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BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton
Company nameBHP Billiton Limited & Plc
Company typePublic company
IndustryMaterials, mining
FoundedBroken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) 1885;
Billiton plc 1860;
Merger of BHP & Billiton 2001 (creation of a DLC)
HeadquartersMelbourne, Australia
(BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Group)
London, United Kingdom
(BHP Billiton Plc)
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleMarius Kloppers (CEO)
Jacques Nasser (Chairman)
ProductsIron ore, diamonds, coal, manganese, gold, petroleum, aluminium, copper, nickel, uranium & silver
RevenueUS$48,193 million (2010)
Operating incomeUS$20,031 million (2010)
Net incomeUS$12,722 million (2010)
Employees40,757 (2010/11 average)

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BHP Billiton is a global mining, oil and gas company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and with a major management office in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest mining company measured by revenue and as of February 2011 was the world's third-largest company measured by market capitalisation.

BHP Billiton was created in 2001 through the merger of the Australian Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) and the Anglo-Dutch Billiton plc. The result is a dual-listed company. The Australian-registered BHP Billiton Limited, which is the majority partner, has its primary listing on the Australian Securities Exchange and is the largest company in Australia measured by market capitalisation. The UK-registered BHP Billiton Plc has its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

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