#7 Berkshire Hathaway
Net Worth: $143.688 Billion
Market Capital: $482.02 Billion
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American conglomerate holding company, with a net worth of $143.688 billion. Primarily, it is engaged in insurance business. The company possesses diverse range of businesses, including Dairy Queen, Fruit of the Loom, Lubrizol, NetJets, GEICO, BNSF, Helzberg Diamonds, etc. It also owns shares of the Coca-Cola Company, American Express, IBM, Wells Fargo, Kraft Foods and Wal-Mart. Its headquarters are located in Nebraska, United States. Forbes Global 2000 has listed Berkshire Hathaway as the 9th leading public company of the world. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and 3G Capital announced a plan on February 14, 2013, to buy H.J. Heinz Company for $23 billion.
Net Worth: $126.723 Billion
Market Capital: $210.94 Billion
AT&T is the largest multinational telecommunication company in the United States, with a net worth of $126.723 billion. It was formed in 1983, and its headquarters are situated in Dallas, Texas. AT&T provides various telecom services, such as wireless communication, local exchange services, Wireline, and advertising solutions, throughout the United States. It publishes Yellow and White pages directories, as well as online advertising. It also offers customer information services. Presently, AT&T is the 21st largest mobile operator, and the 21st largest company, in terms of market value in the world. Some of the landline operating companies of AT&T are Michigan Bell, Illinois Bell, Pacific Bell, Indiana Bell, Nevada Bell, and Wisconsin Bell.