apple Inc.
Increase504,770.8
2 Exxon Mobil
Increase403,733.1
Apple Inc.
Decrease372,202.3
Exxon Mobil
Decrease378,716.2
Exxon Mobil
Increase442,142.8
3 Berkshire Hathaway
Increase256,801.8
Microsoft
Increase288,488.8
Berkshire Hathaway
Increase280,001.5
Microsoft
Increase312,297.3
4 PetroChina
Decrease254,618.7
Berkshire Hathaway
Increase276,548.5
Microsoft
Decrease277,220.9
Google
Increase310,079.1
5 Wal-Mart
Increase246,373.3
Wal-Mart
Decrease244,079.4
Johnson & Johnson
Increase244,298.5
Berkshire Hathaway
Increase292,396.0
6 General Electric
Increase239,775.6
Johnson & Johnson
Increase241,170.9
General Electric
Increase243,290.4
General Electric
Increase283,589.8
7 Microsoft
Increase239,602.3
General Electric
Increase239,787.2
Wal-Mart
Decrease240,773.3
Johnson & Johnson
Increase258,415.4
8 IBM
Increase237,724.7
Google
Increase238,688.6
Google
Decrease237,479.4
Wal-Mart
Increase254,622.8
9 Nestlé
Increase233,792.1
Chevron Corporation
Decrease229,402.6
Chevron Corporation
Increase234,740.8
Hoffmann-La Roche
Increase241,368.0
10 Chevron Corporation
Increase230,831.2
ICBC
Increase226,879.8
Hoffmann-La Roche
Increase232,495.2
Chevron Corporation
Increase240,223.4

2012

This Financial Times Global 500–based list is up to date as of December 31, 2012. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank First quarter[11] Second quarter[12] Third quarter[13] Fourth quarter[14]
1 Apple Inc.
Increase559,002.1
Apple Inc.
Decrease546,076.1
Apple Inc.
Increase625,348.1
Apple Inc.
Decrease500,610.7
2 Exxon Mobil
Increase408,777.4
Exxon Mobil
Decrease400,139.1
Exxon Mobil
Increase422,127.5
Exxon Mobil
Decrease394,610.9
3 PetroChina
Increase278,968.4
PetroChina
Decrease257,685.8
PetroChina
Decrease253,853.3
PetroChina
Increase264,833.4
4 Microsoft
Increase270,644.1
Microsoft
Decrease256,982.4
Microsoft
Decrease249,489.8

BHP Billiton
Increase247,409.0
5 IBM
Increase241,754.6
Wal-Mart
Increase235,900.3
Wal-Mart
Increase248,074.4
ICBC
Increase236,457.9
6 ICBC
Increase236,335.4
IBM
Decrease225,598.5
General Electric
Increase239,791.2
China Mobile
Increase234,040.2
7
Royal Dutch Shell
Decrease222,425.1
General Electric
Increase220,806.3
IBM
Increase237,068.4
Wal-Mart
Decrease228,245.4
8 China Mobile
Increase220,978.9
China Mobile
Decrease219,481.3
Chevron Corporation
Increase228,707.1
Samsung Electronics
Increase227,581.8
9 General Electric
Increase212,317.7

Royal Dutch Shell
Decrease217,048.2
China Mobile
Increase222,817.8
Microsoft
Decrease224,801.0
10 Chevron Corporation
Increase211,950.6
ICBC
Decrease211,196.0

Royal Dutch Shell
Increase222,669.6

Royal Dutch Shell
Steady222,669.6

2011

This Financial Times Global 500–based list is up to date as of December 31, 2011. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank First quarter[15] Second quarter[16] Third quarter[17] Fourth quarter[18]
1 Exxon Mobil
Increase417,166.7
Exxon Mobil
Decrease400,884.5
Apple Inc.
Increase353,518.1
Exxon Mobil
Increase406,272.1
2 PetroChina
Increase326,199.2
Apple Inc.
Decrease310,412.3
Exxon Mobil
Decrease353,135.2
Apple Inc.
Increase376,410.6
3 Apple Inc.
Increase321,072.1
PetroChina
Decrease303,649.9
PetroChina
Decrease276,473.9
PetroChina
Increase276,844.9
4 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase251,078.1
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease246,850.5
IBM
Increase208,843.5

Royal Dutch Shell
Increase236,677.0
5 Petrobras
Increase247,417.6

BHP Billiton
Decrease233,626.5
Microsoft
Decrease208,534.9
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase228,168.1
6
BHP Billiton
Increase247,079.5

Royal Dutch Shell
Decrease225,122.8
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease206,021.4
Microsoft
Increase218,380.1
7 China Construction Bank
Increase232,608.6
Microsoft
Increase219,251.9
China Mobile
Increase198,778.7
IBM
Increase216,724.4
8
Royal Dutch Shell
Increase226,128.7
Nestlé
Increase215,017.5

Royal Dutch Shell
Decrease197,061.1
Chevron Corporation
Increase211,893.9
9 Chevron Corporation
Increase215,780.6
Petrobras
Decrease210,111.4
Nestlé
Decrease191,115.6
Wal-Mart
Increase204,659.8
10 Microsoft
Decrease213,336.4
IBM
Increase207,781.4
Chevron Corporation
Decrease185,456.1
China Mobile
Decrease196,148.4

2010

This Financial Times Global 500–based list is up to date as of December 31, 2010. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank First quarter[19] Second quarter[20] Third quarter[21] Fourth quarter[22]
1 PetroChina
Decrease329,259.7
Exxon Mobil
Decrease291,789.1
Exxon Mobil
Increase314,622.5
Exxon Mobil
Increase368,711.5
2 Exxon Mobil
Decrease316,230.8
PetroChina
Decrease268,504.8
PetroChina
Increase270,889.9
PetroChina
Increase303,273.6
3 Microsoft
Decrease256,864.7
Apple Inc.
Increase228,876.8
Apple Inc.
Increase259,223.4
Apple Inc.
Increase295,886.3
4 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease246,419.8
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease211,258.7
Petrobras
Increase220,616.5

BHP Billiton
Increase243,540.3
5 Apple Inc.
Increase213,096.7
Microsoft
Decrease201,655.8
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase213,364.1
Microsoft
Increase238,784.5
6
BHP Billiton
Increase209,935.1
China Mobile
Increase201,471.2
Microsoft
Increase210,676.4
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase233,369.1
7 Wal-Mart
Increase209,000.7
Berkshire Hathaway
Decrease197,356.8
China Mobile
Increase205,339.6
Petrobras
Increase229,066.6
8 Berkshire Hathaway
Increase200,620.5
China Construction Bank
Increase189,170.7
Berkshire Hathaway
Increase204,792.0
China Construction Bank
Increase222,245.1
9 General Electric
Increase194,246.2
Wal-Mart
Decrease178,322.7
China Construction Bank
Increase202,998.4

Royal Dutch Shell
Increase208,593.7
10 China Mobile
Increase192,998.6
Procter & Gamble
172,736.5

BHP Billiton
Increase196,866.0
Nestlé
Increase203,534.3

2009

This Financial Times Global 500–based list is up to date as of December 31, 2009. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter.
Rank First quarter [23] Second quarter [24] Third quarter [25] Fourth quarter [26]
1 Exxon Mobil
Decrease336,525
PetroChina
Increase366,662.9
Exxon Mobil
Decrease329,725
PetroChina
Increase353,140.1
2 PetroChina
Increase287,185
Exxon Mobil
Increase341,140.3
PetroChina
Decrease325,097.5
Exxon Mobil
Decrease323,717.1
3 Wal-Mart
Decrease204,365
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase257,004.4
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease237,951.5
Microsoft
Increase270,635.4
4 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase187,885
Microsoft
Increase211,546.2
Microsoft
Increase229,630.7
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase268,956.2
5 China Mobile
Decrease174,673
China Mobile
Increase200,832.4
HSBC
Increase198,561.1
Wal-Mart
Increase203,653.6
6 Microsoft
Decrease163,320
Wal-Mart
Decrease188,752.0
China Mobile
Decrease195,680.4
China Construction Bank
Increase201,436.1
7 AT&T
Decrease148,511
China Construction Bank
Increase182,186.7
Wal-Mart
Increase189,331.6

BHP Billiton
Increase201,248
8 Johnson & Johnson
Decrease145,481
Petrobras
Increase165,056.9
Petrobras
Increase189,027.7
HSBC
Increase199,254.9
9
Royal Dutch Shell
Decrease138,999
Johnson & Johnson
Increase156,515.9
China Construction Bank
Increase186,816.7
Petrobras
Increase199,107.9
10 Procter & Gamble
Decrease138,013

Royal Dutch Shell
Increase156,386.7

Royal Dutch Shell
Increase175,986.1
Apple Inc.
Increase189,801.7

2008

This Financial Times Global 500–based list is up to date as of December 31, 2008. Indicated changes in market value are relative to the previous quarter.

Rank First quarter [27] Second quarter [28] Third quarter [29] Fourth quarter [30]
1 Exxon Mobil
Decrease452,505
Exxon Mobil
Increase465,652
Exxon Mobil
Increase403,366
Exxon Mobil
Increase406,067
2 PetroChina
Decrease423,996
PetroChina
Increase341,140.3
PetroChina
Decrease325,097.5
PetroChina
Decrease259,836
3 General Electric
Decrease369,569
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Increase257,004.4
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease237,951.5
Wal-Mart
Decrease219,898
4 Gazprom
Decrease299,764
Microsoft
Increase211,546.2
Microsoft
Increase229,630.7
China Mobile
Increase201,291
5 China Mobile
Decrease298,093
China Mobile
Increase200,832.4
HSBC
Increase198,561.1
Procter & Gamble
Decrease184,576
6 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease277,236
Wal-Mart
Decrease188,752.0
China Mobile
Decrease195,680.4
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Decrease173,930
7 Microsoft
Decrease264,132
China Construction Bank
Increase182,186.7
Wal-Mart
Increase189,331.6
Microsoft
Decrease172,929
8 AT&T
Decrease231,168
Petrobras
Increase165,056.9
Petrobras
Increase189,027.7
AT&T
Increase167,950
9
Royal Dutch Shell
Decrease220,110
Johnson & Johnson
Increase156,515.9
China Construction Bank
Increase186,816.7
Johnson & Johnson
Decrease166,002
10 Procter & Gamble
Decrease215,640

Royal Dutch Shell
Increase156,386.7

Royal Dutch Shell
Increase175,986.1
General Electric
Decrease161,278

2007

Fourth quarter

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of December 31, 2007.[31] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
Increase1 Petrochina China Oil and gas Increase723,952
Decrease2 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Decrease511,887
Decrease3 General Electric United States Conglomerate Decrease374,637
Decrease4 China Mobile Hong Kong Telecommunications Increase354,120
Decrease5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China China Banking Increase338,989
Decrease6 Microsoft United States Software industry Increase333,054
Steady7 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Increase329,591
Decrease8 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Increase269,544
Decrease9 AT&T United States Telecommunications Decrease252,051
Increase10 Sinopec China Oil and gas Increase249,645

Third quarter

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of September 28, 2007.[32] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
Steady1 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Increase513,362
Steady2 General Electric United States Conglomerate Increase424,191
Increase3 China Mobile Hong Kong Telecommunications Increase327,937
Increase4 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China China Banking Increase279,269
Decrease5 Microsoft United States Software industry Decrease276,202
Decrease6 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Decrease264,397
Steady7 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Increase260,249
Decrease8 AT&T United States Telecommunications Increase258,047
Decrease9 Citigroup United States Banking Decrease232,162
Steady10 Bank of America United States Banking Increase223,066

Second quarter

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of June 29, 2007.[33] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
Steady1 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Increase472,519
Steady2 General Electric United States Conglomerate Increase393,831
Steady3 Microsoft United States Software industry Increase281,934
Increase4 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Increase266,141
Steady5 AT&T United States Telecommunications Increase255,871
Decrease6 Citigroup United States Banking Increase253,703
Decrease7 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Decrease245,757
Increase8 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas Increase231,495
Decrease9 Toyota Motor Corporation Japan Automotive Decrease228,009
Decrease10 Bank of America United States Banking Decrease216,963

First quarter

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 30 March 2007.[34] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
Steady1 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Decrease429,567
Steady2 General Electric United States Conglomerate Decrease363,611
Steady3 Microsoft United States Software industry Decrease272,912
Steady4 Citigroup United States Banking Decrease252,857
Increase5 AT&T United States Telecommunications Increase246,206
Decrease6 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Decrease245,911
Steady7 Toyota Motor Corporation Japan Automotive Decrease230,832
Steady8 Bank of America United States Banking Decrease228,177
Decrease9 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China China Banking Decrease224,788
Decrease10 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Decrease214,018

2006

Fourth quarter

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of December 2006.[35] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
Steady1 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Increase446,943
Steady2 General Electric United States Conglomerate Increase383,564
Steady3 Microsoft United States Software industry Increase293,537
Increase4 Citigroup United States Banking Increase273,691
Decrease5 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Increase271,482
Increase6 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China China Banking Increase254,592
Increase7 Toyota Motor Corporation Japan Automotive Increase241,161
Decrease8 Bank of America United States Banking Decrease239,758
Decrease9 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Increase225,781
Decrease10 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas Increase218,643

Third quarter

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 30 September 2006.[36] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
Steady1 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Increase398,906
Steady2 General Electric United States Conglomerate Increase364,414
Increase3 Microsoft United States Software industry Increase272,679.0
Decrease4 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Decrease254,634.3
Decrease5 Citigroup United States Banking Increase246,727
Increase6 Bank of America United States Banking Increase242,451
Steady7 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Decrease216,368
Decrease8 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas Decrease215,623
Steady9 HSBC United Kingdom Banking Increase209,774
Increase10 Pfizer United States Health care Increase206,785

Second quarter

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 30 June 2006.[37] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
Steady1 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Decrease371,187
Steady2 General Electric United States Conglomerate Decrease342,731
Increase3 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Increase246,341
Steady4 Citigroup United States Banking Increase239,862
Decrease5 Microsoft United States Software industry Decrease237,688
Decrease6 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas Increase233,151
Steady7 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Increase224,925
Decrease8 Bank of America United States Banking Increase219,504
Increase9 HSBC United Kingdom Banking Increase201,854
Decrease10 Wal-Mart United States Retail Increase200,762

First quarter

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of March 2006.[38] Indicated changes in rank and market value are relative to the previous quarter.
Rank Name Headquarters Industry Market value (USD million)
Increase1 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas Increase371,631
Decrease2 General Electric United States Conglomerate Decrease362,527
Steady3 Microsoft United States Software industry Increase281,171
Steady4 Citigroup United States Banking Decrease238,935
Steady5 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas Increase233,260
Increase6 Bank of America United States Banking Increase211,706
Decrease7 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas Increase211,280
Decrease8 Wal-Mart United States Retail Increase196,860
Steady9 Toyota Motor Corporation Japan Automotive Increase196,731
Increase10 Gazprom Russia Oil and gas Increase196,339

2004

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 31 March 2005.[39]
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 General Electric United States Conglomerate 382,233
2 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 380,567
3 Microsoft United States Software industry 262,975
4 Citigroup United States Banking 234,437
5 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas 221,365
6 Wal-Mart United States Retail 212,209
7 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas 210,630
8 Johnson & Johnson United States Health care 199,711
9 Pfizer United States Health care 195,945
10 Bank of America United States Banking 178,765

2003

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 31 March 2004.[40]
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 General Electric United States Conglomerate 299,336
2 Microsoft United States Software industry 271,911
3 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 263,940
4 Pfizer United States Health care 261,616
5 Citigroup United States Banking 259,191
6 Wal-Mart United States Retail 258,888
7 American International Group United States Insurance 183,696
8 Intel Corporation United States Computer hardware 179,996
9 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas 174,648
10 HSBC United Kingdom Banking 163,574

2002

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 31 March 2003.[41]
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 Microsoft United States Software industry 264,003
2 General Electric United States Conglomerate 259,647
3 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 241,037
4 Wal-Mart United States Retail 234,399
5 Pfizer United States Health care 195,948
6 Citigroup United States Banking 183,887
7 Johnson & Johnson United States Health care 170,417
8 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas 149,034
9 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas 144,381
10 IBM United States Computer software, Computer hardware 139,272

2001

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 31 March 2002.[42]
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 General Electric United States Conglomerate 372,089
2 Microsoft United States Software industry 326,639
3 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 299,820
4 Wal-Mart United States Retail 273,220
5 Citigroup United States Banking 255,299
6 Pfizer United States Health care 249,021
7 Intel Corporation United States Computer hardware 203,838
8 BP United Kingdom Oil and gas 200,794
9 Johnson & Johnson United States Health care 197,912
10 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas 189,913

2000

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 31 March 2001.[43]
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 General Electric United States Conglomerate 477,406
2 Cisco Systems United States Networking hardware 304,699
3 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 286,367
4 Pfizer United States Health care 263,996
5 Microsoft United States Software industry 258,436
6 Wal-Mart United States Retail 250,955
7 Citigroup United States Banking 250,143
8 Vodafone United Kingdom Telecommunications 227,175
9 Intel Corporation United States Computer hardware 227,048
10 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas 206,340

1999

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 31 March 2000.[44]
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 Microsoft United States Software industry 586,197
2 General Electric United States Conglomerate 474,956
3 NTT DoCoMo Japan Telecommunications 366,204
4 Cisco Systems United States Networking hardware 348,965
5 Wal-Mart United States Retail 286,153
6 Intel Corporation United States Computer hardware 277,096
7 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Japan Telecommunications 274,905
8 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 265,894
9 Lucent Technologies United States Telecommunications 237,668
10 Deutsche Telekom Germany Telecommunications 209,628

1998

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 30 September 1998.[45]
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 Microsoft United States Software industry 271,854
2 General Electric United States Conglomerate 258,871
3 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 172,213
4 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas 164,157
5 Merck United States Health care 154,753
6 Pfizer United States Health care 148,074
7 Intel Corporation United States Computer hardware 144,060
8 The Coca-Cola Company United States Beverage 142,164
9 Wal-Mart United States Retail 123,062
10 IBM United States Software industry, Computer hardware 121,184

1997

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 30 September 1997.[46]
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 General Electric United States Conglomerate 222,748
2 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas 191,002
3 Microsoft United States Software industry 159,660
4 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 157,970
5 The Coca-Cola Company United States Beverage 151,288
6 Intel Corporation United States Computer hardware 150,838
7 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Japan Telecommunications 146,139
8 Merck United States Health care 120,757
9 Toyota Motor Corporation Japan Automotive 116,585
10 Novartis Switzerland Health care 104,468

1996

This Financial Times–based list is up to date as of 30 September 1996.[47]
Rank Name Headquarters Primary industry Market value (USD million)
1 General Electric United States Conglomerate 136,515
2 Royal Dutch Shell The Netherlands Oil and gas 128,206
3 The Coca-Cola Company United States Beverage 117,258
4 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Japan Telecommunications 113,609
5 Exxon Mobil United States Oil and gas 102,161

Record market capitalizations

On 5 November 2007, A shares of Petrochina on the first day of trading after its IPO on Shanghai Stock Exchange skyrocketed from the IPO price of 16.7 RMB to 43.96 RMB by the close (opening price was even 48.6 RMB). That gave a market capitalization of about $1 trillion.[48] Only 4 billion A shares were floated during the IPO, another 158 billion A shares were still held by China National Petroleum Corporation. 21 billion H Shares were already floated on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.[49] However market capitalization based on H-shares never reached $500 billion.[50]

On August 22, 2012, Apple Inc. closed at a record high share price of $668.87.[51] With 936,596,000 outstanding shares (as of June 30, 2012),[52] it had a market capitalization of $627.00 billion. The prior record has been held by Microsoft since December 30, 1999 when it reached an intraday high share price of $119.94.[53] With 5,160,024,593 outstanding shares (as of November 30, 1999),[54] it had a market capitalization of $618.9 billion. Adjusting for inflation to 2012, Microsoft's market capitalization would be even higher at $846 billion.[50]

State-owned companies

This Financial Times Non-Public 150 based list is up to date as of December, 2006. Figures are in USD millions.

Rank 2006 [1]
1 Saudi Aramco
781,000
2 Pemex
415,000
3 Petróleos de Venezuela
388,000
4 Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
378,000
5 Petronas
232,000
6 Sonatrach
224,000
7 National Iranian Oil Company
220,000
8 Japan Post (priv. 2007)
156,000
9 Pertamina
140,000
10 Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
120,000

See also

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