May 23rd. 2014
Toyota took No. 12 on Forbes’ Global 2000 list, which ranks the world’s largest companies.
Toyota was the top automaker, beating out Volkswagen by seven spots. Toyota finished 19 spots ahead of Daimler and 35 ahead of Ford. Toyota also finished three spots ahead of Apple and eight spots ahead of Wal-Mart.
The ranking represents a big gain for Toyota. Its No. 31 spot in 2013 also led the auto industry.
The Global 2000 results are equally weighted by:
Toyota took 8th in overall sales, 23rd in market value and 20th in profits.
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