The World’s Largest Companies 2012

by Angela Nazworth | July 9, 2012 11:54 am

The World’s Largest Companies 2012

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT[1]) is no longer the world’s largest company.

Anemic sales in the U.S. coupled with several PR nightmares[2] have contributed to the big-box retailer’s fall from No. 1 to No. 3 on this year’s Fortune Global 500 list[3]. The successes and undertakings of big oil also played a role in Wal-Mart’s exit from the top spot.

Here’s a quick look at the world’s 20 biggest corporate titans.

  1. Royal Dutch Shell [4](NYSE:RDS.A[5], NYSE:RDS.B[6])
  2. Exxon Mobile[7] (NYSE:XOM[8])
  3. Wal-Mart[9]
  4. BP[10] (NYSE:BP[11])
  5. Sinopec Group[12]
  6. China National Petroleum[13]
  7. State Grid[14]
  8. Chevron[15] (NYSE:CVX[16])
  9. ConocoPhillips[17] (NYSE:COP[18])
  10. Toyota Motor[19] (NYSE:TM[20])
  11. Total[21] (NYSE:TOT[22])
  12. Volkswagen[23] (PINK:VLKAY[24])
  13. Japan Post Holdings[25]
  14. Glencore International[26] (PINK:GLNCY[27])
  15. Gazprom [28](PINK:OGZPY[29])
  16. E.ON[30] (PINK:EONGY[31])
  17. ENI[32] (NYSE:E[33])
  18. ING[34] (NYSE:ING[35])
  19. General Motors[36] (NYSE:GM[37])
  20. Samsung Electronics [38]

You can visit CNNMoney to find out what other companies made Fortune’s Global 500[39].

Endnotes:
  1. WMT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WMT
  2. several PR nightmares: http://investorplace.com/2012/04/wal-marts-mexican-bribery-scandal-5-facts/
  3. Fortune Global 500 list: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/6388.html
  4. Royal Dutch Shell : http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/6388.html
  5. RDS.A: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=RDS.A
  6. RDS.B: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=RDS.B
  7. Exxon Mobile: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/387.html
  8. XOM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=XOM
  9. Wal-Mart: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/2255.html
  10. BP: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/6327.html
  11. BP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BP
  12. Sinopec Group: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/10939.html
  13. China National Petroleum: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/10939.html
  14. State Grid: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/10840.html
  15. Chevron: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/385.html
  16. CVX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CVX
  17. ConocoPhillips: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/327.html
  18. COP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=COP
  19. Toyota Motor: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/6752.html
  20. TM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TM
  21. Total: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/6350.html
  22. TOT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TOT
  23. Volkswagen: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/6729.html
  24. VLKAY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=VLKAY
  25. Japan Post Holdings: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/10344.html
  26. Glencore International: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/11703.html
  27. GLNCY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GLNCY
  28. Gazprom : http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/10542.html
  29. OGZPY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=OGZPY
  30. E.ON: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/8093.html
  31. EONGY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=EONGY
  32. ENI: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/6365.html
  33. E: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=E
  34. ING: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/7700.html
  35. ING: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ING
  36. General Motors: http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/175.html
  37. GM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GM
  38. Samsung Electronics : http://money.cnn.com//magazines/fortune/global500/2012/snapshots/10340.html
  39. Fortune’s Global 500: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2012/full_list/

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