Aflac ranks high on Global 2000 list

Forbes magazine has ranked Aflac No. 256 on its Global 2000 list of the world's largest companies.

"Aflac’s placement on this list is a continued tribute to our company’s financial strength and to our track record of performance as we provide innovative insurance policies to more than 40 million people around the world," Dan Amos, Aflac chairman and CEO, said in a statement released Friday by his company.

Columbus-based Aflac Inc. posted $15.4 billion in revenues in 2007 and had a market capitalization, or stock market value, of $30 billion. Assets were $65 billion.

The Global 2000 is comprised of firms that boast, collectively, $30 trillion in revenues and $2.4 trillion in profits. Assets weigh in at $119 trillion.

Other Georgia companies to make Global 2000 include soft drink giant Coca-Cola Co., home improvement chain Home Depot and energy generator Southern Co.

Aflac, which sells supplemental health and accident policies in the U.S. and Japan, says it insures more than 40 million people.