Top Indian Companies in Forbes Global 2000 List
Bangalore: Forbes magazine has come up with the Forbes Global 2000 list, an annual ranking of the top 2000 public companies. The ranking is based on a mix of four metrics: sales, profit, assets and market value. A total of 136 Chinese firms have found place in this year's Forbes Global 2000 list which also mentions 57 Indian firms, among others.
China is the third largest country in terms of membership, after the U.S. (524 firms) and Japan (258 firms). China is closing the gap on the two leaders and sits as the third largest country in terms of membership with 15 more members this year. Other countries adding to their total this year are South Korea (68 firms), India (57 firms) and Britain (93 firms), the website stated.
The top three positions on The Global 2000 are taken by Exxon Mobile, JPMorgan Chase, and General Electric. The 136 Chinese companies, led by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) which ranks fifth on the list, are worth $2.8 trillion in aggregate market value. Countries standing out in terms of growth across all four metrics are Thailand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Listed below are the top 10 Indian companies that managed to get space in the list.
RIL is the largest private sector company in India and was ranked 121 in the Forbes Global 2000 list. This brain child of business tycoon, Dhirubhai Ambani, was established in 1966 at Mumbai. The company is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra and operates through three business segments: petrochemicals, refining, and oil and gas, other segment of the company includes textile, retail business, special economic zone (SEZ) development and telecom/broadband business. RIL is the largest publicly traded company in India by market capitalization and second-largest public corporation in India when ranked by revenue. The company is also listed on Fortune Global 500.
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