23.05.

2000: Founding of the Largest French Bank

2000: Founding of the Largest French Bank
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The BNP Paribas is based in Paris and has around 185,000 employees worldwide.

BNP Paribas was founded on this day in 2000. It is the largest of the French banks according to the deposits held and the third-largest in the world. Its assets are estimated at over 2 trillion U.S. dollars. The BNP Paribas is based in Paris and has around 185,000 employees worldwide. It got its name by merging the names of the two banks from which it was created – the BNP (Banque Nationale de Paris) and Paribas (Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas).

The BNP Paribas is also the largest in Europe, not counting the HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation), which is based in London, but originates from Hong Kong and Shanghai. It is a traditional sponsor of the Roland Garros tennis tournament.

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