World's Biggest Companies

Name the companies of the world that have at least $100 billion in revenue per year.
According to Wikipedia. April 24, 2015
Quiz by mac212121
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Last updated: April 28, 2015
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Industry
Country
Company
Oil and Gas
China
Sinopec
Retail
USA
Walmart
Oil and Gas
China
PetroChina
Oil and Gas
Netherlands
Royal Dutch Shell
Oil and Gas
USA
ExxonMobil
Oil and Gas
UK
BP
Oil and Gas
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Aramco
Utility
China
State Grid Corporation
Raw Material
Netherlands
Vitol
Automotive
Germany
Volkswagen
Oil and Gas
France
Total
Automotive
Japan
Toyota
Raw Material
Switzerland
Glencore
Oil and Gas
USA
Chevron
Electronics
South Korea
Samsung
Electronics
USA
Apple
Conglomerate
USA
Berkshire Hathaway
Railroad
China
China Railway
Oil and Gas
USA
Phillips 66
Utility
Germany
E.ON
Oil and Gas
Russia
Gazprom
Automotive
Germany
Daimler
Automotive
USA
General Motors
Oil and Gas
Italy
Eni
Financial
Germany
Allianz
Conglomerate
Japan
Japan Post Holdings
Automotive
USA
Ford
Conglomerate
USA
General Electric
Oil and Gas
Russia
Rosneft
Oil and Gas
Brazil
Petrobras
Oil and Gas
Russia
LUKoil
Oil and Gas
Kuwait
Kuwait Petroleum
Industry
Country
Company
Oil and gas
USA
Valero Energy
Agriculture
USA
Cargill
Oil and Gas
Venezuela
PDVSA
Raw Material
Switzerland
Trafigura
Electronics
Taiwan
Foxconn
Telephony
USA
AT&T
Retail
USA
CVS Health
Oil and Gas
Mexico
Pemex
Health Care
USA
United Health
Financial
France
AXA
Energy
Japan
JX Holdings
Telephony
USA
Verizon
Automotive
Italy
Fiat
Utility
France
GDF Suez
Chemicals
USA
Koch Industries
Automotive
Japan
Honda
Insurance
Italy
Assicurazioni Generali
Telephony
Japan
Nippon Telegraph
and Telephone
Conglomerate
South Korea
SK Group
Utility
Italy
Enel
IT
USA
Hewlett-Packard
Retail
UK
Tesco
Retail
USA
Costco
Oil and Gas
Iran
National Iranian
Oil Company
Oil and Gas
Norway
Statoil
Conglomerate
India
Tata Group
Chemicals
Germany
BASF
Conglomerate
Germany
Siemens
Retail
France
Carrefour
Food
Switzerland
Nestlé
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Level 76
Apr 8, 2012
Can't believe I forgot Shell...still pretty happy w/ 30
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Level 37
Apr 9, 2012
Will make those changes, thanks for the feedback
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Level 37
Apr 11, 2012
Fixed! Thanks for the feedback
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Level ∞
Apr 11, 2012
You have to re-submit your quiz before the changes will be live on the site.
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Level 37
Apr 14, 2012
o contraire, rittings. The quiz is based off of revenue, something I should have made more clear. And google and microsoft though they have good profit margins, they do not take in ample revenue.
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Level 37
Apr 15, 2012
thank you rittings, but this still doesn't affect google or microsoft.
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Level 43
Jan 22, 2013
This is an excellent quiz!! Although, as some people have alluded to already, many of these entities are known more colloquially by their abbreviations or shortened names:

-SGCC for State Grid

-PDVSA for Petróleos de Venezuela

-NIOC for National Iranian Oil Company

-Assicurazioni Generali is generally (pun somewhat intended:-P) referred to as Generali.

Furthermore, CNPC should replace, or at least be accepted for PetroChina, as CNPC is it's parent company. Also, Exor (which owns Fiat) made what would amount to about 110-115 billion USD (that's a rough estimation on the exchange rate), so I'd imagine they might need to be added. Again, this is a great quiz!

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Level ∞
Apr 24, 2015
Thanks for your helpful suggestions, all of which have been adopted.
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Level 82
Jan 28, 2013
Only 5% got Saudi Aramco, yet if we were looking at profits and not just revenue they are far and away #1.
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Level 49
Mar 15, 2013
Nokia (Finland)?
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Level 37
Mar 24, 2013
Good quiz! Hard though, I'm pretty pleased with 25!
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Level 45
Jun 19, 2013
I surpised there was no microsoft on this list.
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Level 46
Mar 5, 2014
How about accepting Generali for Assicurazione Generali?
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2017
GeneraliGeeks approve of this post #56
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Level 58
Mar 17, 2014
How does Apple have more revenue than Microsoft? It perplexes me greatly.
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Level ∞
Mar 18, 2014
Ever see anyone using a Microsoft phone?
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Level 43
Jun 11, 2014
Ever seen anyone playing a Apple X-Box? (I-Box? lol)

Or any businesses using Apple stuff? I am surprised also that Microsoft wouldn't be larger. They sell countless pcs to businesses, schools, and homes, not to mention the extra first party applications which are extra money (e.g. MS Office). Stunning that there are enough iphones to beat that! Also I'm sure app store / iTunes makes a huge profit.

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Level 74
Apr 27, 2015
Apple made more than twice as much revenue ($182 Billion) as Microsoft ($87 Billion) for the year ending in 2014. Microsoft doesn't fit the criteria anyway as the quiz is looking for companies that made more than $100 Billion.
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Level 81
May 6, 2016
Solomon... I don't believe Microsoft sells ANY PCs to business - or anyone else, for that matter (excluding gaming consoles). They just sell the software that runs all that hardware. Both cost and profit on software is generally lower than for hardware - Apple's model is to sell the hell out of both - which makes their revenue huge.
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Level 55
Apr 17, 2014
3% Got the Koch.
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Level 81
Jun 9, 2014
Missed some very obvious ones, but I tried to guess "Skoda" and got a surprise bonus :)
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Level 43
Jun 11, 2014
Aww... only reason I didn't try Skoda is bc they're owned by VW which I had already guessed
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Level 55
Jun 25, 2014
I got Saudi Aramco but missed Toyota :p
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Level 82
Apr 27, 2015
I hope we can find a way to get more tax relief to those poor oil companies they are really struggling. Keep fighting the good fight, brothers Koch.
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Level 82
Apr 27, 2015
Also tried China State Grid I think.. and Chinese Petroleum etc. Knew it was something like that. I tried to be more forgiving when I put several of the same answers on my world's largest employers quiz.
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Level ∞
Apr 28, 2015
China State Grid will work now.
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Level 56
Apr 29, 2015
I think Shell is UK-Netherlands. HQ in Netherlands but incorporated in the UK.
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Level 76
Jun 26, 2015
I'm surprised only 8% got Berkshire Hathaway, I mean, isn't Warren Buffett considered to be the Greek God of Investment in the USA?
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Level 59
Sep 20, 2015
Its not accepting any of my answers!
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Level 59
Feb 18, 2016
I know these things change constantly, but I'm sure I heard just in the last few weeks that the most valuable company in the world right now is Alphabet, who own Google. Is this list based on different criteria?
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Level 38
Mar 25, 2016
I only really knew BASF cause my dad used to work for them
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Level 79
May 28, 2016
Surprised that GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever aren't on here. They seem to own everything.
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Level 71
Aug 6, 2016
Would be nice if Aramco works for Saudi Aramco :)
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Level 77
Aug 24, 2016
Interesting how different this (revenue-based) list is to the Forbes Global 2000 for 2016, which is topped by ICBC (which comes in 33 on what I believe to be the source). Indeed the most notable difference between this list and the Forbes list is the relative lack of banks.
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2017
GeneraliGeeks approve of this quiz - it validates our existence
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Level 50
May 10, 2017
I'm really surprised Disney isn't on this list. Also, this needs to be updated.