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The oldest company in the world

The oldest company in the world, Kongō Gumi, is operating for over 1440 years. It was founded in 578AD and to this day is specialized in building traditional wooden temples and shrines. 1)

The oldest Hotel

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is the oldest hotel still in operation. It was founded in 705 AD by Fujiwara Mahito in Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. 2)

The biggest companies

As of March 2021, the World Largest companies by market capitalization are: Apple, Inc. ($2,051 bn), Saudi Aramco ($1,920 bn), and Microsoft ($1,778 bn) 3)

First to break $2 trillion

Apple was the first company to break $2 trillion in 2020, and earlier it was the first to record capitalization of $1 trillion in 2018. 4)

The largest employers

Walmart is the biggest employer from the private sector, with a workforce of 2.100.000. McDonald's is the second, with 1.900.000 people. However, when we include public institutions, the biggest global employers are the US Department of Defense, with 3.200.000 people, and the Chinese military (People's Liberation Army) with 2.300.000 employees. 5)

business.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/04 05:37 by aga