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Top 150 Global Licensors 2018

Top 150 Global Licensors 2018
License Global's annual report brings together financial information from the world's most powerful brands. The study accounts for retail sales of licensed merchandise across all major sectors of business, from entertainment to sports, food and beverage, corporate brands, fashion, art and design, non-profits and much more.

The annual Top 150 Global Licensors report ranks the retail sales of licensed merchandise from the world's most powerful brands, spanning all consumer product segments. 

Check out the top 25 licensors from the report below and then download the full list to learn about each of the 150 companies. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on the latest news for our 2020 list.

  1. The Walt Disney Company
    $54.7B (NYSE: DIS)
    www.thewaltdisneycompany.com
  2. Meredith Corporation
    $23.2B (NYSE: MDP)
    www.meredith.com
  3. PVH Corp.
    $18B (E) (NYSE:PVH)
    www.pvh.com
  4. Universal Brand Development
    $7.3B (NASDAQ: CMCSA)
    www.universalbranddevelopment.com
  5. Hasbro
    $7.1B (NASDAQ: HAS)
    www.hasbro.com
  6. Iconix Brand Group
    $7B (E) (NASDAQ: ICON)
    www.iconixbrand.com
  7. Warner Bros. Consumer Products
    $7B (NYSE: T)
    http://www.warnerbros.com/
  8. Major League Baseball
    $5.5B (E) (Private)
    www.mlb.com
  9. Nickelodeon
    $5.5B (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA)
    www.viacom.com
  10. Authentic Brands Group
    $5.3B (Private)
    www.authenticbrandsgroup.com
  11. Sanrio
    $4.6B (NASDAQ: SNROF)
    www.sanrio.com
  12. IMG College Licensing
    $4.55B (Private)
    www.imgcollegelicensing.com
  13. Rainbow
    $4.5B (Private)
    www.rbt.it
  14. International Brand Management & Licensing
    $4B (E) (Private)
    www.ibml.co.uk
  15. Sequential Brands Group
    $4B (NASDAQ: SQBG)
    www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com
  16. General Motors
    $3.5B (E) (NYSE: GM)
    www.gm.com
  17. National Football League
    $3.5B (E) (Private)
    www.NFL.com
  18. The Pokémon Company International
    $2.98B (Private)
    www.pokemon.com
  19. The Electrolux Group
    $3.3B (STO: ELUX-B.ST)
    www.electrolux.com/licensing
  20. National Basketball Association
    $3.2B (E) (Private)
    www.nba.com
  21. Pentland Brands
    $3B (E) (Private)
    www.pentland.com
  22. Procter & Gamble
    $3B (NYSE: PG)
    www.pg.com
  23. Caterpillar
    $2.93B (NYSE: CAT)
    www.cat.com
  24. TOEI Animation
    $2.7B (TYO:4816)
    www.toei-animation-usa.com
  25. DHX Media
    $2.65B (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM)
    www.dhsmedia.com

The world's most influential licensor, The Walt Disney Company, continues to lead the charge in retail sales of licensed merchandise. Brands like Hasbro, Universal Brand Development and Major League Baseball have moved up spots since last year’s ranking, while brands like DHX Media and TOEI Animation cracked the top 25 after a lower ranking the year prior.

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