RIL Breaks Into Top 100 Global Companies
Mukesh Ambani, right, his wife Nita Ambani, centre, and his mother Kokilaben Ambani, pose for a photograph ahead of the company’s annual general meeting in Mumbai. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

RIL Breaks Into Top 100 Global Companies


Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd. has jumped 10 places to break into the world's top 100 companies on the Fortune Global 500 list.

The oil-to-telecom conglomerate is ranked 96th in the 2020 ranking released by Fortune on Tuesday.

This is the highest any Indian company has been ranked on the Fortune Global 500 list.

Reliance had broken into the top 100 in 2012 ranking when it was ranked 99th but slipped in subsequent years to rank 215th in 2016. Since then it has risen steadily, according to the ranking.

State-owned Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. slipped 34 positions to rank 151st on the 2020 ranking while Oil and Natural Gas Corp is ranked 190th, 30 notches lower than its last year's ranking.

The country's top lender State Bank of India has risen 15 ranks to 221st position.

Other Indian firms on the list include Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. at rank 309th, Tata Motors Ltd. at 337, and Rajesh Exports Ltd. at 462.

Fortune said companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years ended on or before March 31, 2020.

While Reliance had a revenue of $86.2 billion, IOC had revenue of $69.2 billion. ONGC had revenue of $57 billion and SBI had $51 billion.

According to Fortune, the 2020 list is topped by Walmart with a revenue of $524 billion, followed by three Chinese companies - Sinopec Group ($407 billion), State Grid ($384 billion), and China National Petroleum ($379 billion).

Royal Dutch Shell is ranked 5th followed by Saudi oil giant Aramco at 6th position.

There is no change in positions of Walmart, Sinopec, and China National Petroleum while State Grid has jumped two positions and Shell slipped two notches.

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