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Below we highlight the 30 largest companies in the World by market cap ($).  As shown, Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) is the top dog by about $70 billion.  Exxon is trailed by another energy company, Petrochina (NYSE:PTR), then General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). 

Eleven of the top 30 are based in the United States.  The Energy sector has the largest representation at 8, followed by Technology at 5.  Only 3 companies in the top 30 are up in 2008 -- Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).  And Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) followers will be happy to see them ranked 25th and 26th in the world.

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Source: Largest Companies in the World