What Are the Some of the Largest Private Companies in the World?


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Some of the largest private companies in the world include the Pacific Construction Group, Cargill Incorporated, Koch Industries and Infor. Pacific Construction Group is China’s largest private construction firm and is owned by Yan Jiehe. Based in Beijing, it had $60 billion in revenue and 300,000 employees in 2014.

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What Are the Some of the Largest Private Companies in the World?
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Cargill is based in Wayzata, Minnesota, and operates in 65 countries. It started as a grain business in 1865 and still has substantial agricultural and food processing operations. It has branched into other industries, such as energy trading and phosphate production, and now has industrial and financial service divisions. Descendants of its founder own over 90 percent of the company. Cargill employs over 146,000 people and had $136.9 billion in revenue in 2014.

Koch Industries operates in 69 countries and has headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. It has $115 billion in annual revenue and employs 100,000 people. Its core industries include the manufacturing, refining and distribution of petroleum, chemicals, energy, ranching and finance.

Infor is an enterprise software and business application development company based in New York and headed by former Oracle CEO Charles Phillips. The company operates in 41 countries and employs over 12,000 people. It recorded over $2.3 billion in revenue and was valued at $16.1 billion in 2014.

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