The 10 largest banks in the world
The world may be shrinking, but the banks that are an intricate part of our global economy sure aren't. Backlash from the financial crisis hasn't put a dent in the world's largest banks, which combined have eye-popping assets of about $25.5 trillion. Most of the world's largest banks are outside of the U.S., but there is one American-based bank that made it onto this year's list from Relbanks.com. See which one it was.
Assets: $2.51 trillion