The richest companies in the world – who are among the ten most successful corporations? In our list includes companies that, according to the of Forbes , occupy a leading position on the market value and the resulting profit for the past year.
Top 10 Richest Companies in the World
10. Facebook: Value of $ 36.5 billion
It opens our rating of the richest companies Facebook world. The social network of choice for millions of users, estimated at an astronomical amount for ordinary people – 36.5 billion dollars. Last year the company was able to increase profits by 54%, which is an excellent indicator of the success of social networks. Among all the participants in our ranking is the company Facebook has shown the best performance increase in profit for the year. More than 930 million people a day use the social network and 1.5 billion go into it every month.
9. General Electric: Value of $ 37 billion
At the 9th place in the ranking of the richest companies in the world – a diversified corporation of General Electric’s. It is engaged in manufacturing various types of machinery, medical equipment, aircraft engines, plastic. This is one of the oldest companies in the US. Date of its foundation – 1878. The cost of the corporation for the year 2016 – more than 37 billion dollars. Over the past year General Electric increased its profit by 1%. Such a small measure due to the fact that the economic crisis affected the development of large companies. In May last year it was reported that the corporation intends to sell Japanese unit. Date of the possible transaction and the buyer’s name is not yet known. Interesting fact: his appearance brand with a worldwide reputation required to Thomas Edison, the genius inventor and talented entrepreneurs. At the beginning of its activities involved in the production of General Electric light bulbs.
8. Toyota: Value of $ 37.8 billion
The Toyota, Japan’s largest automotive corporation, is an 8-line in the list of the richest companies in the world. It was founded in 1937 and initially engaged in the production of automatic looms. Capital derived from the sale of a patent on the machine, became the basis of a future giant corporation, which employs more than 350 thousand plants. The company’s value is about 37.8 billion dollars. Last year the corporation significantly increased sales by 21%. At present, the company is considered one of the most stable and successful in the world. Last year, the corporation was recognized as the best-selling automobile company.
7. Samsung: Value of $ 37.9 billion
One of the largest South Korean corporations Samsung occupies the 7th place in the ranking of the richest companies in the world. It engaged in the manufacturing of high-tech components, home appliances and electronics. The company’s value is estimated at 37, $ 9 billion. In 2014, its profit has been increased by 8%. In 2015, due to the difficult economic situation, the company’s revenue was reduced. Samsung this year continues to bet on its flagship line of smartphones and the growing popularity of gadgets with advanced functionality. Negative role in the growth of the company’s profit has its main competitor in the market – Apple.
6. McDonald’s: Value of $ 40 billion
In 2015, one of the fast food in the world’s largest networks Mc of Donald’s faced with serious difficulties, which negatively affected the company’s revenue – has decreased by 11%. Despite this, in the fast-food giant was on the 6th place in the ranking of the richest companies in the world. McDonald’s cost is estimated at nearly 40 billion dollars. About 70 million visitors in 100 countries use the company’s services daily. Difficulties have arisen in recent years, linked to the changing habits of customers McDonald’s – more and more people in the US and Europe are moving to the principles of healthy eating. In Asia, the company is losing money because of the high requirements for the quality of food. As a result, in 2015, 700 McDonald’s restaurants have become unprofitable.
5. IBM: Value of $ 49.8 billion
The company the IBM, one of the world’s largest software maker, has had a huge impact on the development of the sector, ranked 5th in the list of the richest corporations. Its cost – 49, $ 8 billion, and the profit for the previous year amounted to 4%. Like many other large companies in the past year, IBM has encountered difficulties. In 2016, it plans to be active in the market of cloud services and become a leader. Interesting fact: at the time due to fierce competition with IBM received a powerful impetus to the development of global brands such as Intel, Microsoft, Apple, and Compaq.
4. Coca-Cola: Value of $ 56 billion
Fourth place in the ranking of the richest companies in the world belongs to the brand of Coca-Cola’s . Since 2005, the company was fixed for the status of the most expensive brand. Meanwhile, since 2000, its sales have ceased to grow, and in 2014 also fell sharply. As in the case of McDonald’s, market analysts believe that the fall in profits due to changes in nutrition and consumer transition to a healthy lifestyle. The cost of well-known brand is estimated at 56 billion dollars.
3. Google: Value of US $ 65 billion
The largest search engine the Google – 3 place in the list of the richest companies in the world. A giant in the field of high technology, is not only a popular search engine, but also a number of well-known services and applications. In addition, the company is actively engaged in the search for new, innovative ways of development. The cost of the most popular search engine in the world is estimated at more than $ 65 billion. During the year the company increased its profit by 16% and continues to hold a leading position in the search market. 2015 was the not the best time for the company. Its management has received the charge of violation of the antimonopoly legislation. If the wine in the world’s largest search engine in the abuse of its dominant position on the market is proven, he faces a huge fine.
2. Microsoft: Value of $ 69.3 billion
A well-known software maker corporation the Microsoft – in second place in the ranking of the richest companies in the world. Its cost – 69, $ 3 billion. During the year, the company managed to increase profits by 10%. In 2014, the famous brand headed by Satya Nadella. Microsoft’s success attributed to his leadership. The Company continues to hold a leading position in the market of computer operating systems.
1. Apple: Value of $ 175 billion
The most expensive company in the world, the cost of which is estimated at a record of $ 175 billion – Apple’s. Since its appearance on the market value of the brand increased by 50 thousand per cent. Gain one of the most successful companies in the past year increased by 17%, while sales of the product increased by 49%.