BHP Billiton Net Worth is$187.5 B
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Type: Public company
Foundation: Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) 1885; , Merger of BHP & Billiton 2001 (creation of a Dual listed company)
Location: Melbourne, Australia,
Key People: Marius Kloppers (CEO),
Area Served: Worldwide
Industry: Metals and Mining
Products: Iron Ore, diamonds, coal, manganese, gold, petroleum, aluminium, copper, natural gas, nickel, uranium & silver
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Operating Income: net income
Assets: equity
Num Employees: 46,370 (2012)title
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BHP Billiton is an Angloa??Australian multinational mining and petroleum 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 2011 revenues 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 Australia-registered BHP Billiton Limited, which is the majority partner, has a 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 a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately A?39.6 billion as of 23 December 2011, the ninth-largest of any company listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Billiton was a mining company whose origins stretch back to 29 September 1860, when the articles of association were approved by a meeting of shareholders in the Groot Keizerhof hotel in The Hague, the Netherlands.
Two months later, the company acquired the mineral rights to the tin-rich Billiton (Belitung) and Bangka Islands in the Netherlands Indies archipelago, off the eastern coast of Sumatra.
Billiton's initial business forays included tin and lead smelting in the Netherlands, followed in the 1940s by bauxite mining in Indonesia and Suriname. In 1970, Shell acquired Billiton and accelerated the scope of progress of this growth. The tin and lead smelter in Arnhem, the Netherlands, was shut down in the 1990s.
In 1994, South Africa's Gencor Ltd. acquired the mining division of Billiton excluding the downstream metal division. Billiton was divested from Gencor in 1997. Bhp Billiton remains one of the largest companies listed on the Johann

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BHP Billiton Chairman Jac Nasser to Step Down Next Year

LONDON—BHP Billiton Ltd. Chairman Jac Nasser plans to step down from the mining giant, ending a tumultuous six-year run during which he replaced a chief executive, cut its dividend and struggled with an environmental disaster in Brazil. Mr. Nasser told ...
Posted: October 21, 2016, 3:23 am

BHP Billiton's defensive calm cracked by homicide charges

BHP Billiton has been a model of very appropriate circumspection throughout its year of living with the consequences of the deadly environmental tragedy released by the melted walls of its Fundao tailing dam in Brazil. But the global Australian's ...
Posted: October 23, 2016, 10:45 pm

BHP Billiton chairman to step down next year

BHP Billiton Ltd chairman Mr Jac Nasser said he plans to step down as chairman of the mining giant, ending a tumultuous six year run that saw him replace a chief executive, oversee a recent dividend cut and struggle to deal with an environmental disa ...
Posted: October 23, 2016, 10:29 pm
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