Could Any Of These Companies Topple Apple as World's Biggest?
Corporations rise and fall like empires. Apple (AAPL) is the world’s biggest company now, but Bloomberg Businessweek points out that the mix has changed a lot in five years -- eight of the world’s 10 largest companies are now U.S.-based, up from four in 2007. Apple didn’t even make the top 10 in December 2007.
Who will be on top in 2017? That company may not even be on this list now, but start by comparing Apple to the next five wannabe world champs -- Exxon Mobil (XOM), Microsoft (MSFT), Wal-Mart (WMT), IBM (IBM) and Google (GOOG).
Here they are by market cap:
Of course, shareholders don't necessarily need the world's biggest stock, just sane growth (as YCharts has been exploring in a series of stories) and healthy dividends.
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