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The World’s 100 Best-Performing Companies, 2020

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With a market value of US$242 billion, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China has been recognized as the best performing company in the world for 2020, according to CEOWORLD magazine, while China Construction Bank (US$203 billion)and JPMorgan Chase (US$291 billion) placed second and third, respectively.

Some of the most recognizable companies in the world, Berkshire Hathaway ($455 billion), Agricultural Bank of China ($147 billion), Saudi Arabian Oil Company Saudi Aramco (US$1.684 trillion), Ping An Insurance Group ($187 billion), Bank of America ($208 billion), Apple (US$1.285 trillion), and Bank of China ($112 billion) followed closely behind, rounding out the top ten.

The World's 100 Best Companies, 2020

RankCompanyCountryProfits
Assets
Market Value
1ICBCChina$45.3 B$4,322.5 B$242.3 B
2China Construction BankChina$38.9 B$3,822 B$203.8 B
3JPMorgan ChaseUnited States$30 B$3,139.4 B$291.7 B
4Berkshire HathawayUnited States$81.4 B$817.7 B$455.4 B
5Agricultural Bank of ChinaChina$30.9 B$3,697.5 B$147.2 B
5Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)Saudi Arabia$88.2 B$398.3 B$1,684.8 B
7Ping An Insurance GroupChina$18.8 B$1,218.6 B$187.2 B
8Bank of AmericaUnited States$24.1 B$2,620 B$208.6 B
9AppleUnited States$57.2 B$320.4 B$1,285.5 B
10Bank of ChinaChina$27.2 B$3,387 B$112.8 B
11AT&TUnited States$14.4 B$545.4 B$218.6 B
11Toyota MotorJapan$22.7 B$495.1 B$173.3 B
13AlphabetUnited States$34.5 B$273.4 B$919.3 B
13ExxonMobilUnited States$14.3 B$362.6 B$196.6 B
13MicrosoftUnited States$46.3 B$285.4 B$1,359 B
16Samsung ElectronicsSouth Korea$18.4 B$304.9 B$278.7 B
17Wells FargoUnited States$14.3 B$1,981.3 B$118.8 B
18CitigroupUnited States$17.1 B$2,219.8 B$101.1 B
19WalmartUnited States$14.9 B$236.5 B$344.4 B
20Verizon CommunicationsUnited States$18.4 B$294.5 B$237.7 B
21Royal Dutch ShellNetherlands$9.9 B$394 B$126.5 B
22AmazonUnited States$10.6 B$221.2 B$1,233.4 B
23Volkswagen GroupGermany$12 B$538.9 B$70.4 B
24UnitedHealth GroupUnited States$13.8 B$189.1 B$277.1 B
25AllianzGermany$8.9 B$1,183.5 B$77.1 B
26China Merchants BankChina$13.7 B$1,094.9 B$120.9 B
27ComcastUnited States$11.7 B$262.4 B$171.7 B
28China MobileHong Kong$15.5 B$233.9 B$164.9 B
29TotalFrance$11.3 B$273.3 B$93.1 B
30Postal Savings Bank Of China (PSBC)China$9 B$1,522.4 B$92 B
31AlibabaChina$24.7 B$189.4 B$545.4 B
32GazpromRussia$22.7 B$331.7 B$60.8 B
32PetroChinaChina$6.6 B$392.3 B$65.9 B
34Johnson & JohnsonUnited States$17.2 B$155 B$395.3 B
35RBCCanada$10 B$1,116.3 B$87.7 B
36Walt DisneyUnited States$10.4 B$200.9 B$195.3 B
37China Life InsuranceChina$8.5 B$536.2 B$60.3 B
38IntelUnited States$22.7 B$147.7 B$254 B
39FacebookUnited States$21 B$138.4 B$583.7 B
40CVS HealthUnited States$6.6 B$224.3 B$80.4 B
41NestléSwitzerland$12.7 B$132.1 B$304.1 B
42BNP ParibasFrance$8.7 B$2,429.9 B$39.2 B
43Nippon Telegraph & TelJapan$7.9 B$211.1 B$83 B
44HSBC HoldingsUnited Kingdom$3.8 B$2,917.8 B$105.3 B
45Bank of CommunicationsChina$11.2 B$1,422.1 B$47.1 B
46TD Bank GroupCanada$9.3 B$1,102 B$75.8 B
47Goldman Sachs GroupUnited States$7.4 B$1,090 B$63.4 B
48Morgan StanleyUnited States$8.3 B$896.8 B$62.1 B
49PfizerUnited States$15.8 B$167.5 B$212.8 B
50Tencent HoldingsChina$13.5 B$137 B$509.7 B
51IBMUnited States$9 B$153.4 B$111.5 B
52Mitsubishi UFJ FinancialJapan$5.4 B$2,893 B$51.8 B
53General ElectricUnited States$6.3 B$262 B$59.5 B
53RosneftRussia$10.9 B$208.5 B$48.1 B
55SantanderSpain$7.3 B$1,709.2 B$37.1 B
56Anheuser-Busch InBevBelgium$9.1 B$238.3 B$89.9 B
57Industrial BankChina$9.2 B$1,045 B$49 B
58Reliance IndustriesIndia$6.2 B$147.2 B$123.8 B
58SonyJapan$6 B$208.3 B$78.7 B
60SinopecChina$3.3 B$254.8 B$76.6 B
61ChevronUnited States$2.9 B$237.4 B$171.8 B
62SiemensGermany$5.9 B$171 B$75.4 B
63CignaUnited States$4.9 B$157 B$72.8 B
64AXA GroupFrance$4 B$850.8 B$42.3 B
65Shanghai Pudong DevelopmentChina$8.6 B$1,029.3 B$44.2 B
66AIA GroupHong Kong$6.6 B$280.3 B$111.8 B
66SoftbankJapan$2.9 B$362.6 B$89.7 B
68NovartisSwitzerland$12.2 B$123.1 B$193 B
69Deutsche TelekomGermany$4.3 B$207.1 B$69.2 B
70PetrobrasBrazil$10.2 B$230.2 B$43.5 B
71Procter & GambleUnited States$5 B$118.6 B$291.8 B
72Japan Post HoldingsJapan$4.7 B$2,680.2 B$32.7 B
73LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis VuittonFrance$8 B$108.3 B$194.3 B
74Roche HoldingSwitzerland$13.6 B$85.8 B$297.4 B
75BMW GroupGermany$5.5 B$271.3 B$38.9 B
76Zurich Insurance GroupSwitzerland$4.1 B$381.9 B$47.4 B
77CITICHong Kong$6.9 B$1,063.9 B$30.3 B
78Itaú Unibanco HoldingBrazil$6.9 B$408.8 B$41 B
79China State Construction EngineeringChina$6.1 B$292.3 B$30.7 B
80MetLifeUnited States$5.9 B$746.3 B$32.8 B
80Sumitomo Mitsui FinancialJapan$6.4 B$1,954.8 B$36.4 B
82Cisco SystemsUnited States$11.1 B$90.4 B$179.7 B
83Honda MotorJapan$4.3 B$188.5 B$42.6 B
84Commonwealth BankAustralia$7 B$688.8 B$72.6 B
85Bank of Nova ScotiaCanada$6.4 B$872.6 B$48.7 B
86Raytheon TechnologiesUnited States$5.5 B$139.7 B$56.1 B
87PepsiCoUnited States$7.2 B$85.1 B$183.6 B
88American ExpressUnited States$5.5 B$186.1 B$73.5 B
89General MotorsUnited States$6.7 B$228 B$31.9 B
90China Minsheng BankChina$7.8 B$959.2 B$32.8 B
91British American TobaccoUnited Kingdom$7.3 B$186.8 B$88.8 B
92Merck & Co.United States$10.1 B$84.4 B$200.3 B
93BHP GroupAustralia$9.4 B$102.3 B$107.1 B
94OracleUnited States$10.8 B$96.7 B$167 B
95Brookfield Asset ManagementCanada$2.8 B$324 B$51.3 B
96Coca-ColaUnited States$10 B$94 B$197.1 B
97EnelItaly$2.4 B$192.4 B$69.4 B
97GlaxoSmithKlineUnited Kingdom$6.8 B$104.6 B$104.4 B
99LukOilRussia$9.9 B$95.7 B$41.2 B
100China VankeChina$5.6 B$245.3 B$37.6 B

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Sophie is the Research Editor at CEOWORLD magazine. She is based in the company’s New York office. Sophie has worked as a reputation advisor to nearly 250 global CEOs, 3,200 other C-Suite executives, and high net worth individuals for over 9 years. She joined CEOWORLD magazine as a Research Analyst, conducting comprehensive research using both open-source intelligence and premium resources, as well as enhanced due diligence, compliance, and risk assessment, and financial analysis and complex valuations. As a nonpartisan consultant to global business executives, business leaders, and think tanks, she focuses on economics and public policy issues. Her passion is explaining complex economic issues for the layman. She can be reached on email sophie@ceoworld.biz