The largest banks in the world

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The 10 biggest banks in the world

Despite big scandals and backlash from last decade’s financial crisis, the banks that are an intricate part of our global economy have survived and, in many cases, thrived in recent years. The world’s 10 largest banks have mind-boggling assets of about $25.81 trillion combined. Most of the biggest banks are outside of the U.S. — with the top 4 in China — but there are 2 American-based banks that made it onto the latest list from Relbanks.com. See which American banks made the cut.

Largest banks in the world

Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, or ICBC | ChinaFotoPress / Contributor/ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, or ICBC

  • Rank: 1
  • Country: China
  • Assets: $3.62 trillion
China Construction Bank Corp. | FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

China Construction Bank Corp.

  • Rank: 2
  • Country: China
  • Assets: $2.94 trillion
Agricultural Bank of China | FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Agricultural Bank of China

  • Rank: 3
  • Country: China
  • Assets: $2.82 trillion
Bank of China | AFP/AFP/Getty Images

Bank of China

  • Rank: 4
  • Country: China
  • Assets: $2.63 trillion
HSBC Holdings | OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

HSBC Holdings

  • Rank: 5
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Assets: $2.57 trillion
JPMorgan Chase & Co | iStock.com/Henk Badenhorst

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • Rank: 6
  • Country: United States
  • Assets: $2.45 trillion
BNP Paribas © Tupungato/Shutterstock.com

BNP Paribas

  • Rank: 7
  • Country: France
  • Assets: $2.4 trillion
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group | Junko Kimura/Getty Images News/Getty Images

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

  • Rank: 8
  • Country: Japan
  • Assets: $2.32 trillion
Bank of America © Rob Wilson/Shutterstock.com

Bank of America

  • Rank: 9
  • Country: United States
  • Assets: $2.15 trillion
Credit Agricole Group | LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images

Credit Agricole Group

  • Rank: 10
  • Country: France
  • Assets: $1.91 trillion