Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations

Top companies: Most profitable
Rank Company 500 Rank 2010 Profits as % of Revenues
1 Corning 350 53.6
2 Devon Energy 231 42.8
3 Visa 297 36.8
4 Gilead Sciences 299 36.5
5 Coca-Cola 70 33.6
6 MasterCard 410 33.3
7 Amgen 163 30.7
8 Microsoft 38 30.0
9 Qualcomm 222 29.5
10 Google 92 29.0
11 SanDisk 468 26.9
12 Philip Morris International 94 26.7
13 Intel 56 26.3
14 Apache 206 25.1
15 Franklin Resources 393 24.7
16 BlackRock 282 24.0
17 Newmont Mining 260 23.9
18 Altria Group 154 23.1
19 Texas Instruments 175 23.1
20 Oracle 96 22.9
21 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold 136 22.8
22 Occidental Petroleum 129 22.8
23 Eli Lilly 115 22.0
24 Micron Technology 287 21.8
25 Cliffs Natural Resources 477 21.8
26 Johnson & Johnson 40 21.7
27 Apple 35 21.5
28 Biogen Idec 476 21.3
29 Spectra Energy 441 20.7
30 McDonald's 111 20.5
31 PNC Financial Services Group 151 20.0
32 eBay 269 19.7
33 Medtronic 158 19.6
34 Weyerhaeuser 354 19.6
35 Yahoo 365 19.5
36 Cisco Systems 62 19.4
37 Chesapeake Energy 263 18.9
38 Owens Corning 448 18.7
39 Dominion Resources 162 18.4
40 Goldman Sachs Group 54 18.2
41 St. Jude Medical 436 17.6
42 Western Union 431 17.5
43 Becton Dickinson 316 17.5
44 Stryker 323 17.4
45 Liberty Media 224 17.2
46 Bank of New York Mellon Corp. 165 16.9
47 Precision Castparts 409 16.6
48 El Paso 481 16.4
49 Union Pacific 153 16.4
50 Chubb 185 16.3
Issue date: May 23, 2011
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Rank # of Fortune 500 Companies
New York 57
California 53
Texas 51
Company Rank
Microsoft 38
Goldman Sachs 54
Intel 56
Company 2010 $ (millions)
Exxon Mobil $30,460.0
AT&T $19,864.0
Chevron $19,024.0
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