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Seven of ten top companies in oil; World’s top 10 companies richer than Egypt

The world’s four largest companies are richer than all but two of the Middle East’s leading economies. Turkey and Saudi Arabia are the only exceptions to this case.

Of the top 10 largest global companies in 2009, 7 are in the business of energy and hydrocarbons, 4 of them are from the USA, and 2 from the Netherlands.

Here they are in ranking by revenues (source: CNNMoney.com’s Fortune magazine):

  1. Royal Dutch Shell, revenues of: $458.4 billion (Netherlands) Hydrocarbons 
  2. Exxon Mobil: $442.9 billion (USA) Hydrocarbons
  3. Wal-Mart: $405.6 billion (USA)
  4. BP: $367.1 billion (Britain) Hydrocarbons
  5. Chevron: $263.2 billion (USA) Hydrocarbons
  6. Total: $237.7 billion (France) Hydrocarbons
  7. ConocoPhillips: $230.8 billion (USA) Hydrocarbons
  8. ING Group: $226.6 billion (Netherlands)
  9. Sinopec: $207.8 billion (China) Hydrocarbons
  10. Toyota Motor: $204.4 billion (Japan)

Here are some of the Middle East’s top economies by GDP (2008, from the World Bank):

Turkey: $734.9 billion

Saudi Arabia: $468.8 billion

Iran: $286.1 billion (2007)

Israel: $202.1 billion

Egypt: $162.3 billion

And now for the top 10 world economies by GDP (2008, from the World Bank):

  1. USA: $14,093.3 billion
  2. Japan: $4,910.8 billion
  3. China: $4,327.0 billion
  4. Germany: $3,649.5 billion
  5. France: $2,856.6 billion
  6. UK: $2,674.1 billion
  7. Italy: $2,303.1 billion
  8. Russian Federation: $1,679.5 billion
  9. Spain: $1,604.2 billion
  10. Brazil: $1,575.2 billion
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