These are the 10 most profitable companies in the world as of 2021 according to Investopedia.com. This list gives us a picture of not only which industries are the most profitable (tech and financing), but it also shows us the countries that, at the moment, hold the most economic power and influence. Half of the companies on this list hail from the United States, while the other half come from China.

For this list, I will note the companies’ net income, revenue, market cap, 1-year trailing total return, and where they exchange. The data is sourced from Investopedia.com.


Apple Inc.

Net income: $58.4 billion
Revenue: $273.9 billion
Market cap: $2.1 trillion
1-Year trailing total return: 133.6%
Exchange: NASDAQ


Microsoft Corp.

Net income: $44.3 billion
Revenue: $143.0 billion
Market cap: $1.6 trillion
1-year trailing total return: 57.4%
Exchange: NASDAQ


Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd.

Net income: $41.7 billion
Revenue: $122.2 billion
Market cap: $195.0 billion
1-year trailing total return: -10.1%
Exchange: OTC

China Construction Bank Corp.

Net income: $35.6 billion
Revenue: $104.3 billion
Market cap: $173.8 billion
1-year trailing total return: -1.7%
Exchange: OTC


Alphabet Inc.

Net income: $31.5 billion
Revenue: $166.0 billion
Market cap: $1.1 trillion
1-year trailing total return: 33.7%
Exchange: NASDAQ


Agricultural Bank of China Ltd.

Net income: $28.4 billion
Revenue: $91.5 billion
Market cap: $112.3 billion
1-year trailing total return: -5.3%
Exchange: OTC


JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Net income: $25.2 billion
Revenue: $118.9 billion
Market cap: $315.5 billion
1-year trailing total return: -2.4%
Exchange: New York Stock Exchange


Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Net income: $24.9 billion
Revenue: $77.9 billion
Market cap: $761.3 billion
1-year trailing total return: 61.4%
Exchange: New York Stock Exchange


Bank of China Ltd.

Net income: $24.8 billion
Revenue: $79.3 billion
Market cap: $94.0 billion
1-year trailing total return: -11.2%
Exchange: OTC


Intel Corp.

Net income: $23.7 billion
Revenue: $79.0 billion
Market cap: $213.0 billion
1-year trailing total return: 4.7%
Exchange: NASDAQ

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