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Rank Company 500 Rank 2008 $
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1 Exxon Mobil 1 45,220.0
2 Chevron 3 23,931.0
3 Microsoft 35 17,681.0
4 General Electric 5 17,410.0
5 Wal-Mart Stores 2 13,400.0
6 Johnson & Johnson 29 12,949.0
7 AT&T 8 12,867.0
8 International Business Machines 14 12,334.0
9 Procter & Gamble 20 12,075.0
10 Hewlett-Packard 9 8,329.0
11 Pfizer 46 8,104.0
12 Cisco Systems 57 8,052.0
13 Merck 103 7,808.4
14 Philip Morris International 93 6,890.0
15 Occidental Petroleum 98 6,857.0
16 Verizon Communications 17 6,428.0
17 Coca-Cola 73 5,807.0
18 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 16 5,605.0
19 Oracle 113 5,521.0
20 News Corp. 70 5,387.0
21 Intel 61 5,292.0
22 Corning 414 5,257.0
23 Bristol-Myers Squibb 120 5,247.0
24 PepsiCo 52 5,142.0
25 Berkshire Hathaway 13 4,994.0
26 Altria Group 160 4,930.0
27 Abbott Laboratories 80 4,880.7
28 Apple 71 4,834.0
29 United Technologies 37 4,689.0
30 Loews 174 4,530.0
31 Walt Disney 60 4,427.0
32 Wyeth 110 4,417.8
33 McDonald's 107 4,313.2
34 Google 117 4,226.9
35 Amgen 168 4,196.0
36 Bank of America Corp. 11 4,008.0
37 Caterpillar 44 3,557.0
38 Marathon Oil 23 3,528.0
39 Liberty Media 265 3,479.0
40 3M 95 3,460.0
41 Anadarko Petroleum 162 3,261.0
42 Lockheed Martin 54 3,217.0
43 CVS Caremark 19 3,212.1
44 MetLife 39 3,209.0
45 Qualcomm 244 3,160.0
46 Delphi 121 3,037.0
47 United Parcel Service 43 3,003.0
48 UnitedHealth Group 21 2,977.0
49 U.S. Bancorp 129 2,946.0
50 Travelers Cos. 99 2,924.0
Issue date: May 4, 2009
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Company 2008 $ (millions)
Exxon Mobil $45,220.0
Chevron $23,931.0
Microsoft $17,681.0
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