From Market Oracle
By Andrew Gavin Marshall
''In the year 2000, of the world’s 100 largest economies, 51 were
corporations, while only 49 were countries, based upon national GDP
(gross domestic product) and corporate sales. Of the top 200
corporations in 2000, the United States had the largest share with 82,
followed by Japan at 41, Germany at 20, and France at 17.
Of the world’s 100 largest economic entities in 2010, 42% were
corporations; when looking at the top 150 economic entities, 58% were
corporations. The largest corporation in 2010 was Wal-Mart, the 25th
largest economic entity on earth, surpassed only by the 24 largest
countries in the world, but with greater revenues than the GDP of 171
countries, placing it higher on the list than Norway and Iran.''