A multinational corporation' is a corporation or enterprise that manages production establishments or delivers services in at least two countries. Very large multinationals have budgets that exceed those of many countries.
The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon could arguably qualify as the world's first multinational corporation.
Notes and references
- Wasserman, James. An Illustrated History of the Knights Templar. Rochester, Vermont: Destiny Books, 2006.