I was watching this interesting TV show from England called "Taboo" and in it was the East India Company (the English branch/version/affiliate - don't know of the relationship). They had an absurd amount of power and control and the intrigue and influence they weilded internationally was fascinating.
The Dutch East India company though - at its peak, had a worth that was equivalent to the GDP of Japan and Germany *combined*. I think it was something like 10 times the size of our current largest corporation (Apple, Alphabet, or Amazon)
Just started reading up on trade around that time period including the first global financial bubble - related to "Tulip Mania". Crazy stuff.