The Biggest Companies in the World in 2021

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Since the COVID-19 crash, global equity markets have seen a strong recovery. The 100 biggest companies in the world were worth a record breaking $31.7 trillion as of March 31 2021, up 48% year-over-year. As a point of comparison, the combined GDP of the U.S. and China was $35.7 trillion in 2020.

In this graphic, we use PwC data to show the world’s biggest businesses by market capitalization, as well as the countries and sectors they are from.

Visualization type: Infographic

The Biggest Companies in the World in 2021

Since the COVID-19 crash, global equity markets have seen a strong recovery. The 100 biggest companies in the world were worth a record breaking $31.7 trillion as of March 31 2021, up 48% year-over-year. As a point of comparison, the combined GDP of the U.S. and China was $35.7 trillion in 2020.

In this graphic, we use PwC data to show the world’s biggest businesses by market capitalization, as well as the countries and sectors they are from.


First published: June 8, 2021 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps .pdf

Data source: PwC

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