There are some people in the world who trust their ideas of starting the business, trust their gut and just go with it. These are the companies that once started from scratch, are now enlisted in the topmost richest companies in the world. Without a doubt, every successful company out there is bloomed with a story which is out there to motivate that anything is possible.
There are many features on which the companies are characterised. This article list up top richest companies in the world by revenue.
10. Exxon Mobil
In 1870, Colonel Edwin Drake and Uncle Billy Smith managed to drill the first successful oil drill in Pensylvania. This company sure went through many ups and downs but in 135 years, it guided itself in the list of top richest companies in the world with more than $205 billion in 2018.
Adolf Hitler wanted to make vehicles that would cost less and would go faster. This made him establishing the company ‘ Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens’ which was later renamed Volkswagon or ‘The People’s Car Company’. That company is now the leading car company in the world with the last recorded annual revenue of $240.3 billion.
8. Toyota Motor
Toyota Motor is a Japanese company, which started in 1993 as a division from the company Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. The first production car of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works was released in 1936 that was the Model AA sedan. The company is named after the manufacturer Toyoda Sakichi. Toyota revolutionizes in the manufacture of cars. Last year, the annual revenue of this company approximately 29.4 trillion Japanese yen (or about 260.8 billion U.S. dollars).
7. Apple Inc.
Not so much of a surprise. This company was founded by the college dropout Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak who together set out for the new vision for computers, that changed the view of people the way they took the computer as. The Apple we know today is not just bound to computers. The history of this company can without a doubt one of the greatest inspiration out there that shows anything is possible only if you follow your passion (or maybe you don’t really need to be a graduate to become successful). Apple Inc. announced its annual revenue of about $265.6 billion in the year 2018.
6. Sinopec Group
This company is rather one of the most recent ones, that too to manage to come to become one of the prominent petroleum companies in the world. Its annual revenues were estimated $267.5 billion revenue in 2017
5. Royal Dutch Shell
This company has a rather interesting story. Just as the name suggests, it used to sell shells for homes interior in the very beginning. In 1883, shopkeeper Marcus Samuel wanted to expand the business that leads it to import export the shells. One thing led to another and the owner, at that time Marcus Samuel Junior got interested in oil exporting business based in Baku, Azerbaijan. As a result, this company of 111 years paved its annual revenues about $305 billion last year.
4. Berkshire Hathaway
The company Berkshire Hathaway first came into being with two textile companies merging together in 1995. This company was under the head of Warren Buffet who by buying stock in undervalued companies built up Berkshire Hathaway. At the present day, its shares in many companies is what made it carving its way in the list of worlds most expensive companies. The company reported its annual revenues 2018 about $496 billion in 2018.
3. China National Petroleum Corporation
The company started in 1995 that concerns with onshore and of shore production and exploration of hydrocarbon and oil. Governmental administrative functions furnish this company. Not surprisingly, CNPC is one of the prominent petroleum companies in the world that also manages to make its way in this list. Its annual revenues were estimated at almost 295,504,000,000.00 US Dollars.
2. State Grid Corporation Of China
Sinopec was founded in 2002, which as to mention is more recent than CNPC. Its annual revenue was estimated $348.9 billion in 2017
Everyone’s favourite Wallmart is at the top of the list of the worlds richest company by revenue. Why not? It gives almost everything to everyone. Sam Walton opened Walton’s 5&10 on the downtown square. The success it got, obviously, inspired him to do more which eventually led to this day. Wallmart’s annual revenue was recorded $485.9 billion.