US sweeps list of the world's largest companies: Meet the Top 5
For the first time in nearly a decade, the world’s five largest public companies are all American affair These are the Top 5, as of mid-April 2013.
3. Google (GOOG)
Current stock value: $800.11 per share
One year range: $556.52-844.00
2012 revenue: $50.2 billion
2012 net income: $10.7 billion
When Google first went public back in 2004, its shares were priced at $85 apiece. The company, and its stock value, have grown astronomically as Internet advertising has taken off. The search-engine giant, based in Mountain View, Calif., has expanded its focus to include cloud computing and software.