Industry: Oil and Gas
Exxon Mobil has become the no.1 company in the Forbes list of Global 2000 companies for the first time with double-digit growth in sales and profits in 2012.
It has replaced JPMorgan Chase (who was in the top spot in 2011) as the world's biggest company in the composite ranking of Forbes.
JP Morgan Chase is the most profitable bank in the US and is the second biggest company in the Forbes list of Global 2000.
JPM was in the no.1 spot in 2010 and 2011.
General Electric is the third biggest company in the Forbes Global 2000.
Rise in infrastructure orders in the past several quarters which enabled the company to expand its backlog to a record level of about $200 billion, according to Forbes.
Industry: Oil and Gas Operations
Royal Dutch Shell is the fourth biggest firm in the Forbes list of Global 2000 companies. It operates in more than 80 countries and produces 3.2 million barrels of gas and oil in a day.
It has claimed a sales growth of 28 percent in 2012 even surpassing the Wal Mart-Stores in sales.
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is the biggest Asia-Pacific company in the Forbes list and is in the fifth biggest company in the Global 2000 list.
ICBC is one of the four Chinese banks which made it to the top 25 list.
HSBC had a spectacular growth and strong performance in all the growing markets and had a record year in commercial banking.
HSBC is the sixth biggest company in the Forbes list of Global 2000 companies.
Industry: Oil & Gas Operations
PetroChina is the seventh biggest company in Forbes' Global 2000.
It has surpassed even the Exxon Mobil in terms of daily production with 2.4 million barrels of oil per day in 2011. PetroChina is the most valuable Asian company in the list.
Industry: Diversified Financials
Berkshire Hathaway is in the eighth position in the Forbes' Global 2000 list.
All of its largest non-insurance companies – BNSF, Iscar, Lubrizol, Marmon Group and MidAmerican Energy – delivered record operating earnings, according to the Forbes.
Wells Fargo is the second US bank in the list and is the ninth biggest company in the Forbes' Global 2000 list.
The company reported record earnings in 2011.
Industry: Oil and Gas Operations
Country : Brazil
Petrobras, the biggest company in Brazil is the tenth largest company in the Forbes' Global 2000 list.
It is the fourth largest oil and gas company in the list which is also striving to become one among the top five integrated energy companies in the world by 2020.
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