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World's Most Valuable Companies

Name the world's largest companies, based on their stock market value.
Market value as of August 3, 2018 according to the Yahoo Finance and the Financial Times
Not counting state-owned enterprises
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First submittedJuly 25, 2017
Last updatedAugust 8, 2018
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Bil $
Based in ...
Sector
Company
1,005
California
Tech
Apple
889
Washington
Tech
Amazon
851
California
Tech
Google
830
Washington
Tech
Microsoft
513
California
Tech
Facebook
498
Nebraska
Conglomerate
Berkshire Hathaway
474
China
Retail
Alibaba
430
China
Tech
Tencent
393
New York
Banking
JPMorgan Chase
354
New Jersey
Consumer
Johnson & Johnson
340
Texas
Oil
ExxonMobil
316
North Carolina
Banking
Bank of America
311
California
Payments
Visa
296
South Korea
Tech
Samsung
Bil $
Based in ...
Sector
Company
285
California
Banking
Wells Fargo
284
Netherlands
Oil
Royal Dutch Shell
264
Arkansas
Retail
Wal-Mart
249
Switzerland
Food
Nestle
247
Minnesota
Health
UnitedHealth Group
247
New York
Pharma
Pfizer
237
California
Oil
Chevron
234
Texas
Telecom
AT&T
228
California
Tech
Intel
226
Georgia
Retail
Home Depot
216
New York
Telecom
Verizon
214
Switzerland
Pharma
Novartis
213
Japan
Auto
Toyota
212
Switzerland
Pharma
Roche
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level 84
Jul 25, 2017
JetPunk must be 27th
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level 67
Jul 27, 2017
RD Shell is Anglo-Dutch.
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level 57
Jul 30, 2017
19/26 it's in USA. Lol. USA is not center of the world !!!
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level 54
Jul 30, 2017
no.... apparently it's the center of the world's most valuable companies, though.
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level 65
Jul 30, 2017
Remember its the world's third largest country by population, and largest fully developed country by quite a margin (Japan and being about a third the population and Germany a little over a 4th). A lot of China's industry is state owned, or i'd expect to see far more than two companies on this list. By 2067 though, i'd expect perhaps more China as the People's Republic develops and shifts towards a more market based economy and certainly more India.
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level 77
Jul 30, 2017
It's funny how completely beaten down the rest of the world's self-esteem has been the last 70 years that this is the best they can come up with for a brag. "The entire rest of the world accounts for 20% of the value of this list! Suck it USA!!"
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level 33
Aug 5, 2018
nope, the center of the world is in the core. on a map, it's in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, right off the coast of Africa. it's where the equator and prime meridian meet. (equatorial guinea is very close to this.)
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level 72
Aug 16, 2018
Was that a deliberate compliment or a horrendously failed "insult"?
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level 49
Oct 26, 2018
well, switzerland has 3 on the list which is roughly 100 times per capita ;-)
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level 77
Jul 30, 2017
"Not counting state-owned entities" ... okay so that's why Saudi Aramco is not on here. Far and away #1.
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level 79
Aug 5, 2018
Still #1, but maybe no longer "far and away," with Apple now at 1 trillion and Saudi Aramco at 1.2 trillion, according to Wikipedia.
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level 77
Jul 7, 2019
If you include the value of the untapped resources the company controls then it's still far and away. Several trillion dollars in oil still underground.
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level 64
Jul 30, 2017
3 companies from our smaaaall Switzerland :)
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level 77
Jul 31, 2017
Something to yodel about, for sure.
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level 60
Aug 4, 2018
Why make a relevant comment that people might gain something from reading when you could passive aggressively snipe at someone you have a silly gripe with
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level 77
Aug 4, 2018
I don't know, Pharley. Since that's all I ever see you do (now cutting and pasting the same irrelevant and spiteful remark in multiple places, none of which make sense) why don't you tell us why you do it?
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level 77
Aug 4, 2018
I'm not carrying around any misguided spite toward joe... the comment was not meant to be an attack against him the way that yours is meant to be against me. And when the comment you are plagiarizing and pasting all over the site was directed at diva, it was because of the spite he was exhibiting in his own comments toward me. It made sense to point it out there. It's hypocritical for you to pretend I'm guilty of the same here, when I'm not, and you are. Additionally, the comment I made is relevant. Yodeling is something they do in Switzerland. The comment is purposeful- its purpose is to make people laugh. Your comment, and the comment I was originally responding to (on a separate quiz ages ago), are neither of those things.

I don't expect that this will stop you. If you were self-aware and perceptive enough for this to work then you wouldn't be repeatedly spamming the site with the same comment in the first place.
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level 76
Aug 5, 2018
Pharley: I thought "Something to yodel about..." regarding a comment bragging about Switzerland was kind of funny, actually, and certainly apropos. I think he was just trying to be clever. Lighten up.
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level 40
Aug 5, 2018
Pharley chill out bro. Kalbahamut is just doing some good old comedy.
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level 71
Dec 11, 2018
Can't Yodel in Switzerland no more. It's a Liverpudlian thing now.
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level 31
Aug 1, 2017
Sad to see no British companies,we invent everything but can't sell it nearly as well as the Americans 😭
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level 70
Aug 5, 2018
Shell is regarded as British and Dutch - HQ's in Holland but the RO is in London as is its primary stock listing.
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level 72
Aug 16, 2018
Haven't really invented anything this century. Nor even the 20th Century. Pretty hard to sell steam trains these days.
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level 68
Jul 7, 2019
That's not entirely fair, though obviously the glory days are long gone. Problem is that many of the things that are invented by Brits don't get UK investment. The Dyson vacuum cleaner springs to mind. Successful British invention but James Dyson could only get initial investment from Japan. Then when production started in the UK it was using an American company I believe. Movies too (though not "inventions" exactly). Plenty of British properties, like Harry Potter, made into hugely successful films with largely British crew and cast, but the finance generally comes from the US so the profits go there.
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level 79
Aug 5, 2018
Wow. Home Depot is way bigger than I thought. Also, though it makes sense now, when I was taking the quiz I could not for the life of me figure out what type of business the "Consumer" sector was.
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level 78
Aug 6, 2018
Typed Exxon and typed Mobil. Never tried to put them together. Also, would have though retail a better description for Amazon. Though, with Echo/Alexa and the streaming services, maybe tech does suit.
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level 73
Aug 7, 2018
Exxon alone would have worked. Maybe you typed it with only one x ? I do agree with your comment about retail/tech, though.
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level 71
Aug 17, 2018
Generally speaking, Amazon is tech first and retail is what they use to make money at the moment. They are one of the top software companies in the world and pay top dollar for engineers to create tech like assistant & AWS. Calling Amazon retail is kind of like calling Google an ad company.
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level 43
Aug 8, 2018
Johnson and Johnson doesn't work.
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level ∞
Aug 8, 2018
Yes it does
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level 71
Aug 12, 2018
Georgia country or Georgia state?
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level 72
Aug 16, 2018
Take a serious guess.
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level 73
Aug 17, 2018
So Amazon is now more tech than retail?
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level 77
Jul 7, 2019
I think it's filed under "tech" because it started as a website.