Top 10 Global Pharma Companies By Revenue – 2021



Novo Nordisk was in 10th position. Hans Christian Hagedorn had founded this company in 1923. The CEO of this Denmark-based company is Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen. 42682 people are working here. This year it reported annual revenue of $22.02 billion.

The company name that has secured the 9th rank was Eli Lilly and Co.  In 1876 it was founded by Col. Eli Lilly. And, right now, the CEO of this pharma company is David A. Ricks. There are a total 40655 number of employees, and the company reported annual revenue of $22.871 billion.

The company which has scored 8th rank was Abbott Laboratories. In 1888 it was founded by Wallace Calvin Abbott. Its headquarter is in Lake Bluff, Illinois, United States. Robert Ford is the current CEO. 107000 people are working for this pharma giant. In 2021 it has recorded $32 billion annual revenue.

This year Amgen was in 7th rank. George B.Rathmann, Gordon M. Binder, and Kevin W were the founders of this biotech firm. 19,200 people are employed here, and it has reported annual revenue of $25.4 billion.

AbbVie was in 6th position. Dr. Wallace Calvin Abbott founded this company in 2013 at Lake Bluff, Illinois, United States. The current CEO is Richard A. Gonzalez. A total of 29,000 people are working here. Its annual revenue of this year is $45.8 billion.

A Swiss-based company, Novartis, which employs around 1, 25,161 employees, holds the 5th position. The founder’s name is Johann Rudolf Alexander Clavel, and CEO is Vasant Narasimha. Its annual revenue of this year is $48.66 billion.

4th rank was secured by US-based pharma giant Merck & Co. Company’s headquarter is in Kenilworth, New Jersey, US. In 1891, George Merck was the founder of this firm, and Rehan A.Khan is the present CEO.  There are 69,000 employees, and it reported annual revenue of $46.8 billion.

3rd ranked pharma company name was Roche, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. In 1849,  Fritz Hoffman-La Roche had founded this firm. Severin Schwan is the CEO of this company. 94, 442 are the no. of employees. This year it has reported annual revenue of $58.32 billion.

Pfizer secured 2nd rank. In 1849 this US-based company was founded by Charles Pfizer and Erhart. Albert Bourla is the CEO. It employs 96500 people, and in 2021 it reported annual revenue of $41.91 billion.

The 1886’s Johnson and Johnson bagged 1st rank. Founders’ names are Robert Wood Johnson, James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson. Alex Gorsky is the CEO. It employs 13400 people and recorded annual revenue of $81.6 billion.

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