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THE TOP 250 RANKING

Many of the largest firms in the world are family-run.

RANKING TABLE

Table with the Top 250 MFBs.

KEY FACTS

Check here the main elements of ranking.

WORLD MAP

Where are located the Top 250 MFBs.


THE TOP 250 RANKING

 

Family firms can, on occasion, resemble small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Although most family businesses are small, there is no 'glass ceiling' for this type of firm and in fact many of the largest firms in the world are family-run.

This study focuses solely on the largest multinational family firms; they have a significant international presence while the controlling family retains its involvement and control. It aims to shed light on a type of firm that is sometimes overlooked, but which can be used as a reference for other family businesses with a more local orientation.

By fulfilling all of the criteria, the 250 multinational family firms within this ranking represent a very special type of firm, with a clear vocation for long-term survival (permanence).

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KEY FACTS

Family Multinational Businesses are heterogeneous 85 Centenarian MFBs.

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Diferents Countries

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Different Languages

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Fundation of Takenaka Corporation

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Centenarian MFBs

CONTINENTS

48.4 per cent of family businesses are from Europe, and 25.2 per cent are from North-America.

48%Europe
25%North-America
18%Asia
7%South-America
1%Australia

*Data shown in the graphs are rounded data. You can find the complete data in the data table.

PERCENTAGES TO CONSIDER

 

46%

46% in third or further generation

24%

24.4% present in more than 100 countries (GlobalFBs)

89%

89.6% with more than 10,000 employees

MAIN LANGUAGE

25.5 per cent of family businesses speak English; and 20 per cent speak German.

25%English

 

20%German

 

13%French

 

8%Spanish

 

5%Italian

 

4%Portuguese

 

4%Korean

 

3%Chinese

 

3%Japanese

 

*Data shown in the graphs are rounded data. You can find the complete data in the data table.

INVOLVEMENT

 

Family Involvement

At least a family member is involved in the board and most of them are Chairmans

Multinational Presence

Family businesses operating in a multinational & global arena

Family Names as Global Brands

e.g Porsche, Bosh, Ford, Mars, Henkel, and so on

Cultural Diversity

Family Multinationals from many countries and cultures

 

86.4% Chairman is a family member

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

37.2% Family name is in the Business name

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

GENERATION

 

1 Gen 2 Gen 3 Gen 4 Gen 5 Gen 6 Gen or futher

4,8% 43,6% 25,6% 15,2% 5,6% 5,2%

EMPLOYÉES

 

Work Eat Commute Watch TV Sleep

45,8% 8,3% 8,3% 8,3% 29,2%

*Data shown in the graphs are rounded data. You can find the complete data in the data table.

 

DECADES (foundation of MFBs)

Most MFBs were founded from 1850 to 1990.

 


 

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