Author: Chao Editor: peace of mind
Recently, Forbes released the list of 2000 listed companies in the world in 2019, which is the 17th release of Forbes.
In terms of regional distribution, companies from 61 countries and regions are on the list. Among them, the United States has the largest number of companies on the list, with 575; China is closely followed by 309 companies; Japan ranks third with 223. It is worth mentioning that the number of enterprises with only three countries entering the 2,000 in the past year has increased. Among them, the United States has increased by 16 from the previous year, and China has increased by 18 from the previous year.
Distribution of 2000 listed companies in global listed companies in 2019 (Source: Forbes)
Forbes pointed out that the current situation is very different from the situation when Forbes released the Global Enterprise 2000 list for the first time in 2003. At that time, there were 776 companies listed in the US, and only 43 in mainland China and Hong Kong.
The number of top 2000 companies entering China and the United States in the past 17 years (Source: Forbes)
For the first time, China has become the country with the largest number of companies in the Top 10 list, accounting for half of the country. In addition to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the remaining three of China's “four major banks” (China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China) are among the top ten. Ping An of China is the only Chinese company that has entered Top 10, in addition to the “Four Big Lines”.
Specifically, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China won the first consecutive year. According to Forbes, at present, the powerful state-owned financial group has assets of more than 4 trillion US dollars and nearly 500,000 employees.
As several major tax cuts boosted profits, JP Morgan Chase climbed to second place in the overall rankings and became the top ranked US company. The other top ten US companies are: Bank of America, Apple and Wells Fargo. Royal Shell from the Netherlands is the only non-Chinese company to be listed.
In terms of industry distribution, banks and the financial industry have the most companies on the list, with 453 on the list, occupying more than one-fifth of the list. The number of companies in the construction, oil and gas industry ranked third and fourth, with 123 and 110 respectively.
Distribution of 2000 listed companies in the global listed companies in 2019 (Source: Forbes)
2019 Global Business 2000 Top TOP 100 List (Source: Forbes China)