What are some well-known publicly traded companies?


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Some of the biggest and most well-known publicly traded companies in the United States include Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, according to Forbes. Four of the largest public companies in the world are located in China, including China Construction Bank and the Bank of China.

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Berkshire Hathaway is an investment services company with over $194 billion in annual sales and over 316,000 employees as of 2015, states Forbes. The chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway is world-renowned investor Warren Buffett. The company engages in businesses that include utilities and energy, insurance, finance and manufacturing. The company’s headquarters is in Omaha, Nebraska, and Buffett founded the company in 1955. Berkshire Hathaway ranks fifth on the list of companies with the largest market capitalization in the world, notes InvestorPlace.

JP Morgan ranks 10th on the list of companies with the largest market capitalization in the world as of 2015, according to InvestorPlace. The well-known banking giant has a market cap of over $246 billion, notes The New York Times. The company handles financial services for consumers along with investment banking and asset management. The company works with clients in the United States and throughout the world to deliver industry knowledge, local expertise and portfolio management while maintaining a multinational corporate structure.

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