Corporate governance

Owners of the World's Listed Companies



Date of publication
17 October 2019


This report is a contribution to the OECD Capital Market Series.



17 October 2019 - The approximately 41 000 listed companies in the world have a combined market value of more than USD 80 trillion, equivalent to the global GDP. Today, more than half of this amount is held by institutional investors and the public sector.


Using firm-level ownership information from the 10 000 largest listed companies, that together make up 90% of the global stock market value, this report provides unique comparative data about who their owners are and how they own. It presents a global overview of ownership of different categories of investors and cross-border ownership as well as the degree of ownership concentration at the company level.

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