International life and health insurance businesses represent a significant portion of the world’s top companies, which Fortune magazine compiles annually as part of its Global 500 list.

There are more than 30 life and health insurers ranked this year, along with many more companies from the property and casualty insurance arena.

According to Fortune, together the companies on its Global 500 list fueled $27.6 trillion in total revenues in 2015, and $1.5 trillion in profits. These companies employ 67 million people worldwide, and are located in 33 different countries.

The regions of the world with the largest concentration of Global 500 companies are North America, China and Western Europe.

“More than 100 of the world’s biggest companies (are) now headquartered in China,” journalist Keith Breene noted in a recent article for the World Economic Forum. “Only the United States has more companies on the list.”

Keep reading for a look at all of the life and health insurance companies whose revenues and profits (in American dollars) qualify them as being among the biggest and most robust businesses in the world.  

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AXA made Fortune's 2016 Global 500

AXA is Europe’s second largest insurer, according to Fortune. The company, whose outpost in Seville, Spain is pictured here, has been on the Global 500 list for 22 years. (Photo: iStock)

AXA

Headquarters: Paris.

Revenue: $129,250 (M).

Assets: $963,535 (M).

Employees: 98,279.

Global 500 ranking: 33.

Last year’s ranking: 20.

Japan Post Holdings

Headquarters: Tokyo.

Revenue: $118,762 (M).

Assets: $2,597,856 (M).

Employees: 250,876.

Global 500 ranking: 37.

Last year’s ranking: 38.

Ping An Insurance

Headquarters: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

Revenue: $110,308 (M).

Assets: $733,824 (M).

Employees: 275,011.

Global 500 ranking: 41.

Last year’s ranking: 96.

Related: 20 top companies for women in the finance and insurance industries

Assicurazioni Generali made Fortune's 2016 Global 500.

The Reniassance-era Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali building in Florence, Italy, originally housed an outpost of what Fortune magazine says is that country’s largest insurer, but the historic edifice is now home to high-end stores and cafes. (Photo: iStock)

Assicurazioni Generali

Headquarters: Trieste, Italy.

Revenue: $102,567 (M).

Assets: $543,696 (M).

Employees: 76,191.

Global 500 ranking: 49.

Last year’s ranking: 48.

China Life Insurance

Headquarters: Beijing.

Revenue: $101,274 (M).

Assets: $466,302 (M).

Employees: 130,732.

Global 500 ranking: 54.

Last year’s ranking: 94.

MetLife

Headquarters: New York City.

Revenue: $69,951 (M).

Assets: $877,933 (M).

Employees: 69,000.

Global 500 ranking: 104.

Last year’s ranking: 122.

 

Related: More than 8 in 10 Fortune 1000 Firms Offer an NQDC Plan

Nippon Life made the 2016 Global 500.

One outpost of the Nippon Life Insurance Co., which is also known as Nissay or Nihon Seimei, resides inside Tokyo’s Nihon Seimei Hibiya Buillding, seen here. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

 

Nippon Life

Headquarters: Ch-ku, Osaka, Japan.

Revenue: $67,118 (M).

Assets: $628,296 (M).

Employees: 73,578.

Global 500 ranking: 114.

Last year’s ranking: 138.

Prudential plc

Headquarters: London.

Revenue: $63,106 (M).

Assets: $570,300 (M).

Employees: 23,924.

Global 500 ranking: 126.

Last year’s ranking: 74.

Dai-ichi Life

Headquarters: Tokyo.

Revenue: $61,090 (M).

Assets: $444,251 (M).

Employees: 54,617.

Global 500 ranking: 135.

Last year’s ranking: 142.

Related: Meet 4 execs who are shaping the insurance industry of the future

Prudential Financial made Fortune's 2016 Global 500.

The new Prudential Tower in Newark, seen here during construction in 2015, is now among that city’s tallest buildings. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

Prudential Financial

Headquarters: Newark, New Jersey.

Revenue: $57,119 (M).

Assets: $757,388 (M).

Employees: 49,384.

Global 500 ranking: 152.

Last year’s ranking: 194.

CNP Assurances

Headquarters: Paris.

Revenue: $49,305 (M).

Assets: $427,672 (M).

Employees: 4,740.

Global 500 ranking: 182.

Last year’s ranking: 166.

New York Life Insurance Co.

Headquarters: New York City.

Revenue: $45,891 (M).

Assets: $271,668 (M).

Employees: 11,463.

Global 500 ranking: 198.

Last year’s ranking: 297.

Related: How one life insurer expects to succeed in 2015

Shanghai is home to the China Pacific Insurance Group headquarters.

Shanghai, China, seen here, is home to the China Pacific Insurance Group headquarters. The company is China’s second largest property insurance company and the third largest life insurance company. (Photo: iStock)

China Pacific Insurance Group

Headquarters: Shanghai.

Revenue: $39,336 (M).

Assets: $142,270 (M).

Employees: 91,761.

Global 500 ranking: 251.

Last year’s ranking: 328.

Aegon N.V.

Headquarters: The Hague, Netherlands.

Revenue: $39,062 (M).

Assets: $453,135.

Employees: 31,530.

Global 500 ranking: 253.

Last year’s ranking: 163.

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance

Headquarters: Springfield, Massachusetts.

Revenue: $38,243 (M).

Assets: $266,550 (M).

Employees: 11,593.

Global 500 ranking: 258.

Last year’s ranking: 356.

Related: MassMutual finds lingering demand for LTCI

Hanwha in Seoul, seen here, made Fortune's 2016 Global 500.

Hanwha was born in Seoul, Korea, seen here, in 1946. (Photo: iStock)

Hanwha Life Insurance

Headquarters:  Seoul, South Korea.

Revenue: $36,590 (M).

Assets: $124,219 (M).

Employees: 46,000.

Global 500 ranking: 277.

Last year’s ranking: 329.

Aviva

Headquarters: London.

Revenue: $36,252 (M).

Assets: $571,610 (M).

Employees: 29,639.

Global 500 ranking: 279.

Last year’s ranking: 123.

Meiji Yasuda Life

Headquarters: Tokyo.

Revenue: $35,623 (M).

Assets: $348,499 (M).

Employees: 41,045.

Global 500 ranking: 284.

Last year’s ranking: 263.

Related: Meiji Yasuda closes on StanCorp

TIAA made Fortune's 2016 Global 500.

TIAA is headquartered at 730 Third Ave., seen here, in New York City. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

TIAA

Headquarters: New York City.

Revenue: $35,181 (M).

Assets: $517,963 (M).

Employees: 12,735.

Global 500 ranking: 291.

Last year’s ranking: 349.

Poste italiane

Headquarters: Rome.

Revenue: $34,098.

Assets: $190,993.

Employees: 142,798.

Global 500 ranking: 305.

Last year’s ranking: 310.

Sumitomo Life Insurance

Headquarters: Osaka, Japan.

Revenue: $31,100 (M).

Assets: $282,942.

Employees: 42,115.

Global 500 ranking: 335.

Last year’s ranking: 372.

See also: 

Top 10 health insurance groups, ranked by NAIC

Top 10 annuity providers ranked by NAIC

Power Corp. of Canada was founded in 1925 in Montreal, seen here.

Power Corp. of Canada was founded in 1925 in Montreal, seen here. (Photo: iStock)

Power Corp. of Canada

Headquarters: Montreal.

Revenue: $29,933 (M).

Assets: $304,456 (M).

Employees: 26,500.

Global 500 ranking: 351.

Last year’s ranking: 298.

Northwestern Mutual

Headquarters: Milwaukee.

Revenue: $28,111 (M).

Assets: $238,472 (M).

Employees: 5,530.

Global 500 ranking: 377.

Last year’s ranking: 433.

Manulife Financial

Headquarters: Toronto.

Revenue: $26,933 (M).

Assets: $507,339.

Employees: 33,500.

Global 500 ranking: 394.

Last year’s ranking: 212.

Related: The 10 biggest global life insurance markets

Achmea is one of the largest insurers in the Netherlands. This is the company's building in small Dutch city of Leiden.

Achmea is one of the largest insurers in the Netherlands. This is the company’s building in small Dutch city of Leiden. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

Achmea

Headquarters: Zeist, Netherlands.

Revenue: $25,763 (M).

Assets: $100,926 (M).

Employees: 15,412.

Global 500 ranking: 413.

Last year’s ranking: 331.

New China Life Insurance

Headquarters: Beijing.

Revenue: $25,129 (M).

Assets: $101,725 (M).

Employees: 52,474.

Global 500 ranking: 427.

Last year’s ranking: N/A.

Samsung Life Insurance

Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea.

Revenue: $24,501 (M).

Assets: $196,505 (M).

Employees: 5,348.

Global 500 ranking: 439.

Last year’s ranking: 456.

Related: The top 25 business jobs for 2016 

AIA made Fortune's 2016 Global 500 list.

AIA Group Ltd., known more commonly simply as AIA, is the largest, independent, public-listed pan-Asian life insurance group. The  company’s headquarters is in the Central District of Hong Kong. (Photo: iStock)

AIA

Headquarters: Hong Kong.

Revenue: $23,274 (M).

Assets: $167,622 (M).

Employees: 20,000.

Global 500 ranking: 456.

Last year’s ranking: 467.

Cathay Life Insurance

Headquarters: Taipei, Taiwan.

Revenue: $22,881 (M).

Assets: $157,732 (M).

Employees: 32,296.

Global 500 ranking: 468.

Last year’s ranking: 471.

Unipol Group

Headquarters: Bologna, Italy.

Revenue: $21,478 (M).

Assets: $97,512.

Employees: 13,242.

Global 500 ranking: 491.

Last year’s ranking: 406.

See also: AIA secures its top priority

Swiss Life is on Fortune's 2016 Global 500 list.

The Swiss Life Group is the largest life insurance company in Switzerland. This is the company’s headquarters in Zurich. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

Swiss Life

Headquarters: Zurich.

Revenue: $21,365 (M).

Assets: $189,120 (M).

Employees: 7,595.

Global 500 ranking: 493.

Last year’s ranking: N/A.

Old Mutual

Headquarters: London.

Revenue: $20,923.

Assets: $196,810 (M).

Employees: 64,043.

Global 500 ranking: 500.

Last year’s ranking: 466.

 

See also: Old Mutual to Sell U.S. Life Business for $350 Million 

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