MetLife, Inc. is among the largest global providers of insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs through its subsidiary Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Founded in 1968, MetLife operates in home, car, and life insurance, commercial mortgages and securities backed by commercial mortgages, and sovereign debt. It conducts business throughout the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia Pacific region, Europe, and the Middle East.
The market capitalization of a company, more simply referred to as "market cap", is the total market value of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares. It is often considered as a key indicator of what a company is worth.