The world’s largest mining company is the Anglo-Australian company BHP Billiton.
Created from the merger of the South African miner Billiton, and the Australian company Broken Hill Proprietary. Listed on the London and Sydney stock exchange it is the 4th largest natural resources company after Exxon Mobile, Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell.
In London, £38 Billion worth of shares are listed.
Globally, it has a market capitalisation was approximately £89 billion. Total global annual revenue of £40 Billion. Dividends to shareholders of £3.75 billion. Total Debt of £21.34 Billion
The largest shareholders are Blackrock and Norges Bank
The company mission is “Resourcing The Future“, specialising in Petroleum & Potash, Copper, Iron Ore, Coal, Aluminium, Manganese and Nickel. With 49,496 employees and 79,330 contractors working at 141 locations in 26 countries.
It is a company with deep pockets, long term debt maturities are well managed with a very strong capital management programme.