Who are the World's Biggest Employers? Statista

Who are the World's Biggest Employers?

Well, if you're a U.S. taxpayer, you're funding the biggest employer by far.

Who are world's biggest employers? Well, if you're a U.S. taxpayer, you're funding the biggest employer by far - the U.S. Department of Defense, with 3.2 million employees, according to data compiled by the World Economic Forum.

The U.S. also leads the world with the largest private employer - Walmart, which has 2.2 million employees globally and 1.3 million in the United States according to the company's website. Walmart operates 11,000 stores in 28 countries.

Infographic: The World's Biggest Employers | Statista

The biggest and best know manufacturer on the list is Hon Hai Precision Factory (IW 1000/24), better known as Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer famous for producing Apple's massively successful iPhones and iPads. Foxconn's workforce of 1.2 million generated revenue of $136 billion and operating income of $4.6 billion in 2014.

By comparison, General Electric (IW 1000/20), which operates in more than 170 countries, has 307,000 employees. GE had revenue of $148.9 billion and net income of $15.3 billion in 2014.

Ford Motor Co. (IW 1000/25), an icon of American manufacturing, has 224,000 employees and operates 90 facilities around the world. Ford had sales of $144 billion and net income of $3.1 billion in 2014.

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