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What were the most profitable companies in the world in 2020?


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In a way, they can say thank you to the Covid-19 crisis. With the even more massive development of digital uses, the industry giants Apple and Microsoft are leading the most profitable listed companies in the world, according to the latest Global 2000 ranking published by Forbes. The most “profitable”, this means that they reaped the highest net profits in 2020: 64 billion dollars for one, 51 billion for the other …

Saudi Aramco, the Saudi national oil company, completes this podium. It was presented as the most profitable in 2019, but the crisis has passed there. Banks and investment firms like ICBC and JPMorgan Chase are also well placed. To know in detail this ranking (which does not take into account unlisted companies), just look at this infographic from our partner Statista:




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