We often see lists of the biggest companies in the world, but what is the biggest company in every country around the world? The research team at Cloud Peak Law Group's Wyoming LLC Attorney analyzed data from Forbes’s The Global 2000 to determine the largest companies by market cap in each country. The Global 2000 list included the biggest publicly traded companies for 60 of the countries, and our team analyzed international stock market data from Simply Wall St to find the largest market cap companies in an additional 30 countries. The 90 countries and their big companies were then visualized with a map to easily show which industries dominate across the world’s biggest companies. Which industry do you expect to see a majority of the most valuable companies in the world fall under?
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What Is the Biggest Company in the World?
The biggest company in the world is Apple, with a market value of $2.64 trillion. Apple is a well-known technology company based in the United States, and in addition to being the most valuable company in the world, it is also the largest tech company by revenue and the second-largest mobile phone manufacturer.
Saudi Aramco, an oil company located in Saudi Arabia, is the second-largest company in the world and was the only other company on the list to even get close to Apple’s unbelievable market value. Saudi Aramco has a market value of $2.29 trillion, and it’s also one of the largest companies in the world by revenue. Saudi Aramco can also boast having the largest daily oil production of all oil companies in the world and the world’s second-largest crude oil reserves, 270 billion barrels.
The 10 Countries With the Biggest Companies by Market Value
- United States: Apple, $2.64 trillion
- Saudi Arabia: Saudi Aramco, $2.29 trillion
- Taiwan: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., $494.6 billion
- China: Tencent Holdings, $414.3 billion
- South Korea: Samsung, $367.3 billion
- Switzerland: Nestlé, $360 billion
- France: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, $346.8 billion
- Canada: Home Depot, $310.1 billion
- Denmark: Novo Nordisk, $252.9 billion
- Netherlands: ASML Holding, $247.8 billion
Which Industry Has the Most Valuable Companies in the World?
The industry with the most valuable companies in the world is the banking industry, followed closely by the energy industry. Out of the 90 companies included in our comparison, 24 are banks and another 23 companies are in the energy sector. The food and beverage industry was the third most common industry, with eight of the largest companies by country.
What Is the Biggest Company in the United States?
Apple is the biggest company in the U.S., with a market value of $2.64 trillion. Technology companies proved to be the biggest companies in the U.S. by taking the top three spots. Microsoft trails Apple by half a trillion dollars, with a market value of $2.05 trillion, and Google’s parent company, Alphabet, takes the third spot with a market value of $1.58 trillion. All five of the largest companies in the U.S. were valued at more than a trillion dollars each.
The 5 Biggest Companies in the U.S. by Market Value
- Apple: $2.64 trillion
- Microsoft: $2.05 trillion
- Alphabet: $1.58 trillion
- Amazon: $1.47 trillion
- Tesla: $1.04 trillion
What Is the Biggest Company in Asia?
The biggest company in Asia is the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., a Taiwanese company with a market value of $494.6 billion, the third-biggest market value out of the 90 companies on our list. As the name implies, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is a technology company that manufactures and designs semiconductors as well as graphics cards and other computer hardware. Founded in 1987, it was the world’s first dedicated semiconductor foundry and has been leading the semiconductor field for many years.
What Is the Biggest Company in Europe?
The biggest company in Europe is Nestlé, a Swiss food and beverage company with a market value of $360.01 billion. Switzerland’s Nestlé ranked sixth in the largest companies by country, and it is also the largest publicly held food company in the world. Nestlé was formed in 1905 and in its early stages only produced condensed milk and infant formula; it has since expanded to include a wide range of food and beverage products.
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The Biggest Company in Every Country
|Country||Company||Market Value as of November 2022 (in Billions USD)||Industry|
|Bahrain||Ahli United Bank||$11.43||Banking|
|Belgium||Anheuser-Busch InBev||$118.52||Food and Beverage|
|Bermuda||Arch Capital Group||$17.86||Insurance|
|Botswana||First National Bank of Botswana||$0.64||Banking|
|Bulgaria||Tchaikapharma High Quality Medicines||$0.68||Pharmaceuticals and Biotech|
|Cayman Islands||Nu Holdings||$30.79||IT Software and Services|
|China||Tencent Holdings||$414.28||IT Software and Services|
|Cote d'Ivoire||Société Générale Côte d'Ivoire||$0.52||Banking|
|Croatia||INA-Industrija Nafte d.d.||$4.65||Energy|
|Cyprus||Bank of Cyprus||$0.64||Banking|
|Denmark||Novo Nordisk||$252.91||Pharmaceuticals and Biotech|
|Egypt||Commercial International Bank||$4.48||Banking|
|France||LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton||$346.80||Retail|
|Germany||SAP||$124.02||IT Software and Services|
|Ghana||Standard Chartered Bank Ghana||$0.19||Banking|
|Hong Kong||China Mobile||$147.05||Telecommunications|
|Iceland||Marel HF||$2.52||Food and Beverage|
|Indonesia||Bank Central Asia||$67.62||Banking|
|Ireland||Accenture||$196.86||IT Software and Services|
|Israel||Check Point Software||$17.59||IT Software and Services|
|Jamaica||Sagicor Group Jamaica||$1.27||Insurance|
|Jordan||Arab Bank Group||$4.29||Banking|
|Kazakhstan||Kaspi.kz JSC||$13.11||Diversified Financials|
|Kuwait||Kuwait Finance House||$29.56||Banking|
|Lithuania||AB Ignitis Grupe||$1.30||Energy|
|Malawi||National Bank of Malawi||$0.64||Banking|
|Malta||Malta International Airport||$0.79||Transportation|
|Namibia||Namibia Breweries||$0.54||Food and Beverage|
|New Zealand||Meridian Energy||$7.13||Energy|
|Oman||Bank Muscat SAOG||$5.74||Banking|
|Pakistan||Oil and Gas Development Company Limited||$1.39||Energy|
|Palestine||Palestine Telecommunications Company P.L.C. (Paltel)||$0.14||Telecommunications|
|Poland||PKO Bank Polski||$10.90||Banking|
|Portugal||EDP-Energias de Portugal||$19.63||Energy|
|Qatar||Qatar National Bank||$59.09||Banking|
|Saudi Arabia||Saudi Aramco||$2,292.08||Energy|
|Serbia||Naftna Industrija Srbije||$0.92||Energy|
|Slovenia||Krka||$2.77||Pharmaceuticals and Biotech|
|South Africa||Naspers||$40.31||Diversified Financials|
|Sri Lanka||Expolanka Holdings||$0.82||Diversified Financials|
|Sweden||Investor AB||$63.51||Diversified Financials|
|Switzerland||Nestlé||$360.01||Food and Beverage|
|Taiwan||Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.||$494.60||Technology|
|Tanzania||Tanzania Breweries||$1.35||Food and Beverage|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Republic Financial Holdings||$3.22||Banking|
|Tunisia||Société de Fabrication des Boissons de Tunisie||$1.08||Food and Beverage|
|United Arab Emirates||International Holding Company||$108.60||Food and Beverage|
|Uruguay||MercadoLibre||$49.40||IT Software and Services|
|Vietnam||Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank)||$16.94||Banking|
|Zimbabwe||Simbisa Brands||$0.36||Food and Beverage|