Let’s see which mining enterprises brought in the biggest money.
10. Fortescue Metals Group (Australia)
Primarily operates in Australia, this company is one of the biggest producers of Iron ore in the world, bringing in over than $10 billion in a single year.
9. Coal India Ltd(India)
This Indian based company make up 80% of India’s coal production and generates $11 billion.
8. Barrick Gold (Canada)
Operates 3 of the biggest gold mines in the world, with $12.5 billion in revenue.
7. Freeport (US)
Producing gold, copper & cobalt from its North America, Africa & the largest gold mine the world’s ever seen, which is in Indonesia, raking in $18 billion.
6. China Shenhua (China)
The state-controlled company brings in $32 billion by producing coal.
5. Anglo American (UK)
Operates in Chile & South Africa, this company brought in $33 billion in revenue.
4. Vale (Brazil)
The largest iron ore producer in the world earned $48 billion.
3. Rio Tinto (British – Australia)
Producing iron, aluminium and copper. Rio Tinto operates in Australia & Africa and generates $54 billion in revenue.
2. BHP Biliton (Australia)
Operates in Australia, Brazil, Chile & Columbia and producing iron, copper, aluminium, silver, coal, nickel and uranium. BHP earned $67 billion.
1. Glencore (Anglo-Swiss)
This giant earned a whopping $200 billion from its mining operations around the world and from its industrial business & trading as well.