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Royal Dutch Shell came in at the top of the Global 500 list
Royal Dutch Shell came in at the top of the Global 500 list
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Two of the world’s biggest companies are in Dublin. Can you guess which ones?

Two Dublin based companies are in the last 100 of Fortune Magazine’s Global 500.
Jul 10th 2012, 7:15 AM 19,417 29

Updated 8.15am

FORTUNE MAGAZINE’S Global 500 has broken down the top 500 international companies by revenue and taken a look at where the world’s biggest corporations are based.

While the U.S. continues to dominate the ranking, China continued to gain share. In the past year it added 12 companies to Fortune’s list; to qualify in 2012 a firm had to report top line results of at least $22 billion last year.

Meanwhile two of the companies in the top 500 are listed as having Dublin headquarters…

Number 405: Accenture, based at Grand Canal Square employs 236,000 people around the world. Accenture specialises in consultancy, technology and outsourcing and began operating in Ireland in 1969.

Almost 1,300 people are employed by the company in Ireland.

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Number 435: CRH (or Cement Roadstone Holdings), based at Belgard Castle in Dublin 22 is a building materials company which has made its fortune by expanding into China and acquiring a number of international companies.

What about the top ten?

  1. Royal Dutch Shell, Netherlands
  2. Exxon Mobil, USA
  3. Wal-Mart Stores, USA
  4. BP, Britain
  5. Sinopec Group, China
  6. China National Petroleum, China
  7. State Grid, China
  8. Chevron, USA
  9. ConocoPhillips, USA
  10. Toyota Motor, Japan

And the top ten most profitable?

  1. Gazprom, Russia.
  2. Exxon Mobile, USA
  3. Industrial and Commerical Bank of China
  4. Royal Dutch Shell, Netherlands
  5. Chevron, USA
  6. China Construction Bank
  7. Apple, USA
  8. BP, Britain
  9. BHP Billiton, Australia
  10. Microsoft, USA

Explore the entire Global 500 here>

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