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The World's Largest Pharmaceutical Companies by Market Capitalization

The World’s 50 Largest Pharmaceutical Companies

Globally, big pharma revenues have grown by more than half a trillion dollars since 2012, driven by an aging global population. American drugmakers make up the greatest market share worldwide by far, supported by high prices in a less regulated market. Yet with 190 drug patents expiring in the next decade, many companies face steep revenue losses at the hands of generic competitors. This graphic, from Pranav Gavali, shows the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Ranked: The Top 50 Pharmaceutical Giants

Together, the 50 biggest drugmakers make up a combined $4.7 trillion in market capitalization. With a market cap of over $578 billion, American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly is the world’s most valuable, known for diabetes medications and its newly-launched weight-loss drug. The average price of insulin in the U.S. is more than five times higher than other countries.
RankingNameSymbolMarket Cap
Oct 16 2023
Country
1Eli LillyLLY$578.3B🇺🇸 U.S.
2Novo NordiskNVO$452.8B🇩🇰 Denmark
3Johnson &
Johnson
JNJ$377.7B🇺🇸 U.S.
4MerckMRK$263.9B🇺🇸 U.S.
5AbbVieABBV$261.2B🇺🇸 U.S.
6RocheROG.SW$222.4B🇨🇭 Switzerland
7AstraZenecaAZN$212.2B🇬🇧 UK
8NovartisNVS$201.1B🇨🇭 Switzerland
9PfizerPFE$181.3B🇺🇸 U.S.
10AmgenAMGN$152.0B🇺🇸 U.S.
11SanofiSNY$138.5B🇫🇷 France
12Bristol-Myers
Squibb
BMY$118.0B🇺🇸 U.S.
13Gilead SciencesGILD$96.8B🇺🇸 U.S.
14Vertex
Pharmaceuticals
VRTX$95.8B🇺🇸 U.S.
15CVS HealthCVS$91.9B🇺🇸 U.S.
16Regeneron
Pharmaceuticals
REGN$91.1B🇺🇸 U.S.
17ZoetisZTS$80.3B🇺🇸 U.S.
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