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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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RANKING MULTINATIONAL FAMILY BUSINESSES

RkCOMPANYCOUNTRYCITYCOUNTRIESFOUNDERSURNAMES EmployeesSECTORSALES 2013 (MILL €)SALES 2013 (MILL $)GENERATION
1Wal-Mart StoresU.S.A.Bentonville27Sam Walton y James L. WaltonWaltonMore than 250.000Retail353003.8673344686512nd
2SamsungSouth KoreaSeoul79Lee Byung-chulLeeFrom 100.000 to 250.000Electronic246307.5183270002nd
3Volkswagen AGGermanyWolfsburgo153Gobierno Adolf HitlerPorscheMore than 250.000Automotive197000261639.2461st
4Toyota Motor Corp.JapanToyota>170Kiichiro ToyodaToyodaMore than 250.000Automotive170532.656226487.490021413rd
5Berkshire HathawayU.S.A.OmahaOliver ChaceBuffetMore than 250.000Holding137201.57311821502nd
6Koch IndustriesU.S.A.Wichita60Fred KochKochFrom 100.000 to 250.000Oil & Energy115000152733.573rd
7Exor S.p.A.ItalyTurín>150Giovanni AgnelliAgnelliMore than 250.000Holding113735.3210641509964th
8LG GroupSouth KoreaSeoul>120Koo In-HwoiKooFrom 100.000 to 250.000Electronic & Holding111478.6321480003rd
9Ford MotorU.S.A.Dearborn146Henry FordFordFrom 100.000 to 250.000Automotive110662.8795781469174th
10Hyundai MotorSouth KoreaSeoul186Chung Ju-YungChungFrom 50.000 to 100.000Automotive84070111654.880262nd
11SK GroupSouth KoreaSeoul25Chey John-hyunCheyFrom 50.000 to 100.000Holding76980.51481022002nd
12BMWGermanyMunich>150Karl Rapp y Gustav OttoQuandtFrom 100.000 to 250.000Automotive76060101016.655082nd
13Schwarz GroupGermanyNeckarsulm28Josef SchwarzSchwarzMore than 250.000Retailing6760089780.77682nd
14Auchan GroupFranceRoubaix16Gerard MulliezMulliezMore than 250.000Retailing6210082476.12782nd
15Formosa Plastic GroupChinaTaipei4Wang Yung-ching y Wang Yung-tsaiWangFrom 100.000 to 250.000Petrochemical61750.12332819802nd
16ALDI GroupGermanyEssen17Theo y Karl Albrecht AlbrechtFrom 100.000 to 250.000Retailing6110081148.00982nd
17ArcelorMittalLuxembourgLuxembourg>60Lakshmi N MittalMittalFrom 100.000 to 250.000Iron & Steel59836.90896794402nd
18Groupe Louis DreyfusFranceAmsterdam>100Léopold DreyfusDreyfusFrom 10.000 to 25.000Goods & Commerce5713675883.3500484th
19Reliance IndustriesIndiaNavi Mumbai>100Dhirubhai AmbaniAmbaniFrom 10.000 to 25.000Petrochemical52604.356092698382nd
20ComcastU.S.A.PhiladelphiaRalph RobertsRobertsFrom 100.000 to 250.000Technology & Entertainment48701.850738646572nd
21America Movil SA de CVMexicoCiudad de Mexico25Familia SlimSlimFrom 100.000 to 250.000Telecommunication46399.2144616001st
22Jardine Matheson Holding Ltd.ChinaHong-Kong13William Jardine y James MathesonKeswickMore than 250.000Holding46233.50292613807th
23Robert BoschGermanyGerlingen150Robert BoschBoschMore than 250.000Technology4606861183.7400243rd
24Itau Unibanco Banco Multiplo SABrazilSao Paulo20Joao Moreira Salles (Unibanco), Alfredo Egídio de Sousa Aranha (Banco Itau)Moreira SallesFrom 50.000 to 100.000Finance42934.338570003rd
25Maersk GruppenDenmarkCopenhagen130Arnold Peter Møller y Peter Mærsk MøllerMærskFrom 50.000 to 100.000Logistic & Energy4168855366.5831844th
26LotteSouth KoreaSeoul70Kyuk-ho ShinShinFrom 50.000 to 100.000Holding41401.78744954986.4591431912nd
27Seven & I Holdings CoJapanChiyoda>100Masatoshi ItoItoFrom 50.000 to 100.000Retailing38580.40101851239.3250392242nd
28RocheSwitzerlandBasel>150Fritz Hoffmann-La RocheHoffmannFrom 50.000 to 100.000Pharmaceutic38001.6394450470.6613697744th
29Charoen Pokphand GroupThailandBangkok17Chia Ek Chor y Chia Seow HuiChearavanontMore than 250.000Food & Holding35025.381465003rd
30Odebrecht S.A.BrazilSalvador70Norberto OdebrechtOdebrecht y GradinFrom 100.000 to 250.000Engineering & Construction33989.6676645142.2894332643rd
31Continental AGGermanyHanover45SchaefflerFrom 100.000 to 250.000Tires3333144267.5010582nd
32BouyguesFranceParis>100Francis BouyguesBouyguesFrom 100.000 to 250.000Construction3312143988.5962782nd
33JBS SABrazilSao Paulo>150Jose Batista SobrinhoBatistaFrom 100.000 to 250.000Food32539.7088432002nd
34Ingram Micro Inc.U.S.A.Santa Ana170Geza Czige y Lorraine MeccaIngramFrom 10.000 to 25.000Technology32087.7684426002nd
35Aditya Birla GroupIndiaMumbai36Seth Shiv Narayan BirlaBirlaFrom 100.000 to 250.000Holding30129.36400004th
36Christian Dior S.A.FranceParis43Chritian DiorArnaultFrom 100.000 to 250.000Fashion2988139685.4939582nd
37Bechtel CorporationU.S.A.San Francisco160Warren A. BechtelBechtelFrom 50.000 to 100.000Engineering & Construction29677.4196394005th
38Essar GroupIndiaMumbai>29Shashi y Ravi RuiaRuiaFrom 50.000 to 100.000Oil & Gas29376.126390002nd
39LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis VuittonFranceParis91FusiónArnaultFrom 100.000 to 250.000Luxury goods2914938713.3115822nd
40IkeaSwedenÄlmhult*27Ingvar KampradKampradFrom 100.000 to 250.000Furniture2850037851.3632nd
41Carlson CompaniesU.S.A.Minnetonka>160Curt CarlsonCarlson y NelsonFrom 100.000 to 250.000Tourism27869.658370003rd
42Hutchison WhampoaChinaHong-Kong52John Duflon HutchisonLiFrom 100.000 to 250.000Telecommunication26435.500464350962nd
43HanielGermanyDuisburg30Jacob W. HanielHanielFrom 50.000 to 100.000Holding2630034929.50347th
44Koç GroupTurkeyUskudar>25Vehbi KoçKoçFrom 50.000 to 100.000Holding26240.10408834849.9545611463rd
45Tyson FoodsU.S.A.Springdale>130John W. TysonTysonFrom 100.000 to 250.000Food25891.665516343743rd
46HCA Inc.U.S.A.Nashville2Thomas Frist Sr., Jack C. Massey y Thomas F. Frist JrFristFrom 100.000 to 250.000Hospital25747.044588341822nd
47George Weston Ltd. CompanyCanadaToronto2George WestonWestonFrom 100.000 to 250.000Retailing25295.104188335824th
48MarsU.S.A.Tacoma74Frank C. MarsMarsFrom 50.000 to 100.000Food24856.722330004th
49Pilot Travel Centers LLCU.S.A.Knoxville2James Haslam IIHaslamFrom 10.000 to 25.000Retailing24171.27906320902nd
50Swire GroupUnited KindomLondon17John SwireSwireFrom 100.000 to 250.000Holding2412232036.8623965th
51General DynamicsU.S.A.Falls Church>40Henry Crown CrownFrom 50.000 to 100.000Aerospace & Defense23514.459012312183rd
52L’OréalFranceClichy130Eugène SchuellerBettencourt y MeyersFrom 50.000 to 100.000Cosmetics2298030520.151645th
53Saudi Binladin GroupSaudi ArabiaJeddahMohammed bin LadenBin LadenFrom 100.000 to 250.000Construction22597.02300002nd
54PHOENIX Pharmahandel GmbH & Co KGGermanyMannheim25Fundada por la unión de varias empresasMerckleFrom 25.000 to 50.000Pharmacy2179228942.3474562nd
55Power Corporation of CanadaCanadaMontreal A.J. Nesbitt y P.A.ThomsonDesmaraisFrom 25.000 to 50.000Finance21672.801882287732nd
56Groupe DanoneFranceParis>140Isaac CarassoRiboudFrom 50.000 to 100.000Food2129828286.2571642nd
5721st Century FoxU.S.A.New York>180Rupert MurdochMurdochFrom 25.000 to 50.000Media & Entertainment20845.75095276752nd
58MichelinFranceClermont-Ferrand170Aristide Barbier y Nicolas Édouard DaubréeMichelinFrom 100.000 to 250.000Tires2024726890.4051466th
59Tetra LavalSwitzerlandPully>190Hans RausisngRausingFrom 25.000 to 50.000Package1944525825.254512nd
60HeinekenNetherlandAmsterdan>130Gerard Adriaan Heinekende CarvalhoHeinekenFrom 50.000 to 100.000Beverages1920325503.8499544th
61Techint GroupArgentinaBuenos Aires>45Agostino RoccaRoccaFrom 50.000 to 100.00019115.572452253783rd
62Sodexo S.A.FranceMarseille80Pierre BellonBellonMore than 250.000Food Services1839724433.3868462nd
63Husky EnergyCanadaCalgary4Glenn E. NielsenLiLess than 10.000Oil & Gas18213.951354241812nd
64BCD GroupNetherlandUtrecht110John Fentener van VlissingenFentener van VlissingenFrom 10.000 to 25.000Travel18077.616240002nd
65Aflac Inc.U.S.A.Columbus2Jhon, Paul y Bill AmosAmosLess than 10.000Insurance18002.2926239002nd
66SHVNetherlandUtrecht278 sociedades familiares dedicadas al comercio del carbón se fusionaronFentener van VlissingenFrom 25.000 to 50.000Distribution1760023374.87684th
67Reyes Holdings LLCU.S.A.Rosemont19Christopher Reyes y Jude ReyesReyesFrom 10.000 to 25.000Food17324.382230001st
68Heraeus Holding GmbHGermanyHanau33Carl HeraeusHeraeusFrom 10.000 to 25.000jewelry1704022631.130724th
69Kuehne + Nagel International AGGermanyBremen103August Kuehne y Friedrich NagelKuehneFrom 50.000 to 100.000Logistics17001.63129222580.1725482683rd
70Marquard & Bahls AGGermanyHamburg40Theodor WeisserWeisserLess than 10.000Oil & Gas1697722547.4592863rd
71Cathay Life InsuranceTaiwanTaipei5Tsai Wan-LinTsaiFrom 25.000 to 50.000Insurance16783.9801622291.1061621392nd
72InditexSpainCoruña88Amancio OrtegaOrtegaFrom 100.000 to 250.000Fashion1672422211.4454321st
73BertelsmannGermanyGütersloh<50Carl BertelsmannMohnFrom 100.000 to 250.000Publishing & Entertainment1640021781.13526th
74Henkel GroupGermanyAachen>120Fritz HenkelHenkelFrom 50.000 to 100.000Chemistry1635521721.369895th
75SoneparFranceParis41Henri CoisneCoisneFrom 25.000 to 50.000Distribution1630021648.32342nd
76H&MSwedenStockholm57Erling PerssonPerssonFrom 100.000 to 250.000Fashion1625021581.91753rd
77Suntory Ltd.JapanOsaka>100Shinjiro ToriiSaji, ToriiFrom 25.000 to 50.000Beverages15767.1620940.649004883rd
78Cencosud S.A.ChileSantiago5Horst PaulmannPaulmannFrom 100.000 to 250.000Retailing15749.34320916.9859264742nd
79Associated British FoodsUnited KingdomLondon47W. Garfield WestonWestonFrom 10.000 to 25.000Food15663.955320803.5809851253rd
80Doosan GroupSouth CoreaSeoul38Seung-jik ParkParkFrom 25.000 to 50.000Industry & Construction14871.80819751.5158973444th
81Fomento Económico Mexicano (FEMSA)MexicoMonterrey10Isaac Garza, José Calderón, José A. Muguerza, Francisco G. Sada y Joseph M. SchnaiderGarzaFrom 100.000 to 250.000Bottler14767.905804196064th
82Danaher Corp.U.S.A.Washington D.C.>130Steven and Mitchell RalesRalesFrom 50.000 to 100.000Industrial Equipment14400.327612191181st
83Penske CorporationU.S.A.Bloomfield HillsRoger PenskePenskeFrom 25.000 to 50.000Leasing14311.446190002nd
84Boehringer IngelheimGermanyIngelheim am Rhein89Albert BoehringerLiebrecht y von Baumbach From 25.000 to 50.000Pharmaceutic1406518679.979674th
85BombardierCanadaMontreal39Joseph-Armand BombardierBombardier y BeaudoinFrom 50.000 to 100.000Aeronautics13708.8588182003rd
86Country Garden Holdings Co LtdChinaFoshan3Yang GuoqiangYangFrom 50.000 to 100.000Real States13439.895517849.7671316692nd
87Enterprise HoldingsU.S.A.Clayton >70Jack TaylorTaylorFrom 50.000 to 100.000Leasing13407.5652178002nd
88PaccarU.S.A.Bellevue224William PigottPigottFrom 10.000 to 25.000Automotive12895.36608171204th
89Hanjin GroupSouth CoreaSeoul60Choong Hoon ChoChoLess than 10.000Holding12804.978170003rd
90Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A.BrazilPorto Alegre14Johannes Heinrich Kaspar GerdauGerdauFrom 25.000 to 50.000Iron & Steel12654.3312168004th
91Edizione SrlItalyTreviso30Familia BennetonBennetonFrom 50.000 to 100.000Holding1227716305.3046862nd
92GapU.S.A.San Francisco>90Donald G. FischerFischerFrom 100.000 to 250.000Fashion12163.222632161482nd
93Otto GroupGermanyHamburg>20Werner OttoOttoFrom 50.000 to 100.000Retailing1200115938.7441183rd
94Rethmann SE & Co. KGGermanySelm50Josef RethmannRethmannFrom 50.000 to 100.000Environment1200015937.4163rd
95Cox EnterprisesU.S.A.Atlanta16James M. CoxKennedyFrom 50.000 to 100.000Media & Automotive11976.4206159003rd
96Jerónimo MartinsPortugalLisbon3Jerónimo MartinsSoares dos SantosFrom 50.000 to 100.000Retailing1182915710.3078224th
97Carnival Corp.U.S.A.DoralTed ArisonArisonMore than 250.000Cruises11641.984704154562nd
98CemexMexicoMonterrey108Lorenzo Hormisdas Zambrano GutiérrezZambranoFrom 25.000 to 50.000Cement11471.75382152303rd
99Otsuka Holdings Co.JapanTokyo>40Busaburo OtsukaOtsukaFrom 25.000 to 50.000Pharmacy11460.561215220.9776198224th
100LoewsU.S.A.New YorkLaurence y Preston Robert TishTishFrom 10.000 to 25.000Finance & Holding11338.431402150532nd
101Saras S.p.A.ItalySarroch2Angelo MorattiMorattiLess than 10.000Oil1123014914.765143rd
102Schaeffler TechnologiesGermanyHerzogenaurach49Friedrich Fischer (FAG) Wilhelm y Georg Schaeffler (INA y LuK)SchaefflerFrom 50.000 to 100.000Bearings1120014874.92162nd
103Vedanta Resources PLCUnited KingdomLondon6Anil AgarwalAgarwalFrom 50.000 to 100.000Mining10997.2164146001st
104Grupo LuksicChileSantiago>80Antonio Andrónico Luksic AbaroaLuksicFrom 25.000 to 50.000Mining & Holding10954.4234414548.7669502862nd
105BolloréFrancePuteaux110Nicolas Le Marié y René Corentin BolloréBolloréFrom 50.000 to 100.000Logistic & Energy1084814407.4240646th
106Oetker GruppeGermanyBielefeldAugust OetkerOetkerFrom 25.000 to 50.000Food & Holding1084414402.1115924th
107Merck KGaAGermanyDarmstadt64Friedrich Jacob MerckMerckFrom 25.000 to 50.000Pharmacy1073514257.3467312nd
108Cosan Ltd.BrazilSao Paulo5El abuelo de Rubens OmettoOmettoFrom 25.000 to 50.000Holding10714.000416142243rd
109Illinois Tool Works (ITW)U.S.A.Glenview57Byron L. Smith SmithFrom 25.000 to 50.000Industrial Equipment10646.96259141355th
110ViacomU.S.A.Ney York>160 Michael RedstoneRedstoneFrom 10.000 to 25.000Media 10390.109796137943rd
111Grupo Bimbo Sa de CVMexicoCiudad de Mexico22Lorenzo Servitje, Roberto Servitje, José T. Mata, Jaime Sendra, Jaime Jorba y Alfonso VelascoServitjeFrom 100.000 to 250.000Food10384.083924137862nd
112Fidelity Investments (FMR Corp.)U.S.A.Boston>34Edward C. Johnson IIJohnsonFrom 25.000 to 50.000Finance10243.9824136003rd
113RichemontSwitzerlandBellevue>30Anton RupertrRupertFrom 25.000 to 50.000Luxury goods1015013480.39772nd
114FalabellaChileSantiago6Salvatore FalabellaSolariFrom 100.000 to 250.000Retailing10136.43158713462.3772464633rd
115LATAM SAChileSantiago30Arturo Merino Benítez (LAN, 1929), 5 pilotos , entre ellos Rolim Adolfo Amaro, padre del actual Chairman (TAM, 1961)AmaroFrom 50.000 to 100.000Aviation9992.402244132662nd
116Andrade Gutierrez SABrazilBelo Horizonte>40Gabriel Donato de Andrade, Roberto Andrade y Flávio GutierrezAndrade y GutierrezFrom 100.000 to 250.000Holding9987.20442213264.1859625382nd
117KeringFranceParis120François PinaultPinaultFrom 25.000 to 50.000Fashion974812946.4942642nd
118Adolf Würth GmbH & CoGermanyKünzelsau>80Adolf WürthWürthFrom 50.000 to 100.000Security & Holding974512942.509913rd
119Gruppo De AgostiniItalyMilano66Giovanni De AgostiniDrago y Boroli Publishing972712918.6037864th
120Investor ABSwedenStockholm>170André WallenbergWallenbergLess than 10.000Holding9700.13721612882.9268390395th
121HELMGermanyHamburg>30Karl Otto HelmSchnabelLess than 10.000Chemistry966612837.5885883rd
122Marriott InternationalU.S.A.Washington D.C.78John Willard MarriottMarriottMore than 250.000Hotel9629.343456127843rd
123Rogers CommunicationsCanadaToronto2Ted RogersRogersFrom 25.000 to 50.000Telecommunication9566.0718127002nd
124Haci Ömer Sabanci HoldingTurkeyIstanbul18Haci Omer SabancıSabanciFrom 50.000 to 100.000Holding9566.0718127003rd
125Thomson ReutersU.S.A.New York>100Roy ThomsonThomsonFrom 50.000 to 100.000Media 9566.0718127003rd
126Betfred Group Ltd.United KingdomBirchwoodFred y Peter DoneDoneFrom 10.000 to 25.000Betting9421.92812513.4321715041st
127Motor Oil (Hellas) Corith Refineries SAGreeceMarusi Vardis VardinoyannisVardinoyannisLess than 10.000Oil & Gas928212327.5912762nd
128Votorantim GroupBrazilVotorantim19José Ermírio de MoraesMoraesFrom 25.000 to 50.000Holding9226.96920612254.5038879343rd
129NordstromU.S.A.Seattle2Jhon W. NordstromNordstromFrom 50.000 to 100.000Fashion9163.844844121664th
130Corporación Gestamp SLSpainMadrid25Francisco Riberas PampliegaRiberasFrom 25.000 to 50.000Automotive900011953.0622nd
131Liebherr-International AGSwitzerlandBulle>50Hans LiebherrLiebherrFrom 25.000 to 50.000Industrual vehicles896311903.9216343rd
132AlticorU.S.A.Ada Township>100Jay Van Andel y Richard DeVos Van Andel y De VosFrom 10.000 to 25.000Holding8888.1612118002nd
133SC Johnson & SonU.S.A.Racine>70Samuel Curtis JohnsonJohnsonFrom 10.000 to 25.000Chemistry8850.4995117505th
134Fast RetailingJapanYamaguchi22Tadashi YanaiYanaiFrom 50.000 to 100.000Retailing8834.24711732.9224571462nd
135Huntsman CorpU.S.A.Salt Lake City70Jon M. HuntsmanHuntsmanFrom 10.000 to 25.000Chemistry8345.079486110792nd
136Colruyt GroupBelgiumHalle4Franz ColruytColruytFrom 10.000 to 25.000Retailing831111037.9886983rd
137Grupo FerrovialSpainMadrid>25Rafael del Pino y MorenoDel PinoFrom 50.000 to 100.000Construction817610858.6927682nd
138Ferrero International SAItalyAlba>160Pietro Ferrero Jr.FerreroFrom 25.000 to 50.000Food810010757.75581st
139Pernod RicardFranceParis80Henri-Louis Pernod (Pernod) y Paul Ricard (Ricard)RicardFrom 10.000 to 25.000Beverages794510551.897513rd
140Takenaka CorporationJapanNagoya21Tobei Masataka TakenakaTakenakaLess than 10.000Construction7890.536110479.5630240617th
141Tengelmann GroupGermanyMülheim17Wilhelm SchmitzHaubFrom 50.000 to 100.000Holding782010385.882765th
142DKSH Holding AGSwitzerlandZürich35Wilhelm Heinrich Diethelm, Eduard Anton Keller y Hermann Siber HegnerKellerFrom 25.000 to 50.0007765.23453210313.1477561714th
143Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.JapanChiyoda7Tojuro IijimaIijimaFrom 10.000 to 25.000Food7690.4322910213.801552133rd
144Estée Lauder Cos.U.S.A.New York150Joseph Lauder y Estée LauderLauderFrom 25.000 to 50.000Cosmetics7668.675354101813rd
145Dassault GroupeFranceParis140Marcel DessaultDessaultFrom 10.000 to 25.000Aeronautics765210162.7589363rd
146Droege International Group AgGermanyDüsseldorf>30Walter P. J. DroegeDroegeFrom 50.000 to 100.000Consulting760010093.69682nd
147Hearst CorporationU.S.A.New York>100William Randolph HearstHearstFrom 10.000 to 25.000Media & Entertainment7532.34100003rd
148Axel Johnson GroupSwedenStockholm>50Axel JohnsonJohnsonFrom 10.000 to 25.000Holding7466.7051369916.6654918145th
149CJ Corp.South CoreaSeoul14Byung-chull LeeLeeLess than 10.000Food & Holding7462.7369911.3940108483rd
150Benteler International AGAustriaSalzburg38Carl BentelerBentelerFrom 25.000 to 50.000Automotive74259861.276154th
151Decathlon GroupFranceVilleneuve-d'Ascq22Michel LeclercqLeclercqFrom 50.000 to 100.000Sports74009828.07322nd
152AyalaPhilippinesManilaDomingo Roxas y Antonio de AyalaAyalaFrom 25.000 to 50.000Holding7381.693298007th
153AbengoaSpainSeville>80Javier Benjumea Puigcerver y José Manuel Abaurre Fernández-PasalaguaBenjumeaFrom 10.000 to 25.000Engineering & Construction73569769.6360082nd
154Luxottica Group SpAItalyAgordo>130Leonardo del Vecchiodel VecchioFrom 50.000 to 100.000Glasses73129711.1988161st
155LagardèreFranceParis42Louis HachetteLagardèreFrom 10.000 to 25.000Advertaising & Entertainment72169583.6994882nd
156Swatch GroupSwitzerlandBiel>50Nicolas G. HayekHayekFrom 25.000 to 50.000Watches7162.4723169512.60840738132nd
157Schindler Holding Ltd.SwitzerlandEbikon>100Robert Schindler y Eduard VilligerSchindlerFrom 50.000 to 100.000Engineering7159.2229249508.2928313774th
158ERG S.p.A.ItalyGenovaEdoardo GarroneGarroneLess than 10.000Oil & Energy70769397.7629684th
159Adani GroupIndiaAhmedabad4Gautam AdaniAdaniFrom 10.000 to 25.000Logistic & Energy7072.11402693891st
160C&A (Grupo cofra)SwitzerlandZug25Clemens y August BrenninkmeijerBrenninkmeijerFrom 50.000 to 100.000Fashion70119311.4352985th
161Ralph Lauren CorpU.S.A.New York63Ralph LaurenLaurenFrom 10.000 to 25.000Fashion69409217.138922nd
162KoneFinlandEspoo>60-HerlinFrom 25.000 to 50.000Lifts69009164.01424th
163Globus Holding Gmbh & Co. KgGermanySankt Wendel4Franz BruchBruchFrom 10.000 to 25.000Retailing68909150.733025th
164Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores SAColombiaBogotá9-SarmientoFrom 50.000 to 100.000Finance6786.6383490102nd
165Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC)SpainBarcelona35-KoplowitzFrom 50.000 to 100.000Construction67268932.9216683rd
166News Corp.AustraliaAdelaide53Keith MurdochMurdochFrom 10.000 to 25.000Media & Entertainment6697.00349488913rd
167Dirk Rossmann GmbHGermanyBasisdaten6Dirk RossmannRossmannFrom 25.000 to 50.000Pharmaceutic66408818.703522nd
168Freudenberg GruppeGermanyWeinheim60Carl Johann FreudenbergFreudenbergFrom 25.000 to 50.000Holding66238796.1255145th
169Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.ChinaWan Chai Kwok Tak Seng, Fung King Hey y Lee Shau KeeKwokFrom 25.000 to 50.000Real States6590.4493958752.89446958863rd
170WendelFranceParis8Martin WendelWendelLess than 10.000Holding64328542.4549769th
171Mediolanum Spa.ItalyBasiglio5Ennio DorisDorisLess than 10.000Finance62738331.2842142nd
172AccionaSpainMadrid>30José Entrecanales Ibarra y Manuel TávoraEntrecanalesFrom 25.000 to 50.000Infraestructures & Energy62718328.6279783rd
173Knauf Gips KGGermanyIphofen>60Alfons N. Knauf y Karl KnaufKnaufFrom 25.000 to 50.000Manufacture62708327.299863rd
174MascoU.S.A.Tayler>130Alex ManoogianManoogianFrom 50.000 to 100.000Construction6176.518882002nd
175Beiersdorf AGGermanyHamburg>200Paul C. BeiersdorfHerzFrom 10.000 to 25.000Cosmetics61418155.9726381st
176Jim Pattison Group IncCanadaVancouver>100Jim PattisonPattisonFrom 25.000 to 50.000Holding6101.195481002nd
177Companhia Siderurgica NacionalBrazilSao Paulo4Gobierno brasileñoSteinbruchFrom 10.000 to 25.000Iron & Steel6066.45268056.96489420681st
178Campbell Soup CompanyU.S.A.Camden120Joseph Campbell y Abraham AndersonDorranceFrom 10.000 to 25.000Food & Holding6065.04016880524th
179Franklin ResourcesU.S.A.San Mateo>150Rupert H. Johnson, Sr.JohnsonLess than 10.000Finance6014.5734979852nd
180New World Development CompanyChinaHong-Kong>10 Ho Sin Hang y Chow Chi YuenChengFrom 50.000 to 100.0005731.1291857611.61583092383rd
181Tönnies Lebensmittel GmbH & Co.KGGermanyRheda-Wiedenbrück26Bernd TönniesTönniesLess than 10.000Food56007437.46082nd
182Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd.ChinaHong-Kong5Chow Chi YuenChengFrom 25.000 to 50.000jewelry5577.2611977407.26098643724th
183Saputo Inc.CanadaMontreal>40Giuseppe SaputoSaputoFrom 10.000 to 25.000Food5496.34849872973rd
184D’IeterenBelgiumBrussels35Jean-Joseph D’IeterenD’IeterenFrom 10.000 to 25.000Automotive54707264.805466th
185Grupo GloboBrazilRío de Janeiro>100Irineu MarinhoMarinhoFrom 10.000 to 25.000Media 5423.284872003rd
186Grupo SalinasMexicoCiudad de México9Benjamín Salinas WestrupSalinasFrom 50.000 to 100.000Holding5272.63870004th
187Laing O'RourkeUnited KingdomDartford12Ray O'RourkeO'RourkeFrom 10.000 to 25.000Engineering & Construction5182.06046882.38769432722nd
188B. Braun Melsungen AGGermanyMelsungen62Julius Wilhelm BraunBraunFrom 50.000 to 100.000Medicine51696865.0419425th
189Burelle SAFranceParis20Pierre BurelleBurelleFrom 10.000 to 25.000Holding51276809.2609863rd
190McCain Foods LimitedCanadaToronto>160Wallace, Harrison, Robert y Andrew McCainMcCainFrom 10.000 to 25.000Food5121.991268002nd
191Dillard’sU.S.A.Little Rock102William T. DillardDillardFrom 25.000 to 50.000Fashion5085.08273467512nd
192Bauhaus AGSwitzerlandZug19Heinz-Georg BausBausFrom 10.000 to 25.000Construction50006640.592nd
193Brose CompanyGermanyCoburg23Max BroseStoschekFrom 10.000 to 25.000Automotive50006640.593rd
194Dachser GmbH & Co. KGGermanyKempten20Thomas DachserSimonFrom 25.000 to 50.000Logistics49906627.308823rd
195Golden Agri-Resources LtdSingaporeSingapore70Eka Tjipta WidjajaWidjajaFrom 100.000 to 250.000Food4960.0458965852nd
196E1 Corp.South CoreaSeoul>10KooLess than 10.000Oil & Gas4957.33246583.92239242322nd
197Unternehmensgruppe Theo MüllerLuxembourgLuxembourg18Ludwig MüllerMüllerFrom 10.000 to 25.000Food49006507.77823rd
198HCL CorporationIndiaNoida31Shiv NadarNadarFrom 100.000 to 250.000Information Technology4896.02165002nd
199Enka Insaat ve Sanayi ASTurkeyIstanbul41Şarık Tara y Sadi Gülçelik.TaraFrom 10.000 to 25.000Construction4862.87870464562nd
200Ratos ABSwedenStockholm4Per Olof Söderberg y Leonard HaakSoderbergFrom 10.000 to 25.000Holding4856.5446450.0635041924th
201Sonae SGPS SAPortugalMaia68Afonso Pinto de MagalhãesDe AzevedoFrom 25.000 to 50.000Retailing48216402.8568782nd
202Grupo CarsoMexicoCiudad de Mexico29Carlos Slim HelúSlimFrom 50.000 to 100.000Retailing4800.36028263732nd
203YTL CorporationMalaysiaKuala Lumpur9Tan Sri Dato' Seri (Dr.) Tiong LayYeohLess than 10.000Infraestructures4760.4388863202nd
204First Pacific Company LtdChinaHong-Kong40Sudono SalimSalimFrom 25.000 to 50.000Finance4674.57020462062nd
205Majid Al Futtaim Holding LLCUnited Arab EmiratesDubai13Majid Al FuttaimAl FuttaimFrom 25.000 to 50.000Holding4654.9722966182.35249581892nd
206Deichmann SEGermanyEssen24Heinrich DeichmannDeichmannFrom 25.000 to 50.000Shoes46006109.34283rd
207Perdue Farms Inc.U.S.A.Salisbury>70Arthur W. PerduePerdueFrom 10.000 to 25.000Food4519.40460003rd
208Ruchi GroupIndiaIndore>45Mahadevji ShahraShahraFood4519.40460002nd
209Italmobiliare S.p.AItalyMilano39ItalcementiPesenti From 10.000 to 25.000Holding45165997.7808884th
210Danfoss GroupDenmarkNordborg>100Mads ClausenClausenFrom 10.000 to 25.000Engineering4509.0440085988.54250981693rd
211SM Investments CorporationPhilippinesManila12Henry Sy, Sr.SyFrom 50.000 to 100.000Holding4498.10145974.00943516522nd
212Wacker Chemie AGGermanyMunich>100Alexander WackerWackerFrom 10.000 to 25.000Chemistry44785947.3124044th
213Yanmar Holdings Co. Ltd.JapanOsaka>130Magokichi YamaokaYamaokaFrom 10.000 to 25.0004460.40595923.94536309623rd
214J R Simplot CoU.S.A.Boise>40John Richard SimplotSimplotFrom 10.000 to 25.000Food4368.757258002nd
215Southwire Company, LLCU.S.A.Carrollton40Roy Richards Sr.RichardsLess than 10.000Electric4368.757258002nd
216Knorr-BremseGermanyBerlin29Theodor Georg KnorrThieleFrom 10.000 to 25.000Automotive43035714.8917542nd
217Genting GroupMalaysiaKuala Lumpur7Tan Sri Lim Goh TongLimFrom 50.000 to 100.000Gaming4233.1750856202nd
218Sucres et DenreesFranceParís>30Maurice VarsanoVarsanoLess than 10.000Sugar4218.110456002nd
219Sika AGSwitzerlandBaar90Kaspar WinklerBurkard-Schenker From 10.000 to 25.000Chemistry4177.0934165547.67295347114th
220SEB SAFranceEcully20Antoine LescureLescureFrom 25.000 to 50.000Appliances41615526.2989986th
221BekaertBelgiumKortrijk120Leo Leander BekaertBekaertFrom 25.000 to 50.000Automotive41005445.28384th
222Kelly Services  U.S.A.Troy41William Russell KellyAdderleyLess than 10.000Labor Services4077.25564254132nd
223Murphy OilU.S.A.El Dorado11Charles H. MurphyMurphy y DemingLess than 10.000Oil4059.9312653903rd
224MarcegagliaItalyGazoldo degli Ippoliti16Steno MarcegagliaMarcegagliaLess than 10.000Steel40005312.4722nd
225Dallah Albaraka Group, LLCSaudi ArabiaJeddah>40Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel Saleh KamelFrom 25.000 to 50.000Holding3992.140253002nd
226Agrokor ddCroatiaZagreb>30Ivica TodorićTodoricFrom 50.000 to 100.000Food3977.651525282.79058143942nd
227Barry Callebaut AGSwitzerlandZurich30Eugenius Callebaut y Charles BarryJacobsLess than 10.000Food3967.5076325269.31830119662nd
228Pick n PaySouth AfricaCape Town9Jack GoldinAckermanFrom 25.000 to 50.000Retailing3931.8814852202nd
229Enercon GmbHGermanyAurich>30Aloys WobbenWobbenFrom 10.000 to 25.000Energy39305219.503742nd
230Grupo Comercial Chedraui SAB de CVMexicoXapala2Lázaro ChedrauiChedrauiFrom 25.000 to 50.000Retailing3918.2042465203.8375867893rd
231Mexichem SAB de CVMexicoTlalnepantla>90Antonio del ValleDel ValleFrom 10.000 to 25.000Chemistry3899.49241851772nd
232CLAAS KGaA mbHGermanyHarsewinkel16August ClaasClaasLess than 10.000Agriculture equipment38245078.7232323rd
233Thai Beverage Public Co., Ltd.ThailandBangkok7Charoen SirivadhanabhakdiSirivadhanabhakdi From 10.000 to 25.000Beverages3823.8665085078.54593887192nd
234Kohler Co.U.S.A.Kohler>50John Michael KohlerKohlerFrom 25.000 to 50.000Manufacture3766.1750003rd
235Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KGGermanyLübeck125Egon OldendorffOldendorffLess than 10.000Logistics3766.1750002nd
236HermèsFranceParis25Thierre HermèsDumas y otrosFrom 10.000 to 25.000Fashion37554987.083096th
237Scholz Holding GmbHGermanyEssingen24Paul ScholzScholzLess than 10.000Recycling37504980.44255th
238Empresas CMPCChilePuente Alto>55Luis Matte Larraín y Arturo Matte LarraínMatteFrom 10.000 to 25.000Forest & Paper3746.58591649743rd
239Bartels-Langness GmbH & Co. KGGermanyKielHermann D. LangnessLangnessFrom 10.000 to 25.000Commerce37404967.161324th
240Imerys SAFranceParís50Rothschild familyDesmaraisFrom 10.000 to 25.000Mining36984911.3803642nd
241McGraw-HillU.S.A.New York45James H. McGraw y John Hill McGrawFrom 10.000 to 25.000Publishing3690.846649004th
242Obrascon Huarte Lain SA (OHL Group)SpainMadrid30Fusión de tres empresasVillar MirFrom 10.000 to 25.000Construction36844892.7867122nd
243China Hongqiao Group LtdChinaHong-Kong4Shiping ZhangZhangFrom 25.000 to 50.000Aluminium3602.431064784.45353454512nd
244Prada GroupItalyMilano70Mario PradaPradaFrom 10.000 to 25.000Luxury goods35874763.9592663rd
245LegoDenmarkBillund>130Ole Kirk KristiansenKirk KristiansenFrom 10.000 to 25.000Toys3540.199847004th
246Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd.South CoreaSeoul5In-chun ParkParkLess than 10.000Chemistry3530.8164689.3402842882nd
247Hilti AktiengesellschaftLiechtensteinSchaan>120Eugen and Martin HiltiHiltiFrom 10.000 to 25.000Manufacture3525.590324682.39996461782nd
248Levi Strauss & CoU.S.A.San Francisco>110Levi StraussHaasFrom 10.000 to 25.000Fashion3525.88835446816th
249SMS Group GmbHGermanyDüsseldorf24Carl Eberhard WeissWeissFrom 10.000 to 25.00034954641.772414th
250Dogus GroupTurkeyIstanbul26Ayhan SahenkSahenkFrom 25.000 to 50.000Finance & Construction3427.2076964551.73623079612nd

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KEY FACTS

Family Multinational Businesses are heterogeneous 85 Centenarian MFBs.

38

Diferents Countries

28

Different Languages

1610

Fundation of Takenaka Corporation

85

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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