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There are several criteria (or key figures) to list the world's "largest" companies, giving quite different lists:

For any company the following key figure or financial ratio makes sense (for investors mainly), depending on the exact definitions of "profit" and "revenue":

For public companies the following key figures / criteria / financial ratios make sense, too:

  • wage per employee = average wage (in \$) = total wages / number of employees
  • median wage (in \$)
  • minimal/maximal wage (in \$)
  • revenue per employee (in \$)
  • profit per employee (in \$)
  • assets per employee (in \$)
  • market capitalization per employee (in \$)

Where do I find concise overviews and comparisons of such numbers for large companies like these (sorted by revenue) (yellow = state-owned enterprise):

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[Please tell me better tags for this question than those I have used!]

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    $\begingroup$ It may help potential answerers if you could include the purpose for the use of the data. Most of the figures you asked for can be computed/tabulated if you have an access to a Bloomberg Terminal or Compustat database. $\endgroup$ – Herr K. Aug 12 at 20:52
  • $\begingroup$ @HerrK.Thanks for your hint. What kind of purpose is "just want to know"? Including if these questions are asked by others (revenue/profit/assets per employee as key figures) and answered by the databases you mention: median/min/max wage? $\endgroup$ – Hans-Peter Stricker Aug 12 at 21:09
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    $\begingroup$ OK, can you describe the real-world problem that you are trying to solve? (as per the help centre's guidance: "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face.") $\endgroup$ – EnergyNumbers Aug 13 at 4:51
  • $\begingroup$ The real world problem is: To identify those large companies with a bad ratio of profit (margin) to expenses for environmental protection and other SDGs. $\endgroup$ – Hans-Peter Stricker Aug 13 at 7:59

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