META-NATIONAL COMPANIES

1) Walmart:  Revenues $488bn,  no. of employees: 2.2m;

2) Exxon Mobil:  Revenues $269bn,

3) Royal Dutch Shell:  Revenues $265bn,

4) Apple:  Revenue $234bn, economic output (2014) $87bn;

5) Glencore:  Revenue $221bn,

6) Samsung:  Value of brand $45bn,

7) Amazon:  Number of Amazon active users 244m,

8) Microsoft:  1.2bn users, 107 languages spoken;

9) Nestle:  Revenue $93bn, operates in 86 countries, sells products in 196 countries

10) Google/Alphabet: Market cap of $547bn, world’s most valuable public company

11) Uber: Car fleet 1.1m; US government vehicle fleet 633,851

12) Huawei: Services available in 170 countries

13) Vodafone: No of customers 461m,

14) Maersk:  Has  containers to equal 8,550 Eiffel Towers stacked on top of each other

  • Unilever,
  • BlackRock,
  • HSBC,
  • DHL,
  • Visa,
  • GE,
  • IBM,
  • Alibaba.