About Broken Hill Proprietary (BHP)


BHP, formerly known as BHP Billiton, is the trading entity of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group plc, an Anglo-Australian multinational mining, metals and petroleum dual-listed public company headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The Broken Hill Proprietary Company was founded on 16 July 1885 in the mining town of Silverton, New South Wales. By 2017, BHP was the world’s largest mining company, based on market capitalisation, and was Melbourne’s third-largest company by revenue.

BHP Billiton was formed in 2001 through the merger of the Australian Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) and the Anglo-Dutch Billiton plc, forming a dual-listed company. The Australia-registered Limited has a primary listing on the Australian Securities Exchange and is one of the largest companies in Australia by market capitalisation. The English-registered plc arm has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

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BHP Information

Industry Metals and Mining
Founded Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) 1885;
Billiton plc 1860;
The merger of BHP and Billiton, 2001 (creation of a DLC)
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia (BHP Billiton Limited), London, United Kingdom (BHP Billiton plc)
Area served
Key people
  • Ken MacKenzie (chair­person)
  • Mike Henry (CEO)
Products Iron ore, coal, petroleum, copper, natural gas, nickel & uranium
Revenue US$42.931 billion (2020)
Operating income
US$14.421 billion (2020)
Net income
US$8.736 billion (2020)
Total assets US$104.783 billion (2020)
Total equity S$47.936 billion (2020)
Number of employees
80,000 (2021)
Website www.bhp.com

Source – Wikipedia.



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