Recently BIIA noticed the arrival of a newcomer in company information called:  ‘Global5000’.  According the founder Harry Henry, an affiliate of Outsell Inc., ‘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, covering all industries in all countries.  ‘Global5000” goes beyond existing lists and rankings of products like the Fortune 1000 or Forbes private rankings. Currently there are over 3,700 active, updated companies in the database.   Harry Henry includes companies from all countries — from the 2,200 companies in the US to 1 from Abu Dhabi for example.

To date, ‘Global5000’ has tracked 2,950 companies in the world with $1 billion + annually and continues to search for more … hopefully finding 5000 at this level ‘Global5000’ is segmented in two levels with 22 industry sectors that line up with NAICS codes.

The main use of this data set is for B2B database marketers striving to make sure they are marketing to and focused on high end account penetration.  Knowing the 5000 largest companies in the world are covered is key to Harry Henry’s strategy.

Revenues for the companies are all converted to USD based on interbank currency conversion tables for the average of the fiscal year reported.  Companies will have a variety of year end periods with the most common being December.

Source:  Global5000