Biggest IPOs In History

Initial public offerings - when companies first make their stocks available for sale to the public—can generate incredible wealth. Last month, in the midst of a faltering economy, the Agricultural Bank of China sold $19.2 billion dollars worth of stock on its first day available, making it the third largest IPO in history. On August 5, traders will be able to excercise options that would count towards the IPO, perhaps pushing the ABC to the top of this list. Until then, this is a list of the largest IPOs in history in U.S. dollars.