On October 2, 2018, Amazon announced that the minimum wage for all U.S. employees would be raised to $15 per hour. Sanders praised the company for the decision.  With 27 companies, Tesla founded the Zero Emission Transport Association (ZETA) in 2020 to convert internal combustion engines into electric motors. Tesla has about 598 retail stores and 70,000 employees in different parts of the world. Founded in 1998 by five members – Pony Ma, Zhang Zhidong, Xu Chenye, Chen Yidan and Zeng Liqing – Tencent is the first Asian technology company to surpass $500 billion in market capitalization in 2018. The company generated more than $80 billion in revenue in 2021 and its headquarters are located in Shenzhen`s Nanshan District. Tencent Music has 700 million active users and employs 85,800 people. Visits to amazon.com increased from 615 million annual visitors in 2008 to more than 2 billion per month in 2022.  The company invested heavily in server capacity and redundancy to handle the increase in traffic during the Christmas holidays.  The e-commerce platform is the 14th most visited website in the world.  The annual list of the world`s largest and most valuable companies has not changed dramatically from listed companies in 2020 and 2021. However, due to investors, sales, management, customers, revenue, share price and other factors, the data and figures show that the ranking of companies has changed.
Companies such as PayPal, Amazon and Netflix have increased their sales. They have benefited from the COVID-19 pandemic as people prefer online shopping, e-commerce, and digital payments. Amazon is already up 10% this year. And Bezos, thanks in large part to his 16 percent stake in Amazon, is worth about $135 billion, according to Forbes and Bloomberg. Bezos also owns space exploration company Blue Origin and the Washington Post. Bezos has a lead of more than $40 billion over the world`s second richest person, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. The world`s largest companies are now worth several trillion dollars. This makes these companies bigger and more valuable than the entire economy of some countries! Today, technology and energy companies dominate the world`s largest companies. In the past, commercial companies, railways and steel mills dominated. Time will tell if these top flyers can stay in the top positions and what industries can emerge to challenge these coveted positions. Financial experts use various metrics to know the value of a company, and such a popular parameter is based on market capitalization, commonly referred to as market capitalization in market terminology.
This article is about the 20 richest companies in the world on the listed market. It happened to Microsoft (MSFT) on Monday to take the first place. Amazon stock rose another 1% on Tuesday and the company is now worth nearly $810 billion, compared to about $790 billion for Microsoft. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., or TSMC, is a Taiwan-based company that operates as a semiconductor foundry. The company manufactures a wide range of semiconductors on silicon wafers based on its customers` proprietary integrated circuit designs. Its semiconductors are used in a range of electronic products, including PCs and peripherals, information applications, wired and wireless communication systems, industrial equipment, digital TVs, game consoles, etc. Souq.com was the largest e-commerce platform in the Arab world. The company was founded in 2005 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and served several territories in the Middle East.  On March 28, 2017, Amazon acquired Souq.com for $580 million.  The company was renamed Amazon and its infrastructure was used to expand Amazon`s online platform in the Middle East.
 Amazon.com, Inc. (/ˈæməzɒn/AM-ə-zon) is an American multinational technology company focused on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming and artificial intelligence. It has been called “one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world” and is one of the most valuable brands in the world.  It is one of the five largest US IT companies, along with Alphabet, Apple, Meta and Microsoft. Amazon has a market cap of $1.091 trillion. Amazon ranks 5th among the most valuable companies in the world. Jeff Bezos, the richest person, founded Amazon in 1994 from the comfort of his garage. Amazon Inc. is a virtual retailer with a variety of products.
Apple is the first publicly traded company in the world to reach a market capitalization of $2 trillion in 2020. The company now has more than 516 retail stores worldwide and employs nearly 147,000 people. Audible.com is a seller and producer of spoken word audio entertainment, news and educational programs on the Internet. Audible sells e-audiobooks, radio and TV shows, and audio versions of magazines and newspapers. Through its production arm, Audible Studios, Audible has also become the world`s largest producer of downloadable audiobooks. On January 31, 2008, Amazon announced that it would buy Audible for about $300 million. The deal was reached in March 2008 and Audible became a subsidiary of Amazon.  Inclusion in the ranking is well deserved, because without the hard work of all the workers in every wealthy company, there would be no income. We will see in the following rankings if other business units improve their game and beat the others. China Petroleum & Chemical is a producer and distributor of a variety of petrochemical and petroleum products. The company`s products include gasoline, diesel, kerosene, synthetic rubbers and resins, kerosene and chemical fertilizers. China Petroleum & Chemical, also known as Sinopec, is one of the largest oil, gas and petrochemical refineries in the world.
It is administered by the State Council of the People`s Republic of China. In 2000, U.S. toy retailer Toys “R” Us struck a 10-year deal with Amazon worth $50 million a year, plus a revenue reduction under which Toys “R” Us would be the exclusive supplier of toys and baby products on the service, redirecting the channel`s website to Amazon`s Toys & Games category. In 2004, Toys “R” Us sued Amazon, claiming that due to a perceived lack of variety in Toys “R” Us` inventories, Amazon knowingly allowed third-party vendors to offer items on the Service in categories that had obtained exclusivity from Toys “R” Us. In 2006, a court ruled in favor of Toys “R” Us, giving it the right to terminate its agreement with Amazon and create its independent e-commerce website. The company subsequently received $51 million in damages.    Amazon started as an online marketplace company that sold books and then grew to sell almost everything the world needs today, such as video games, clothing, furniture, shoes, computers, consumer electronics on its online portal. Bill Gates was the founder of Microsoft in 1975. This company is a pioneer leader in the field of PC software. The operating system, Microsoft Windows, was a huge success for this company and brought more money to the company. They also distribute, produce and produce laptops. According to Microsoft`s latest financial reports, the company`s current revenue is $192.55 billion.
Alphabet (Google) has a market capitalization of $1.455 trillion. With this value, Alphabet ranks 4th as the most valuable company in the world. Alphabet Inc is an American multinational that is the parent company of Google LLC and other subsidiaries. On February 17, 2020, a panoramic documentary broadcast by the BBC in the UK highlighted the amount of data collected by the company and the transition to surveillance, sparking concern among politicians and regulators in the US and Europe.   Amazon is the world`s largest online retailer by market capitalization. The company started as an online bookseller and has since grown to encompass virtually all retail categories. In addition to selling products through its e-commerce platform, Amazon has subsidiaries such as Whole Foods Market and home security company Ring. Amazon`s fastest growing businesses are cloud computing services, subscription products like Amazon Prime, streaming movies, and other entertainment. Walmart is by far the largest employee in the world, with more than 2.3 million workers worldwide.
As the company behind QQ and WeChat, they generated more than $80 billion in revenue in 2021. The head office is located in Nanshan District of Shenzhen. Tencent has 85,800 employees and more than 700 million active users. Eero is an electronics company specializing in mesh network Wi-Fi devices and was founded in 2014 by Nick Weaver, Amos Schallich and Nate Hardison as a startup to simplify and innovate the smart home.  Eero was acquired by Amazon in 2019 for $97 million.  Eero continued to operate under its banner, promoting its commitment to privacy, despite initial concerns arising from the acquisition of the company.  The SUD (unions) have filed a lawsuit against Amazon for unsafe working conditions.