The world's top 10 Banks


8. Wells Fargo & Co

$126,607 million


While the Wells Fargo name can be traced all the way back to when Henry Wells and William G. Fargo established the business to provide express and banking services to California, the Wells Fargo & Co that exists today came about as a result of a merger between the original company and Norwest Corporation in 1998. The fourth largest bank in the US by assets and the largest by market capitalisation, Wells Fargo’s operations in 2013 expand across the globe with its 270,000 employees providing services to more than 70 million customers.