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Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies in the World

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The pharmaceutical industry comprises companies that engage in research and development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of chemical and biological drugs for human and veterinary use as well as traditional herbal products, medical devices, and cosmetics. According to Statista, the global pharmaceutical market was worth nearly 1.3 trillion US dollars in 2019.

The outlook for the industry remains positive, as the world is set to witness continued growth in successive years. The following is a list of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies ranked by their revenue in 2019. These companies play major roles in the impressive growth of the pharma industry we see today.

The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies: Top 10 by revenue

  1. Johnson & Johnson – 82.1 billion U.S. dollars
  2. F. Hoffmann-La Roche – 63.85 billion U.S. dollars (61.47 billion Swiss francs)
  3. Pfizer – 51.8 billion U.S. dollars
  4. Bayer – 48.770 billion US dollars (43,545 million euros)
  5. Novartis – 47.5 billion U.S. dollars
  6. Merck & Co., Inc. – 46.8 billion U.S dollars
  7. GlaxoSmithKline – 43.26 billion U.S. dollars (33,754 million British pounds)
  8. Sanofi – 40.69 billion U.S. dollars (36,126 million euros)
  9. AbbVie Inc.- 33.266 billion U.S. dollars
  10. Abbott Laboratories – 31.9 billion U.S. dollars

1. Johnson & Johnson

Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies in the World: Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson is an American multinational corporation and one of the top pharmaceutical manufacturers across the globe. Since its founding in 1886, Johnson & Johnson has maintained a tradition of quality and innovation. Today, the company is the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company with approximately 132,000 employees across the globe working every day to help change the trajectory of health for humanity.

Johnson & Johnson develops pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and offers the world’s largest range of consumer healthcare products. The company is currently headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, and operates over 250 subsidiaries in over 60 countries, as at 2019.

Since 2012, Johnson & Johnson has held its number 1 ranking in sales among the top biotech companies. The company generated 82.1 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2019.

Contact Information (Headquarters)
Address: One Johnson & Johnson Plaza, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08933
Tel: (732) 524-0400

2. F. Hoffmann-La Roche

Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies in the World: RocheF. Hoffmann-La Roche, a Swiss multinational research-based healthcare company, takes the second spot on our list of top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. Since its inception in 1896, the company has been committed to improving lives. Today, Roche creates innovative medicines and diagnostic tests that help millions of patients globally.

Roche is the world’s largest spender in pharmaceutical research and development and the world’s number 1 in biotech with 17 biopharmaceuticals on the market. Roche is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

The company generated annual revenue of 63.85 billion U.S. dollars (61.47 billion Swiss francs) in 2019, making it the largest in Switzerland and the second-largest by revenue in the world.

Contact Information (Headquarters)
Address: F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Grenzacherstrasse 124, CH-4070 Basel, Switzerland
Tel: +41 61 688 11 11
Fax: +41 61 691 93 91

3. Pfizer

Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies in the World: PfizerPfizer Inc. is an American multinational research-based biopharmaceutical company that delivers innovative therapies that extend and significantly improve lives. The company founded in the mid-1800s by Charles Pfizer and his cousin Charles Erhart has worked to make a difference for all who rely on them. Today, Pfizer has not only become a popular pharmaceutical manufacturer across the globe but also has gone on to become a hugely successful pharma company.

Pfizer Inc. in 2019 generated annual revenues of 51.8 billion U.S. dollars. The company has been the second-ranked pharmaceutical company by revenue for the past 4 years in the United States, behind Johnson & Johnson and the third in the world as of 2019.

Contact Information (Headquarters)
Address: 235 East 42nd Street NY, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 733-2323, 1-800-TRY-FIRST (1-800-879-3477)

4. Bayer

Picture of BayerBayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. The German-based company was established more than 150 years ago and today it is one of the largest corporations in the world.

Presently, the Bayer Group comprised 392 consolidated companies in 87 countries.  In 2019, the company generated 48.770 billion US dollars (43,545 million euros) as revenue.

Contact Information (Headquarters)
Address: Bayer AG, 51368 Leverkusen, Germany
Tel: +49 214 30-1

5. Novartis

Picture of NovartisRanked 5th on our list of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies is a Switzerland based healthcare company, Novartis. Novartis provides solutions to address the evolving needs of patients globally.

The company in addition to discovering and developing breakthrough treatments also finds new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. In 2019, Novartis generated total revenue of some 47.5 billion U.S. dollars, of which 37.73 % (17.9 billion U.S. dollars) were generated in Europe.

Contact Information (Headquarters)
Address: Fabrikstrasse 2, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
Tel: +41 61 324 11 11
Fax: +41 61 324 80 01
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