The world’s 100 biggest companies are worth $16 trillion – but which is way out ahead?

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Apple is the world’s most valuable company in 2015 at a whopping $725bn.

It’s increased its market capitalisation by 54% compared to last year, according to PwC.

What’s more, it’s now almost twice as big as Google, the world’s second largest company – worth $375bn.

To make it into the world’s top 100, companies now need to be worth $85bn, compared with 2009s $45bn – which just goes to show how fast these global companies are growing.

Clifford Tompsett, capital markets partner at PwC, said: “The US has increased its domination of the ranking - seven of the top 10 and 13 of the top 20 are American. Looking at these companies, the likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway and Facebook, it is apparent their success has been driven by innovation and their global reach. US corporates have also more aggressively used their scale and relatively higher valuations to increase their growth through strategic acquisitions.

“With these advantages, risk appetite and drive, other countries will have their work cut out to compete with the US on the same level.”

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  • Anonymous

    What a revelation!! You're going to tell me the world is round next.

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