Apple maintains 15th position in Fortune ranking with the 500 largest companies in the world

Apple maintains 15th position in Fortune ranking with the 500 largest companies in the world

In 2012 the Apple reached 55 position, in 2013 jumped to 19 and in 2014, don't ask me why, we ended up not covering a new climb from her to 15 position. This year, it remained in the same place.

THE Fortune today released its traditional ranking Global 500, listing the five hundred largest companies on the planet. Together, they generated US $ 31.2 trillion in revenue and US $ 1.7 trillion in profits during 2014, employing 65 million people worldwide and represented by 36 nations.

Here's what Fortune talks about Apple:

After a turbulent start in 2014, Apple's shares closed the year up 40%, adding almost $ 200 billion to the company's market value. A line of products that made fanboys Apple's line up again certainly helped to re-energize revenue growth. In addition to revealing new categories such as Apple Pay and Apple Watch, the company launched the iPhone 6, selling a record 10 million units in the first three days. As CEO Tim Cook recently told investors: "It's hard to find anything in the numbers that you don't like." The normally quiet Cook is exploring new land as well in October 2014, he opened up to the world as the first gay CEO of a company Fortune 500.

If we ordered the Fortune ranking for profits, Apple would be in 2nd position with $ 39.5 billion behind only the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), which closed 2014 with a profit of $ 44.8 billion.

At the top of the ranking Global 500 they are Walmart, Sinopec Group, Royal Dutch Shell, China National Petroleum and Exxon Mobil. Brazil represented by Petrobras (28), Ita Unibanco Holding (112), Banco do Brasil (126), Banco Bradesco (185), JBS (202), Vale (312) and Ultrapar Holdings (414).

(via AppleInsider)