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Transnational corporations (TNCs) are major companies which have a presence (e.g. production, headquarters, sales) in at least two countries.
Many TNCs are so economically powerful and politically influential that they rival national economies in terms of wealth.
How the wealth of TNCs compares with that of nations 2006 GDP of selected nations World’s top five TNCs (2006) TNC 131 5 Zimbabwe 207 General Motors 57 65 Bangladesh 274 BP 45 128 Pakistan 318 Royal Dutch/Shall 48 115 Nigeria 351 Wal-Mart 34 206 Thailand 377 Exxon Mobil Rank GDP ($bn) Country Revenue ($bn) TNC