California Vs. The WORLD
The size of California, both geographically and population wise, makes California comparable to many countries. Heres how California stacks up to the rest of the world.
Californias $1.8 trillion GDP makes it the 8th largest economy in the world. The United States as a whole has the largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $14.2 trillion. Japan is number two with a GDP of $4.9 trillion. China has the third-largest with a GDP of $3.8 trillion. Number four is Germany, with a GDP of $3.6 trillion. The fifth-largest GDP is France, with $2.8 trillion. Number six is the United Kingdom, with a GDP of $2.6 trillion. Number nine is Brazil with a GDP of $1.6 trillion. Number 10 is Russia with a GDP of $1.6 trillion.
If you combine the GDPs of Australia, Burma, the Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Peru and Ukraine, you will have the same size economy as California. California accounted for nearly 3 percent of the worlds GDP in 2008.
Along with its annual Fortune 500 list, Fortune magazine also publishes a wide variety of other lists, all pertaining to some aspect of the world’s biggest companies and industries. We’ve taken Fortune’s “Americas’ Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies” list, analyzed it and broke it down by region, state, and notoriety of each company. We also included the methodology behind how the list was formed.
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