The Global 5000 is a researched and compiled database of the 5000 largest companies in the world.

It is based on revenue/sales generated and contains both public and private companies. There are 2289 of these companies in the US. We include companies from all countries — from the 2289 companies in the US to 1 from Malaysia for example.

To date, we have tracked 2326 companies in the world with $1 billion + annually and we continue to search for more … hopefully finding 5000 at this level

We have structured the industries they participate in with 2 levels with 22 industry sectors.

The main use of this data set is for B2B database marketers. If they want to make sure they are marketing to and focused on account penetration …. knowing the 5000 largest companies in the world are covered is important to know.