Owned by Americans, these companies have branches in several countries worldwide, along with a corporate headquarters overseeing the activities of all their subsidiaries.
There were more than 18000 direct jobs created by American companies in Nigeria last year, and around 3 million indirect jobs.
The Economic Impact Survey indicates that this has benefited the country’s economy. It has also led to changes in foreign investment, foreign trade, and business revenues.
Here is the list of the 20 Top American Companies in Nigeria, including the services they render.
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Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, software and online services.
Apple is the largest information tech company by revenue, totaling US$365.8 billion in 2021) and, as of January 202.
It is the world’s most valuable company, the fourth-largest personal computer vendor by unit sales and second-largest mobile phone manufacturer.
Apple is one of the Big Five American information technology companies, alongside Alphabet, Amazon, Meta, and Microsoft.
Chevron is an American oil & gas firm with offices in more than 180 countries across the world.
The company has one of its subsidiaries in Nigeria and it is one of the highest oil producing companies in the country.
Chevron is also involved in every aspect of the oil, natural gas, and geothermal energy industries, including hydrocarbon exploration and production; refining, marketing and transport; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation.
The company is currently ranked as one of the world’s largest oil companies.
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3. Exxon Mobil
Exxon Mobil Corporation is an American multinational oil and gas corporation with headquarters in Irving, Texas.
The company is a direct descendant of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company. It was formed in 1999 as result of the merger between Exxon (formerly the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey) and Mobil (formerly the Standard Oil Company of New York).
ExxonMobil is also a major manufacturer and marketer of commodity and specialty petrochemicals.
Additionally, the company has vested interest in electric power generation facilities.
ExxonMobil has upstream affiliates in Nigeria which operate several joint venture concessions and deepwater production sharing contracts with a focus on major secondary oil recovery projects; natural gas liquids and gas monetization as well as significant investment in national content development.
The Coca-Cola Company is a popular manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups headquartered in America.
The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola which was invented in 1886 by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia.
However, the Coca-Cola formula and brand were bought in 1889 by Asa Griggs Candler who incorporated The Coca-Cola Company in 1892.
5. Procter and Gamble Company
Popularly called P&G, Procter & Gamble is one of the leading consumer goods companies in Nigeria.
The company was founded in 1837 by British American William Procter and Irish American James Gamble.
P&G specializes in a wide range of cleaning agents, personal care and hygiene products.
Prior to the sale of one of its division, Pringles to the Kellogg Company, the company included foods, snacks and beverages in its product portfolio.
6. General Electric
The company’s headquarters is located in Boston, Massachusetts.
As of 2018, General Electric operated in the following sectors: aviation, healthcare, power, renewable energy, digital, additive manufacturing, venture capital and finance, lighting, transportation, and oil and gas.
7. British American Tobacco
Also known as BAT, the British American Tobacco has been in Nigeria for over 100 years.
Currently, BAT is the No 1 manufacturer and marketer of tobacco in the country as well as the largest publicly traded tobacco company in the world.
The company’s four largest-selling brands include Dunhill and the US brands Lucky Strike, Kent and Pall Mall.
Also, BAT markets include Benson & Hedges and Rothmans.
8. Halliburton Energy
Halliburton is an American multinational corporation. The company owns hundreds of subsidiaries, affiliates, branches, brands, and divisions worldwide and employs approximately 50,000 people on over 70 countries.
The company is one of the leading providers of products and services in the up-stream and downnstream energy industry.
Halliburton’s major business segment is the Energy Services Group (ESG).
ESG provides technical products and services for petroleum and natural gas exploration and production.
Halliburton’s former subsidiary, KBR, is a major construction company of refineries, oil fields, pipelines, and chemical plants.
KBR, one of Halliburton’s subsidiaries was involved in a bribery scandal which occurred between the company and high-ranking Nigerian officials between 1994 and 2004.
The conviction of Halliburton led to the company paying $382 million to settle the bribery case.
Microsoft is known to develop, manufacture, license, support and sell computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and services.
The company is best known for its software products like the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.
The company is also behind hardware products like the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers.
Additionally, Microsoft is one of the leading companies in cloud computing with its flagship product, Azure playing a pivotal role.
Google is a world renowned technology firm with offices in every major country across the firm. The company has an office in Lagos.
Google specializes in internet related services and products which include which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
Oracle Corporation also known as Oracle is a multinational computer technology corporation with headquarters in Redwood Shores, California.
Oracle has an office in Nigeria located at Office Avenue Towers, 1391 Tiamiyu Savage St, Victoria Island, Lagos
The company specializes primarily in developing and marketing database software and technology, cloud engineered systems and enterprise software products — particularly its own brands of database management systems.
IBM is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States.
The company has an office in Nigeria which is one of the 170 countries in which it operates.
13. Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC)
Another one of the big four auditing firms, Price Waterhouse Cooper – or PWC for short – is a multinational professional services network with its headquarters in London, United Kingdom.
It is currently the second largest professional service firm in the world, as well as the 5th-largest privately owned company in the United States.
As a multinational firm, it has a presence in various countries across the globe, with its reach stretching across 158 nations, including Nigeria.
FedEx Corporation, formerly Federal Express Corporation and later FDX Corporation, is an American multinational conglomerate holding company focused on transportation, e-commerce and services based in Memphis, Tennessee.
The name “FedEx” is a syllabic abbreviation of the name of the company’s original air division, Federal Express, which was used from 1973 until 2000.
FedEx today is best known for its air delivery service, FedEx Express, which was one of the first major shipping companies to offer overnight delivery as a flagship service.
Intel Corporation, stylized as intel, is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
It is the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer by revenue, and is the developer of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs).
Incorporated in Delaware, Intel ranked No. 45 in the 2020 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue for nearly a decade, from 2007 to 2016 fiscal years.
Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services.
The company is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, in the Portland metropolitan area.
It is the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment, with revenue in excess of US$37.4 billion in its fiscal year 2020 (ending May 31, 2020).
As of 2020, it employed 76,700 people worldwide. In 2020 the brand alone was valued in excess of $32 billion, making it the most valuable brand among sports businesses.
Previously, in 2017, the Nike brand was valued at $29.6 billion.
Netflix, Inc. is an American subscription streaming service and production company.
Launched on August 29, 1997, it offers a film and television series library through distribution deals as well as its own productions, known as Netflix Originals.
Mastercard Inc. (stylized as MasterCard from 1979 to 2016 and mastercard since 2016) is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the Mastercard International Global Headquarters in Purchase, New York.
The Global Operations Headquarters is located in O’Fallon, Missouri, a municipality of St. Charles County, Missouri.
Throughout the world, its principal business is to process payments between the banks of merchants and the card-issuing banks or credit unions of the purchasers who use the “Mastercard” brand debit, credit and prepaid cards to make purchases.
Mastercard Worldwide has been a publicly traded company since 2006. Prior to its initial public offering, Mastercard Worldwide was a cooperative owned by the more than 25,000 financial institutions that issue its branded cards.
Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) is an American mobility as a service provider.
It is based in San Francisco with operations in approximately 72 countries and 10,500 cities.
Its services include ride-hailing, food delivery (Uber Eats and Postmates), package delivery, couriers, freight transportation, electric bicycle and motorized scooter rental via a partnership with Lime, and ferry transport in partnership with local operators.
Uber does not own any vehicles; instead, it receives a commission from each booking.
Fares are quoted to the customer in advance but vary using a dynamic pricing model based on the local supply and demand at the time of the booking.
20. American Specialist Hospital
Since 1987 AMERICAN SPECIALIST HOSPITAL (ASH) has been providing qualified medical care to you and your family.
Today (ASH) is a large complex consisting of in-patient and out-patient department, providing medical services in 39 clinical specialities.
The key to ASH’s success is in highly qualified medical staff and flawless service.
In the ASH departments there work doctors representing various specialties which allows a patient to be examined by specialists in different areas and select optimal care methods and treatment programs within the shortest period of time.
These Multinational American Companies see Nigeria as a fertile ground for profitable investments, as such, there are a plethora of them in Nigeria.
These firms, aside from investing in the country’s economy, offer job opportunities to its citizens as well, and their salary offers are also quite interesting.