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  1. Juneman

    Working @ the #5 campany but such a poor salary !… :(

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    • Anonymous

      Which company of EAH is paying u a low salary? Be specific.

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  2. samsob tezera

    Wow that really for Ethiopian people or Tigers people ?

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  3. Samson

    Some of companies stated like “Elico Ethiopia Leather” are also members of the MIDROC group. Therefore, MIDROC Ethiopia is not correctly described…even the number its companies are far above 30…

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    • Tadesse

      See the description””Because of lack of corporate transparency in Ethiopia”” Don’t judge

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  4. Moge

    Dashen Bank is conglomerate of MIDROC

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    • Asteway

      wrong… MIDRIC is owned by foreigner Alamudi so legally he does not own Dashen Bank Therefore it should be listed by itself.

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  5. Anonymous

    WHAT ABOUT DIRE INDUSTRIES PLC???

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  6. 2007

    Wrong data! Think twice before you post misleading data like this!!!

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    • Tekelie

      What do you mean wrong data? please go and see their source, Ethiopian chamber of commerce . it is based on the fact of Ethiopian chamber of commerce.

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      • Anonymous

        Very wrong data. How does dashen beer is stated while BGI is not there which covers more than 50 percent of the beer market?

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        • Anonymous

          BGI Ethiopia is under MEDROC. MEDROC bought it.

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          • Asteway

            BGI is foreign entity. Part of the main BGI so it can not be included here. See the footnote by the writer which says ‘no foreign entity included’

    • Berhie

      EFFORT (Endowment fund for The Rehabilitation of Tigray) is an NGO not private company. The list is only for PRIVATE companies, not for NGOs, Government companies and foreign companies. Only for Ethiopian Private companies.

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      • dabi

        Ayte Berhe, mech jemiro new ebakih EFFORT NGO yehonew?
        yaleminim tiritir number one is EFFORT, zerafi yemfya budin nibiret

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      • Anonymous

        Why Almeda textile is listed then?

        I a, worried as to When will Ethiopians onvest on their health?

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  7. haile

    This is a good effort for starting listing our top 20th. Hope next time you would come with a more closer to the real information.

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  8. YESHITLA ZERIHUN

    IT IS TRUE BECAUSE I AM WORKING IN ONE THUSE TOP RATED PRIVATE COMPANY, KENE MEREJAHU BEHONE GENE YEMERETALE MEDIAN CHAMERO ANY HOW YE ALMEDAN LOGO LESETACHU ECHELALEHU
    TNXS WE NEED ANOTHER ETHIOPIAN COMPANY FOR ACHEVEMENT OF OUR TRANSFORMATION STAGE!

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  9. Bisrat

    The lists are not mentioned the real figure. Because EFFORT didn’t mentioned on the lists but it’s the bigger and more competent with Midroc company. The EFFORT never to mentioned and registered its fact income figure as a company. It contains more than 25 sister companies like Messebo (mentioned on the list), Alemeda Textile, Mesfin Industrial engineering,Trans Ethiopia, Adigrat pharmaceuticals industry,Guna general Trading,Wegagen Bank, Sur Construction,…the like huge companies. The source of the capital is only politics.The owner of this huge EFFORT is TPLF (Tigray people Liberation Front), the earlier gorilla fitters and governor party of Ethiopia and leads by TPLF elites. Even the resource and income is more than MIDROC Ethiopia. So where is the name of this company on the list?

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  10. THag

    It is good start but mis-leading…you can easily have all the banks revenue from the news papers as it is a public information and you have only mention only two banks…most of the banks revenue is far more than most of the top 20 and the list would be only banks…

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  11. Anonymous

    Check about National Oul Ethiopia. NOC

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  12. Ethiopialist.com

    Thank you all for your constructive comments. Preparing this list was a difficult undertaking due to lack of transparency in the Ethiopian business sector. The list is a work in progress. As we receive additional data from various sources and feedback from readers, we will update and improve it. We have already made some improvements and corrections since it was published yesterday.

    Many of you have asked about the Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray (EFFORT), a group of several enterprises. The latest information we have is that EFFORT is not a private or share company that pays tax, as it is reported to be a non-profit company. That is why it is not included in the list.

    Your comments are very helpful. Please keep them coming.

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    • Asteway

      Waw EFFORT doesn’t pay tax!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please ‘Bisrat’ know the fact before you comment about its competence compared to other tax paying companies.

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      • logic

        Because of its NGO status, genius! As far as competence, sure, we are aware of how good they are at looting national wealth.

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  13. Dabo

    Good job! It’s really hard to know exactly how much big companies make, sometimes you just have estimate with the best of your abilities. Even Forbes List have a hard time as some of these corporations have ways to hide their money. I think you can improve as you keep digging more and make all these information public. It’s good for competition, it’s good for everyone.

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  14. Me

    It is a good beginning to write this kind of reflection so that the public know what is going on. But why is Addis Modjo listed twice with different amount of asset? I doubt the credibility of your data and/or research.

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  15. Lulit

    Who buy the land 1k by 305.000 br….?and don’t ask about effrot.b/c yaseketal(u will panish).leave alive a no logo way.
    yetale tadia lematachew???

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  16. Buzu

    Are you kidding???? kkkkkkkkk
    Don’t tell me EPRDF business enterprises are not large companies? In fact they are the largest business entities may be first or second to that of Midroc

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    • Anonymous

      Who said they are not big???? please read the description.They don’t pay tax. That is why they are not included

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  17. ገብሩ

    የት ገቡ የኢፈርት ካምፓኒዎች ነው እነሱ ሪፓርት አያረጉም።

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    • Nuro

      Inform yourself buddy. EFFORT’s books are secret. Few people know about the organization’s finances.

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  18. kelkelo silicha

    Its good beginning i think you will be successfulness like that of forbs magazine i like your way of ranking .but i am not clear the criteria u take for the ranking is it the total cash deposit or all the wealth the company has including human power?

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  19. ይገርማል

    አንድ አንዴ መለጠፍ ስላለብን ብቻ ባንለጠፍ ጥሩ ነው። ለምን ቢባል ትክክለኛ ያልሆነ መረጃ ማምጣት ለወደፊትም ቢሆን ታማኝነትን ያሳጣል። ለመሆኑ እነ ኃይሌ ገ/ሥላሴ እነ አምባሳደር ልብስ ፋብሪካ እረ ስንቱን መጥቀስ ይቻላል? እነዚህ ሁሉ ወዴት ገቡ?

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    • Anonymous

      wudederu eko be’ruch bemiyametut gebie aydelm be buseness nw buseness btm fetagn endhone degmo erasu Haile BBC lay tenagrwal.slezih Haile habtam aydelm malet sayhone bebuseness kensu yeteshale gebie yelwm woy finacial statetmenun alasawkm malt nw

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  20. KHE

    let’s come up with together for keeping our achievement while we’re hand in hand! Take a lesson whatever you read.

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  21. Gech

    Is there business without profit? if companies work for profit why they don’t pay revenue?

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  22. Mame

    It doesn’t give me sense!
    1. Golagul, How many?
    2. Capital Hotel, estimated?
    3. Inter continental hotel?
    4. Churchil hotel, initial capital?
    5. Harmony hotel etc
    So your information source lacks trustwothyness, realiability…

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  23. Yegigiga Sew

    All these so-company are created by thief’s Woyane and loyalists. Once we get rid of the cancer of the Horn T.P.L.F
    All these companies will be confiscated by new democratic Ethiopian Government. Until then they can enjoy high life style. Mark my word. We Oppressed Ethiopian have to be prepared for pay back time to Elite Woyane and their stooges.

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  24. [email protected]

    Good list!!! but why everybody is saying EFFORT, EFFORT, EFFORT …? EFFORT is the only quango private company in Ethiopia which Established to serve for tigrian peoples. indeed you are right EFFORT is more than any other company’s in Ethiopia. Believe and keep quite!!!
    now Go back and think about other company you have….Good damn.

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  25. sarandem

    Hello Guys, the writers notify us companies were graded according to or based on their annual revenue. That is clear thing for any lay man , you do not need to mentioned asset and capital things. For instance one guy in above mentioned and argued why newly established hotels were not in the list. Those kind of hotels have not started to earn such amount. so it doesn’t make the study useless. In my opinion the above facts lacks , big coffee exporters , banks and insurance companies

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  26. ze

    @ sarandem i agree with your comment the writer give us a brief description. Most companies you mentioned are i think under MEDROC.

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  27. Derartu

    All has been said!! do not misled the Ethiopian people, we most know the truth but till that lets you play the game. Who are the richest ?? its clear,turn off the game and try to be trust worthy!!!!.

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  28. jamamayae

    Everything will definitely be sorted out when the government for the people by the people established by the people of Ethiopia. Ethiopians know very well who is who and who does what it does, and as well as what is left for Ethiopians, the main questions to be asked before and after the democratic government is into being by Ethiopians. In the course of evaluating and looking into what has been done illegally and who has done damage on the resources of the country and the wealth the citizens, it is only the people of Ethiopia who decide what should be done about the mafia regime and its collaborators in the light of delivering judgment appropriate to the will, the desire, and satisfactions of the citizens.

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  29. titakkal

    Let time shade a light on the truth. Judgment day is not far from the truth and fact that would tell all Ethiopians what outrageously dismal crime both monitory and murder committed on every citizens in Ethiopia. No single Ethiopian shall be fooled by this dubious and misleading, confusing, and blatant lies posted by the person whose hand has been stealing money and property from the public now is trying in vain to fool Ethiopians, which is stupid and stupendously shame on the group or individuals who failed to know how Ethiopians are challenging and investigative on any small or big matters or issues that affects their lives and their country.

    The messages from Ethiopians to those in the enemy camp are very clear, let Ethiopians handle every issues and matters by themselves and find definitive and an ambiguous solution for every criminal acts the robbers and their partners in crime committed, by doing the right thing for the right purpose for the citizens, which is quite clear in both the sides of truth and facts. Ethiopians will definitely bring back all the looted wealth and resources from the looters and thieves.

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  30. ubalima

    The Robbers came into Ethiopia for domination, on both economic and political power. In 1991, the robbers came into Ethiopia with a lot of guns and bullets to loot and murder Ethiopians. They then spread banda culture as they did deadly diseases among the population in clandestine and in the open by using all kinds of methods of delivery, and then spread themselves into towns, cities, villages, and then crossed the neighbourhoods and broke into homes and vandalized the lives of families.

    Today, everything and anything that is available above and below the lands they occupied is owned, run, and controlled by the robbers who presently assigned themselves as government of Ethiopia.

    Accordingly, they soon established two economic system, one for themselves, the other one for the more than 90 million Ethiopians. Every robber in the family has assets and money worth millions of dollars currently active in both outside and inside our country. The late robber, Melses Zenawi left stolen money from the public in the mount of 5 billion dollars to his three children and his widower, although the widower herself has millions of dollars in stolen money from Ethiopians.

    The members of the gangs have actively engaged in doing illegal business and black-marketing from which they netted millions of dollars in addition to selling babies, children, young girls, boy, and women of all ages to marketers and customers in the middle east and elsewhere has profited millions of dollars and caused huge lose on the country and people ,and incurred gigantic cost on Ethiopians in multiple billions of dollars.

    How long have had Ethiopians fought against this enemy is a paradigm that directs all Ethiopians to the next level of struggle with one goal in mind, which is to restrain the robbers to where they are now, and make them spit up whatever everything and anything swallowed up for the last twenty two years.

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  31. Anonymous

    Awash Bank is not a private Company it is a share company

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  32. Iwnet

    I think the information is not proper.The company which i am working currently worth more than a billion but it doesnt mentioned in the list.
    so there is homework remained.

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  33. Anonymous

    This list Not true by everything
    Where is TRACON , MULEGE , UNITED BANK , ZEMEN Bank , KK , GETAS , DASHEN BANK , Wegagen BANK , Golagul ……….

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  34. gh

    why did you want to do this? the information in inappropriate and poorly reseached.

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