The Top 10 Largest European Companies in 2021

You probably know about the unbelievably rich Apple, Amazon, and Google, but what are the biggest European companies?


With the Swiss medication organizations, the French style and beautifiers organizations, and the German automotive giants, what is it the biggest European company in 2020?

Keep Reading to find out!

Good day, Kings!

This Blog is about the top 10 largest European companies in 2020 by market capitalization.

The market capitalizations are totally taken as of the 23rd of October 2020. As a short explanation, market capitalization is the price of one stock multiplied by the number of stocks.

This implies, assuming you needed to purchase the whole organization, you would have to pay precisely the worth of the market capitalization. 

10. Proses :

This Dutch company is the international internet assets division of South African company Naspers. The global investment group Proses is the largest consumer internet company in Europe furthermore, procured an arrangement of worldwide web firms, including fintech and food delivery systems, resulting in a total market cap of an incredible 130 billion US dollars.

The products and services of its investments are used by more than 1.5 billion people in 89 markets. If you like to order food, you probably know about Delivery Hero, one of Prosus’s many companies.

Udemy, the famous global marketplace for teaching and learning is another portfolio asset of this massive company. With China growing more and more influence in today’s world, you might have heard about Tencent, which is one of the ten biggest companies in the world.

Did you know that Proses holds an enormous 31% stake in the Chinese company? Proses is still nothing against the top spots though, so stick with us to find out about them!

09. ASML :

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The second Dutch company on our list is the largest supplier of photolithography systems for the semiconductor industry in the world. The company manufactures machines for the production of integrated circuits and has a superb market capitalization of 157 billion US dollars.

Regarding how important computer chips are these days, it makes sense that this company is featured on our list!

08. Unilever :

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Number eight is a company of which we are sure you are using products daily: Unilever. The British-Dutch multinational consumer goods company is headquartered in London and Rotterdam, making it a dual-listed company consisting of Unilever N.V and Unilever plc.

However, in June this year Unilever announced that the company is going to merge into Unilever PLC framing one holding organization to be situated in the UK. With Brexit in mind surprisingly, they choose to have their headquarters

in the UK, isn’t it?

Anyway, Unilever’s products range from food, energy drinks, tea, cleaning agents, pet food, chewing gum, pregnancy tests, beauty products, and personal care to consumer healthcare products.

Did you know that Unilever is the largest producer of soap in the world?

It is also one of the oldest multinational companies, having been founded in 1929. It comes as no surprise that this company has a market capitalization of 162 billion US dollars!

Our number one spot has more than 2 times the market capitalization of Unilever, so Keep reading to find out about that massive company!

07. Novo Nordisk :

Number seven is the Danish multinational pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk with its market capitalization of 165 billion US dollars.

The organization fabricates and advertises drug items and administrations, above all diabetes care prescriptions and gadgets.

They are likewise engaged with hemostasis the executives, developed chemical treatment and chemical substitution treatment.

Novo Nordisk employs more than 40,000 people and sells its products in 180 countries. It was founded in 1989 and was named as the most sustainable company in the world by the business magazine Corporate Knights.

06. SAP :


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Number six is German multinational software company SAP. SAP makes endeavor programming to oversee business tasks and client relations.

Especially its enterprise resource planning software is largely known and used by many of the world’s largest companies.

SAP is the biggest European programming organization by income and it's the world's third-biggest traded on an open market programming organization.

SAP is also the biggest German company with its market cap exceeding that of Volkswagen, BMW, and Mercedes manufacturer Daimler combined! SAP is headquartered in Walldorf, Germany and has offices in 180 countries.

The software giant is also known for sponsoring the Formula One racing team McLaren, the German football team TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, NFL teams the New York Giants and New York Jets, as well as having built the SAP Arena in Mannheim.

With a market capitalization of 176 billion US dollars, almost everything is possible! Which country is the biggest European company from?

Can you guess it? Keep Reading to find out if you are right!

05. L’Oreal:

The French personal care company is the world’s largest cosmetics company and sells products for hair tone, healthy skin, sun assurance, make-up, scent, and hair care.


Starting in 1919 in the hair color business, the company soon branched out into other cleansing and beauty product. The company currently markets over 500 brands and keeps acquiring other companies, such as The Body Shop in 2006.

Even though the brand L’Oreal itself is quite known, the company also owns other highly populous brands, such as Maybelline, Garnier, NYX Professional Makeup, CeraVe, Lancome, Urban Decay, Roger & Gallet, Vichy and Redken.

It’s totally understandable that L’Oreal’s market cap reached an impressive 192 billion US dollars!

04. Spoiler alert :


Number four is the first Swiss company in our list. Spoiler alert: It’s not the last Swiss company you will hear about it today! 

The multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland is none other than Novartis, one of the greatest medication associations on earth.


Novartis' organizations are partitioned into three working divisions: Innovative Medicines Sandoz which produces generics and Alcon which produces eyecare products and was spun off into a separate company in 2019.

Founded in 1996 from the merger of two Swiss companies, the company’s most demanded areas are Immunology, Hepatology, Dermatology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, and Oncology.

With a market capitalization of 193 billion US dollars, the number 4 spot is definitely earned!

03. LVMH :

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The French global organization and combination work in extravagance products is settled in Paris. Founded in 1987 through the merger of Louis Vuitton with Moet Hennessy, LVMH controls around 60 subsidiaries with 75 brands.

As such, the company with the largest market capitalization in France, namely 253 billion US dollars own brands like Dom Perignon, Christian Dior, Fendi, Givenchy, Kenzo, Marc

Jacobs, Guerlain, Bulgari, Hublot, TAG Heuer, Sephora, and Zenith. Recently, LVMH announced the acquisition of Tiffany & Co for an incredible 16.2 billion US dollars, but LVMH is currently trying to cancel the process.

According to insider sources, The main reason LVMH wants to cancel the acquisition is that Tiffany supposedly paid millions in dividends to shareholders even though the company was hit very hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Subsequently, Tiffany filed a lawsuit against LVMH, asking the court to force the acquisition or to assess damages against the defendant.

The whole process is still ongoing, so it’s very interesting to see how this failed acquisition will turn out in the end! Oh, and the company’s CEO is also one of the richest people in the world and the richest person in Europe! 

02. Roche :

Number two is another Swiss company, Roche.

The global medical care organization works under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. As the largest pharmaceutical company in the world and the leading provider of cancer treatments globally, the company has an insane market capitalization of 280 billion US dollars.

The company was founded by Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche in 1896 and introduced Valium and Rohypnol in 1957. Other famous drugs invented by Roche include Roaccutane for acne, Dormicum for sedation, Klonopin for anxiety, and Tamiflu for influenza.

Relatives of the establishing Hoffmann and Oeri's families own marginally over a portion of the offers with voting rights, which means that the company is still effectively in the hands of its founding family. Interestingly, our number four Novartis owns a further third of Roche’s shares!

01. Nestlé :

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Number one is the third Swiss company on our list.

I’m pretty sure that everyone who Reads this Blog has already used at least one product of this massive corporation! If you know Cheerios, Nescafe, Nespresso, Perrier, Nesquik, Häagen-Dasz, After Eight or Smarties, you might know that we are talking about the Swiss multinational conglomerate Nestlé!

It has been the largest food company in the world, measured by revenues and other metrics, ever since 2014. Founded in 1905 the company has made several acquisitions over the years.

Even though the company has a massive market cap of 336 billion us dollars, life isn’t always easy for Nestle.                              

The organization has seen different contentions, confronting analysis and blacklists over its advertising of child the equation as an option in contrast to breastfeeding in non-industrial nations, its dependence on kid work, and its advancement of filtered water.

Additionally, Nestle has been engaged with broad association busting movement in Colombia. In September 2017, an examination led by NGO Mighty Earth tracked down that a lot of the cocoa utilized in chocolate creation by Nestle and other significant chocolate organizations were filled unlawfully in public stops in Ivory Coast and Ghana.


Still, this didn’t stop Nestle from snatching the number one spot on our list. Also, did you know that Nestle owns around 23 percent of L’Oreal? It is just insane to imagine how much influence this giant has! 


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