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Ranking of World Companies with Most Employees (2008) »

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This ranking lists the 500 world companies that have the greatest number of employees, according to data obtained from Fortune Magazine. Fortune Magazine is a business publication that is part of the Time Warner division. It was founded by Henry Luce and Britton Hadden in February of 1930, four months after the Wall Street Crash. Fortune is especially known for publishing rankings measuring wealth, the best companies to work for and all kinds of studies related to the world of finance.

  • Author: ivy (Updated Jan 29, 2014)
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Companycolumns columns Number of Employees  (people)
1Wal-Mart StoresWal-Mart Stores2,055,000
2State GridState Grid1,486,000
3China National PetroleumChina National Petroleum1,117,345
4U.S. Postal ServiceU.S. Postal Service785,929
5SinopecSinopec634,011
6Hon Hai Precision IndustryHon Hai Precision Industry550,000
7CarrefourCarrefour490,042
8Deutsche PostDeutsche Post475,100
9Agricultural Bank of ChinaAgricultural Bank of China447,519
10GazpromGazprom436,096
11United Parcel Service of America (UPS)United Parcel Service of America (UPS)425,300
12China TelecommunicationsChina Telecommunications391,864
13McDonald´sMcDonald´s390,000
14HitachiHitachi389,752
15International Business Machines (IBM)International Business Machines (IBM)386,558
16SiemensSiemens386,200
17Industrial & Commercial Bank of ChinaIndustrial & Commercial Bank of China381,713
18CitigroupCitigroup380,500
19TargetTarget366,000
20Compass GroupCompass Group365,630
21TescoTesco345,754
22SodexoSodexo342,380
23Sears Holdings CorporationSears Holdings Corporation337,000
24VolkswagenVolkswagen329,305
25General ElectricGeneral Electric327,000
26KrogerKroger323,000
27HSBC HoldingsHSBC Holdings322,282
28Veolia EnvironnementVeolia Environnement319,502
29ToyotaToyota316,121
30ArcelorMittalArcelorMittal311,466
31AT&TAT&T309,050
32Matsushita Electric IndustrialMatsushita Electric Industrial305,828
33La PosteLa Poste299,010
34China Construction BankChina Construction Bank298,868
35Home DepotHome Depot276,385
36NestléNestlé276,000
37DaimlerDaimler272,382
38Robert BoschRobert Bosch271,265
39China Railway GroupChina Railway Group266,474
40General MotorsGeneral Motors266,000
41Edeka ZentraleEdeka Zentrale253,531
42SberbankSberbank251,208
43TelefónicaTelefónica248,487
44FordFord246,000
45MetroMetro242,378
46Deutsche TelekomDeutsche Telekom241,426
47FedExFedEx238,935
48Bank of ChinaBank of China237,379
49Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn237,078
50OnexOnex237,000
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