|2||Alphabet (GOOGL)||USA||$496 billion|
|4||Exxon Mobil||USA||$341 billion|
|5||Berkshire Hathaway||USA||$329 billion|
|8||Johnson & Johnson||USA||$296 billion|
|10||Wells Fargo||USA||$245 billion|
Apple lost $131 billion in market cap since my October post. Alphabet (Google) lost just $1 billion in market cap, and for a short time moved past Apple into the top stop. Facebook achieved a rare increase during this period, gaining $16 billion and moving up 1 spot on the list. All the top 10 most valuable companies are based in the USA once again.
The next ten most valuable companies:
|13||China Mobile||China||$219 billion|
|15||JPMorgan Chase||USA||$214 billion|
|16||Procter & Gamble||USA||$211 billion|
|18||Industrial & Commercial Bank of China||China||$206 billion*|
|20||Petro China||China||$191 billion|
Market capitalization shown are of the close of business February 26th, as shown on Google Finance.
The 11th to 20th most valuable companies includes 4 USA companies, 3 Chinese companies and 3 Swiss companies. Toyota fell from 20th to 25th and was replaced in the top 20 by Verizon, which resulted in the USA gaining 1 company and costing Japan their only company in the top 20. Pfizer also dropped out and was replaced by Walmart.
The total value of the top 20 decreased by $189 billion since my October post: from $6.054 trillion to $5.865 trillion. Since my October 2014 post of the 20 most valuable companies in the world the total value of the top 20 companies has risen from $5.722 trillion to $5.865 trillion, an increase of $143 billion. The companies making up the top 20 has changed in each period.
A few other companies of interest (based on their market capitalization):
Pfizer, USA, $190 billion.
Coca-Cola, USA, $187 billion.
Royal Dutch Shell, Netherlands, $181 billion.
Visa, USA, $178 billion.
Toyota, Japan, $177 billion.
Anheuser Busch, Belgium, $175 billion.
Tencent, China, $170 billion.
Alibaba, China, $167 billion.
Chevron, USA, $159 billion.
Oracle, USA, $158 billion.
Walt Disney, USA, $156 billion.
Samsung, Korea, $153 billion**
China Construction Bank, China, $148 billion*
Agricultural Bank of China, China, $148 billion*
PepsiCo, USA, $144 billion
Merck, USA, $143 billion.
Bank of China, China, $136 billion*
Bank of America, USA, $133 billion.
Gilead Sciences, USA, $122 billion.
Citigroup, USA, $119 billion.
Novo Nordisk, Denmark, $108 billion
Sanofi, France, $107 billion
China Life Insurance Company, China, $80 billion
Market capitalization figures were taken from Google finance. ADRs were chosen, if available (so I get the cap reported in USD).
* market cap taken from Google finance based on the Hong Kong exchange (no ADRs option was available) and converted to USD.
** market cap taken from Google finance based on the Korean exchange and converted to USD.