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    Two-wheelers, motorcycles, scooters, bikes have consistently risen in terms of business and reach. A lot of countries, especially developing countries like India, China etc have a huge population who prefer bikes over cars. This opportunity has been aptly tapped by the largest motorcycle & bike companies in the world. The top bike brands in the world include names like Honda, Hero Motocorp, Yamaha, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki, Bajaj etc. Here is the list of the top 10 bike (motorcycle) brands in the world 2017.

    Quick Glance at the Top Bike Companies in World 2017

    1st place: Honda

    2nd place: Yamaha

    3rd place: Harley Davidson

    4th place: Hero Moto Corp

    5th place: Bajaj

    6th place: Kawasaki

    7th place: BMW

    8th place: TVS

    9th place: Piaggio

    10th place: Royal Enfield

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    Largest Bike Companies 2017 Ranking with Parameters (Revenue, Units Sold):


    10. Royal Enfield

    Royal Enfield was a brand name under which the Enfield cycle company limited of Redditch, Worcestershire.


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    The company has an aim of making the bikes as a cult product which is for passionate bikers in India and globally. Royal Enfield has had a revenue increase by 10% to $0.9Bn, making it one of the largest bike brands globally. The company has a wide presence across the globe with its sale happening in many countries. The company is England based but in India, it is sold by Eicher motors. The company has a huge employee base and operate in many countries. Royal Enfield has invested a lot in branding and marketing activities. The company has invested a lot in this and also got the results.

    Enfield Cycle company started as the weapons manufacturer and was popular for rifles. The company has a logo that has cannons and the motto- “Made like a gun”.

    Royal Enfield has been a company in domination almost 50 years. Company has a high brand value it has made many advertisement based on the advertisements and Public relations. It is famous for its classic retro look of 1960’s. the brand has come up with 2 models, thunderbird and classic.

    Revenue: $0.9B

    Bikes sold in a year (in thousands): 500


    9. Piaggo

    Piaggio was founded by Rinaldo Piaggio in 1884 and initially it started with locomotive and railway carriages.


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    The company produces motorcycles, mopeds and many urban usage bikes under its brand name. The company has created many bikes like Vespa, Aprilia Moto Guzzi, and motorcycles brand like Gilera, Derbi and Scarabeo, which are all very popular two wheeler brands globally. Aprilia is the real sporty flagship brand of Piaggio Group and it has recorded highest wins in many competitions around the world and meets needs of young people.  Gilera is a sporty and elegant brand that is targeting. Moto Guzzi is one of the noblest brands in global motorcycling and scarbeo being one of the premium bikes. Vespa brand that created history with selling more. Piaggio group also operated in many countries. The company is Foshan Piaggio has an amazing record in motor racing competitions winning more than 100 world titles.

    Revenue: $1B

    Bikes sold in a year (in thousands): 340


    8. TVS

    TVS is a company founded in the year 1978 by T. V. Sundaram Iyengar and it is a Chennai based company.


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    The company has had a phenomenal growth in last two decades and its has produced bikes for Indian roads and requirements. TVS motor company is the 3rd largest two wheeler manufacturer in India after Hero and Bajaj, and is among the leading motorcycle brands in the world. The company has diversified its industry to many fields to aviation electronics and finance. It has more than 90 companies under its umbrella.

    The company has launched many bikes in category of sports and households. For sports it launched Apache series, and for urban transport it released bikes like Phoenix 125, star city, sport and for ladies targeted bikes it launched bikes like Jupiter and pep. TVS has 4 manufacturing plants. And a plant is located in Indonesia. The plants in India are in Hosur, Mysore, Nalagrah. Company in the 2000’s became more famous in youth due to wide variety of bikes it launched in the short span of time. Suzuki has been a partner for the technology.

    TVS has also partnered with the companies like Sherco, and opened unit in Dakar Rally. The TVS has also won many titles in India and Globally for the quality and the mileage.  TVS basically advertise on the same thing. The company says Mileage and quality for the Indian market.

    Revenue: $1.8B

    Bikes sold in a year (in thousands): 2900


    7. BMW

    BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke AG) is German based company which was started in 1923.


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    The company’s production unit is situated in Berlin, Germany, where they manufacture motorcycles of more than 450CC, 800CC, 1200CC and 1300CC. BMW motor cycles use powerful engines, and is a popular bike brand across the world. The engines are made in Austria, China, Taiwan and other countries across the world. BMW is famous for manufacturing the motorcycles for the sports. The motorbikes like s1000RR, K1600B etc. the company has a over made many kind of bikes ranging from the sports, tour, roadster, adventure and urban mobility under which the bikes are classified under product lines. The family is assigned a different letter prefix like F,G, K, S, R series.

    BMW motored is a regular in Dakar Rally which is an annual truck, car and motorcycles in South Africa. It has been frequent winner in the many race competitions.

    Revenue: $2.7B

    Bikes sold in a year (in thousands): 137


    6. Kawasaki

    The company started in the year 1986 by shozo Kawasaki and headquartered in Chicago, under the name Meguro eventually they started selling in the name of Kawasaki.


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    They also manufactured locomotives, engines and passenger carriages, and eventually in 1949 they started production of engines for motorcycles. In 1969 they were noticed by the international market with the release of 500cc H1, 250cc S1 and 350cc S2. Kawasaki’s Z1 was the first superbike of Kawasaki. It became very famous superbike due to high performance and price. Kawasaki also participates extensively in the motorsports.

    Kawasaki is pioneered the personal watercraft business in 1973. Today JET SKI watercraft brand is a leader in an exploring market.  Kawasaki is also doing very well in sports section nowadays in racings. The company has sold as many as 23,000 bikes in the year 2016 with revenue of $3.2B.

    Revenue: $3.2B

    Bikes sold in a year (in thousands): 23


    5. Bajaj

    Bajaj Auto is one of the most well renowned two wheeler brands in India, with a strong international presence.


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    The company was founded in the year 1945 as a small selling imported company in India but soon it started its own manufacturing in Pune. Bajaj Auto is now in many places like Chakan, Waluj and Pantnagar, serving all Indian cities and even has a strong global market. The company has also regularly invested money in R &D for its bikes. The company’s first and famous bike Bajaj Chetak was a huge hit in India. There were many others like Vespa and Priya which hit the Indian market but the Chetak ruled the market. This was launched in the year 1986, and after the launch there was no turning back for the company. Bajaj Auto introduced the bikes like Pulsar, Discover and Platina which were most famous when they were launched and these bikes occupy the Indian market now also. Pulsar was the biggest hit and that won many award in the Indian as well as the global level. Bajaj is now one of the largest producer of the three-wheeler in world.

    The Chairman Mr. Rahul Bajaj made the company so strong in the global level now with his passion and dedication towards the work.

    Now the company has huge global presence in Asia, Africa and Latin America in more than 50 countries. Bajaj auto has also own a huge stake in KTM power sports AG. This company produced many off road bikes for the racing purpose and also won many races.

    Revenue: $3.8B

    Bikes sold in a year (in thousands): 4300


    4. Hero Motocorp

    Hero Motocorp is an India two wheeler company based in New Delhi, which serves customers worldwide.


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    Hero Motocorp was initially founded as a cycles company but later ventured into bikes, and has since then become a leader in motorcycles, scooters and bikes. It was founded in the year 1984 and it was famously known as Hero Honda because of its venture with Honda in India. But the JV lasted till 2011 and later the two entities separated. The company has its manufacturing sites at Gurgaon, Dharuhera and in Haridwar. It is the current largest bikes manufacturer in India and also one of the most admired brand. Its success mantra is expansion policy and dedication towards Indian market.

    The company has reached the people of India through their any outlets and distribution. The system of distribution is so good that even the remotest village has an outlet. The company mainly produces 250cc for the Indian market. It is focusing on only the urban and rural usage for commuting purpose.

    The company’s famous bikes include Karizma and Xtreme which dominated in the sport segment. Splendour did a splendid job. Gaining more than half of the market. The company released many bikes like Deluxe, Dawn, Passion and Glamour. Company pitches on mileage and light weight. It is one of most fuel efficient bikes in India. Many Indians prefer bikes for the same reason. They mostly borrows Japanese technology for their bikes.

    Revenue: $4.2B

    Bikes sold in a year (in thousands): 7000


    3. Harley Davidson

    Harley Davidson is a USA based Company, which has made significant contributions in the field of motorcycles.


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    The company was founded in the year 1903 in the city of Wisconsin and since then become a cult motorcycle brand. The company has an aim of creating a bike brand which is recognised across the world, and has a strong presence with its masculine body & performance. The company’s revenue decreased by 12% to $5.3B. Harley Davidson has a presence in more than 100 countries, and it has acquired companies to grow further. The company has a huge employee base and operates in over 100 countries. The brand has invested a lot in development and has also got the results due to the same.

    It has many bikes in the portfolio that mainly fall into one of the six categories- Street, V-rod, Dyna, Sportster, Touring and Soft tail which are characterized by its engine, frame, suspension and other characteristics.

    Revenue: $5.8B

    Bikes sold in a year (in thousands): 265


    2. Yamaha

    Yamaha was founded in the year 1955 and it is based in Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan.


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    Yamaha is the company which produces the bikes ranging from street bikes, dirt bikes and urban motorcycles. It started as a piano company in the world war2, and after the war it started manufacturing the bikes. Yamaha currently hold one of top places in the motorcycle manufacturing. It is renowned for its design in its sports bikes. Yamaha also manufactures tyres, engines, boats. The company has a range of dirt bikes which hold a racing competition in the USA. The company attends many racing events globally and it is famous for endorsing the racing spirit through their bikes.

    Yamaha first motorcycle was two wheeled 125cc single cylinder, the YA1 was a huge success in racing winning many events like Ascent race. Yamaha has been a star performer in events throughout the history. Yamaha always focussed on the engine and the pace. The first motorcycle to feature four stroke is YZF R1 was one of the popular also. Yamaha also focuses on design and through that it has become one of the best and most admired company in the globe now.

    Revenue: $13.2B

    Bikes sold in a year (in thousands): 5600


    1.Honda

    Honda Motor Co, is a public company based out of Japan, is one of the fastest growing companies in the world.


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    Honda has its headquarters in Minato, Tokyo, Japan and incorporated on October 28, 1948. It is spread over 28 countries with 73 plants in all, and the brand is into developing, manufacturing and marketing of automobiles. Its portfolio consists of motorcycles, automobiles, power products, financial services etc. Honda was initially a motorcycle manufacturing company which entered into automobile manufacturing in late 60s after Toyota and Nissan, its Japanese counterparts.

    Honda’s motorcycles are collection of sports, business and commuter models. It has a portfolio of Moped and light motorcycles like Ape series, Cub series, CT series etc; motorcycle models like Bros/HawkGT, CB series, CBR series etc; off road models like XR250R, XR600R etc; dual purpose models like CRF250L, XR650L etc; motocross models like CR250R, CR85R Expert etc; scooters like Big Ruckus, CN250, Elite, Silver wing etc; racing models like Honda RC series, RC211V etc; all terrain vehicles like Honda ATC70, Honda ATC90.

    Honda’s global automobile portfolio consists of Fit, Civic, Accord, Insight, CR-V, CR-Z, Legend, Odyssey. Honda City is the most used mid-size Sedan Car in India. It is one of the top 10 cars which one can see on Indian roads.

    Revenue: $15.2B

    Bikes sold in a year (in thousands): 17661


    Rank Methodology

    1. The leading motorcycle and bike brands in the world are considered

    2. Parameters like revenues and number of motorcycles sold in a year are taken

    3. The final ranks are created on the basis on revenue


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    Media and broadcasting have grown at a significant pace over the last few years. News channels, entertainments, sports, online media etc have all been driven by the leading media and broadcasting companies in the world. All these biggest media and broadcasting companies have a global presence reaching out to almost every corner of the earth. The top media and broadcasting companies include names like Comcast, Walt Disney, Time Warner, Charter Communications, Liberty Global etc. Here is the list of the top 10 media and broadcasting companies in the world 2017 as per revenue, profit.

    Quick Glance at the Top Media Companies in the World 2017

    1st place: Comcast

    2nd place: Walt Disney

    3rd place: Time Warner

    4th place: Charter Communications

    5th place: Liberty Global

    6th place: British Sky Broadcasting

    7th place: Dish Network

    8th place: CBS Corp

    9th place: Viacom

    10th place: News Corp

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    Largest Media & Broadcasting 2017 Ranking with Parameters (Revenue, Profit):


    10. News Corp

    Headquartered at New York, News Corp was founded in the year 2012 and is engaged in creation and distribution of media, news and information services.


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    It is a firm that considers consumers at the heart for what they are, and they are moving market with the power of information they own and striving to unlock the power information. They also deliver the content that anticipates the need of its customer by delivering unique and meaningful experiences to them. They are united by passion for enlightening and engaging its subscribers by world class journals and information they provide. In all they are trying to build heritage of innovation and challenging the status quo in this field of broadcasting and information. It includes News Corp Australia, News UK, Dow Jones, New York Post, Harper Collins Publishers, News America Marketing, storyful and move companies in its business networks. The philanthropic mission of the firm is to improve lives of others. They are investing in innovative approaches to learning to strengthen and support students. They are also associated in providing shelter, meals, clothing, tutoring to children in under resourced communities. Since they are committed in pushing the world’s information forward they are also associated with those organisations that protect and defend the ability of journalists to fulfil their duties across the world.

    When it comes to making career with News Corp, it is a firm that values big, bold thinkers with the ability to bring great ideas to the market. There are opportunities in working on what’s happening in news, sports, entertainment to reaching the most influential people every morning. It is great place who want to work and make difference. Recognised as leading hub for high tech innovation and technology, it is a place of fast paced, creative and dynamic people working to help its readers make sense of the modern world.

    Revenue: $ 8.14 billion

    Profit: $ -0.363 billion


    9. Viacom

    Established in the year 2005, Viacom, Inc is a global entertainment content company founded by Sumner M. Redstone headquartered in New York.


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    It provides compelling TV programs, short form video, applications, games, motion pictures, social media and other entertainment related content. It operates through Media Networks and Filmed entertainment segments. Across the globe it has reached more than 160 countries with approximately 700 million subscribers. The company’s leading brands includes MTV, comedy central, SPIKE, VIVA, VH1 and many others. It connects kids, youth and adults and develops authentic content for distinct audience like African-Americans, millennial generation, LGBT viewers and more.

    When it comes to media networks it has the largest portfolio of add supported cable networks in US. It is among the most diverse, vibrant and culturally relevant collection of brands in media. Its business is driven by innovation, deep understanding of audiences and creativity. Viacom has one of the best cultures considering employees as the strength of their company fostering an environment that engages and respects each individual supporting them to flourish both professionally and personally. They embrace global diversity and inclusions in its entire works, on screen to off, from films to employee programs.

    When it comes to career opportunities it’s a place which has diverse mix of talented people who do their best work. Its success runs on hard work and passion of its creative employees. It’s fully focussed on equality and diversity of sexual orientation, religion, national origin, race, gender and many others that make them different. In all it’s a firm that strives for creative excellence and cultural impact across every segments it works on.

    Revenue: $ 12.66 billion

    Profit: $ 1.39 billion


    8. CBS Corp

    Founded in the year 1986, CBS Corp is a mass media company founded by Sumner Murry Redstone and is headquartered in New York.


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    It creates and distributes content to the audience across the world on variety of platforms, and it operates through publishing, local media, cable, networks and entertainment. The company’s history backs to the dawn of broadcasting age to the new venture that operates on the leading edge of the media. Today it has become one of the most watched television networks in U.S making the company “The EYE” most recognised in business because of its largest library of entertainment content.

    CBS group includes CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), and CBS Studios International, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Television Studios and many other best channels. The business conduct statement talks of the firm’s consistency. By visibly and continually reaffirming their commitment with highest standards of business behaviour they instill an ethic in the organization that allows individual employees to exercise their very best judgment.

    The firm strives to use its power to produce quality news, diversity efforts and socially responsible content for the public good to earn CBS distinction of public trust. It also has taken the commitment to build greener and sustainable environment in the community they serve. Working with CBS is an exciting time. It been the industry leader in media and has evolved continuously. They offer opportunity to work with diverse group of men and women with decades of knowledge and wealth of resources. It provides comprehensive and flexible benefits programs to enjoy competitive compensation as well as board range of benefits and incentives.

    Revenue: $ 13.17 billion

    Profit: $ 1.26 billion


    7. Dish Network

    Established in the year 1980 by Charles W. Ergen, Cantey W. Ergen and James DeFranco, Dish Network Corp in headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.


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    It operates trough broadband services, Pay TV and wireless segments, and it provides satellite television, interactive television services and audio programming to its customers in United States. As of today it has reached approximately reached 13.7 million televisions to 600000 broadband subscribers and has employed close to 16000 people. Dish’s main business is satellite television and viewers choose from series of services paying more money for more channels. With acquiring of Blockbuster LLC it is diversifying its offering and is using IP rights to offer streaming and mail-order video services. Further to it Dish also started digital video recorder Dish Hopper (DVR) in 2012 which allowed customers to watch programs without commercials. There after it has rapidly grown with Dish Net, Sling TV and acquisitions and expansion of its business.

    The culture of Dish Network is focussed around C P A W curiosity. Pride. Adventure. Winning which drives to do personal best and the courage to face the challenge with determination and success. If you are ready for your chance to shine and work for  fortune 200 company Dish provides huge variety of career paths across united states. It also provides other career opportunities in customer service in-home services, corporate careers, sales etc to have diverse and driven workforce who take the initiative to create great professional organisation.

    Revenue: $ 15.1 billion

    Profit: $ 1.45 billion


    6. British Sky Broadcasting

    Sky Plc was founded in the year 1988 and headquartered in Middlesex, the United Kingdom.


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    It is an entertainment company which provides TV and WiFi services. It is serving around 22 million customers with close to 57 products connected to more than 11 million homes. It has 30000 plus employees with 11000 plus customer service agents and engineers operating across Europe, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy. The company has its flagship brands like sky Atlantic, sky cinema, sky sports, sky news, sky arts, sky living and sky 1. Today it is offering its customers world leading entertainment with 80000 plus hours of live sports coverage.

    The company believes in better which means providing the best quality entertainment to the entire family using technology .They believe in making life better through entertainment and connecting people at affordable prices so that millions can join in. They are equally committed in behaving responsibly and do right things for the community they live and work. Giving employees all the importance for critical success for the company, they foster a culture where they can give their best and fulfil their potential to achieve greater in life.

    It has displayed responsible business from keeping the customers information safe to reducing the environmental impact. Towards customer they are committed in delivering high editorial standards, to designing innovative products to come up with great ideas to make great things happen every day. They have also displayed responsible behaviour towards sourcing and environment by developing strong partnership with its suppliers with proper policies to ensure they have met their standards. Also to reduce environmental impact they are producing sustainable products and helping in tackling climate change. In all they believe that every young person has potential and just need right opportunity to unlock it. Across their business whether in front camera or off screen they are always looking for new ways to make the lives of customers better.

    Revenue: $ 17.08 billion

    Profit: $ 0.8474 billion


    5. Liberty Global

    An international cable company founded in the year 2013 stands 5th in the list of top ten Media and broadcasting in the span of 4 years with revenue of 20.1 billion dollars.


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    Liberty Global Plc provides cable, internet and television services and is currently headquartered in London, United Kingdom. They have their fibre network stretching over 800000 plus kms serving close to 29 million customers providing ultimate entertainment experience. They are experts in providing ultrafast and seamless connectivity in and out of the house. It has around 50 million houses passed with 50 million video, internet and voice subscribers. As of today it has employed 45000 people in the firm. It is established player in Latin America and Caribbean, having operation in more than 30 countries all over. Its commitment to innovation has enabled them to deliver market competitive products through next generation technologies and networks.

    In 2016 it acquired Plc to form leading TV and telecoms firm in Latin America. As of today it operates through 12 European countries and over 20 Latin American countries with brands like Ziggo, VTR, Liberty, Virgin Media and many others.

    The vision of the company is Connect, Discover and be free which keeps them focussed on bringing amazing entertainment experience through incremental penetration of their services. Their strategy emphasizes on superior organic growth, fruitful M&A and commitment to equity returns which pushes them to more technical innovation and simplify the digital lives of people. The career in Liberty puts you on the front on ever expanding industry which encourages one to explore and achieve full potential through challenging work and empower you to grow and build a career where exactly you wanted to be.

    Revenue: $ 20.01 billion

    Profit: $ 1.71 billion


    4. Charter Communications

    Charter communications, Inc in associated in providing broadband communication services which include TV, video entertainment programming, internet access and spectrum voice.


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    It was founded in the year 1999 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut United States. It is serving over 25 million customers in 41 states and is the second largest cable operators in US by subscribers after Comcast. It is also the fifth largest telephone provider in the basis of subscribers line count. Later in the year 2016, Charter communications acquired Time Warner and Bright House networks making the third largest pay TV services in US for a deal of $65.5 billion. Further it has expanded to reach 2 million households not provided broadband moving into rural areas not served with high speed internet and increase the visibility.

    Today charter is serving more than 25 million people in 41 states. It has always been in pace with technology and is serving most of its customers through legacy set up boxes and DVRs and is further committed to provide all digital network and standard internet speeds across all service areas. Charter communication has also several awards to its name. In 2011 it received fastest ISP award for providing internet services twice the speed during 2011 business year. It has also won Cable Fax topops for day of service for their excellent customer service. It also has 2007 multi system operator of the year along with best company to work for based on the survey created to charter employees. Today it is in 331 rank in the list of fortune 500 best companies.

    When it comes to CSR it is committed to improve communities and impact lives where their customers live work and play. In this regard they have spectrum housing assist which has the goal of making 25000 homes safe and healthier by 2020. In all their philanthropic efforts are set to bring in a difference to the society they serve.

    Revenue: $ 29 billion

    Profit: $ 3.52 billion


    3. Time Warner

    Founded on January 10th 1990 Time Warner Inc. is headquartered in New York and is a media and entertainment company engaged in provided publishing services, film entertainment and cable network.


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    Time Warner deliver premium content worldwide to its audience through its industry leading operating scale, and their aim is to become the world’s leading video content company. As a global media group, they focus on creating value for the company by leveraging big data, consumer insights. Their strategy is to invest in mid-size companies that can generate value for the company. It owns some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry such as HBO, Warner Bros., and CNN, DC Comics etc. Their corporate responsibility is to tell the world stories by leading responsibly and making their business greener. On October 22, 2016 AT&T announced its intent to acquire Time Warner for $108 billion when Time Inc. agreed to a merger with Warner Communications, creating the largest media conglomerate in the world at that time.

    When it comes to working with Time Warner, its leader in media and entertainment providing exciting and rewarding career opportunities across various disciplines. As they are the innovators in technology, products and services they hire the most talented individuals who are committed who reflect the core values of its firm. It is leading in the industry with several awards like best place to work, world’s most ethical companies, top 50 organisations for diversity and many others in the list.

    Revenue: $ 29.32 billion

    Profit: $ 3.92 billion


    2. Walt Disney

    Founded in the year 1923 by Walter Elias Disney, Walt Disney is headquartered in Burbank, California.


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    Walt Disney Company commonly known as Disney has established itself as one of the leaders in the American animation industry with business diversification into film production, television entertainment and theme parks. It is an entertainment giant that also owns cable networks, including ESPN, Disney channel and American Broadcasting Company. Disney operates through a number of studios with each studio crafting a special type of content for its audience. The company distributes film under Walt Disney Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and Dream Works Studios etc. Disney’s stories, characters and content reach every member of the family. It has operations in 40 countries and the team work together to create entertainment experiences for the global audience. Disney maintains its strategy of investing in a number of entertainment offerings across film production, television entertainment and theme parks.

    Disney’s future plans continue to be international expansion of its existing businesses and continue investing in new business lines. Disney has many accolades to its name and features in Fortune’s list of world’s most admired companies. Mickey Mouse one of the earliest and well-known cartoon creation is the mascot for Disney.

    Revenue: $ 54.94 billion

    Profit: $ 8.99 billion


    1. Comcast

    Established in the year 1963, Comcast Corp is a media, communication and entertainment firm involved in providing services in phone, video and internet to the customers in US.


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    The company was started by Ralph J Roberts, Julian A Brodsky and Daniel Aaron, and currently has it’s headquarter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Comcast operates majorly through 5 segments of Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Cable communications, Theme parks and Filmed entertainment. Inspired by rich heritage Comcast has the experience, creativity and leadership to shape the future of media and technology topping the list of fortune 500 broadcasting and cable industries in terms of its performance and business services it provides.

    Its core values revolves to earn respect and trust from its customers, share holders and members of society where 153000 employees strive to shape the future of media and technology. The four core values include community investment through digital literacy, youth education and leadership, by providing the best media to its customers and philanthropic efforts. The second of its value includes diversity and inclusion which best strives to get in innovation in their services, the third one being sustainability by going green and forth one being integrity in doing business. When it comes to its philanthropic acts Comcast offers low cost internet and cable services to schools through US E-rate program. Innovation, passion and entrepreneurialism had driven Comcast to create businesses and reshape the industries with its vision taking it forward to embrace the future through inspired view on what is possible.

    Thus Comcast is a company which reimagines the industry, invent new technologies and creates theme park, movies that convert experiences of millions people in to thrill and entertainment every day. They turn every customers feedback into great app experiences and create powerful experience to millions.

    Revenue: $ 80.4 billion

    Profit: $ 8.7 billion


    Ranking Methodology:

    Step 1: Top 20 companies were shortlisted based on their sales and revenue

    Step 2: 3 Parameters Revenues, Net income were scaled using Min-Max Normalization

    Step 3: Normalized values were weighted with 50% Revenue, 50% Net income

    Step 4: Based on the values, ranking was done


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    French companies have a strong presence not only in Europe but across the world. The largest companies in France are spread across sectors like banking, automobile, pharmaceutical, energy etc. The top companies in France include names like Sanofi, AXA, Total, BNP, EDF, Renault along with Saint-Gobain, VINCI, Renault etc. Here is the list of the top 10 companies in France 2017.


    Quick Glance

    1st place: AXA Group

    2nd place: Total

    3rd place: BNP Paribas

    4th place: EDF

    5th place: Peugeot

    6th place: Renault

    7th place: Christian Dior

    8th place: VINCI

    9th place: Saint-Gobain

    10th place: Sanofi

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Sanofi

    Sanofi is a world leader life sciences company with a strong workforce of 100,000 employees in approximately 100 countries.


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    The company has also 87 manufacturing facilities in some 38 countries and provide services in over 170 countries. The company has five major business verticals namely diabetes & cardiovascular, vaccines, general medicines & emerging markets, consumer healthcare and specialty care. Sanofi has always been an innovation driven firm with the company spending €5.2 billion in research and development in 2016. The group has close to four R&D hubs spread across Europe, Asia and North America. The company reaps 36.6% of its revenue from USA followed by 28.4%(emerging markets), 25.7%(Europe) and 9.3%(rest). In 2016, General medicines contributes 42.8% of revenue to the firm followed by cardiovascular & diabetes (18.9%)

    Being a responsible pharmaceutical company, Sanofi has stringent internal quality processes and structures with compliance systems in place to align themselves with the regulatory framework. The company has partnerships with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WHO amongst others thus strengthening the commitment of the organisation to tackle the menace of health inequality by providing affordable healthcare to a third of world’s population. The company has committed to address the climate change by reducing their energy and carbon footprint and optimization the production, wastage & disposal, filling and packaging of their products.

    As of FY 2016-’17, Sanofi has total sales of $37.4 billion and net profit of $5.2 billion and they are ranked as tenth best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 37.4

    Profits ($Bn): 5.2


    9. Saint-Gobain

    Saint-Gobain was established in 1665 headquartered in Paris and today the group employs more than 170,000 people with operation in more than 68 countries with 8 research centres.


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    The company has immense experience and ability to transform their offerings by upholding high quality and innovative products. The company has consistently performed well among challenging global environment and the emphasis laid on energy efficiency to cut down electricity consumption and contribute to green and responsible corporate influence to address global warming and climate change. They have products ranging from photovoltaic glass, window glass, insulation and water supply systems to meet the growing challenges in the design and construction industry. The company has high performance materials like abrasives, performance plastics, fabrics, ceramics and flat glasses and they have a R&D budget of close to €430m.

    Saint-Gobain serves automobile industry, residential construction, commercial structures and industrial applications. In India, the company has two business Saint Gobain India private Limited and Grindwell Norton Limited. The construction products of saint gobain are CertainTeed(external building solutions), Gyproc(gypsum products), Weber(tiles,grouts,sealers) and pipes. The company has core values which guides their vision and mission such as commitment, loyalty, integrity, respect and solidarity.

    As of FY 2016-’17, Saint Gobain has total sales of $43.2 billion and net profit of $1.5 billion and they are ranked as ninth best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 43.2

    Profits ($Bn): 1.5


    8. VINCI

    VINCI is a concessions and contracting company headquartered in France which was established in 1899 by Mr. Alexandre Giros and Louis Loucheur.


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    It is one of the largest infrastructure company in the world with 183,487 employees worldwide and a total of 270,000 projects. About close to 59% of revenue of the company was from France and 83% of total revenue was from their contracting business. The company employs close to 169,192 employees in contracting which is approximately 92% of their total workforce. VINCI pursues a strategy of finding a right mix of long term value creation for shareholders, builders, suppliers, employees and customers.

    Contracting business requires relatively less capital and strong technical expertise whereas in concession business usually the business cycle is long and requires large amount of capital to sustain. Major business lines under concessions are VINCI airports and VINCI autoroutes and businesses under contracting is divided under VINCI energies, VINCI construction and Eurovia. The company has committed to build smart cities and eco- friendly designs to deal with the problems of urbanisation and better biodiversity planning by creating some benchmarks like ParkCap, Biodi(v)strict in association with ParisTech. The company wants to promote gender diversity and has set a target of having close to 25% of workforce by 2020. The group commits to build long term relationships with its stakeholders and also supports SMEs at local level.

    As of FY 2016-’17, VINCI has total sales of $42.6 billion and net profit of $2.8 billion and they are ranked as eighth best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 42.6

    Profits ($Bn): 2.8


    7. Christian Dior

    Dior was founded by Christian Dior in 1946. The company started with mannequins then launched parfums in the same year.


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    Today, the company is a major luxury goods manufacturer with 210 retail stores, starting from fashion accessories, perfumes, clothing, jewellery, footwear and skincare products. The company’s primary source of distribution is through their retail stores but they also have an online presence. Mr Bernard Arnault is the current chairman of Dior and the company has made massive strides under his leadership. Even though most of the products in their portfolio were considered to be functional products traditionally, the designer series of their products and the quality made them to stand out from the rest of the products in that category. There was a shift from functional to innovative product and they were able to successfully position themselves as the luxury goods manufacturer among their target group.

    After the arrival of Mr. Bernard Arnault in 1984 who also leads LVMH which is the world’s largest luxury group, the group expanded its global footprint by consolidating their product lines and merging complementing businesses. There were leadership change among their business lines as well during this period which re-ignited the brand Dior. The company has approximately 85,000 employees.

    As of FY 2016-’17, Christian Dior has total sales of $43.7 billion and net profit of $2 billion and they are ranked as seventh best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 43.7

    Profits ($Bn): 2


    6. Renault

    Renault was established in 1898. The company has a long and illustrious history with company designing the first two cylinder engine in 1902 which eventually led to the development of modern engines.


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    In 1945, the company was taken over by the French government and was privatized again in 1998. The company has sold approx 2 million cars in Europe with 6 lakh cars in France alone with the market share of 26.4%. They operate in 36 countries with a strong workforce of 120,136 employees. Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung motors are the three brands of Renault and each have their own set of loyal customers. RSM is local brand and Dacia is one of the successful regional brands of the group and they have positioned themselves as reliable and sturdy player. The company thrives on innovation of its products and services and constantly revamping their design strategy which focuses on simplicity, warmth and sensuality. The overall emphasis is in improving the driving experience and comfort of the passengers which takes the centre stage when it comes to defining the brand identity of Renault.

    Renault is also known for its engines, the company is major supplier for many top brands and has performed consistently well in terms of power, reliability and handling. Since, electric vehicles are forecasted to significantly drive revenues in automobile industry, the company has completely digitalized its production system and has adopted a more customer centric approach.

    As of FY 2016-’17, Renault has total sales of $56.7  billion and net profit of $3.8 billion and they are ranked as sixth best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 56.7

    Profits ($Bn): 3.8


    5. Peugeot

    Peugeot was established in the year 1810 and have the long history of designing innovative and creative automobile solutions with the right mix of technology and style.


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    Over the years, the company has pushed boundaries on many fronts and has established itself as the leading car manufacturer in Europe. The company is known for many firsts like i-cockpit which offers excellent conditions for drivers by displaying all the required parameters required for safe driving. The company has concentrated on driving enhancements by designing compact steering and providing access to innovative features. They have developed the most efficient engine to reduce harmful emissions in BlueHDi diesel engine technology with unmatched performance and reliability. The major points of differentiation for Peugeot is the reliability of the performance, efficiency and innovation.

    The company has also developed a raft of concept cars like L500R Hybrid, Traveller i-LAB, Fractal, 308R Hybrid, Quartz, etc.

    As of FY 2016-’17, Peugeot has total sales of $59.8  billion and net profit of $1.9 billion and they are ranked as fifth best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 59.8

    Profits ($Bn): 1.9


    4. EDF

    EDF was first established in 1946 by the French government is the one of the most responsible and efficient producer of electricity.


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    EDF generate about 584 TWh of electricity out of which 78% is nuclear energy, 8% hydropower, 8% gas powered and just 3% of coal based power generation. The company is world leader in generating low carbon energy with 88% of electricity they generate declared free of CO2. They have close to 37 million clients worldwide and a strong workforce of 154,845 employees worldwide. They have expertise from electricity generation to marketing and transmission to consumers with high efficiency and low leakages. Sustainability and environmental consciousness lie at the heart of this firm with the company developing a framework for energy conservation and environmental preservation centred around three main issues. First: Providing customized energy solutions to their growing base of clients, second: Developing renewable energy capacity to 50GW by 2030, third: to expand their footprint to other developing countries to provide high quality energy solutions and also to cut down on emissions by leveraging their expertise.

    The strategic vision 2030 of the company aims to provide better lives, better experiences and better energy for the world. In India, the company has solar energy facility which generates 47MWe and capacity addition project to generate 132MWe is under progress. Being an energy major, the company has adopted six major corporate social responsibility goals namely to cut down emissions and thereby to check climate change, professional and personal development of employees, affordable energy solution, innovation to boost efficiency in both production and transmission, consultation on projects and preserving biodiversity.

    As of FY 2016-’17, Total SA has total sales of $78.8  billion and net profit of $2.5 billion and they are ranked as fourth best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 78.8

    Profits ($Bn): 2.5


    3. Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP)

    BNP was founded after the merger of CNEP which was established in 1848 during severe financial crisis and the BNCI which was formed by entrepreneurs in the year 1930.


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    Both the institutions were nationalised in the year 1945 and they are merged in 1966 to form the Banque Nationale de Paris. It was the first French nationalised bank and was later privatised in the year 1993 and the company was completely transformed. In 1999, they took over Paribas which was established in 1872 as first investment bank in France. The company’s business lines range from Corporate & Institutional banking under which they provide investment banking, global markets, Corporate banking and securities services. They also provide international financial services like Insurance, retail banking, wealth & asset management.  In Asia Pacific alone they have close to 15,000 employees and have partnerships with giants like State Bank of India, Bank of Beijing and Shinhan financial group.

    The company has a very strong corporate philosophy of fighting social maladies and working with people to promote education, sustainability and culture. Their subsidiaries and joint ventures in India include SBI Life, Arval and Sundaram BNP Paribas mutual funds. The company had always worked on creating new and innovative solutions to customers and their stakeholders while having solid fundamentals amid a highly volatile global market. They have strong understanding of local markets in the countries they operate to provide best solutions and services to their corporate and institutional clients. Corporate Social responsibility of the group is maintaining their commitments to their economic responsibilities and working with governments and NGOs for social, civic and environmental commitments for sustainable development.

    As of FY 2016-’17, BNP Paribas has total revenue of $ 74.7 billion and net profit of $ 8.4 billion and ranked as third best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 74.7

    Profits ($Bn): 8.4


    2. Total S.A

    Total S.A first came into existence in the year 1924 and has become a leading company in Europe.


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    The company is focused on fulfilling the energy needs of the customers and they have a long history of not only discovering the untapped energy and taking it to customers in different forms. They also have developed a very strong technical expertise in oil discovery, exploration, transformation and finally distributing to customers with high efficiency and reduced losses. Being an energy major, the company has the responsibility of delivering clean and safer energy options to contribute positively to the threat of climate change and global warming. At present, they operate in over 130 countries and have close to 98,000 employees working on the entire supply chain of energy business. Going forward the major challenges for the company would be to address the threat of climate change and sustaining good relationship with their customers. It is also worth noting that they are the fourth largest oil and gas major in the world. They have made rapid progress in green energy solutions especially the LNG and tapping the solar energy.

    At every facet of their operations, the company adds value by developing an innovative solution to their customers’ needs. The business model of Total is an integrated one starting with exploration and production energy from sources namely the oil & gas, solar and the biomass. Then, they process them to develop required products like petrochemicals, polymers, etc. Finally, they market their products and customers by delivering to the end users which includes shipping.

    As of FY 2016-’17, Total SA has total sales of $128.1 billion and net profit of $6.2 billion and they are ranked as second best company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 128.1

    Profits ($Bn): 6.2


    1. AXA

    AXA is the multinational insurance firm offering wide range of services from investment banking to wealth management.


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    They are established in 1817 and pioneers in the field of life insurance services, employee benefits, corporate insurance and retirement services. Their mission is to help people by managing their savings and assets to protect against any unfortunate events and to provide financial security. The company has built its expertise in risk management and insurance services to build a strong and safer world. The company’s core values are Innovation, Professionalism, Pragmatism, Integrity and Team spirit and they have close to 110 million clients both individual & group in over 64 countries. They are also consistently ranked as world’s best insurance company for eight consecutive years.

    Being in this line of business, their incredible business acumen coupled with ethics and commitments to their customers have propelled this company as an household name in many countries. They have setup a corpus of 100 million euros for research in the areas of risk analysis and financial wealth management. They have approximately 165,000 employees worldwide working in the verticals of life insurance, asset management and property casualty business. The company contributes to reducing the emissions and waste by promoting awareness among its stakeholders and also pledged to address the issue of climate change. The company is also actively working on the fields of promoting low carbon economy through insurance and investment strategies.

    As of FY 2016-’17, AXA has total revenue of $ 132.2 billion and net profit of $ 6.2 billion and are ranked as number one company in France.

    Sales ($Bn): 132.2

    Profits ($Bn): 6.2


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The leading companies of France are taken

    2. Parameters like sales and profits are taken and weightages of 0.5 are given to each

    3. Based on that a final score is calculated and the final ranks are evaluated


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    India is home to some of the largest companies in the world. The biggest Indian companies are spread across various sectors like oil & gas, banking, IT, automobile etc. The largest companies in India reach out to millions of customers, not only in India but have a strong global audience as well. The top companies in India include brands like Reliance, SBI, Indian Oil, Tata Motors, TCS along with HDFC, Infosys. Here is a list of the top 10 companies in India 2017 based on revenues and profits.


    Quick Glance at the top Indian companies 2017

    1st place: Reliance Industries

    2nd place: Indian Oil

    3rd place: TCS

    4th place: Tata Motors

    5th place: State Bank of India

    6th place: Oil & Natural Gas

    7th place: Bharat Petroleum

    8th place: Hindustan Petroleum

    9th place: Infosys

    10th place: HDFC Bank

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. HDFC Bank

    HDFC Bank is one of the giants in Indian Banking and Financial services industry.


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    HDFC Bank is founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharastra. Mr Aditya Puri is the current Chief Executive Officer and the company has a workforce of more than 85000 employees. HDFC Bank provides various projects pertaining to the financial services such as credit cards, corporate banking, insurance, private banking, wealth management, equity, mortgage loans etc. The company has two subsidiaries: HDFC Securities Ltd. and HDB Financial Services Ltd. HDFC Securities deals in providing brokerage services while HDB Financial Services deal in non-deposit taking non-bank finance.

    The Retail segment of the bank engages in raising the deposits made by the customers, provide loans, and distributes third-party financial products. The Wholesale Banking segment provides loans and transaction services to corporate customers. The Treasury Services segment undertakes trading operations on the proprietary account.

    HDFC has been conferred with many awards in 2017. Some of the awards include Best Bank in Cheque Truncation System (CTS), Best Bank in National Automated Clearing House (NACH), Best Bank in National Financial Switch (NFS), Best Domestic Bank by Asiamoney India Banking Awards, Banker of the year – Mr. Aditya Puri by Business Standard Annual Awards.

    Revenue in $Bn: 11.4

    Profit in $Bn: 2


    9. Infosys

    Infosys is one of the largest Indian Multinational IT Services company in the country.


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    Infosys is headquartered in Bangalore, India with Vishal Sikka as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. The company is the largest employer of H-1B Visa professionals in the US, having a strong global presence. Founded in 1981 by Narayana Murthy, it now has a workforce of more than 130000 professionals. The company deals in segments of Financial services and insurance providing companies. The key products of Infosys include NIA – Next Generation Integrated AI platform, Finacle, Skava etc., its offerings also include BPO services, Consulting services, IT services and B2B services.

    Infosys has more than 30 clients worldwide which include big companies like Accernture, IBM Corporation, U.S.Army, HP, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, ICICI Bank, Daimler Mercedes-Benz, HSBC BANK, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, etc. Infosys has received a number of awards namely Golden Peacock Award on Corporate Governance and Sustainability, Best Company in India at Finance Asia Platinum Awards, Vishal Sikka named CNBC Asia's India Business Leader Of The Year and many more.

    Revenue in $Bn: 10.1

    Profit in $Bn: 2.1


    8. Hindustan Petroleum

    Hindustan Petroleum is also a state-owned Oil and gas company like BPCL.


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    The Government owns around 52% shares in HPCL and the headquarters are located in Mumbai, Maharastra. Mr Mukesh Kumar Surana is the current Chief Executive Officer with a workforce of more than 10000 employees. The company was founded in 1974 and the company deals with products like Oil, Natural Gas, Petroleum, Lubricants, Petrochemicals. Hindustan Petroleum has a number of refineries in India of which some are located in Mumbai, Vishakapatnam, Mangalore, Punjab, and Rajasthan. Hindustan Petroleum has a number of ongoing projects which include Visakh Refinery Modernization Project (VRMP), Mumbai Refinery Expansion Project (MREP), Uran-Chakan / Shikrapur LPG Pipeline Project, Wind Power Project under Phase – II and many more.

    Hindustan Petroleum has won the Leadership Excellence Award, Golden Peacock Occupational Health & Safety Award, Green Business Award, ISRS certifications, Suraksha Puraskar – Bronze Trophy. Currently Hindustan Petroleum is placed 807th in Forbes Global 2000 companies.

    Revenue in $Bn: 28.5

    Profit in $Bn: 0.752


    7. Bharat Petroleum

    Bharat Petroleum is a state-owned Oil and gas company which was earlier known as Burmah Oil Company.


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    Bharat Petroleum was acquired by the government in 1976 and thus Bharat Petroleum was founded in 1977. Currently the Chief Executive officer of the company is Mr Rajkumar Duraiswamy and the workforce includes around 13000 employees. The headquarters of the company are in Mumbai, Maharastra. Bharat Petroleum mainly deals with refining of crude oil and marketing of petroleum products. The company focusses in downstream petroleum and exploration & production of Hydrocarbons. Its products mainly include petroleum, Natural gas and some other petrochemicals. Bharat Petroleum is mainly based in refining activities in Mumbai and Kochi basins. Many projects of Bharat Petroleum are relating to the expansion of these refineries.

    Bharat Petroleum has won the ABCI Silver award, SCOPE (Standing Committee in Public Enterprises), BPCL Director is among the most influential CFOs of India, ICE Awards, KSPCB Awards and many more.

    Revenue in $Bn: 28.8

    Profit in $Bn: 1.2


    6. ONGC

    Oil and Natural Gas Corporation is an Indian multinational company dealing in Oil and Natural Gas.


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    ONGC is also a PSU by the Indian Government, and it was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Mr Dinesh Kumar Sarraf is the current Chairman & Managing Director of the company with a workforce of more than 34000 employees. The main business ONGC engages is the production of Oil, LPG and natural gas. It also processes crude oil and oil related products. ONGC is also engaged in transportation of Oil, Petrochemicals, power, and LPG.

    ONGC has signed agreement with the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, a southern state, to invest around Rs. 78000 crores in KG Basin by FY 2021-22. ONGC also has launched a start-up fund if Rs.100 crore to encourage new ideas relating to oil and natural gas sector. ONGC’s foreign subsidiary ONGC Videsh Ltd. is in plans to acquire stake in CSJC Vankorneft, which owns Russia’s second-largest oil and gas fields. Some of the awards and achievements of ONGC include improved brand valuation – 7th in India, ICC PSE Excellence Awards, Bhamashah Award for setting up smart Classes and many more.

    Revenue in $Bn: 19.9

    Profit in $Bn: 2.2


    5. State Bank of India

    State Bank of India is a public sector, Indian bank which is government owned.


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    It was founded on 1921 and was nationalised in 1956 and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharastra. Arundhati Bhattacharya is the current Chairperson of the company and Mr Dinesh Kumar Khara is the CEO with a workforce of more than 200000 employees. State Bank of India deals in 4 segments preferably Treasury, Corporate Banking/Wholesale Banking, Retail Banking and Other Banking Business. The Financial services of the include fund management, factoring, broking, credit cards, Life insurance, general insurance, merchant banking and the treasury segment includes various products like investment portfolio, trading in foreign exchanges,contracts and derivatives etc. The Retail Banking includes primarily personal banking, agency business and ATMs.

    Recently in April, State Bank of India has merged with 5 sister banks State bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Travancore making it India’s Largest Bank in terms of employees, customers, branches, ATMs. The company is currently placed 244 in the Forbes Global 2000 List.

    SBI won NetApp Award 2017 for “Innovative Use of Data Storage”, National Payments Excellence Award for being the Highest Volume Contributor and excellent performance in all NPCI Products.

    Revenue in $Bn: 43.7

    Profit in $Bn: 0.667


    4. Tata Motors

    Tata Motors is an Indian Multinational automotive manufacturing company under the Tata Group.


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    Tata Motors was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Mumbai under Mr Guenter Butschek as the Chief Executive Officer and Chandrashekaran Ramakrishnan as the President and CFO of the Tata Motors Group. Tata Motors has presence in 50 countries and is in an expansion mode internationally. Tata Motors products are broadly classified into 3 categories: Commercial Vehicle, Military vehicles, and Electric Vehicles. Tata Motors with the launch of Tata Nano and new model of Tata Ace has been able to create a buzz in the Indian market to provide them at low prices. Tata Motors R&D and manufacturing units are scattered in Asia, Africa and Europe for wider reach to the customers and to reduce costs.

    Tata Motors has received several awards for various automobiles in many segments. Tata Tiago released as a passenger car has received Compact Car of the year award, Hatchback of the year, Car of the year, “Make in India” Award, and Value of money awards.

    Revenue in $Bn: 41.2

    Profit in $Bn: 1.7


    3. Tata Consultancy Services

    Tata Consultancy Services is an Indian IT company which is founded in 1968 by J.R.D.Tata.


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    TCS is the world’s 9th largest IT services company by revenue, and is a subsidiary of the parent company named Tata Sons. Recently, Mr Rajesh Gopinathan who was the Chief Financial Officer of TCS succeeded Mr N Chandrashekaran as the Chief Executive Officer. Mr N Chandrashekaran was named as the Chairman of the parent company Tata Sons. TCS currently has a CEO-COO model after 7 years which helped the company in early stages of the company in 2000s. Tata Consultancy Services has more than 50 big clients like Allianz group, Cisco, HP, ING Group, Microsoft, Sony, Philips, Electronic Arts, Qualcomm, Hutchinson. TCS has around 300 offices across 48 countries and has presence in other countries as subsidiaries. Recently, TCS got into a partnership with Aurus Inc. to improve the payment technology to optimize better payment solutions for TCS Omnistore.

    Tata Consultancy Services was honoured for B2B Brand Experience, Mobile Marketing campaign and social Responsibility Programs of the year at American Business Awards. It was also awarded National Intellectual Property Award and WIPO award for innovative Enterprise.

    Revenue in $Bn: 17.4

    Profit in $Bn: 3.9


    2. Indian Oil Corporation

    Indian Oil Corporation is India’s largest commercial enterprise for two consecutive years from 2015-17.


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    The increase performance is due to the increase in the capitalization of the company by almost two fold in this fiscal year 2016-17. Balasubramanian Ashok is the current CEO and the headquarters are located in New Delhi. IOCL was founded in 1959 and has a current work force of around 33000 employees. IOCL operates its business through three main segments mainly petrochemicals and petroleum products. Some of the well-known petroleum products of IOCL are indane gas, SERVO lubricants and greases, Jet Fuel, etc. Some of the major projects of IOCL include Polypropylene plant at Paradip, Distillate yield improvement project at Haldia, BS-VI quality improvement project for refineries, De-bottlenecking of Salaya-Mathura Crude pipeline and many more.

    Some of the achievements of IOCL include highest ranked Indian company in Fortune Global 500 listing, Best CFO award by ICAI, Best CSR project for Assam Oil School for women empowerment.

    Revenue in $Bn: 54.1

    Profit in $Bn: 1.7


    1. Reliance Industries

    Reliance Industries Limited(RIL) is one of the India’s largest conglomerate company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharastra.


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    Reliance has been founded by Dhirubhai Ambani in 1966 which later on has been taken over by Mukesh Ambani as its chairman with around 25000 workforce. Reliance has wide product based businesses in textiles, natural resources, and telecommunications, petrochemicals, energy, and retail and security services as service base business. Reliance industries is one of the investors paradise in recent times with its subsidiaries excelling in their respective fields. Some of these subsidiaries are: Reliance Industrial Infrastructure Limited, Reliance Retail, Reliance Life Sciences, Reliance Institute of Life Sciences, Reliance Clinical Research Services, Reliance Solar, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited.

    Recently in 2016 Dhirubhai Ambani has been conferred with the Padma Vibhushan award. With the disruptive innovation in the telecommunication field in 2016-17 Reliance has been able to get more profits and also a better market position in the telecommunication arena. Reliance Jio Infocomm has been able to give stiff competition to the current market players in India and has proved to be one tech giant in this field. Reliance is the winner of the Confederation of Indian Industries’ ‘Sustainable Plus Platinum Award’ in late 2016 and is place 106 in Forbes global 2000 List in 2017.

    Revenue in $Bn: 41.8

    Profit in $Bn: 4.3


    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The leading companies from India are taken

    2. Parameters like revenues and profits are taken and given equal weightages

    3. Based on that, final scores are calculated to derive the final ranks


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    The largest companies in the world are brands which are present across various sectors like oil, retail, automobile, consumer electronics etc. The biggest companies in the world have revenues and profits in billions of dollars, which are driven by millions of customers worldwide. The top companies in the world comprise of global brands like Walmart, Sinopec, Toyota, Volkswagen, Shell along with Apple, Exxon, Royal Dutch Shell etc, which have a strong global reach and presence. Here is the list of the top 10 companies in the world 2017.

    Quick Glance :

    Top Companies in World 2017 are

    1st Place : Walmart

    2nd Place : Sinopec

    3rd Place : Toyota

    4th Place : Volkswagen

    5th Place : Royal Dutch Shell

    6th Place : Berkshire Hathaway

    7th Place : Apple

    8th Place : Exxon Mobil

    9th Place : Samsung Electronics

    10th Place : Daimler

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Daimler

    Daimler is a German automotive multinational that is among the most successful global companies in its sector.


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    It is a leader in the production of premium cars and commercial vehicles that is involved in the production and marketing of trucks, motorcycles, buses and cars. The major divisions of the company include Daimler Trucks, Daimler Vans, Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz Vans. The company started with humble origins in 1889, when Frederick Sims noticed the market potential of railcars produced by Gottlieb Daimler. The automobiles were formally introduced into England in 1890, leading to the setting up of Daimler Motor Syndicate Limited in 1893. The following decade saw Daimler become the first automotive company to be associated with royalty, when King Edward VII bought two Daimlers and declared the company the official motor car suppliers of the royal family.

    The first major strategic move made by the company happened in 1926, when Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft AG and Benz & Company merged to form Daimler-Benz AG. The firm played a major role during World War 1, during which it emerged a major manufacturer of engines, tractors and shells for the military. Daimler soon entered the business of chartering airplanes as well, leading to the formation of Daimler Air Hire in 1924 which eventually formed the core of the national airways. During World War 2 as well, Daimler played an important role by producing 2700 armored cars and 6600 scout cars. Daimler also produced components for aircrafts.

    Daimler was acquired by Jaguar Cats in 1960. The following years saw the company’s ownership change rapidly as the company was acquired by BMH and British Leyland in 1966 and 1968 respectively. In 1998, Daimler merged with Chrysler to form DaimlerChrysler AG. The Chrysler Group was soon sold off to Cerberus Capital Management in 2007. Finally, Daimler was bought by the Tata Group in 2007, in whose hands the company currently lies. The company is currently headed by Dieter Zetsche, and is headquartered in Stuttgart , Germany. Daimler currently employs over 280,000 employees

    Sales ($Bn): 169.5

    Profits ($Bn): 9.4



    9. Samsung

    Samsung has the distinction of being the largest “chaebol”, that is conglomerate, in South Korea.


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    It has such a profound impact on the economic landscape of the country that it has been titled the “Miracle on the Han River”. Samsung was started on May 1st, 1938 by Leebyung Chull, originally as a grocery trading store specializing in noodles. The story of how it reached its present status is quite impressive. The grocery trading business started exporting its goods to China, and slowly expanded into other areas such as the Textile industry after the Korean War. In 1978, Samsung successfully completed the vertical integration of the textile industry, when it took control of all activities involved in its supply chain.

    Subsequent years witnessed the diversification of Samsung into numerous fields. It entered the Heavy Industries, Ship Building and Aerospace sectors in the year 1978. Later, Samsung enter the Data Systems and consumer electronics market too. At present, Samsung is a global conglomerate of over 70 subsidiaries ranging from construction (the Burj Khalifa was built by Samsung) to fashion, with Samsung Electronics being the major contributor to revenues. This subsidiary is in itself subdivided into 3 distinct parts – Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics and Electronic Components. Recently, Samsung has even ventured into the health and pharmaceutical segment.

    The most popular among Samsung’s products are smartphones. Smartphones alone accounted for 76% of profits in 2015. Samsung holds a competitive edge in this business owing to vertical integration that has been implemented here. Samsung held 22% market share in the smartphone segment in 2015, with Apple coming in second with a little over 16% market share. Samsung employed 489,000 employees as on 2014, which is more than Google, Apple and Microsoft combined. It accounts for a fifth of South Korea’s total exports, and has three current CEOs.

    Sales ($Bn): 174

    Profits ($Bn): 19.3




    8. Exxon Mobil

    Exxon Mobil is an American oil and gas giant, which was formed as a result of the merger of two companies, Exxon and Mobil.


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    Today, it is among the largest oil refineries in the world, producing around 6.3 million barrels per day. The firm operates under three brand names worldwide – Exxon, Esso and Mobil and Exxon Mobil also has several subsidiaries that are involved in shipping of petroleum, for example, Sea River Maritime and Imperial Oil Limited of Canada. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has the following three distinct operating categories, the upstream, downstream and chemical divisions. The upstream division is involved in exploration, extraction and shipping of oil; and the downstream division specializes in marketing and retailing operations.

    The company was formed as a result of a merger between the largest oil company in the world, Exxon, and the 2nd largest oil company in the USA, Mobil, in 1999. Incidentally, both of these companies are successors of Standard Oil, which was established in 1870 by John Rockefeller. In 1911, Standard Oil was split into 34 distinct companies, among which were Jersey Standard and Standard Oil Co. of New York, which subsequently became Exxon and Mobil respectively.

    The company has faced criticism from environmental activists, including Greenpeace, on account of pollution and alleged lethargy in responding to disasters. In 2005, it was the 6th largest contributor to airborne pollutants, and dedicated less than 1% of net profits to development of alternate energy. Exxon Mobil has also faced the heat for its involvement in environmental disasters such as the Yellowstone River oil spill, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Baton Rouge Refinery pipeline oil spill etc. In 2005, the company overtook Walmart to become the largest publicly held corporation by revenue in the world. The two firms have been closely competing for the top spot ever since. The current CEO of the company is Darren Woods, and it employs over 73,000 employees.

    Sales ($Bn): 197.5

    Profits ($Bn): 7.8




    7. Apple

    Apple is synonymous with design and simplicity and is a global electronics brand.


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    Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniack and Ronald Wayne founded the giant we know today in their garage on April 1st, 1976. Wozniack and Jobs were directly involved in the day to day affairs, while Ronald Wayne was more of an investor who eventually sold his shares of the company for just $500, 12 days after the company was founded. Apple was started to bring computers that were generally available only for professional use into the homes of people. They were, in a way the pioneers of Personal Computing. The Apple 1, The first product developed by Apple, was introduced in the market in 1976. Priced at $666, only 200 of these were produced over 1.5 years. Today, they have become highly collectible items. The Apple II was also released soon. This product was not a success, as customers thought that the pricing of the product, at $1300 per PC was too high for them to see any utility in the product.

    Subsequent products tasted success again, for example such as the Mouse, the Macintosh etc. More recent products introduced into the market by Apple include the iPod, iPad, iOS, Apple TV etc. The iPhone was the most revolutionary product introduced by Apple in recent times. After the first version was released in 2007, total sales of iPhones hit 1 billion In July 2016. In 2013, Apple earned upto 70% of its total profits from the iPhone alone. Apple also enjoys a continuous source of revenue from its advent into digital content, with services such as iTunes and AppStore etc.

    The major markets captured by Apple include North and South America, Europe, Australia and most of Asia. The current CEO is Timothy Cook, and Apple is the world’s most valuable brand according to Forbes list.

    Sales ($Bn): 217.5

    Profits ($Bn): 45.2




    6. Berkshire Hathaway

    Berkshire Hathaway is an American MNC conglomerate holding company, which was originally named the Valley Falls Company.


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    The organization was started in 1839 by Oliver Chance, and the company is currently headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska and is headed by the illustrious Warren Buffet. The company we know today as Berkshire Hathaway was formed by a series of mergers and acquisitions, the earliest among which was the merger of Valley Falls with Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Company. The firm thus created was named Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates. In 1955, the company merged with Hathaway Manufacturing Company, to form Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Following World War 1, the textile industry suffered a hit, and Berkshire Hathaway was also among the companies in trouble. Warren Buffet came to the firm’s rescue, and bought shares of the company. After a series of events, Warren Buffet ended up as the majority shareholder of the company, and thus gained control over the firm. In spite of the tough market scenario, efforts were made to maintain the core competence of the company in the textile industry, however, the company soon diversified into other verticals very soon, beginning with the investment and insurance fields.

    In 1977, the organization acquired Buffalo Evening News, its first media firm, and by 1985 it completely shut down its operations in the textile industry. The following years saw the company grow in stature, following a series of corporate mergers. In 1996, the company acquired GEICO and FlighSafety International; while in 1998 it acquired General Re. 2007 saw the firm acquire the Nederlandse Reassurantie Groep to form the Berkshire Hathaway Assurance and enter the health, casualty and life insurance markets.

    Of late, the firm has further diversified into a wide range of verticals, with the acquisitions of ACME Building Brands and Ben Bridge Jewelers in 2000, and the Business Wire in 2006. Currently, the firm has entered the markets of over 13 unique product categories, and employs more than 331,000 employees.

    Sales ($Bn): 222.9

    Profits ($Bn): 24.1




    5. Royal Dutch Shell

    Royal Dutch Shell, which is also commonly known as Shell, is a 108 year old oil and gas corporation.


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    The company is headquartered in Netherlands, and was incorporated in the UK in 1907, and currently, Royal Dutch Shell operates in more than 70 countries worldwide. The organization was formed as a result of a merger between Royal Dutch Petroleum and Shell Transport & Trading, based in UK. Soon after inception, production and manufacturing operations were looked after by the Dutch firm, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschappij, at Hague. Shell soon acquired the Mexican Eagle Petroleum Company in 1919, and just three years later, formed Shell Mex, which took care of all marketing operations of Shell worldwide. The company set up Shell Chemicals Ltd., which offers a diverse product portfolio including acetone, aromatics, phenol, alcohols and many more, in 1929. The Shell Mex House was completed in 1931, and the facility became the global head office for marketing operations in 1931. The head office was however shifted to Curacao in 1940.

    In 1952, Shell became the first company to use computers for operation in the Netherlands. The iconic shell logo was designed by Raymond Loewy, who also designed the logos of BP and Exxon, in 1971. In 2004, the whole of Shell group moved to a single parent company, the Royal Dutch Shell. The company entered a joint venture with Cosan in 2010, resulting in the creation of Raizen. Royal Dutch Shell later acquired East Resources in the same year.

    Shell is a vertically integrated organization, which deals with operations including exploration, production, refining, distribution, power generation, and petrochemicals, marketing and trading. The company currently employs over 93,000 employees, and the current CEO is Ben van Beurden.

    Sales ($Bn): 234.8

    Profits ($Bn): 4.7




    4. Volkswagen

    Volkswagen is a German Automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg.


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    The company was founded by the Deutsche Arbetsfront (German Labour Front) in 1937, under Adolf Hitler. The company was originally named “Gesellschaft Zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagen”, and focuses on two significant verticals – Commercial Vehicles and Passenger Vehicles. Some of the notable brands under passenger vehicles include Scania, Man, Neoplan and Volkswagen. Brands falling under the commercial vehicles vertical include Audi, Skoda, Bentley, Porsche, Lamborghini and Volkswagen. In 1938, the company was officially renamed as Volkswagenwerk, and production of the KDF Wagen was started. This car was later rechristened as the “Beetle”, by advertising agency Doyle Dane Bernbach, so as to improve sales in the USA. The company was into the production of military vehilces such as the Kübelwagen, and Schwimmwagen for the following decade. In 1949, ownership of the company was transferred to the Government of Germany, and the first Beetle was sold in USA. The company went global in 1953, with the establishment of a factory in Toronto. The upcoming years saw rapid expansion, with manufacturing facilities being established in Brazil and America.

    The firm entered into a joint venture with SEAT in 1960, and soon acquired the company, making it the first non-German subsidiary of Volkswagen. Disney, in 1968, came up with the movie Herbie, which was centered on a talking Beetle. Following this, sales soon crossed 15 million vehicles, surpassing the recors set by Ford’s Model T. The Beetle became the world’s most produced vehicle. In 1969, Auto Union and NSU Motorenwerke, subsidiaries of Volkswagen, were merged to create Audi.

    The following years saw the company introducing the Golf MK3 and the Jetta in USA. Volkswagen acquired Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini in 1998. The Phaeton line was announced soon and an assembly plant was setup in Tennessee. Recent years saw the company being rocked by scandal; however, the company has done well to emerge from the ashes. The current CEO of the company is Matthias Müller, who took over the position in September 2015.

    Sales ($Bn): 240.3

    Profits ($Bn): 5.7




    3. Toyota

    Toyota is a Japanese multinational company specializing in the production of cars and trucks.


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    The organization was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda, in the year 1933 as a part of the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works. The company was officially renamed as the Toyota Motor Company in the year 1937. The company has been at the forefront of technology and innovation, with the company coming up with a prototype for small car, a segment largely ignored by American car makers, in the year 1947. The model was officially released in the year 1949, and was quite a success in the market. The car was capable of running at a top speed of 54 miles per hour.

    The upcoming decade was a challenging period of time for the company, owing to the bad market condition in Japan. The company produced $ 3.5 billion worth of cars, but was only able to generate $ 2.5 billion in sales. The resulting losses brought the company to the brink of being dissolved; Toyota pushed through these rough times however, by making some crucial decisions such as cutting down on manpower. Toyota came up with the iconic Toyota Production System (TPS) as well, starting in this period, so as to reduce the costs of production and streamline the operations of the plant.

    The company introduced the popular Land Cruiser model in 1951. Simultaneously, production rates shot back up while focus was kept on improving the quality and reducing production costs. The measures taken to revive business succeeded, and both production and profitability started rising post these reforms. In 1966, the iconic Corolla was released and in 1980, Toyota rose to become the second largest car producer after GM. In 1984, the company entered a joint venture with GM and formed the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI), and hence entered the American market. The company introduced the Lexus in 1989, and also established itself in Latin America and Southeast Asia. The Prius was released in 1997, and Toyota quickly overtook GM in the rankings in 2013. The company is headquartered in Aichi, Japan and the current President is Akio Toyoda.

    Sales ($Bn): 249.9

    Profits ($Bn): 17.1




    2. Sinopec

    China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation is a Chinese energy and chemical company established in the year 1998.


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    The scope of the company’s business covers oil and gas and a wide range of chemicals, and the company is state owned, and has a registered capital of $30 billion. The company is presently known as Sinopec Corporation, and is a listed market on both domestic and international markets. The firm went public in February 2000, when it issued $16.78 billion shares in 2000. Shares were simultaneously issued in Hong Kong, New York and London stock exchanges. At present, the company’s 76% of the ownership lies with the Sinopec Group, while international and domestic investors own 19% and 5% of the company’s ownership.

    China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation is the largest supplier and producer of petrochemical products and refined oil products. The firm is China’s second largest crude oil producer. Sinopec currently has more than 100 subsidiaries, which are engaged in a wide range of activities which include oil and gas exploration, refining, production, research and marketing of petrochemical and other related chemical products. Sinopec is also involved in foreign trade. The product portfolio of Sinopec includes polymers, synthetic fibers, resins, gasoline, jet fuel, fertilizers, diesel etc. The principal market of Sinopec includes the Eastern, Southern and Central regions of China. The company’s core competence lies in the petrochemical industry, and is a fully integrated company that incorporates upstream, midstream and downstream operations as well. The current CEO of the company is Fu Chengyu and currently employs more than 350,000 employees.

    Sales ($Bn): 255.7

    Profits ($Bn): 7




    1. Walmart

    Walmart is an American multi-national company that focuses on the target market of middle class and lower middle class consumers.


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    The company believes in the philosophy of selling in high volumes, while maintaining a low profit margin, so as to pass on the benefit of the low prices to the end consumer. Founded by Sam Walton in 1962, the company is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas and currently employs over 2 million employees (associates). Post inception, the company expanded rapidly and had opened 24 stores in Arkansas by 1967. The following year saw the company opening three more stores in Oklahoma, Missouri and Clare. By 1970, Walmart had become a household name, and was listed on the NYSE when it went public in the same year. By 1974, expansion had reached top gear, with 125 stores employing over 7500 employees and generating $340 million in revenue. Close to a decade later, Walmart had expanded to 1200 stores and was generating $16 million in revenue. In 1988, Walmart opened its first superstore in Missouri.

    The 1990s witnessed Walmart entering the international market, with stores being opened in Mexico (1991), Canada (1994), Argentina and Brazil (1995).The company’s revenue touched the $300 billion mark in 2005. Walmart had built up an extensive distributive network by this time, which included 2800 stores in USA, and a further 3800 stores worldwide. In fact, by this time, there were no two places in the USA without a Walmart store farther than 100kms. Today, the firm is present in 15 different countries under 55 different names., which includes over 11,000 locations including, but not limited to, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya, China, Japan, India and Argentina. The current CEO of Walmart is Doug McMillon, and the company employs close to 2.3 million associates worldwide.

    Sales ($Bn): 485.3

    Profits ($Bn): 13.6

     

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    1. The top companies of the world are selected

    2. Parameters like sales and profits for these companies are taken and given weightages of 0.8 and 0.2 respectively

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    IT Companies have played an important role in ensuring the growth of other dependent industries in US. The biggest American information technology companies serve not only clients in USA but also reach out to an international audience. The top IT companies in USA include brands like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Adobe, HP etc. Here is a list of the top 10 IT companies in USA 2017 based on revenues and profits.

    Quick Glance :

    Top IT Companies in USA 2017 are

    1st Place : Microsoft

    2nd Place : Oracle

    3rd Place : IBM

    4th Place : Adobe

    5th Place : HP

    6th Place : Cognizant

    7th Place : Vmware

    8th Place : Intuit

    9th Place : Symantec

    10th Place : Red Hat

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Red Hat

    Red hat is a multinational company based out of America and deals in providing software solutions to different business communities.


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    It has satellite offices across globe with corporate headquarter in Raleigh, North Carolina. Business model on which Red Hat operates on is professional open source model which is based on development of open code within a professional quality assurance, community and subscription based customer support. Open source which RED hat produces allows programmers to make further adaptations and improvements. Subscriptions are sold by Red Hat for integration services, training and support which helps the customer of Red hat to use their subscription products.one set price are being paid by the customer for having unlimited access of the services like Red Hat Network and for 24 X7 support from Red Hat.

    Red Hat makes, keeps up, and adds to many free programming ventures. It has obtained a few restrictive programming item codebases through corporate mergers and acquisitions and has discharged such programming under open source licenses. Red hat made its first acquisition of Delix Computer GmbH-Linux Div, a company based out of Germany on 30th july ,1999. Next acquisition it made was on January 2011 of Cygnus solution which provided free softer support to commercial organisations.

    Red Hat Inc made its subsidiary Red Hat India to deliver support, software and services to Indian customers. Red Hat India had distribution of over 70 channel partners covering 27 cities across India in 2006.

    Revenue ($Bn): 2.4

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 0.199



    9. Symantec

    Symantec Corporation is an American programming organization headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States.


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    The organization produces programming for security, stockpiling, reinforcement and accessibility - and offers proficient administrations to bolster its product. Netcraft evaluates Symantec (counting backups) as the most-utilized accreditation expert. Symantec is a Fortune 500 organization and an individual from the S&P 500 securities exchange file. The organization likewise has improvement focuses in Pune, Chennai and Bengaluru (India). On October 9, 2014, Symantec proclaimed it would part into two autonomous traded on an open market organizations before the finish of 2015. One organization would concentrate on security, the other on data administration. On January 29, 2016, Symantec sold its data administration auxiliary, named Veritas Technologies (which Symantec had gained in 2004) to The Carlyle Group.

    With a National Science Foundation grant Gary Hendrix Established it in 1982, Symantec was initially cantered around computerized reasoning related tasks, including a database program. Hendrix contracted a few Stanford University common dialect handling analysts as the organization's first representatives, among them Barry Greenstein (proficient poker player and designer of the word processor segment inside Q&A).Hendrix likewise enlisted Jerry Kaplan (business person and creator) as an advisor to assemble the in-RAM database for Q&A.

    Revenue ($Bn): 3.6

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 2.4



    8. Intuit

    Intuit is one of the biggest American IT companies serving customers in USA & worldwide.


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    Intuit Inc is a business and budgetary programming organization that creates and offers money related, bookkeeping and assessment arrangement programming and related administrations for independent companies, bookkeepers and people. The organization is headquartered in Mountain View, California. More prominent than 95% of its incomes and profit originated from its exercises inside the United States. Intuit makes TurboTax, a customer assess arrangement application, the private company bookkeeping program QuickBooks, proficient duty arrangements ProSeries and Lacerte, and various finance items. In April 2016, Intuit finished the offer of its unique leader item, Quicken, to H.I.G. Capital.

    Notwithstanding the United States, the organization has workplaces in seven nations around the globe: UK, Australia, France, Singapore, India, Brazil, and Canada. With home to more than eight thousand representatives it has Brad Smith as its present president and CEO. The significant results of Intuit incorporate programming for individual back, bookkeeping and programming for expense form. It has two noteworthy innovative work focuses situated in Ontario, Canada and Bengaluru, India. Mint, Quicken, Quick book independently employed and Turbo duty are couple of items for person. For independent venture it significant items incorporate Check and Tax frames, Demand compel, Intuit Payroll Services, Quickbooks and QuickBooks Payments while Lacerte and Proseries are its known items for bookkeepers. It takes after the technique of obtaining for its development with one noteworthy procurement consistently. The last being procurement of UK based organization Acrede in December, 2014. Mint it item for individual enables one to make spending plan for one's close to home utilize. It additionally has the arrangement for bizarre record charges and helps one to get their financial assessments.

    Revenue ($Bn): 4.6

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 0.98



    7. Vmware

    VMware is a worldwide pioneer in cloud framework and business versatility.


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    VMware quickens clients' advanced change travel by empowering ventures to ace a product characterized way to deal with business and IT. With VMware arrangements, associations are making uncommon encounters by activating everything, reacting speedily to circumstances with present day information and applications facilitated crosswise over crossover mists, and protecting client trust with a protection inside and out way to deal with cyber security. It is home to eighteen thousand workers and has Pat Gelsinger as its present CEO. VMware leads in cloud framework and virtualization programming helping associations develop and flourish. The portfolio of VMware incorporates Cloud administration programming, Desktop Software, virtual desktop framework, Server Software, systems administration and application administration and security items. Few of the known offering from the VMware house incorporates vSphere, vCloud Suite, vCloud Director, Horizon and Fusion. They have as of late extended their administration to IT based counselling as a major aspect of their development procedure. It is asserted that they take into account 100% of Fortune 100 organizations. VMware runs a lot of preparing and scholarly related program where they teach about their offerings. It likewise has devoted projects for forthcoming cooperation accomplices. Few of those administrations are VMware Service Provider Program, Consulting and Integration Partner Program and VMware Authorized preparing focuses.

    Revenue ($Bn): 6.03

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 7.093



    6. HP

    Hewlett Packard, known as HP, company which is most commonly known as HP is American MNC which deals in information technology and is headquartered in Palo Alto which is in California.


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    A variety of software as well as hardware components were developed by HP for its customers which were large companies as well as SMBs and other customers in the government, health and education sector. The organization was established in a one-auto garage in Palo Alto by David "Dave" Packard and William "Charge" Redington Hewlett, and at first delivered a line of electronic test devices. HP was the world's leader in PC making from 2007 to Q2 2013, after which Lenovo took that rank from hewlett packard.It was an expert manufacturing and developing networking, data storage, and computing hardware, delivering services and designing software. Latent product offerings included individualized computing gadgets, endeavour and industry standard servers, related capacity gadgets, organizing items, programming and an assorted scope of printers and other imaging items. HP showcased its items to family units, little to medium-sized organizations and endeavours specifically and additionally through online appropriation, buyer hardware and office-supply retailers, programming accomplices and significant innovation merchants. HP likewise had benefits and counselling business around its items and accomplice items.

    Revenue ($Bn): 13.49

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 1.553



    5. Cognizant Technologies

    It is the company which leads in providing professional services which helps clients to transform their business, technology and working structure for the digital era.


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    Headquartered in USA and being a member of NASDAQ-100, it is ranked at 230 among other fortune 500 companies. And also considered the most admired organisation to work. With operations globally it has more than two hundred ten thousand workers and has Francisco D'Souza as its present CEO. its slogan as "committed to make stronger business" Cognizant works in the data innovation, counselling and business handle outsourcing administrations fragment. It has adopted a strategy for development through acquisitions, Cadient Group of USA in late 2014 and the most recent being the Odecee group of Australia. Few of the platforms and product offered by the company includes Cognizant S3P, assetSERV, CognizantOptimaWrite, Cloud360, GeoLocus, TruMobl, Zero Deviation Life Cycle,ModelEye. SMAC as a guardian angel,The Robot and I and IoT (Internet of Things) are few of the most recent intuition which the organizations claims to be off distinct advantage in the IT Industry. Company is showing up in Fortune list as Most appreciated organizations for a long time consecutively now. It is positioned 40 in Information Week Elite 100.

    Revenue ($Bn): 48.23

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 2.5



    4. Adobe

    Adobe is a multinational company which deals in computer software.


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    The company is based out of America and have headquartered in San Jose, California. A creativity and multimedia software product was the field in which adobe has previously focussed but recently it has forayed in software development and rich internet applications. Photoshop which is for editing image is the flagship software by adobe. Other product includes Acrobat Reader, Portable document format and Adobe creative Suite and its successor Adobe Creative Cloud. Charles Geschke and John Warnock founded adobe in year 1982 when they left Xerox Parc for the sake developing and selling the Post Script page description language. Apple computer in 1985 sparked revolution in desktop publishing by licensing post script use in it’s laser printers.

    By 2015, Adobe Systems has around 15,000 representatives worldwide, around 40% of whom were working in San Jose. Adobe additionally has improvement operations in Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York City, New York; Newton, Massachusetts;; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Seattle, Washington; Lehi, Utah; San Luis Obispo and San Francisco California , United States.

    Revenue ($Bn): 5.8

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 1.168



    3. IBM

    International business machines which is commonly known as IBM is a multinational technology firm based out of USA.


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    With operation in more than 170 countries it is headquartered in Armonk New York. This company started its operation in year 1911 with name computing tabulating and recording company and later in 1924 was renamed to international business machine. IBM fabricates and showcases PC equipment, middleware and programming, and offers facilitating and counselling administrations in regions running from centralized computer PCs to nanotechnology. With about four hundred thousand representatives and operations across globe there is no doubt in it being a pioneer in the Computer Software, Hardware, and IT Consulting. Outsourcing services, Business Services, Lab services, IT Services and Financing and Training are couple of general classifications of administrations line it takes into account. Few of the popular programming of IBM incorporates SPSS, Info sphere, Cognos, Rational ,Lotus, Rational, Web Sphere and Tivoli. It is additionally known for the frameworks, servers and capacity gadget which it produces. It has topped the diagrams in every one of the rankings which are distributed by , Newsweek, Fortune, Vault and so on. There has been some slide seen in the income earned by IBM in a year ago regardless it figures out how to make it beat 3 IT organizations of US.

    Revenue ($Bn): 79.92

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 11.87



    2. Oracle

    Oracle Corporation is a multinational company which specializes in computer technology and is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.


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    It offers databases, applications, storage, servers and cloud technologies to give a boost to modern businesses. To be flexible to unique needs of businesses oracle offers a wide range of model in cloud deployment, systems and software. Oracle cloud is a complete set of platform, infrastructure and application services which with advanced security and scalability helps enterprises in technical agility, connects people to information for clearer insights and through simplified workflows fosters efficiency. So far oracle has 420000 customers across 195 countries that have benefitted by oracle in accelerating their digital transformation. It was founded in year 1978 by Bob Miner and Ed Oates along with Larry Ellison by the name Software Development Laboratories. Elision was the idea generator for Oracle who derived inspiration from a paper written in 1970 by Edgar. Codd on RDMS.

    In 1979 SDL renamed itself to relational software,Inc and then in 1982 to Oracle system Corporation to be more aligned with its famous product oracle database. In 1995 it again changed its name to Oracle Corporation. The early success of oracle was due to the C programming language which oracle used to implement in its products which enabled switching to various operating systems.

    Revenue ($Bn): 37.04

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 8.9



    1. Microsoft

    Microsoft is a world leading company which provides platforms for mobile phone and computers.


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    Mission of this firm is to help every company and every person on this planet get more through its products and services. Microsoft is the name given to Microsoft Corporation and its affiliated companies which includes Microsoft mobile OY which is a subsidy of Microsoft and distributes nokia X and Asha and Lumia mobile phones and other devices. It was founded in year 1975 by William H gates III. It is currently headed by Mr Satya Nadella and is worldwide leader in software. Products which Microsoft has in the market are Office, Skype (video calling) Internet Explorer, Windows Operating Systems, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Dynamics (Enterprise Software), Xbox (computer game industry), and Mobile and so on. Known administrations offered by Microsoft incorporates MSN, Bing web index MSDN, outlook.com, TechNet, Visual Studio, One Drive Bing web index MSDN, Azure. The solution which company provides help industries to save a lot on developments and customizations. The result which Microsoft dynamics has shown in government and public sector, retail, financial service, telecommunication and manufacturing sectors proves the value of the products offered.

    Making acquisition is a part of its growth strategy and have increasingly diversified itself from operating system market. It acquired Skype in year 2011 for $8.5 billion and in 2016 it acquired LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. It is having its head quarter in Redmond Washington and have market capitalisation of $546.88 billion with profit in year in 2016 $16.8 billion.

    Revenue ($Bn): 85.32

    Net Profit ($ Bn): 16.798

     

    Rank Methodology

    1. The leading IT companies are USA are considered

    2. Various parameters like revenues, marcap, net profits are taken into consideration

    3. Based on weighted averages, the final ranks are calculated


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    Telecom has been able to reach out to every corner of USA. The largest telecom companies in USA have been offering data plans, voice plans along with other VAS services. These biggest American telecom brands focus on quality network and good customer service. The top telecom brands in USA include companies like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Charter, T-Mobile etc. Here is the list of the top 10 telecom companies in USA 2017 as per Revenue, Subscribers and Profit.

    Quick Glance :

    Top Telecom Companies in USA 2017 are

    1st Place : AT&T

    2nd Place : Verizon Communications

    3rd Place : Comcast Corporation

    4th Place : Charter Communications

    5th Place : T-Mobile USA

    6th Place : Sprint Corporation

    7th Place : CenturyLink

    8th Place : Dish Network

    9th Place : Cox Communications

    10th Place : US Cellular

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. U.S. Cellular

    United States Cellular Corporation, working together as U.S. Cell, is a local carrier in USA.


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    The company claims and works the fifth-biggest remote broadcast communications organize in the United States, serving 5 million clients in 426 markets in 23 US states as of the primary quarter of 2017. The organization has its central command in Chicago, Illinois. US Cellular was shaped in 1983 as an auxiliary of Telephone and Data Systems (TDS), Inc., which still possesses an 84 percent stake. In consistence with government law, U.S. Cell works with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to give free AMBER Alerts by means of content informing. PC Magazine granted U.S. Cell, alongside Verizon Wireless, a "Readers Choice" for cell specialist co-op grant in 2010, expressing that it score most elevated in the client benefit category. J. D. Power and Associates appraised U.S. Cell as having "Most noteworthy in Wireless Call Quality Performance". The North Central Region (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) has gotten the honour from 2006-2011.

    In Consumer Reports 2010 yearly overview of remote specialist co-ops, the organization got the best score out of the majority of the national transporters. U.S. Cell fills in as the title patron of a NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the U.S. Cell 250, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. It has likewise filled in as the displaying supporter of the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, since its origin in 2008. During the Financial Year 2016, the company earned a Total Revenue of $3,939 million and a Net Profit of $49 million. At the end of the Financial Year, the company had a customer base of 4.97 million customers.

    Revenue (in Million $): 3939

    Net Profit (in Million $): 49

    Customers (in Million): 4.966



    9. Cox Communications

    Cox Communication, called Cox Cable, and once in the past Cox Broadcasting Corporation, Dimension Cable Services and Times-Mirror Cable.


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    The company is an American exclusive backup of Cox Enterprises giving advanced digital TV, media communications and Home Automation benefits in the United States. It is the third-biggest satellite TV supplier in the United States, serving more than 6 million clients. This includes 3 million advanced link supporters, 3.5 million Internet subscribers, and very nearly 3.2 million computerized phone endorsers, making it the seventh-biggest phone bearer in the country.

    Cox Enterprises ventured into the digital broadcast business in 1962 by obtaining various link frameworks in Lewistown, Lock Haven and Tyrone (all in Pennsylvania), trailed by frameworks in California, Oregon and Washington. The backup organization, Cox Broadcasting Corporation (later renamed to Cox Communications), was not authoritatively shaped until 1964, when it was set up as an open organization exchanged on the New York Stock Exchange. It was taken private by Cox Enterprises in 1985. During the Financial Year 2016, the company earned a total revenue of $11,000 million.

    Revenue (in Million $): 11000



    8. DISH Network

    Dish Network (frequently adapted as DISH Network) is an American direct-communicate satellite specialist co-op.


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    The organization gives satellite TV, sound programming, and intuitive TV administrations to business and private clients in the United States, and has roughly 16,000 representatives. The organization is headquartered in Meridian, Colorado, however the postal assignment of adjacent Englewood, Colorado is utilized as a part of the corporate mailing. In January 2008, Dish Network was spun off from its previous parent organization EchoStar, which was established by Charlie Ergen as a satellite TV gear wholesaler in 1980. The organization started utilizing Dish Network as its shopper image in March 1997[citation needed] after the fruitful dispatch of its initially satellite, EchoStar I, in December 1995. That dispatch denoted the start of its membership TV administrations, and EchoStar has since propelled various satellites, with nine claimed and rented satellites in its armada as of January 2013. EchoStar keeps on being the essential innovation accomplice to Dish Network.

    Services offered by the organisation are:

    • Tailgater

    • Hopper

    • Hopper with Sling

    • Sling TV

    • DishNet

    During the Financial Year 2016, the company earned a Total Revenue of $15,094.56 million and a Net Profit of $1449.85 million. By the end of 2016, it had a customer base of 13.67 million customers.

    Revenue (in Million $): 15094.5

    Net Profit (in Million $): 1449.8

    Customers (in Million): 13.67



    7. CenturyLink

    CenturyLink, Inc. is an American media communications organization, headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.


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    The company gives interchanges and information administrations to private, business, legislative, and discount clients in 37 states. An individual from the S&P 500 file, the organization works as a nearby trade bearer and Internet get to supplier in USA advertises. It is the third-biggest broadcast communications organization in the United States as far as lines served, behind AT&T and Verizon. It likewise gives long distance services as well. The earliest ancestor of CenturyLink was the Oak Ridge Telephone Company in Oak Ridge, Louisiana, which was possessed by F. E. Hogan, Sr. In 1930, Hogan sold the organization, with 75 paid subscribers, to William Clarke and Marie Williams, for $500. They moved the switchboard to the Williams family front parlor. In 1946, the Williams' child, Clarke McRae Williams, got responsibility for family's phone organization as a wedding gift. In 1947, Clarke Williams took in the phone organization in Marion, Louisiana was available to be purchased. With an advance from business relate Joe Sydney Carter, Clarke bought the Marion Telephone Company and in the end made it his base of operation as he developed his organization through more acquisitions. CenturyLink still keeps up workplaces in the previous central command building. The organization stayed as a family-worked business until it ended up noticeably consolidated in 1968. The company has a subscriber base of 17.36 million users (31st December, 2016). During the Financial Year 2016, it earned a total revenue of $16,255 million and a Net Profit of $2,300 million.

    Revenue (in Million $): 1625

    Net Profit (in Million $): 2300

    Customers (in Million): 17.36



    6. Sprint Corporation

    Sprint Corporation, normally referred to as Sprint, is an American telecommunications holding organization that gives remote administrations and is a web access supplier.


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    It is the fourth biggest versatile system administrator in the United States, and serves 59.7 million clients, as of April 2017. The organization likewise offers remote voice, informing, and broadband administrations through its different backups under the Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands, and discount access to its remote systems to portable virtual system administrators. The organization is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. In July 2013, a lion's share of the organization was bought by Japanese media communications organization SoftBank Group Corp., in spite of the fact that the rest of the offers of the organization keep on trading on the NYSE. Sprint follows its inceptions to the Brown Telephone Company, which was established in 1899 to convey telephone utility to the provincial range around Abilene, Kansas. In 2006, Sprint left the neighbourhood landline phone business, turning those advantages off into a recently made organization named Embarq, which later turned into a piece of CenturyLink. The organization keeps on being one of the biggest long separation suppliers in the United States.

    Preceding 2005, the organization was otherwise called the Sprint Corporation, yet took the name Sprint Nextel Corporation when it converged with Nextel Communications that year. In 2013, after the shutdown of the Nextel organize and simultaneous with the procurement by SoftBank, the organization come back to utilizing just Sprint Corporation. In July 2013, as a feature of the SoftBank exchanges, Sprint procured the rest of the offers of remote broadband bearer Clearwire Corporation which it didn't officially possess. During the Financial Year 2016, Sprint earned a Total Revenue of $33,300 million and a Net Loss of $1,477 million.

    Revenue (in Million $): 33300

    Net Profit (in Million $): -1477

    Customers (in Million): 59.7



    5. T-Mobile

    T-Mobile US is a noteworthy remote system administrator in the United States.


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    The German media communications organization Deutsche Telekom (DT) is its larger part shareholder. Its central station are situated in Bellevue, Washington, in the Seattle metropolitan zone. T-Mobile US gives remote voice and information benefits in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands under the T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands (which it obtained in an invert takeover in 2013, bringing about the organization opening up to the world on the NASDAQ stock trade), and furthermore fills in as the host arrange for some versatile virtual system administrators. Its system comes to 98 percent of Americans. In 2015, Consumer Reports named T-Mobile the main American remote transporter. In 2017, T-Mobile was positioned #1 in Customer Service Satisfaction by Nielsen.

    From as ahead of schedule as 2004, the organization has caught numerous J. D. Control yearly honors in the territories of retail deals fulfilment, remote client care, and general client satisfaction. In 2011, J. D. Power and Associates expressed that T-Mobile retail locations accomplished the most astounding evaluations among significant remote bearers for consumer loyalty for the fourth back to back year, performing especially well in cost and promotions. Also in 2011, J. D. Power and Associates positioned T-Mobile USA most elevated among significant suppliers in remote client look after the second continuous year.

    On December 3, 2015, Consumer Reports named T-Mobile the main American remote specialist organization. On February 6, 2016, T-Mobile was granted the JD Power Award for consumer loyalty in the full administration remote class for the second year consecutively. During the Financial Year 2016, T-Mobile earned a Total Revenue of $37,242 million and a Net Profit of $1,500 million. At the end of the year, the company had a user base of 71.5 million subscribers.

    Revenue (in Million $): 37242

    Net Profit (in Million $): 1500

    Customers (in Million): 71.5



    4. Charter Communications

    Charter Communications is an American broadcast communications organization, which offers its administrations to purchasers and organizations under the marking of Spectrum.


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    In late 2012, with the naming of long-lasting Cablevision official Thomas Rutledge as their CEO, the organization moved its corporate central station from St Louis, Missouri to Stamford, Connecticut. Most of its operations still stay based out of St Louis. On May 18, 2016, Charter gained Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks for a consolidated $65.5 billion, making it the third-biggest pay TV benefit in the United States. Charter Communications was established in 1993 by Barry Babcock, Jerald Kent and Howard Wood, who had been previous officials at Cencom Cable Television in St. Louis, Missouri. It was additionally joined in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1993.

    In 1995, Charter paid about $300 million for a controlling enthusiasm for Crown Media and gained Cable South. In 1997, Charter and EarthLink united to convey rapid Internet access through link modems to Charter's clients in Los Angeles and Riverside, California. In 1998, Paul Allen purchased a controlling interest. The organization paid $2.8 billion to gain Dallas-based link organization Marcus Cable. Charter Communications had 1 million clients in 1998.

    As per the Financial Report for the Financial Year 2016, Charter Communications earned a Total Revenue of $40,023 million and a Net Profit of $4,801 million. By the end of the Financial Year, the company had a customer base of 26.2 million subscribers.

    Revenue (in Million $): 40023

    Net Profit (in Million $): 4801

    Customers (in Million): 26.2



    3. Comcast Corporation

    Comcast Corporation (previously enlisted as Comcast Holdings) is an American worldwide media communications combination.


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    Comcast corporation is the biggest telecom and satellite TV restraining infrastructure on the planet by income. It is the second-biggest pay-TV organization after AT&T, biggest digital TV organization and biggest home Internet specialist co-op in the United States, and the country's third-biggest home telephone utility supplier. Comcast administrations U.S. private and business clients in 40 states and in the District of Columbia. The organization's home office are situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the proprietor of the global media organization NBCUniversal since 2011, Comcast is a maker of highlight movies and TV programs planned for showy display and over-the-air and digital transmission.

    Comcast works over-the-air national communicate arrange stations (NBC and Telemundo), different link just stations (counting MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network, NBCSN, E!, The Weather Channel, among others), the film creation studio Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts in Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; and Osaka, Japan. In February 2014, the organization consented to converge with Time Warner Cable in a value swap bargain worth $45.2 billion. Under the terms of the understanding Comcast was to get 100% of Time Warner Cable. Be that as it may, on April 24, 2015, Comcast ended the understanding. During the Financial Year 2016, the organisation earned a Total Revenue of $80,403 million and a Net Profit of $9,045 million. At the end of the Financial Year, the organisation had a customer base of 58.9 million subscribers.

    The major subsidiaries of Comcast are:

    • Xfinity

    • NBCUniversal

    • Comcast Spectator

    • DreamWorks Animation

    Revenue (in Million $): 80403

    Net Profit (in Million $): 9045

    Customers (in Million): 58.9



    2. Verizon Communications

    Verizon Communications, Inc. is an American multinational broadcast communications aggregate and a corporate part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.


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    The organization is based at 1095 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, yet is fused in Delaware. What in the long run progressed toward becoming Verizon was established as Bell Atlantic. It was one of the seven Baby Bells that were shaped after AT&T Corporation was compelled to give up its control of the Bell System by request of the Justice Department of the United States. Chime Atlantic appeared in 1984 with an impression from New Jersey to Virginia, with every region having a different working organization (comprising of New Jersey Bell, Bell of Pennsylvania, Diamond State Telephone, and C&P Telephone).

    As of 2016, Verizon is one of three organizations that had their foundations in the previous Baby Bells. The other two, as Verizon, exist accordingly of mergers among kindred previous Baby Bell individuals. One, SBC Communications, purchased out its previous parent AT&T Corporation and accepted the AT&T name. The other, CenturyLink, was shaped at first in 2011 by the procurement of Qwest (earlier named US West). On June 13, 2017 Verizon reported that some of Yahoo! Inc's web resources would be joined under another auxiliary, Oath. As per the Financial Reports for the Financial Year 2016, the company earned a Total Revenue of $126,000 million and a Net Profit of $13,127 million. At the end of the Financial Year 2016, the company had a customer base of 206.7 million subscribers.

    Revenue (in Million $): 126000

    Net Profit (in Million $): 13127

    Customers (in Million): 206.7



    1. AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is an American multinational media communications aggregate, headquartered at Whitacre Tower in downtown Dallas, Texas.


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    AT&T is the world's biggest broadcast communications organization. AT&T is the second biggest supplier of cell phone administrations and the biggest supplier of settled telephone utilities in the United States, and furthermore gives broadband membership TV benefits through DirecTV. AT&T is the third-biggest organization in Texas. AT&T Inc. started its reality as Southwestern Bell Corporation, one of seven Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) made in 1983 in the divestiture of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (established 1885, later AT&T Corp.) taking after the 1982 United States v. AT&T antitrust claim. Southwestern Bell changed its name to SBC Communications Inc. in 1995. In 2005, SBC obtained previous parent AT&T Corp. furthermore, went up against its marking, with the combined element naming itself AT&T Inc. also, utilizing the famous AT&T Corp. logo and stock-exchanging image.

    The current AT&T reconstitutes a significant part of the previous Bell System and incorporates ten of the first 22 Bell Operating Companies, alongside the first long separation division. In the Financial Year 2016, AT&T earned a total revenue of $163,786 million and a Net Profit of $13,333 million. At the end of the Financial Year 2016, the company had a customer base of 191.64 million. AT&T is also the sponsor of several events and teams across USA and even globally.

    Revenue (in Million $): 163786

    Net Profit (in Million $): 13333

    Customers (in Million): 191.637


    Rank Methodology:

    1. The leading telecom companies of US are taken

    2. Parameters like revenues, net profits and number of customers are seen

    3. Based on the final revenues the final ranks are evaluated


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    Real estate companies in India have become a streamlined and strong industry with growing demand for residential and commercial properties. The largest real estate companies have operations present in all the major cities. The top Indian real estate companies in India include brands like DLF, Lodha, IndiaBulls, Phoenix Mills, Prestige Estate etc. Here is the list of the top 10 real estate companies in India 2017 based on Income.

    Quick Glance :

    Top Real Estate Companies in India 2017 are

    1st Place : DLF

    2nd Place : Lodha Group

    3rd Place : Phoenix Mills

    4th Place : India Bulls

    5th Place : Prestige State

    6th Place : Sobha

    7th Place : Brigade Enterprises

    8th Place : PNC Infratech

    9th Place : Godrej Properties

    10th Place : Omaxe

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Omaxe

    Omaxe is one of the most trusted company in the real estate industry in India.


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    It was founded in 1987 by Rohtas Goel, current CEO is Mohit Goel and is headquarted in New Delhi. The company has delivered a construction space of 101 million sqft in real estate and construction contracting. Omaxe has its presence in 8 states and 27 cities dealing with projects such as integrated townships, Hi-Tech Townships, Group Housing, Shopping Malls, Office spaces, Hotels. Presently Omaxe is having around 40 ongoing real estate projects.

    Some of the completed projects of Omaxe include Omaxe Heights, Omaxe Hills, Omaxe Riyaasat, Omaxe Spa Village, Royal Residency, The forest Spa. Some of the ongoing projects of Omaxe are Omaxe City-City Homes, Omaxe Palm Court, Omaxe Novelty Mall, Omaxe Avenue.

    Omaxe has received the ‘International Arch of Europe Award’ and also special jury award for excellent contribution to Real estate.

    Income (Crore): Rs 1659.2



    9. Godrej Properties

    Godrej Properties was founded by Adi Godrej in 1990 which is headquartered in Mumbai.


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    Pirojsha Godrej is the current Managing director of Godrej Properties, and the company has already delivered a constructed space of 90+ million sqft. Godrej Properties has its presence in 12 major cities across India. This includes Hyderabad, Pune, Mangalore, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Gurgaon, Nagpur, Mumbai and Kolkata. Some of the current ongoing residential projects of Godrej Properties include Godrej 24, Godrej Greens, Godrej Golf links, Godrej Emerald and 29 other projects. Godrej Properties has successfully completed around 12 residential projects and 7 commercial projects. Godrej has 3 ongoing commercial projects such as Godrej Eternia, Godrej BKC and The Trees.

    Godrej Properties won numerous awards in different categories in real estate. Some of them include Change communications for the year 2017 at Chanakya awards, a Best commercial project at CNBC-AWAAZ Real estate awards 2016-17, India’s most admired brand 2016, and also Mr. Adi Godrej received the prestigious Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Income (Crore): Rs 1708.33



    8. Brigade Enterprises

    Brigade enterprises were founded in 1986 by Mr. M.R. Jaishankar who is also the current managing director of the company.


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    Brigade Enterprises is headquartered in Bangalore and deals with projects focussed on Residential, Commercial, Shopping malls and Hospitality. It has completed around 57 projects since inception with a total area of 9+ million sqft and it currently has 6 ongoing projects. Brigade Enterprises has its presence concentrated in south India with its branches located in Hyderabad, Chennai, Chikmagalur, Mangalore, Mysore, and Kochi. The company has around 17 subsidiaries located in southern India. Its income increased in this fiscal year owing to one of the subsidiary entering into an agreement with cornerstone bay east developers.

    Some of the residential projects of Brigade Enterprises are Brigade Lakefront, Brigade, Cosmopolis, Brigade Rhapsody, Brigade Sonata, Brigade Meadows, and Brigade Omega. The commercial projects include Brigade gateway, Brigade Magnum and much more.

    Brigade recently won two awards awarded by CNBC AWAAZ Real Estate Awards which are ‘Best Residential Project in Bengaluru City’ and ‘Best Residential Project in Hyderabad city’.

    Income (Crore): Rs 1944.73



    7. PNC Infratech Limited

    PNC Infratech Limited was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.


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    PNC Infratech Limited has 10 Directors of whom Mr Pradeep Kumar Jain is the managing director and the Chairman of the company. Its journey started as PNC Construction Company Private Limited, and it went out to be public with the name PNC Construction Private Limited. In 2007, the name of the company was changed to PNC Infratech Limited. PNC Infratech Limited has numerous projects in Highway construction, Airport runways, Bridge construction, Power sector, Waste management and Industrial Area Development Projects. PNC Infratech Limited is known to complete projects on time. As a result it has been frequently given construction projects in Uttar Pradesh. Recently, PNC has been given two new projects by NHAI worth ₹2720 cr and ₹869 cr road projects in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. As with the new projects the share price of PNC has risen up.

    PNC Infratech has received awards in terms of construction projects. Also, it received a bonus for completing some of the projects early. Some of the achievements include the ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality assurance.

    Income (Crore): Rs 1964.88



    6. Sobha Limited

    Sobha Limited was formerly known as Sobha Developers.


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    Sobha Limited was founded by Mr. PNC Menon in 1995 and the current chairman is Ravi Menon. With around 22 years of experience in real estate field, Sobha Limited has successfully completed 117 projects covering around 70+ million sqft. The company is working currently on 33 ongoing projects with an area of 40million sqft. Sobha Ltd. has its presence in 13 states across 24 Indian cities. Sobha Limited has its operations in nine cities in India which include Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Chennai, Pune, Coimbatore, Thrissur Calicut, Cochin and Mysore.

    The company has worked on very notable projects of WIPRO, Dell, Taj group of Hotels and ITC Hotels. Sobha Ltd. has an achieved some key milestones in 2017 such as ‘Best Professionally Managed Company’ (turnover> INR 100 crores), it also won Buyers vote of Trust by Track2Realty.

    Sobha has been awarded 7 awards in 2017, some of which include Best Professionally Managed Company, Achievement Award for Social Development & Impact, Best construction Project award, Mall of the Year award, Outstanding Contribution in Real Estate, India’s First ever real estate best practices audit report.

    Income (Crore): Rs 2215.3



    5. Prestige Estate

    Prestige Group was established in Bangalore, India by Mr. Razack Sattar in 1986.


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    Irfan Razack is the current managing director of the company with a workforce of more than 3700 employees. Prestige estates deal with projects related to Commercial offices, Apartments, Shopping Malls, Villas, Hotels, Golf courses and Leisure & Hospitality. Prestige estates swiftly completed 190+ projects spanning over 65 million sqft. Prestige estates currently have 50+ ongoing projects and almost 40+ upcoming projects mainly including Apartments, Shopping malls and corporate structures.

    Prestige estates in mainly concentrated in south Indian cities such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi, Mangalore and Mysore. Some of its projects include the UB city, Prestige Golfshire, The Forum, The Forum Value, Prestige Shantiniketan etc.

    Prestige estate has been awarded 16 different awards for their business operations. Some of the awards include Premium Villa project of the year 2016 by NDTV Property awards, Best CEO award by Business Today Best CEO Awards, Super luxury Apartment project of Kerala, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Award.

    Income (Crore): Rs 2392.85



    4. Indiabulls

    Indiabulls Financial services were founded by Sameer Gehlaut who is the current chairman in 2000.


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    The Real estate business of Indiabulls was incorporated late in 2005 with about 2700 workforce. As of now, Indiabulls has a workforce of more than 7000 employees. The company mainly deals with Residential, Corporate and SEZ projects in the real estate division. The residential projects are concentrated in Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Chennai, Vizag, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Madurai. Indiabulls is coming up with one of a kind SEZ in Nashik which is the third biggest industrial park in Maharastra. As of June 2016, Indiabulls has completed almost 3 million sqft. of commercial construction in Mumbai alone. Recently in April 2017, Indiabulls real estate had plans for restructuring business to have a separate venture for commercial and leasing operations so that equal focus can be given to both the segments.

    Indiabulls has received many accolades in the FY2016-17 for its excellent delivery of projects on time. Some of the awards include Luxury Project of the year from MAGPPIE ESTATE AWARDS, a Most admired upcoming project of the year from The Golden Globe Tigers 2016, the Residential property of the year, India’s most trusted brand 2016.

    Income (Crore): Rs 2844.29



    3. Phoenix Mills Limited

    Phoenix Mills Limited started its operations as a textile manufacturing company in 1905.


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    Eventually, Phoenix Mills was listed on Bombay Stock Exchange in 1959 and started its real estate operations in 1987. Shishir Shrivastava is the current Group CEO & Joint Managing Director. Since 1987 Phoenix Mills has been very active in real estate market working for big companies like Pantaloon and Lifestyle to build 50000sqft departmental stores for each.

    Phoenix Mills is mainly present in the southern metro towns like Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai. Phoenix mills limited mainly deals with projects in Retail, Hospitality, Commercial and Residential.

    Some of the projects of Phoneix Mills include High Street Phoenix, Phoenix market city in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, and Chennai, Paladium Mall, The Centrium, Paragon Plaza, Art Guild House.

    Some of the awards won by Phoenix mills Limited are Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: Non Metro-West – Phoenix Marketcity, Pune, Commercial Property of the year-West, Luxury Apartment Project of the year.

    Income (Crore): Rs 4466.27



    2. Lodha Group

    Lodha group was founded by Mr. Mangal Prabhat Lodha in 1980 headquartered in Mumbai, India.


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    Mr Abhishek Lodha is the current managing director. Lodha Group, one of the famous real estate company in India has made its name from the world-class residential and commercial projects in India. Most of the Lodha Group projects are concentrated in Mumbai, with having presence in Hyderabad and Pune in India. Lodha group also has its international presence in London.

    Lodha group has completed around 14 projects and 17 projects are under construction. Lodha group is known for the famous ‘The World Towers’ which is the tallest residential only structure in the world. Some other projects of Lodha group include Lodha Bellissimo, New Cuffe Parade, The Park in Worli Mumbai, Amara in Thane, Palave – India’s first greenfield smart city.

    Lodha group has its presence in the corporate as India’s most trusted brand, Global leadership in Real estate award, National Safety Council Award, India’s Most Admired Builders award and much more.

    Income (Crore): Rs 8500



    1. DLF

    Delhi Land and Finance Limited commonly known as DLF was founded by Chaudhary Raghvendra Singh in 1946.


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    Kushal Pal Singh is the current chairman and Tauseef Jamal is the CEO. It has a track record of 70 years of customer satisfaction, innovation and sustained growth to become India’s largest commercial real estate developer. DLF is currently present in almost 15 states i.e., almost in 24 cities. The business of DLF is mainly divided into 2 areas: Development business and Annuity Business. The development business mainly deals with Homes and Commercial complexes whereas the Annuity business deals with rental businesses of offices and retail. DLF broadly has projects of homes, offices, commercial, malls, leisure, and hospitality.

    DLF had been one of the sponsors for IPL in its initial stages for 5 years. DLF has been very active from 2008 in building luxurious malls and entertainment destination in NCR. Recently in 2016 DLF launched DLF Mall of India which is the biggest mall in India in terms of the space the mall is spread.

    DLF has won a number of awards in 2007. Some of these include Best Food & nightlife Development Award which was awarded by Times Food Awards 2017. It also won awards such as Luxury Project of the year, Residential Property of the Year, the Retail property of the year (North), Mall of the year(North).

    Income (Crore): Rs 8924.92

     

    Rank Methodology

    1. The leading real estate companies in India are considered to analysis

    2. The income of these companies are taken

    3. The top real estate companies are ranked based on its income


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    Here is a list of the top 10 agricultural countries by GDP contribution 2017. Agriculture is the most important industry for any country and countries have been focusing on economic development to boost farming. The biggest countries in agriculture are leaders in production of wheat, rice, pulses etc. The top agricultural nations are China. India, USA. Indonesia etc. 

    Quick Glance :

    Top Agricultural Countries by GDP in World 2017 are

    1st Place : China

    2nd Place : India

    3rd Place : United States

    4th Place : Indonesia

    5th Place : Brazil

    6th Place : Nigeria

    7th Place : Turkey

    8th Place : Japan

    9th Place : Argentina

    10th Place : Thailand

    For More details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    10. Thailand

    Thailand is a country at the center of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia.


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    Thailand has a total area of about 513,000 sq.km with around 66 million people residing, and it is the world’s 50th largest country and 20th most populous country in the world. Thailand’s economy is the world’s 20th largest by Purchasing Power Parity and 27th largest by nominal GDP. Agriculture is one of the major sectors contributing to the GDP of Thailand and the sector is also a highly competitive and diversified one. About forty percent of the workforce are associated with agricultural works in Thailand. It has an arable land of around 28% of the total land out of which 55% of the land is used for rice production. Rice is the most important crop of the country and is one of the leading exporters of rice.

    Tapioca, rubber, grain and sugar are among the other agricultural produces of the country and significant amounts of fishery products and processed goods like frozen shrimp and canned tuna contribute to the exports of the country. Thailand is also a leading exporter of chicken meat and other commodities. It has only 0.3-0.5 percent of agricultural land certified as organic against a global average of 1%.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 13%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 51949


    9. Argentina

    Argentina, a federal republic in South America, is eighth largest country in the world and second largest in Latin America.


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    Argentina has a mainland area of 2,780,400 sqkm. Argentina has the second largest economy in South America, which can be attributed to the rich natural resources, a highly literate population, a diversified industrial base, and an export-oriented agricultural sector. It is also a member of the G-15 and G-20 major economies. Agriculture is one the primary drivers of Argentina’s economy. It is a world leader in organic farming, a farming method that excludes synthetic fertilizers and pesticides being used in farms. It has 3,061,965 hectares of organic cultivation which second only to Australia.

    Citrus fruit, grapes, maize, honey, soybeans, sunflower, wheat are the major farming produces of Argentina and most of these produces contribute to the exports of the country.

    The major cereal crops that are grown are wheat, maize, barley, oats and sorghum and oil crops like soybean and sunflower and industrial crops like cotton, cane, flax are produced in the country,

    Agriculture makes up to 54% of the exports in Argentina. Their major agricultural product is wheat. Argentina is also the world’s fifth largest wine producer and a growing export, total viticulture is far from having been met. Argentine fisheries are also contributing to the agricultural sector which bring in about a million tons of catch annually.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 10%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 54178


    8. Japan

    Japan is a sovereign island nation in East Asia and is considered as a great power.


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    It is a member of the UN, the OECD, the G7, the G8 and the G20 nations. Japan is the world’s third-largest economy by nominal GDP only next to China and the US, and world’s fourth largest economy by purchasing power parity, after the United States, China and India. It is also ranked fourth in the import and export categories as well. Japan’s agriculture sector consisting of farming and fishing forms the primary sector of industry which accounts for only 1.3% of the total country’s GDP. Only twenty percent of the land is considered arable for cultivation and the agricultural economy is also highly subsidized. Government regulations favor small-scale cultivation instead of large-scale agriculture. But the current concern about farming is that the current farmers are aging and unable to find successors as the sector doesn’t seem that much attractive and lucrative.

    Rice, wheat, potatoes and barley are the major contributors to the sector. Rice paddies occupy most of the country sides and intercropping is common in the country. Rice accounts for most of the Japan’s cereal production and is the most protected crop subject to a tariff of 777%.

    Japanese fishing industry has been long centered on the Tsukiji fish market and maintains one of the world’s largest fishing nets which accounts for nearly 15% of the global catch. Japan has greatly advanced in the techniques of aquaculture.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 1.2%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 56764


    7. Turkey

    Turkey, a transcontinental country in Eurasia, is a democratic, secular, unitary, parliamentary republic with a diverse cultural heritage.


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    It is world’s 18th largest economy in terms of nominal GDP and 13th largest in terms of Purchasing Power Parity. It is also among the founding members of the OECD and the G-20. Turkey is also one of the largest countries in the world in terms of agricultural lands. About thirty-six percent of the country are arable lands and about fifty percent consists of forests

    Animal husbandry contributes to one-fourth of the gross value of the agricultural production which is the main activity in the mountainous regions where farming is less practiced. Turkey has all conditions favoring growing of all kinds of crops due to fertile soil, adequate climate and abundant rainfall. It is one of the few self-sufficient countries of the world in terms of food.

    The cultivation area is devoted to cereals production to as much as ninety percent. Wheat is the principal crop that accounts to fifty nine percent of the total grain production. Turkey is the leading producer of dried figs, hazelnuts, raisins and dried apricots and also one of the leading producer of honey in the world. European nations, the United States and middle east are the main export markets of the country. Wheat, Barley, sunflower, potato, tobacco, cotton, vegetables, dried fruits, fresh fruits and nuts are the major cash crops grown in Turkey.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 8.9%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 67259


    6. Nigeria

    Nigeria, a federal republic in West Africa, is officially a democratic secular country.


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    It is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank and has been identified as a regional power on the African continent. Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa”, owing to its large population and economy. It is the seventh most populous country in the world and the most populous country in Africa. Nigeria is the world’s 20th largest economy. Agriculture in Nigeria is provides employment for more than thirty percent of the population and the sector is being transformed by commercialization at small, medium and large-scale enterprise levels. Agricultural products of Nigeria fall under two categories; food crops produced for home consumption and exports.

    Nigeria was famous for the export of groundnut and palm kernel oil in the past but the rate of export has reduced over the years.

    Cocoa is the leading non-oil foreign exchange earner while rubber is the second-largest non-oil foreign exchange earner. In the recent article by Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie- Oyegun said that the current recession in the country has forced the government to invest at all levels of agriculture to become one of the biggest exporters of farm produce in the next two years.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 17.8%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 73884


    5. Brazil

    Brazil, is a federative republic located in South America and is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.


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    It is also the world’s fifth largest country by area and population. Half of Brazil is covered by forest and world’s largest rain forest is in the Amazon Basin and, it is ranked ninth in the economies based on nominal GDP and eighth based on GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) as of 2016. Thirty one percent of the total land area is agricultural area and agriculture is the principal bases of Brazil’s economy as the country has immense agricultural resources available to it. The cultivation area covers 65,338,804 hectares of land. While Northern Brazil and Central brazil are not much suitable for irrigation and farming, the Southern Brazil is fertile and well irrigated and fed. Brazil was initially producing sugarcane and now has become the largest exporter of coffee, soybeans, beef and crop-based ethanol.

    Brazil is called the breadbasket of the world and major supplies are sugarcane, soybeans, coffee and corn. The principal agricultural products of Brazil are cattle, coffee, soy, wheat, sugarcane, tobacco, beans, forestry, vegetables etc.Coffee, soybeans, beef, sugarcane, ethanol and frozen chickens are the most significant exports of brazil.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 5.4%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 95558


    4. Indonesia

    Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a transcontinental country located in the Southeast of Asia.


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    It is the world’s largest island country with more than seventeen thousand islands situated in between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is world’s seventh largest country in terms of combined sea and land area and world’s fourth most populous country. The Indonesian agricultural sector remains large, comprising 14% of the country’s aggregate Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It comprises of large plantations which are both state-owned and private and smallholder production modes.

    The larges plantations are to focus on commodities which are important export products like palm oil and rubber, while the small hold farmers produce rice, soybeans, corn, fruits and vegetables. Self-sufficiency has been placed high on agenda by the Indonesian government. It applies to rice as it is the main staple food for the majority of the population; Indonesia has the highest per capita rice consumption in the world. Rice is produced mainly in irrigated or lowland systems. Rice, corn, cassava, soybeans, grains, pulses, cassava, maize, groundnuts, sweet potato and peanuts are the major food crops harvested in Indonesia. Tree crops like rubber, copra, palm kernels, palm oil, coffee, cocoa and spices form a major chunk in the export food products of Indonesia.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 14.3%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 134556


    3. United States

    The United States of America is a federal republic located in North America between Canada and Mexico.


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    It is the world’s third largest country by land area and third most populous country. It homes the world’s largest immigrant population which makes the country most ethnically diverse and multicultural. Agriculture industry is a major contributor in the United States, which is a net exporter of food. Agriculture area in United States covers an area of 922 million acres with 2.2 million farms and each farm averaging 418 acres of land. United States is a leader in getting technological advancements in the crop production and leader in seed improvement. U.S. agriculture has a high yield relative to other countries due to heavy mechanization.

    Corn, tomatoes, peanuts and sunflower seeds are the major holdovers from the agricultural endowment of the Americas. United States cover 50 states in 9,857,306 sq.km of land and is a predominantly at service sector based economy. The population working in the agriculture sector contributes to only 2% against 50% while in 1870. GDP contribution from service sector is also 97%. It is estimated that the agricultural land of United States is 45% and US is best known for its Corn Production. Almost 23% of the products are exported from the agricultural produces every year.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 1.12%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 215364


    2. India

    India, the most populous democracy in the world, is a country in South Asia.


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    It is also the second most populous country in the world and the seventh largest country by area. India is one the fastest growing economies of the world and according to the International Monetary Fund(IMF), the Indian economy is the sixth largest economy by exchange rates with nominal worth of US$2.454 trillion and third largest by purchasing power parity(PPP). The service sector makes up 55.6% of GDP, the industrial sector 26.3% and the agricultural sector 18.1% of GDP. Agriculture, with its allied sectors like fisheries and forestry, plays a vital role in India’s economy and is one of the largest contributors of the Gross Domestic Product. Agriculture is also the largest livelihood provider in India as over 58% of the rural households are dependent on agriculture. Agriculture and allied sectors is estimated to grow at 4.1% for 2016-17.

    India is the largest producer of spices and spice products and is also the second largest fruit producer in the world. It is ranked third in farm and agricultural outputs. India is also second largest producer of wheat and rice which are the world’s major food staples. The industry is divided into several segments like dairy, food grains, frozen food, meat, poultry and fisheries.

    Due to increased investments in agricultural facilities like irrigation, warehousing, storage and genetically modifying crops to increase the yield will generate momentum to the agriculture sector in India in the next few years.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 17.4%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 391672


    1. China

    China, a unitary sovereign state in East Asia is the world’s most populous country has a population over 1.4 billion.


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    China is the world’s second largest economy in nominal GDP and world’s largest economy by purchasing power parity. It is also the world’s second largest country by land area. It is also the world’s largest exporter and second largest importer of goods. China has 54.81 % agricultural land of the total land area and contributes to total of more than 12% of the total GDP of the country. More than 300 million people are working in the agricultural sector in China which is almost 50% of the total workforce that China has got. It is the top most country in case of the farming output and the produce includes wheat, millets, rice, potatoes, cotton and many other produces.

    Agricultural land contributes to 5145530 sq.km of the total area of China. It produces 20 percent food for the world’s population although it accounts for only 10 percent of the arable land worldwide.

    China is the largest importer of the soybeans crops and is expected to be the top importer of farm products within the next decade. Employment in agriculture constitutes to 28.3% of the total employment in China. Rice is considered to the most important food crop in China followed by wheat production. China also accounts to one-third of total fish production of the world.

    Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 8.6%

    Agriculture GDP (Million $): 964772

     

    Rank Methodology

    1. The countries with the highest GDPs and agricultural activities are considered

    2. The percentage of GDP is taken as a criterion and the contribution to GDP is calculated

    3. Based on that the final rankings are evaluated


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    A management consulting firm is used to help organizations in making better business decisions both by analyzing the future plans of the company as well as by understanding the existing problems. Top Consulting firms are gaining more and more traction in the present world due to their highly expertise consultant as well as for the additional value of an external advice. The top consulting firms in the world including the Big Four i.e. Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, are the biggest in the industry along with names like McKinsey, Accenture, BCG, Booz Allen etc. These consulting firms in the world provide services across various sectors like government, healthcare, agriculture, science, retail etc. Business solutions provided by the leading consulting firms is customized and as per the requirements of companies. All these leading consulting companies have a presence in more than 200 countries collectively. Here is the list of the top 10 consulting firms in the world 2017 based on their revenue and employee strength.

    Quick Glance:

    Below are the Top Consulting Firms in World 2017

    1st Place : Deloitte

    2nd Place : PWC

    3rd Place : Ernst & Young

    4th Place : KPMG

    5th Place : Accenture

    6th Place : IBM Global Services

    7th Place : McKinsey

    8th Place : Booz Allen Hamilton

    9th Place : Boston Consulting Group

    10th Place : Mercer

    For more details about rankings and parameters, read on.


    Top Consulting Firms 2017 Ranking with Parameters (Sales, Profit & Presence):


    10. Mercer

    Mercer is the world's largest human resources consulting firm, and among the top in the world.


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    Headquartered in New York city, operates internationally in more than 130 countries and is a subsidiary of global professional services firm Marsh & McLennan. With aim of creating more secure and rewarding futures businesses for its clients and their employees whether designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement, or aligning workers with workforce needs. The Mercer quality of living survey is designed to help companies create compensation packages for executives living overseas. Mercer is the world leader in helping organizations leverage the power of their people to achieve peak company performance, recently voted into the 2015 Forbes America’s best employers list. Mercer helps with Retirement plan administration, defined benefits pension plans. Combining human capital data, exclusive research, and expert consulting firm, Mercer helps to create the best plan for workforce ecosystem. The approach to performance and career management, including employee-centric Mercer Career View app, takes the long view on careers to ensure that the lifeblood of client organization doesn’t drain away. At Mercer, diversity focuses at Accountability, Opportunity, Success and Engagement

    Revenue ($Bn): 4.2

    Number of Employees: 21200


    9. Boston Consulting Group

    The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a worldwide consulting firm that started in 1963 with the mission of helping associations create and develop a long haul upper hand.


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    BCG was established by Bruce Henderson, keeping in mind the business has developed and advanced, integral to all that it does is still a devotion to the first center qualities set up over 50 years back. Another part of capacities conveyed by BCG focuses on something many refer to as the Four Approaches to Business Model Innovation, which is yet another mark offering accessible to customers of this main 10 administration counseling firm. This approach answers inquiries, for example, how expansive the extent of an exertion ought to be and what the proper level of hazard is. To be focused with other top administration counseling firms, it's essential for a firm to have industry specialization so it can bring a certain level of mastery and relevant learning to every engagement. BCG positioned well on this rundown of the best administration counseling firms in light of wide industry specialization. It includes industries like automotive, consumer products, financial institutions, medical devices, public sector, social impact, etc.

    Revenue ($Bn): 5.6

    Number of Employees: 12000


    8. Booz Allen Hamilton

    Booz and Co (Strategy&) was framed in 2014, and it conveys to the table 250 years of involvement in tackling the most troublesome issues confronted by worldwide organizations.


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    Leslie Moeller serves as the Global Leader of Strategy& while Dr Joachim Rotering is the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Leader in charge of this inventive administration consulting firm. Strategy& is an administration counseling firm that is based on offering a novel way to deal with customers. That approach bases on not simply creating techniques but rather conveying them to effective execution. The key concentration of this approach is on common sense and a careful comprehension of the setting into which arrangements and procedures are being conveyed. A mark offering from Strategy& is cooperation in the Fit For Growth program, which is intended to help organizations get to be leaner, perform better, and be better balanced for fruitful development through cost change and the execution of operational enhancements. This model intends to help customers of Strategy& open the execution levels they require while cutting expenses and getting to be distinctly more grounded. Another special component of Strategy& that separates it as one of the world's top administration counseling firms is the Katzenbach Center, which is depicted as a focal point of magnificence concentrating on authoritative culture, casual association, initiative, and inspiration.

    Revenue ($Bn): 5.8

    Number of Employees: 22500


    7. McKinsey

    McKinsey consulting firm is a host to a variety of global management consulting services.


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    Its services are ranging from private businesses to governmental as well as non governmental organizations. It also provides services without profits to some organizations. It has over 10,000 consultants in its team who focus on providing long term and sustainable solutions. Its members have an expertise in around 22 industries who provide services under 12 functional groups. It maintains a global clientele with 40% clients in Europe, 35% in America, 15% in Asia-Pacific and 10% in the Middle East and Africa. McKinsey always puts its client interests first. It is due this reason that 70% of its clients are those who have been connected to McKinsey for over 10 years. The major reason that supports such a scenario is a strong framework of values like maintaining client confidentiality, refraining from publicizing their work, etc. It strongly supports the importance of knowledge which is evident from its yearly investments of around $500 million for knowledge building and capacity. A major role in its services is played by its industry expertise along with its focus on the economy as a whole. It also believes in gender diversity for both its domains. This helps them in the hiring and retention of its female staff. Its recent reports include:

    • Realizing Gender Equality’s $12 Trillion Economic Opportunity

    • The Power of Parity: Advancing Women’s Equality in the United States

    • Breaking Down the Gender Challenge

    • How India’s Largest Private Bank Fosters Gender Equality

    • Recruiting and Retaining More Women in Technology Organizations

    Revenue ($Bn): 8.8

    Number of Employees: 17000


    6. IBM Global Business Services

    IBM Global Services endeavors to improve customers' organizations work making it a leading global consulting firm.


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    The gathering incorporates IBM's counseling, frameworks coordination and applications organizations, which together utilize more than 100,000 experts in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. GBS is one portion of IBM's Global Services division, however just as in it's one of two units inside that division (Global Technology Services is the other). Worldwide Services is in charge of more than 50 percent of IBM's aggregate income, with GBS' contributing approximately 20 percent of the organization's yearly wage. GBS' offerings are separated into two essential practice regions: business counseling and frameworks joining, and application administration administrations. The first of these offers six zones of strength help to customers: client relationship administration, budgetary administration, human capital administration, technique and change, business examination and inventory network administration administrations. The unit's customers work in various ventures, including aviation and barrier, car, managing an account, chemicals and petroleum, purchaser items, training, gadgets, vitality and utilities, money related markets, government, human services, protection, life sciences, media and excitement, retail, broadcast communications, travel and transportation. The second practice region application administration administrations offers mastery in application advancement, administration, upkeep and bolster administrations for programming and applications. The foundation gives key experiences and suggestions to help customers gain by new open doors. It is contained specialists around the globe who lead research and investigation in 17 ventures and crosswise over five practical controls, including human capital administration, monetary administration, corporate system, inventory network administration and client relationship administration.

    Revenue ($Bn): 16.7

    Number of Employees: 120000


    5. Accenture

    Accenture is one of the most prominent consulting firms that provide a huge range of consulting services in strategy, digital, technology operations and management.


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    It has a huge client base spread over in more than 120 countries with a experience of more than 60 years. Accenture is the largest independent technology service provider in the world. It is also widely known for its extremely low attrition rates. Accenture is a perfect mix of the general consulting experience along with a deep industry knowledge and expertise. It provides its services in more than 40 industries including banking, capital markets, health, insurance, retail, travel, etc. Also, it has a culture that believes in innovation. This can be seen in its research which it publishes as well as commissions. At the same time, it places its undivided attention to developing new strategies in domains like digital innovation, future workforce, new business models, etc. It has four main components: corporate strategy, operating business model, M&As and business strategy.

    Revenue ($Bn): 17.86

    Number of Employees: 358000


    4. KPMG

    One amongst the big four, KPMG is a professional service company a globally recognized consulting firm.


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    Founded in 1987, with 29 years of experience from the merger of Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler. KPMG bargains in three lines of administrations which are review, expense, and advisory and inside its suite of administration counseling administrations, the firm as of now has fourteen administration lines for customers some of which have been as of late added to reflect changing business needs in the advanced age. Yearly KPMG Global Power and Utilities Conference In 2015 has been held in Madrid, Spain which was a chief business-to-business industry occasion for the power and utilities part. KPMG is focused on giving a straightforward, simple to-utilize advanced client encounter that meets and surpasses the desires and needs of everybody connecting with KPMG's computerized nearness. Rich content classification combined with more powerful search features, facilitate discovery of content that is relevant to your needs which leads to better content discovery.KPMG's new advanced stage highlights portable responsive plan and better substance revelation. There is a solid two-route relationship between financial improvement and vitality utilization. Helping organizations, exchange affiliations, law offices and government offices address complex financial and measurable issues Helping organizations, exchange affiliations, law offices and government offices address complex monetary and factual issues which are exceptionally compelling device for the same.

    Revenue ($Bn): 25.42

    Number of Employees: 173965


    3. Ernst & Young

    EY has one of the oldest and the strongest history dating back to the early 1900s and has developed into the third largest consulting firms in the world in terms of revenue.


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    EY has been in the limelight with various media outlets like Forbes, which have named EY several times the best place to work for as well as for the largest privately owned organizations in US. It has a vast employee base of 200000 who work in 700 offices spread all around the world. It is due to this huge number of employees that EY is able to provide some of the best expertise to their clients. They follow a detailed approach which helps them to understand their client's problems in the best way. EY has several divisions like assurance, tax advisory, financial advisory , legal and management consulting. Under the management consulting it provides services like customer, cybercity, finance, financial services risk management, actuarial, risk assurance, supply chain, operations and technology. It strongly believes in globalization and makes sure that clients receive services all around the world due to which it has offices spread all over. They are highly performance driven with its people and resources placed at the right locations. Also it has collaborations with various parties like EMC, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, etc. which help EY in providing the best solutions to its clients.

    Revenue ($Bn): 31.4

    Number of Employees: 211450


    2. PwC

    PwC started as a London based accounting firm 100 years ago and has now developed into not only a consulting firm but also provides audit and assurance and tax services.


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    It has more than 200,000 professionals who are capable of solving the most complex challenges and also developing new opportunities. It has its feet deep set in the power of innovation, which helps it in helping clients who have to face competition. Along with that it helps its clients in understanding their customers in a better way with the help of its partnerships. One of the more novel parts of the administrations accessible from PwC is centered around cybersecurity and security, which are always developing attentiveness toward most, if not all, associations around the globe. It is one of the worldwide pioneers with regards to research and understanding. The organization has the assets and the examination group to execute full-scale ventures, including yearly CEO overviews, making it one of the go-to centers of learning and data in the business world. PwC additionally gives supplementary assets to oblige look into; for instance, in depth meetings from top organizations and arrangements of the year's essential potential development risks.

    Revenue ($Bn): 35.9

    Number of Employees: 208109


    1. Deloitte

    Deloitte offers a variety of services, apart from being management consulting firm, like advisory, audit, risk management and tax services.


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    Deloitte has its presence in over 150 countries with an employee base as large as 220,000 professionals and has always managed to deliver the required and lasting results. Deloitte has been in the limelight due to the large number of awards and recognition it receives including the best management consulting firm award by Forbes as well as CFO magazine, the global leader award by Forrester Research as well as by Gartner and many more. It uses a cloud based technique that provides a data driven analysis of the culture of an organization in the current scenario. It is one of the signature components of Deloitte. It has an agile framework of asset based solutions including AccessEdge as well as Benchmarking Prism. These solutions follow a fast transformation and are extremely cost effective. It provides services that promote sustainable solutions and have the maximum impact on its clients. It is deeply seated in various industries like financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, consumer products, real estate, public sector, etc.

    Revenue ($Bn): 38.8

    Number of Employees: 225351


    Ranking Methodology:

    1. The leading consulting firms are considered for analysis

    2. Parameters like revenues and number of employees are considered and given weightages of 0.8 and 0.2 respectively

    3. A final score is calculated and the final ranks are evaluated