Global Service Industry

Major Players

Wal-Mart Stores

Revenue: 469.2 (US $ b)

Wal-Mart reclaimed the top spot in the Fortune 500 in 2012 after slipping to No. 2 last year. For fiscal year 2012, sales rose 5.9%, to $443.9 billion.

United Continental Holdings

Revenue: 37.2 (US $ b)

United Continental Holdings, is a publicly traded airline holding company headquartered in the Willis Tower in Chicago. It ranks 79 according to the Fortune 500 companies and first in the airlines industry.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Revenue: 108.2 (US $ b)

Morgan Chase recorded an impressive 12% increase in profits to $21.3 billion on the back of a strong investment banking performance. It ranks 18 according to the Fortune 500 companies.

Walt Disney

Revenue: 42.3 (US $ b)

It ranks 66 according to the Fortune 500 companies. A major figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as an international icon and philanthropist, well known for his influence and contributions to the field of entertainment during the 20th century.

HCA Holdings

Revenue: 36.8 (US $ b)

It ranks 82 as per the Fortune 500 companies. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is an American for-profit operator of health care facilities, the largest in the world.

International Business Machines

Revenue: 104.5 (US $ b)

It ranks 20 as per the Fortune 500 companies.

Berkshire Hathaway

Revenue: 162.5 (US $ b)

It ranks 5th as per the Fortune 500 companies. Berkshire Hathaway’s per-share book value rose 14.4% in 2012, but it was less than the Standard & Poor 500’s 16-percent gain.

CBRE Group

Revenue: 6.5 (US $ b)

It ranks 387 as per Fortune 500 companies. The company has approximately 37,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate owners, investors and tenants/lessees through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide.


Revenue: 127.4 (US $ b)

It ranks 11 as per the Fortune 500 companies. Despite record smartphone sales in 2012, AT&T confronted the undeniable fact: there just aren’t that many new cellphone customers yet to be won.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide

Revenue: 11.4 (US $ b)

It ranks 237 as per the Fortune 500 companies. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. is a multinational organization with its headquarters located in Eden Prairie, MN, a Fortune 500 company, it is one of the world's largest third party logistics providers.

Marriott International

Revenue: 11.8 (US $ b)

It ranks 230 as per the Fortune 500 companies. Marriott International, Inc. is a leading hospitality company with more than 3,800 properties, 19 hotel brands, and associates at more than 3,800 managed and franchised properties around the world.


Revenue: 4,49,399,184 (US $)

Kuoni Travel is a tourism company. It was founded in 1906 by the entrepreneur Alfred Kuoni in Zurich, Switzerland where it is based. In 2012, the Kuoni Group was named “World’s Leading Tour Operator” at the annual World Travel Awards for the thirteenth time in fifteen years.