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Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies in the World

Pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest and most profitable industries that grows rapidly as its success is based on the diseases which spread in the whole world without exceptions. The more we suffer from diseases, the more earnings pharmaceutical companies generate. Most of those who want to invest their money and boost their profits resort to founding pharmaceutical companies and believe that it is the best and fastest way for them to make money. Pharmaceutical companies are very essential for providing different countries with their needs of medicines and other health care products. They are also responsible for discovering new medicines and developing others to be more effective for treating different diseases. Pharmaceutical companies differ in the quality of products that they present and to know which companies are the best in pharmaceutical industry, we present to you the following top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world for 2014 and they are ranked on the basis of their annual revenue.

10 Celgene Corporation

It is a biotechnology company that specializes in manufacturing drugs for inflammatory disorders and cancer. The company was founded in 1986 and its headquarters is located in Summit, New Jersey, United States. The annual revenue of the company is approximately $4.84 billion.

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9 Biogen Idec

It is a biotechnology company that manufactures drug therapies for cancer and autoimmune and neurological disorders. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Weston, Massachusetts, United States. The company’s annual revenue is about $5.05 billion.

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8 Gilead Sciences

It is a biotechnology company that is based in America. It was founded in 1987 and its headquarters is located in Foster City, California, United States. The company’s annual revenue is estimate to be around $7.95 billion.

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7 Amgen

It is an American biopharmaceutical company that was founded in 1980. It is ranked as the 2nd largest independent biotechnology company in the world. Its headquarters is located in Thousand Oaks, California, United States and its annual revenue is about $15.58 billion.

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6 GlaxoSmithKline

It is a British pharmaceutical and biotechnology company that was founded 2000. The company’s headquarters is located in Brentford, England and its annual revenue is approximately $16.14 billion.

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5 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

It is one of the most experienced pharmaceutical companies that are based in the United States and it is also referred to as BMS. It was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Park Avenue, New York City, United States. The company’s annual revenue is around $18.8 billion.

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4 Abbott

It is one of the largest pharmaceutical and health care companies that are based in America. It is formally known as Abbott laboratories and is also referred to as Abbott. The company was founded in 1888 by Dr. Wallace Calvin Abbott and developed the first HIV blood-screening test in 1985. The company is headquartered in North Chicago, Illinois, United States and its annual revenue is estimated to be $39.87 billion.

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3 Roche

It is a Swiss health care company that was founded in 1896. The company is also known as F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. and it was founded by Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche. Its headquarters is located in Basel, Switzerland and its annual revenue is about $46.99 billion.

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2 Pfizer Inc.

It is one of the oldest pharmaceutical companies in America as it was founded in 1849. The company’s headquarters is located in NewYork City, New York, United States and its annual revenue is approximately $58.98 billion which makes it one of the largest companies in the world.

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1 Johnson & Johnson

It is one of the largest American companies that specialize in manufacturing pharmaceutical products and medical devices. It was founded in 1886 to be one of the oldest pharmaceutical companies and it was founded by Robert Wood Johnson I, James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson. The headquarters of the company is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States and its annual revenue is high as it is about $65.03 billion.

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