Seventy percent owned by the Saudi government; the remaining 30 percent spread between different countries and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), SABIC has many different interests at heart. Notable is the company’s attempts – successful over recent years – to develop and produce 150 new products each year, and so constantly move with each sector’s trends. As a measure of the firm’s recent success, reported revenue sat at around $33.667bn at the end of last year. By 2020, SABIC hopes to invest $70bn in research and development, through expanding projects and operations. Their continual growth in difficult markets in recent times heralded their inclusion in this list.