Baidu Create 2018
BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 03: Three unmanned vehicles, that use Baidu's Apollo autonomous driving system, are on display during the Baidu Create 2018 at China National Convention Center on July 3, 2018 in Beijing, China. The Baidu Create 2018 conference will run from July 4 to 5. (Photo by VCG via Getty Images)VCG via Getty Images

    Rumors that Google plans to reenter China don’t seem to have disrupted China’s paramount search engine. Baidu has flourished in Google’s eight-year absence, gaining invaluable expertise in navigating China’s heavily politicized cyberspace. It has also boosted ad sales with help from non-search products, like its video and news feed services. Revenue from ads grew 25% year over year in the second quarter, bringing in $3.18 billion. And Baidu aims to become a leader in autonomous driving and A.I., building on its background in intelligent-algorithm design.

    Company Information

    Overall Score38
    IndustryInternet Software and Services
    CEORobin Li
    HQ LocationBeijing
    Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$14,448
    Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$3,877
    Market Value as of Oct. 10, 2018 ($M)$68,012