Vitol built this state-of-the-art storage terminal in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Open since 2010, it supplies the nearby port, the Orlando airport, and gas stations across central Florida.
Taylor is CEO of the Vitol Group, the world's largest independent oil trader. According to results provided by the company, Vitol, which is a private partnership, racked up revenues of $303 billion in 2012. That would make Vitol the biggest private company in the world by sales, ahead of commodities industry peers such as Cargill and Koch Industries. If Vitol were publicly traded, its reported revenues would have ranked it No. 7 on last year's Fortune Global 500, ahead of Chevron and Toyota. Margins in the trading business are razor thin, but the company's profits are divvied up among just 350 or so shareholders.
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