Fortune's Blue-Ribbon Companies

Which companies were on the most Fortune lists -- including the Fortune 500, Fastest-Growing and Best Companies to Work For -- this year? Here are this year's all-star companies.
No. of list appearances: 5

78 on Fortune 500
270 on Global 500
2 in Internet Services and Retailing on World's Most Admired Companies
45 on 100 Fastest-Growing Companies
8 on 100 Top MBA Employers

To make CNNMoney's list of Blue-Ribbon companies, a company must appear on at least 4 Fortune lists in a calendar year. Those include: the FORTUNE 500, Global 500, World's Most Admired Companies, 100 Best Companies to Work For, 100 Fastest-Growing Companies and 100 Most Desirable MBA Employers. For Most Admired, a company must either appear on World's Most Admired Companies Top 50 overall, or rank in the top half of its industry to count toward inclusion on the Blue-Ribbon list.
@FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 05 2011: 6:57 AM ET
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