Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations

Top companies: Most profitable
Rank Company 500 Rank 2009 $
(millions)
1 Exxon Mobil 2 19,280.0
2 Microsoft 36 14,569.0
3 Wal-Mart Stores 1 14,335.0
4 Procter & Gamble 22 13,436.0
5 International Business Machines 20 13,425.0
6 Goldman Sachs Group 39 13,385.0
7 Merck 85 12,901.3
8 AT&T 7 12,535.0
9 Wells Fargo 19 12,275.0
10 Johnson & Johnson 33 12,266.0
11 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 9 11,728.0
12 General Electric 4 11,025.0
13 Bristol-Myers Squibb 114 10,612.0
14 Chevron 3 10,483.0
15 Pfizer 40 8,635.0
16 Berkshire Hathaway 11 8,055.0
17 Hewlett-Packard 10 7,660.0
18 Coca-Cola 72 6,824.0
19 Google 102 6,520.4
20 Liberty Media 227 6,462.0
21 Philip Morris International 94 6,342.0
22 Bank of America Corp. 5 6,276.0
23 Cisco Systems 58 6,134.0
24 PepsiCo 50 5,946.0
25 Abbott Laboratories 75 5,745.8
26 Apple 56 5,704.0
27 Oracle 105 5,593.0
28 ConocoPhillips 6 4,858.0
29 WellPoint 31 4,745.9
30 Amgen 159 4,605.0
31 McDonald's 108 4,551.0
32 Constellation Energy 149 4,443.4
33 Intel 62 4,369.0
34 Eli Lilly 112 4,328.8
35 United Technologies 37 3,829.0
36 UnitedHealth Group 21 3,822.0
37 CVS Caremark 18 3,696.0
38 Verizon Communications 13 3,651.0
39 Comcast 59 3,638.0
40 Travelers Cos. 98 3,622.0
41 Walt Disney 57 3,307.0
42 Altria Group 137 3,206.0
43 3M 106 3,193.0
44 Prudential Financial 65 3,124.0
45 Lockheed Martin 44 3,024.0
46 Kraft Foods 53 3,021.0
47 United Services Automobile Association 132 3,020.1
48 Occidental Petroleum 150 2,915.0
49 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold 154 2,749.0
50 Ford Motor 8 2,717.0
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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Rank # of Fortune 500 Companies
California 57
Texas 57
New York 56
Company 2009 $ (millions)
Exxon Mobil $19,280.0
Microsoft $14,569.0
Wal-Mart Stores $14,335.0
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