34 Australian companies have made it to the Forbes 2000 list in 2015 — an annual compilation of the world’s largest and most powerful public companies.
Commonwealth Bank has come out on top with a market value of $117.1 billion and assets of $696.2 billion.
Next is BHP Billiton with a market value of $119.5 billion and assets of $146.1 billion.
Based on revenues, profits, assets and market value, this year’s list saw companies from over 60 countries for a combined revenue of $39 trillion.
The bull market has helped spur the 9% growth in the total market value of the Global 2000 – the highest among the four metrics.
China’s four biggest banks — for the first time — took out the top four spots with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China topping the list for a third consecutive year.
The annual snapshot also reveals the dominance of the United States in the global business landscape, leading the list with 579 companies in the Global 2000.
Here are the Australian entries.
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