Exxon Mobil’s still big, but not the biggest
#5 -- Exxon Mobil
The Texas company claims the second-largest market value on the Forbes list, after Apple, of $400.4 billion.
#7 -- Royal Dutch Shell
Shell, based in the Netherlands, reported $467.2 billion in sales.
#9 -- PetroChina
The Chinese oil company banked $18.3 billion in profits.
#13 -- Chevron
California-based Chevron has a market value of $232.5 billion.
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#17 -- Gazprom
The Russian oil company banked $40.6 billion in profits.
#18 -- BP
The British oil giant, despite ongoing legal fallout from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, reported $370.9 billion in sales.
Exxon Mobil Corp. is the big dog when it comes to oil and gas, but it’s fallen behind three banks and an energy-based conglomerate on Forbes’ latest list of the world’s biggest public companies.
Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil was No. 1 last year.
Forbes bases the rankings on a composite score based on sales, profit, assets and market value. Three of the Top 5 companies are American, two are Chinese:
1. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China
2. China Construction Bank
3. JPMorgan Chase
4. General Electric
5. Exxon Mobil Corp.
You can see Forbes’ full list here.