Companies That Are Larger Than Countries…

Multinational companies and the role they have in underdeveloped and developing countries seem to be increasing. These large conglomerates, such as Apple, Chevron, Wal-Mart and Starbucks (to name a few), are expanding their operations and spreading their production facilities all over the globe. It is interesting to think about the power that some of these companies have gained.

Have you ever compared multinational companies to countries? Some of the world’s most influential multinational companies have become so big that their revenues exceed the GDP of many countries. For example, Apple could be considered bigger than Ecuador. According to an article by Business Insider, in 2011, Apple’s revenue was $65.23 billion and Ecuador’s GDP was only $58.91 billion. Read on for 24 more shocking comparisons…


About Jessica Summers

My name is Jessica Summers. I graduated as valedictorian from Marymount Manhattan College in 2012 with a B.A. in Communications and minors in Journalism and Political Science. During college, I spent a summer abroad studying at Oxford University and also held internships at CNN International, CNBC Business News, and WABC-TV, among other news organizations and media outlets. I am currently a graduate student at New York University’s Business and Economic Reporting program. I am an aspiring broadcast journalist, especially interested in covering the world of business and finance.
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