BNP Paribas is an French multinational bank and holding company. It started in 2000 when the Banque Nationale de Paris and Paribas, formerly known as the Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas merged. 190,000 people work for the company.
The group is listed on Euronext Paris and a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index. It is the largest banking group in Europe, and one of the five largest banks in the world since the 2008 financial crisis. It is considered a systemically important bank by the Financial Stability Board. In the Forbes Global 2000, BNP Paribas was ranked as the 33rd largest public company in the world. In the Forbes Global 2000 of 2023 BNP Paribas was ranked as the 33rd largest public company in the world.
It is a major sponsor of tennis.