69 of the Richest 100 Entities are Corporations, not Governments, Figures Show

By Global Justice Now!

  • 157 of top 200 economic entities by revenue are corporations not countries
  • Top 10 corporate revenues exceed $3 trillion
  • British government urged to support Binding Treaty to hold corporations to account at UN in Geneva this week

October 20, 2018 "Information Clearing House" -  Top corporations continue to accrue revenues far in excess of most governments, figures compiled by Global Justice Now show. Comparing 2017 revenues, 69 of the top 100 economic entities are corporations rather than governments. The top 10 corporations a list which includes Walmart, Toyota and Shell as well as several Chinese corporations raked in over $3 trillion last year.

When it comes to the top 200 entities, the gap between corporations and governments gets even more pronounced: 157 are corporations. Walmart, Apple and Shell all accrued more wealth than even fairly rich countries like Russia, Belgium, Sweden.

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