A world map location visualization of the headquarters of the 30 largest companies in the world by market value in 2018.
USA ranks as the number one country in having the most companies in this list, followed by China and then Switzerland.
To find the largest companies in the world, one needs to simply visit USA. Specificially, in the west coast region of USA, in Silicon Valley, California, is home of many of the largest companies. World leaders such as Apple (Technology), Alphabet (Internet), Facebook (Internet), Visa (Financial Services), Chevron (Oil & Gas), Wells Fargo (Financial Services), Cisco (Technology) and Intel (Technology) are all based in Silicon Valley region.
Further north on the west coast, Washington boasts of two behemoths of the tech industry, Amazon (E-Commerce) and Microsoft (Software & Internet). In the mid-America region, the scene is dominated by Berkshire Hathaway (Mulit-Conglomerate), Exxonmobil (Oil & Gas), Walmart (Retail) and UnitedHealth Group (Healthcare). On the east coast of USA, New York City is home to JP Morgan Chase (Financial Services) , Johnson & Johnson (Medical Equipment & Pharmaceutical), Mastercard (Financial Services) and Pfizer (Pharamceutical). Other companies located on the East Coast are Bank of America (Financial Services) and Home Depot (Retail).
China is the second country with the most largest companies, they include some well recognized names globally, such as Tencent (Internet), Alibaba (E-Commerce), ICBC (Financial Services), China Construction Bank (Financial Services) and Petro China (Oil & Gas). World class companies can also be found in Korea with Samsung Electronics (Consumer Electronics) and Taiwan wth TSMC (Technology).
In Europe, Switzerland is home to two, Nestle (Food & Beverage) and Novartis (Pharamceutical). Another of the companies on this list, Royal Dutch Shell (Oil & Gas), is based in Netherlands.
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* Ranking from Statista (Data as of May 2018)
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|Rank||Company Name||Market Value (in USD Billions)||Sector|
|4||Microsoft||750.6||Software & Internet|
|9||JPMorgan Chase||387.7||Financial Services|
|10||ExxonMobil||344.1||Oil & Gas|
|11||Johnson & Johnson||341.3||Medical Equipment & Pharmaceutical|
|12||Samsung Electronics||325.9||Consumer Electronics|
|13||Bank of America||313.5||Financial Services|
|15||Royal Dutch Shell||306.5||Oil & Gas|
|17||Wells Fargo||265.3||Financial Services|
|18||China Construction Bank||261.2||Financial Services|
|20||Chevron||248.1||Oil & Gas|
|22||Nestle||237.3||Food & Beverage|
|25||PetroChina||220.2||Oil & Gas|