Each year, Forbes publishes its Global 2000, a list of the 2,000 largest companies in the world. They base their selections on “sales, profits, assets, and market value.”
J.P. Morgan Chase is ranked 1, Alphabet is 7, Microsoft is 9, and Apple is 10. Nothing surprising there, but how did toy and toy-related companies do?
Let’s get this out of the way first; no toy company made the list. There were, however, a number of play companies and toy-related companies that did.
Below are the 30 play and play-related companies. Notably, sixteen bricks and mortar retailers are on our list but only three e-commerce providers, Amazon, Alibaba, and JD.com). Brick-and-mortar is very much alive as a retail category.
Three multi-media companies (Walt Disney, Ten Cents, and Warner Bros.) and Seven video game companies (Nintendo, Activision Blizzard, Roblox, Bandai Namco, and Take-Two Interactive) made the list.
What surprises you?