13 Israeli Companies On Forbes Global 2000


forbesThirteen Israeli corporations have been included in Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of the top 2000 public companies in the world, compared to only 10 Israeli firms on last year’s list. Oil Refineries was dropped from the list, while Africa Israel, Bezeq, Check Point and Gazit Globe joined it.Teva is the first Israeli company on the list at the 381st place, dropping 35 spots from last year’s 346th place. It is followed by Bank Leumi at the 808th place, Bank Hapoalim at the 859th place, and the Delek Group at the 1,112nd place.

The next Israeli company on the list is IDB Holdings at the 1,119th place, followed by Israel Corp. at the 1,238th place, Israel Discount Bank at the 1,289th place, Africa Israel at the 1,344th place, and Bezeq at the 1,554th place.

Check Point is next at the 1,561st place, followed by Mizrachi-Tefachot Bank at the 1,600th place, FIBI Holdings at the 1,832nd place, and last on the list of Israeli companies – the Gazit Globe Group at the 1,882nd place.

The leading position on Forbes Global 2,000 list was given to American electronics and engineering firm General Electric (GE), which toppled British bank HSBC from the first place to the sixth.

GE was declared the world’s biggest company with sales of $182.52 billion, a profit of $17.41 billion, assets worth 797.77 billion and a market value of $89.87 billion.

Dutch-British oil company Royal Dutch Shell was ranked second on the Forbes list, followed by Japanese motor corporation Toyota, American energy company Exxon Mobile, and its British competitor BP at the fifth place.

This year’s list includes companies from 62 countries in the world, compared to 60 countries last year. More than one-quarter of the companies on the list (551) are from the United States.

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