Toyota Motor Corporation

<> on October 21, 2010 in Miami, Florida.Photograph by Joe Raedle - Getty
  • Rank
  • Previous Rank
  • CEO
    Akio Toyoda
  • Employees
    333498
  • Website
    www.toyota-global.com

It's been a year of big comebacks for Toyota. The Japanese car company recaptured the title of world's largest automaker in 2012 after losing the crown to General Motors in 2011 when the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan caused major production disruptions. Chief executive Akio Toyoda deserves most of the credit for the turnaround, with a major restructuring to make the automaker more nimble and responsive. The new Corolla is his latest attempt to inject a little zip into Toyota's line of reliable -- but largely unexciting -- vehicles.

Key Financials

Revenues265,702
Profits11,587
Assets377,482