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List Rules Only countries that possess the highest corporate wealth in the world.

A list of the countries with the greatest corporate wealth in the world. Top 15 Countries for corporate market capitalization, 2009. The USA leads the list with total public market value of domestic corporations of $ 15,077,300,000,000 (in current US$), which is 30 percent of the value of the entire world's publicly listed corporate market capitalization. Listed are the domestically incorporated companies on the country's stock exchanges at the end of the year.

The countries on this list shouldn't be all too surprising. The majority of these nations are capitalist countries, which makes it easier for corporations to accumulate wealth. Given the size and stature of the country, both geographical and population wise, it's easy to understand why these countries possess many powerful companies. Not surprisingly, the United States is at the top of this list. Even less surprising is that China is number two and rising fast. Lots of corporations use Chinese labor to make their products and their economy will only attract more companies as long as they continue to rise as a worldwide economic power.

Though it may come as a surprise to some, but Hong Kong is on this list as well. Many corporations have headquarters in the small island cluster in the Southwest of China. It is a huge hub for banking and a lot of businesses are based out of Hong Kong. Add to that how exclusive it is there live there (along with favorable corporate conditions), especially on Hong Kong island and you have one of the most desired places for corporations. 

Listed companies does not include investment companies, mutual funds, or other collective investment funds. Source: World Bank.
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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
United States of America Washington, D.C. - 15,077,300,000,000

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2
China is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
China Beijing - 5,007,650,000,000

3
Japan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
Japan Tokyo - 3,377,890,000,000

4
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
United Kingdom London - 2,796,440,000,000

5
Hong Kong SAR, China is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
Hong Kong SAR, China 2,291,580,000,000

6
France is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
France Paris - 1,972,040,000,000

7
Canada is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
Canada Ottawa - 1,680,960,000,000

8
Germany is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
Germany Berlin - 1,297,570,000,000

9
Spain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
Spain Madrid - 1,297,230,000,000

10
Australia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
Australia Canberra - 1,258,460,000,000

11
India is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
India New Delhi - 1,179,240,000,000

12
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
Brazil Brasília - 1,167,330,000,000

13
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
Switzerland Bern - 1,070,690,000,000

14
Russian Federation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
Russian Federation 861,424,000,000

15
Korea, Rep. of is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Countries with the Greatest Corporate Wealth
Korea, Rep. of 836,462,000,000