The most profitable banks in the world

A Billion Dollars

Forbes magazine has released its list of the world's most profitable firms.

Here's the top 10 banks (overall company rank - all sectors - in brackets):

2012 profits

1(4). Industrial & Commercial Bank of China - $37.8bn

2(5). China Construction Bank - $30.6bn

3(9). Agricultural Bank of China - $22.9bn

4(10). Bank of China - $22.0bn

5(11). JPMorgan Chase - $21.2bn

6(13). Wells Fargo - $18.9bn

7(23). HSBC - $14.0bn

8(32). Sherbank - $11.2bn

9(41). Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group - $10.2bn

10(45). Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group - $9.5bn

Here the top 3 global companies in terms of 2012 revenues:

1. Exxon Mobil - $44.8bn

2. Apple - $41.7bn

3. Gazprom - $38.0bn

 

 

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