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Industries
Revenues Profits
Rank Company Fortune 500 rank $ millions % change from 2010 $ millions % change from 2010
1 New York Life Insurance 86 34,393.5 -1.6 557.3 -48.9
2 TIAA-CREF 88 34,079.0 5.8 2,388.4 69.9
3 Northwestern Mutual 116 24,861.0 4.6 645.1 -14.7
4 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 121 24,226.4 -5.5 877.4 239.8
5 Guardian Life Ins. Co. of America 250 10,571.3 5.2 209.9 -6.7
6 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans* 332 7,842.8 5.0 454.6 83.9
7 Western & Southern Financial Group 482 4,986.4 1.3 450.4 104.9
Rank Company Revenues % Assets % Stockholders'
Equity %
1 New York Life Insurance 1.6 0.3 3.7
2 TIAA-CREF 7.0 0.6 8.8
3 Northwestern Mutual 2.6 0.3 4.4
4 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 3.6 0.4 7.7
5 Guardian Life Ins. Co. of America 2.0 0.4 4.6
6 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans* 5.8 0.7 11.4
7 Western & Southern Financial Group 9.0 1.2 12.1
Earnings Per Share Total Return to Investors Employees
Rank Company 2001-2011 Annual growth (%) 2001-2011 Annual rate (%) 2011 (%) Number % change from 2010
1 New York Life Insurance N.A. N.A. N.A. 13,658 -15.0
2 TIAA-CREF N.A. N.A. N.A. 7,699 5.3
3 Northwestern Mutual N.A. N.A. N.A. 4,842 1.3
4 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance N.A. N.A. N.A. 9,500 -5.0
5 Guardian Life Ins. Co. of America N.A. N.A. N.A. 4,760 -1.1
6 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans* N.A. N.A. N.A. 3,005 2.7
7 Western & Southern Financial Group N.A. N.A. N.A. 2,230 -1.9
Issue date: May 21, 2012
* Not a mutual company, but reports financial data according to statutory accounting.
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