Top 10 Worlds Largest Public Companies in 2020

Top 10 Worlds Largest Public Companies in 2020

Despite of the catastrophic effect of the current pandemic to businesses worldwide, there are still companies that made a lot of money during this downturn. While most of the businesses are struggling, this companies are amassing wealth even more and keeps on increasing their market value to the top.

For this list, I compile the top 10 biggest company in the world in terms of market value. The data are from www.gfmag.com and as of Nov 3, 2020 details only. The latest figure is not yet up.

 

TOP 10 WORLDS LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES

#10
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LTD (TSM:US)
Asset Value: $405B
Country: Taiwan
Sector: Technology
Industry: Tech Hardware & Semiconductors
Website: www.tsmc.com

taiwan semiconductor

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited produces and sells IC (integrated circuits) and semiconductors. The company serves its customers in communication, consumer, computer and industrial segments worldwide. This includes North America, Europe, China, South Korea and Japan. It was founded in 1987 in Hsinchu Taiwan.

#9
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY (BRK:US)
Asset Value: $496B
Country: United States of America
Sector: Financial
Industry: Insurance
www.berkshirehathaway.com

berkshire hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. engages in insurance, rail transportation and utility businesses. It provides wide ranges of insurance for property, life, accident, casualty and health insurance. It also operates a railroad systems in North America. Additionally, they also offer real estate brokerage services and leases transport equipment and furniture. The company was incorporated in 1998 with headquarters in Omaha Nebraska.

#8
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD (0700:HK)
Asset Value: $724B
Country: China
Sector: Technology
Industry: Media
www.tencent.com

tencent holdings

Tencent Holdings Ltd is an investment holdings company founded in 1988 with headquarters in China. It provides value added services and internet advertising services in China, US and Europe. They are also involve in production, investment and distribution of films and tv programs for 3rd parties. In addition, they also develops software and online games and other information technology services.

#7
FACEBOOK INC. (FB:US)
Asset Value: $795B
Country: United States of America
Sector: Communications
Industry: Media
Website: www.facebook.com

top company facebook

Facebook Inc. operates the biggest social media platform in the planet with billions of registered users worldwide. Founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, their headquarter is in Menlo Park California. Facebook online platform enables friends and families to connect with each others thru the use of computers, phones and other similar devices. Aside from facebook, they also owned Whatsapp and Instagram.

#6
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD. (9988:HK)
Asset Value: $863B
Country: China
Sector: Consumer Services
Industry: Retail & Wholesale
Website: www.alibabagroup.com

alibaba group holdings

Alibaba Group Holding Limited provides online and mobile e-commerce businesses in China and the rest of the world. It operates in 4 segments: Core Commerce, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and Entertainment and Innovation Initiatives and Others. It operates several websites that serves the online community. These includes Taobao Marketplace, Tmall, Alibaba Health Internet, Alimama, 1688.com and alibaba.com. It was founded in 1999 with headquarters in China.

#5
ALPHABET INC. (GOOG:US)
Asset Value: $1.116T
Country: United States of America
Sector: Technology
Industry: Media
Website: www.abc.xyz

alphabet company

Alphabet Inc. is an internet giant that owns and operates GOOGLE. It provides online advertising services worldwide. Google segment offers wide range of products such as Ads, Android, Google Cloud, Gmail, Chrome, Google Play, Youtube and other digital services. It was founded in 1998 and its current headquarter is in Mountain View California.

#4
MICROSOFT CORP. (MSFT:US)
Asset Value: $1.546T
Country: United States of America
Sector: Technology
Industry: Software & Tech Services
Website: www.microsoft.com

microsoft company

Microsoft Corporation is founded in 1975 by a notable billionaire Bill Gates. It develops, licences and supports softwares, services, devices and solutions worldwide. They have wide range of software solutions which includes Microsoft Office, Exchange, Teams, Office 365 and Skype. They also provide online digital services for online users around the world. They are one of the most successful technology business in the history. They also have business in gaming, tablets, search engine and the rest.

#3
AMAZON.COM INC. (AMZN:US)
Asset Value: $1.592T
Country: United States of America
Sector: Consumer Services
Industry: Retain & Wholesale
Website: www.amazon.com

amazon company logo

Amazon.com Inc is the giant in online shopping sector in North America and other part of the world. The company is engaged in retail sale of consumer products and subscriptions. They also manufacture and sell electronic gadgets like Kindle, Fire tablets, television, Rings and other devices. Additional, they offer cloud services worldwide. They have a program called Amazon Prime, where they provide free shipment, movie and television programs access and other value added services. They also expand to food delivery services in some country. The company was founded by Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world currently, in 1994 and its current headquarters is in Seattle Washington.

#2
ARAMCO (2222:AB)
Asset Value: $1.596T
Country: Saudi Arabia
Sector: Energy
Industry: Oil & Gas
Website: www.saudiaramco.com

saudi aramco logo

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (ARAMCO) operates the biggest oil and gas company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and internationally. It is the first company in the modern time to reach a trillion dollar valuation long before tech companies dominates it. The company segment explores, develops, produces and sells crude oil, natural gas and its liquid form. They have huge reserve of oil and gas in it’s disposal. They have been in the business since its founding in 1933 with current headquarter in Saudi Arabia.

#1
APPLE INC. (AAPL:US)
Asset Value: $1.971T
Country: United States of America
Sector: Technology
Industry: Technology Hardware & Semiconductors
Website: www.apple.com

apple company logo

Apple Inc. is probably one of the most successful technology company in our generation. It was co-founded by one of the most admired tech personality, the late Steve Jobs, in a garage way back 1977. The company designs, manufactures and market smartphones, computers, tables, wearables and various accessories worldwide. One of their best selling product, the iPhone revolutionalize the tech industry. Apple brand is one of the most trusted and best selling brand in the history. They also have online services in their business like Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple Pay and the rest of Apple services. They serve almost all market segment with their wide array of products and services.

For more of their story, visit their website respectively. Comment down below for questions or queries.

About Richard Macalintal

Hi my name is Richard. I am a Registered Financial Services Consultant in Singapore. If you have any queries or you need help on your insurance policies and investment linked products, feel free to message me :-) We can have a cup of coffee while I do financial review and give advice with regards to your finances :-) Contact me thru email rlmacalintal(at)yahoo.com or SMS me +65 82235186. Disclosure: I am a Financial Consultant of AIA. The statements or opinions expressed on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent those of AIA.

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