Word Cloud Description
Interactive word cloud based on The World's biggest Public companies by Forbes Global 2000, Industry: Diversified Metals
& Mining. Source: Forbes.com.
A tag cloud or word cloud (or weighted list in visual design) is a visual depiction of user-generated tags, or simply the word content of a site, used typically to describe the content of web sites. Tags are usually single words and are typically listed alphabetically, and the importance of a tag is shown with font size or color. Thus both finding a tag by alphabet and by popularity is possible. The tags are usually hyperlinks that lead to a collection of items that are associated with a tag.
Forbes Global 2000
The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual
ranking of the biggest 2000 public companies in the world by Forbes magazine. The
ranking is based on a mix of four metrics: sales, profit, assets and market
value. The market value calculation is as of March 11 closing prices, including all common shares outstanding.
Primary sources of data: Interactive Data, Thomson Reuters Fundamentals and Worldscope databases via FactSet Research Systems for companies that were publicly trading as of March 11, 2011.
The list has been published since 2003.
Read more at Forbes.com.
Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other
geological materials from the earth, usually from an ore body, vein or (coal)
seam. Materials recovered by mining include base metals, precious metals, iron,
uranium, coal, diamonds, limestone, oil shale, rock salt and potash. Any
material that cannot be grown through agricultural processes, or created
artificially in a laboratory or factory, is usually mined. Mining in a wider
sense comprises extraction of any non-renewable resource.