The magazine Fortune today published its traditional list of the 500 largest companies in the world, the Fortune Global 500.
THE Apple appeared now in 9 overall position, with revenues of US $ 215.6 billion, coming from 15 in 2015 and 19 in 2013.
THE Fortune says the following about Ma:
After more than a decade of solid growth spurred by the first iPod music player and then the even more popular iPhone, Apple finally seems to have hit a wall, with sales not so good "relatively speaking" for other products like the iPad and Apple Watch, and a high dependency on updated phone models. But the most profitable publicly traded company in the world is investing heavily in software and its efforts in new timely areas, such as automobiles, are still in development (and well hidden).
Yes, the ranking check here the complete revenue-based, but if it were in profits Apple would be at the top with its $ 45.7 billion. Walmart, the largest company in the world with revenues of $ 485.9 billion, made ?only? $ 13.6 billion in 2016.
Also according to Fortune, the 500 largest companies in the world generated, in the last year, US $ 27.7 trillion in revenues and US $ 1.5 trillion in profits. Together, they employ 67 million people worldwide and are represented by 34 different countries.