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Top 10 Payment Companies in the World in 2021 by Revenue

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American Express Co, PayPal Holdings Inc, Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc, and Block Inc are the top 5 payment companies in the world in 2021 by revenue. Cumulatively, the top 10 global payment companies had annual revenue of $168,197 million in FY2021, where American Express Co ($42,838 million) had the highest, followed by PayPal Holdings Inc ($25,371 million) and Visa Inc ($24,105 million), while Samsung Card Co Ltd stood lowest ($$3,136 million). In aggregate, the top 10 companies had revenue growth of 30.5%. The highest revenue growth was registered by Block Inc (86.0%) followed by Adyen NV (70.78%), and Worldline SA (49.8%), while the lowest revenue growth was registered by Visa Inc (10.3%) and Fiserv Inc (9.3%). In terms of the geographical split, 7 out of 10 companies are based in North America, and the remaining companies are based in Asia and Europe. They have employed a total of 243,199 people in 2021. The United States of America-based American Express Co is the leading payment company in the world by revenue. The company reported revenues of $42,838 million for the fiscal year ended December 2021 (FY2021), an increase of 15.7% over FY2020, due to a doubling of travel and entertainment spending and a record level of card member spending, with billed business increasing 25% to $1.09 trillion, led by strength in goods and services spending globally. The company is a provider of card products and travel-related services. It offers a range of credit cards, charge cards, and other payment and financing solutions to individuals, small and middle businesses, and corporates. It is headquartered in New York City, The US, and employs 64,000 people in FY2021.

American Express Co

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Headquarters

United States of America

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Financial Services

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

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Annual Revenue ($M)

54,389

Visa Inc

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Headquarters

United States of America

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Financial Services

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

Parent

Annual Revenue ($M)

29,310

PayPal Holdings Inc

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Headquarters

United States of America

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Financial Services

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

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Annual Revenue ($M)

27,518

Mastercard Inc

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Headquarters

United States of America

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Financial Services

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Parent

Annual Revenue ($M)

22,237

Fiserv Inc

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Headquarters

United States of America

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Technology and Communications

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

Annual Revenue ($M)

17,737

Block Inc

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Headquarters

United States of America

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Technology and Communications

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

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Annual Revenue ($M)

17,532

Adyen NV

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Headquarters

Netherlands

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Financial Services

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

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Annual Revenue ($M)

9,396

Global Payments Inc

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Headquarters

United States of America

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Technology and Communications

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

Parent

Annual Revenue ($M)

8,976

Worldline SA

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Headquarters

France

Sector

Financial Services

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

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Annual Revenue ($M)

4,589

Corpay Inc

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Headquarters

United States of America

Sector

Financial Services

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Annual Revenue ($M)

3,427

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