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Industries
Revenues Profits
Rank Company Fortune 500 rank $ millions % change from 2008 $ millions % change from 2008
1 Berkshire Hathaway 11 112,493.0 4.4 8,055.0 61.3
2 American International Group 16 103,189.0 829.3 -10,949.0 N.A.
3 Allstate 68 32,013.0 8.9 854.0 N.A.
4 Liberty Mutual Insurance Group* 71 31,094.0 7.8 1,023.0 -10.3
5 Hartford Financial Services 97 24,701.0 167.9 -887.0 N.A.
6 Travelers Cos. 98 24,680.0 0.8 3,622.0 23.9
7 Nationwide* 118 20,751.0 4.5 716.0 N.A.
8 United Services Automobile Association* 132 17,557.6 36.0 3,020.1 614.5
9 Progressive 161 14,563.6 13.4 1,057.5 N.A.
10 Loews 165 14,123.0 -4.1 564.0 -87.5
11 Chubb 176 13,016.0 -1.6 2,183.0 21.0
12 Assurant 268 8,700.5 1.2 430.6 -3.8
13 American Family Insurance Group* 344 6,453.4 0.3 256.9 N.A.
14 First American Corp. 361 5,972.8 -3.9 199.7 N.A.
15 Fidelity National Financial 366 5,857.7 35.3 222.3 N.A.
16 W.R. Berkley 463 4,431.2 -5.9 309.1 9.9
17 American Financial Group 478 4,320.6 0.6 519.3 165.2
18 Erie Insurance Group* 484 4,255.4 41.8 108.5 56.7
Rank Company Revenues % Assets % Stockholders'
Equity %
1 Berkshire Hathaway 7.2 2.7 6.1
2 American International Group -10.6 -1.3 -15.7
3 Allstate 2.7 0.6 5.1
4 Liberty Mutual Insurance Group* 3.3 0.9 7.0
5 Hartford Financial Services -3.6 -0.3 -5.0
6 Travelers Cos. 14.7 3.3 13.2
7 Nationwide* 3.5 0.5 4.7
8 United Services Automobile Association* 17.2 3.8 17.7
9 Progressive 7.3 5.3 18.4
10 Loews 4.0 0.8 3.3
11 Chubb 16.8 4.3 14.0
12 Assurant 4.9 1.7 8.9
13 American Family Insurance Group* 4.0 1.6 5.3
14 First American Corp. 3.3 2.3 6.3
15 Fidelity National Financial 3.8 2.8 6.7
16 W.R. Berkley 7.0 1.8 8.6
17 American Financial Group 12.0 1.9 13.7
18 Erie Insurance Group* 2.5 0.8 1.9
Earnings Per Share Total Return to Investors Employees
Rank Company 1999-2009 Annual growth (%) 1999-2009 Annual rate (%) 2009 (%) Number % change from 2008
1 Berkshire Hathaway 17.6 5.9 2.7 222,000 -9.8
2 American International Group N.A. -31.4 -4.5 96,000 -17.2
3 Allstate -7.3 4.9 -4.9 36,400 -5.3
4 Liberty Mutual Insurance Group* N.A. N.A. N.A. 45,000 0.0
5 Hartford Financial Services N.A. -4.9 46.1 28,000 -9.7
6 Travelers Cos. 6.4 6.9 13.4 32,000 -3.0
7 Nationwide* N.A. N.A. N.A. 32,881 -4.3
8 United Services Automobile Association* N.A. N.A. N.A. 21,695 -0.0
9 Progressive 16.9 12.8 21.5 24,661 -4.9
10 Loews 8.8 14.7 29.8 18,500 -3.1
11 Chubb 12.9 8.2 -0.5 10,200 -1.9
12 Assurant N.A. N.A. 0.7 14,709 -2.5
13 American Family Insurance Group* N.A. N.A. N.A. 7,745 -4.0
14 First American Corp. 15.4 12.5 18.3 30,922 -1.6
15 Fidelity National Financial N.A. N.A. -21.1 17,200 25.5
16 W.R. Berkley N.A. 20.7 -19.7 6,072 5.3
17 American Financial Group 11.0 6.0 11.8 7,100 -2.7
18 Erie Insurance Group* N.A. N.A. N.A. 4,200 0.0
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
*Not a stock company, but reported fiscal data according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
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