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Just How Big Is The Biggest Company In The World?

Over the past few years during conference presentations I have asked the question what company is the biggest in the world which a number of people aren’t aware of and follow that up with how big is that company. The range of answers for that question is a lot, from $10 billion to $350 billion.

So here are the answers to those two questions:

Wal-Mart is the biggest company in the world with revenue of over 408 billion dollars. To put their size into perspective:

  • Americans spend $46,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour of every day.
     
  • This works out to $27,273 profit every minute!
     
  • Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.
     
  • Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.
     
  • Wal-Mart employs 2.1 million people
     
  • Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world and over 120 billion dollars bigger than the 2nd biggest company in the world Exxon Mobil
     
  • Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.
     
  • 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.

For me I am amazed at the size of Wal-Mart! They have a need and desire to continue to grow by adding services and products.

  • Did you realize how big Wal-Mart was?
     
  • What numbers surprised you?
     
  • Is there anything they don’t sell that you believe they should?
     
  • What services or products do you think they will add?

I look forward to reading your comments.

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