10 Most Valuable Companies 2012
Taking a break from all the travelling and movies, we are going to talk about money. Following is the list of ten of the most important companies in the world from food to consumer electronics to consultancy, you name it. The companies are ranked based on their net worth and I am sure you have heard of each and every one of these companies. Most of these companies are not very old and considering that they have made it this big is simply amazing. These are some big companies, and they mean serious business. You get a job in one of these and you are golden. How many of you are into business? Let us know in the comments and enjoy the read.
10. GENERAL ELECTRIC
The net worth of GE is $50.32 Billion. General Electric is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. It is an American multinational and is the sixth largest firm in the United States by revenue. It is a public conglomerate and was founded in Schenectady, New York, United States in the year 1892. Jeffrey Immeilt is the Chairman and CEO of General Electric. They are into household appliances, consumer electronics, electronic motors, entertainment, energy, locomotives, wind turbines, weapons and healthcare. They employ around 301,000 people. The founders of the company include Charles Coffin, Edwin Houston, Elihu Thomson and Thomas Edison.
9. CHINA MOBILE
The net worth of China Mobile is $57.33 Billion. It is a state-owned company. They provide mobile services through their telecommunications network. It is the largest telecommunications company if you consider the capitalization aspect of it. They are listed in NYSE. They are the world’s largest mobile phone operators and they have over 655 million subscribers. It was founded in 1997 and they serve China, Hong Kong and Pakistan. It was initially called China Telecom (Hong Kong) Limited although that changed in 1999.
The net worth of McDonald’s is $61.95 Billion. If you are talking about hamburgers, this is the first place that will come to your mind (in most cases) and their famous mascot, Ronald McDonald. They are headquartered in the United States. McDonald’s began in 1940 and they used to be a barbeque restaurant. Well, that changed for good didn’t it? The key founders of this joint include Richard, Maurice and Ray Kroc. They employ around 400,000 employees give or take. They primarily sell cheeseburgers, hamburgers and French fries (oh the French fries).
The net worth of IBM is $63.74 Billion. International Business Machines is now a consulting corporation. They are based in Armonk, New York, United States. They sell computer hardware and software and provide consultancy. IMB was founded in the year 1911. Three companies were merged in the process, Tabulating Machine Company, International Time Recording Company and the Computing Scale Corporation. It was founded by Charles Ranlett Flint on the 16th June.
The net worth of Google is $66.40 Billion. Google Incorporation is a company that does not need any introduction at all. I can bet that any person who uses the internet opens this website at least once in the day. Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. It was founded in the year 1998 on the 4th September. They are even more famous now because of their interest in mobile technologies. I am very sure that you are familiar with their mobile operating system that goes by the name of Android. They are the prime competitor of iOS that is, Apple.
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