Apple is still leader: Fortune magazine has published its annual ranking of the 500 best companies in the world, and the picture is more than interesting. For the first time in world history, American companies outnumber corporations from China – 121 against 129 in an Asian country.
In the world of mobile technology, Apple is still the leader, ranking 11th in the overall standings, then Samsung – 15th, and Google Alphabet’s parent conglomerate – 37th. For the first time, Xiaomi entered the list on the 468th place.
(millions of USD)
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Although the list of the Global 500 should include such well-known companies such as Microsoft, Huawei, Sony and others, one of the conglomerates that are lacking is the owner of the Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus brands – BBK Electronics. Also, keep in mind that the Nokia listing listed here is a company from Network and Communications Equipment, which receives license fees only from HMD Global, which has a license to use the brand for smartphones.
Other companies you should pay attention to Hon Hai (better known as Foxconn), ranked 23rd, AT & T at 25th, retailer JD.com at 139th, manufacturers of SK Hynix, TSMC and Micron, respectively at 335, 363 and 409 and Wistron, the manufacturer of smartphones at 424. Apple fans will like the fact that the Cupertino company ranks second in the world in annual profit – $ 59 billion, despite the inexpressive sales of the iPhone in the last quarter.
The annual list is based on total revenue for the last twelve months, and its global version has existed since 1990. Although it initially included private and state-owned heavy industry companies from the manufacturing, mining, and energy sectors, eventually the list had to be expanded with Time in connection with the developing economic landscape.