Top 10 Media & Broadcasting companies in the World 2015

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2. Walt Disney Co.

The Walt Disney Co. was founded by Disney brothers Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney in 1923.

It is headquartered in Burbank, California and Mr. Robert Iger is the current CEO of the company. The Walt Disney co. operates in diverse range of businesses primarily meant for entertainment. It has five major business segments which are Media Networks, Parks & Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive media. Under the tag of media networks it operates its various television and radio networks. Television runs various big brands like ESPN, Disney Channels, ABC Television networks etc. The company also operates various theme parks like Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot etc. Studio Entertainment segment is responsible for the production and distribution of live-action and animated motion pictures. The company also runs various Disney Stores to sell various consumer products manufactured under tag of Disney. The interactive media segment mainly deals with the production and distribution of various interactive media content such as online and mobile games etc. With a huge employee base of approximately 180,000 people the company is ranked first in the industry in terms of market capitalization. As far as the major broadcasting companies in the world are concerned it only trails behind the broadcasting major Comcast.

Sales: $49.8 B

Profits: $7.8 B

Assets: $87 B

Market Value: $179.5 B