Mar 10 2009

About Forbes’ Global 2000 and banks

Published by at 1:26 pm under Companies,More News

When Forbes released its “Global 2000″ on 2 April last year, there were 17 South African companies on this list of “world’s biggest companies”.

Six companies with strong SA roots were listed as UK companies, ie. Anglo American, BAT, Old Mutual, SABMiller, Investec and Mondi. Richemont made the list as a Swiss company. 

So, in total 24 companies with SA roots made it onto the “Forbes 2000 Biggest” list last year. 

Look here who the 17 were and here to see how Forbes defined its “world’s biggest”. The first list was published in 2004.

Last year Forbes had this to say in its analysis of the list: Measured by number of companies (namely 315), the banking industry has the biggest presence on the Global 2000. Banking also dominates in assets, with total assets of $58.3 trillion, and profits ($398 billion).

Ha-ha…I can’t wait for this year’s list!

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