Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations

States
State
Rank ▾
Company Fortune 500 rank City Revenues
($ millions)
1 Archer Daniels Midland 28 Decatur 80,676.0
2 Walgreen 32 Deerfield 72,184.0
3 Boeing 39 Chicago 68,735.0
4 State Farm Insurance Cos. 43 Bloomington 64,305.1
5 Caterpillar 46 Peoria 60,138.0
6 Kraft Foods 50 Northfield 54,365.0
7 Sears Holdings 65 Hoffman Estates 41,567.0
8 Abbott Laboratories 71 Abbott Park 38,851.3
9 United Continental Holdings 76 Chicago 37,110.0
10 Allstate 93 Northbrook 32,654.0
11 Deere 97 Moline 32,012.5
12 McDonald's 107 Oak Brook 27,006.0
13 Exelon 145 Chicago 18,924.0
14 Illinois Tool Works 149 Glenview 18,256.8
15 Navistar International 193 Lisle 13,958.0
16 Baxter International 195 Deerfield 13,893.0
17 Motorola Mobility Holdings 206 Libertyville 13,064.0
18 Sara Lee 220 Downers Grove 12,103.0
19 Aon 235 Chicago 11,287.0
20 R.R. Donnelley & Sons 249 Chicago 10,611.0
21 CDW 270 Vernon Hills 9,602.4
22 Motorola Solutions 274 Schaumburg 9,549.0
23 Discover Financial Services 300 Riverwoods 8,550.3
24 Dover 304 Downers Grove 8,501.9
25 W.W. Grainger 318 Lake Forest 8,078.2
26 Tenneco 350 Lake Forest 7,205.0
27 OfficeMax 354 Naperville 7,121.2
28 Anixter International 386 Glenview 6,270.1
29 Corn Products International 390 Westchester 6,219.4
30 CF Industries Holdings 402 Deerfield 6,097.9
31 Telephone & Data Systems 469 Chicago 5,180.5
32 United Stationers 478 Deerfield 5,005.5
Issue date: May 21, 2012
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Rank # of Fortune 500 Companies
California 53
Texas 52
New York 50
Company Rank
Google 73
NetApp 474
NuStar Energy 377
Company 2011 $ (millions)
Exxon $41,060.0
Chevron $26,895.0
Apple $25,922.0
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