This post was originally published in 2009 – back then offline businesses still led the way in terms of profits, but things have changed a lot in last few years as you will see if you check out: Top Earning Websites
Top 30 earning companies in the world
First Point To make…
Running a website instead of a traditional company can be a lot better in so many ways.
- No physical products
- No physical location
- Can work from anywhere in the world
- You don’t need customers
- Can be automated
- Outsource everything
- The 9 – 5 doesn’t exist, this post was published while I was in bed!
- You have no one barking orders at you.
With that in mind, the benefits of having a traditional business over a web business are second to none. When I compare the top earning company and the top earning website, the difference is clear! Wal-Mart are on course to earn $400,000,000,000 this year with profit under $14,000,000,000 compared to Googles $21,000,000,000 in 2008 with a profit of $4,200,000,000 – making Google more than 5 times more profitable!
Wal-Mart Stores Earn $12,011.64 a Second!
|Rank||Company||Industry||Founders||Revenue Per Year||Revenue Per Second|
|1||Wal-Mart Stores||General Merchandisers||Sam Walton||$378,799,000,000||$12,011.64|
|2||Exxon Mobil||Petroleum Refining||John D. Rockefeller||$372,824,000,000||$11,822.17|
|3||Royal Dutch Shell||Petroleum Refining||Jean Baptiste August Kessler||$355,782,000,000||$11,281.77|
|4||BP||Petroleum Refining||T. Boone Pickens||$291,438,000,000||$9,241.44|
|5||Toyota Motor||Motor Vehicles and Parts||Kiichiro Toyoda||$230,201,000,000||$7,299.63|
|6||Chevron||Petroleum Refining||Lyman Stewar||$210,783,000,000||$6,683.89|
|7||ING Group||Banks: Commercial and Savings||Jan Hommen||$201,516,000,000||$6,390.03|
|8||Total||Petroleum Refining||Ernest Mercier||$187,280,000,000||$5,938.61|
|9||General Motors||Motor Vehicles and Parts||William C. Durant||$182,347,000,000||$5,782.19|
|10||ConocoPhillips||Petroleum Refining||Frank and L.E. Phillips||$178,558,000,000||$5,662.04|
|11||Daimler||Motor Vehicles and Parts||Gottlieb Daimler.||$177,167,000,000||$5,617.93|
|12||General Electric||Diversified Financials||Thomas Edison||$176,656,000,000||$5,601.73|
|13||Ford Motor||Motor Vehicles and Parts||Henry Ford||$172,468,000,000||$5,468.92|
|14||Fortis||Banks: Commercial and Savings||Kira Bruno||$164,877,000,000||$5,228.22|
|15||AXA||Insurance: Life, Health (stock)||Claude Bébéar||$162,762,000,000||$5,161.15|
|16||Sinopec||Petroleum Refining||Su Shulin||$159,260,000,000||$5,050.10|
|17||Citigroup||Banks: Commercial and Savings||Bill Smith||$159,229,000,000||$5,049.12|
|18||Volkswagen||Motor Vehicles and Parts||Ferdinand Porsche||$149,054,000,000||$4,726.47|
|19||Dexia Group||Banks: Commercial and Savings||Michael Wilson||$147,648,000,000||$4,681.89|
|20||HSBC Holdings||Banks: Commercial and Savings||Thomas Sutherland||$146,500,000,000||$4,645.49|
|21||BNP Paribas||Banks: Commercial and Savings||Louis Pasteu||$140,726,000,000||$4,462.39|
|22||Allianz||Insurance: Property and Casualty||Henning Schulte-Noelle||$140,618,000,000||$4,458.97|
|23||Crédit Agricole||Banks: Commercial and Savings||Henri Germain||$138,155,000,000||$4,380.87|
|24||State Grid||Utilities||Liu Zhenya||$132,885,000,000||$4,213.76|
|25||China National Petroleum||Petroleum Refining||Chinese National Government||$129,798,000,000||$4,115.87|
|26||Deutsche Bank||Banks: Commercial and Savings||Georg Siemens||$122,644,000,000||$3,889.02|
|27||ENI||Petroleum Refining||Tully Ryan||$120,565,000,000||$3,823.09|
|28||Bank of America Corp.||Banks: Commercial and Savings||Madeo Giannini||$119,190,000,000||$3,779.49|
|29||AT&T||Telecommunications||Alexander Graham Bell||$118,928,000,000||$3,771.18|
|30||Berkshire Hathaway||Insurance: Property and Casualty (stock)||Oliver Chace||$118,245,000,000||$3,749.52|
Which would you prefer a top earning website or a top earning company?