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10 Biggest Companies in the World

The world’s biggest companies by revenue represent relatively new, faster-growth industries and mature, slower-growth ones ranging from ecommerce and tech devices to oil and retailing. No matter what, each company is a dominant force in its industry. While each of these companies has seen its business shift as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some companies continue to thrive due to their unique advantages as millions of consumers shelter in place.

These are the 10 biggest companies in the world by 12-month trailing (TTM) revenue, and it represents a striking diversity of industries.This list is limited to companies that are publicly traded in the U.S. or Canada, either directly or through ADRs. Some foreign companies may report semiannually, and so may have longer lag times. We add the caveat that two other companies that otherwise would be added to this list are Saudi Aramco, the Saudi state oil company; and

10 Biggest Chinese Companies

On Nov. 12, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order forbidding U.S. investors from investing in companies that he designated “Communist Chinese military companies.” The ban takes effect at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2021 and currently includes 31 companies listed here.

China’s economy has expanded at a torrid pace in recent decades to become the world’s second largest, as measured by nominal GDP. China, the world’s most populous nation, has long been a manufacturing and exporting powerhouse. But the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has slashed China’s growth in the short term. Despite this setback, an increasing number of Chinese companies are now available to U.S. investors. We look below at the 10 biggest Chinese companies by 12-month trailing (TTM) revenue. Unlike major U.S. companies, many Chinese companies on our list are either state-owned or are partly controlled by the state. The list is limited to companies that