Global 500 
Countries
U.S.
1 Wal-Mart Stores 1 287,989.0 Bentonville
2 Exxon Mobil 3 270,772.0 Irving
3 General Motors 5 193,517.0 Detroit
4 Ford Motor 8 172,233.0 Dearborn
5 General Electric 9 152,866.0 Fairfield
6 ChevronTexaco 11 147,967.0 San Ramon
7 ConocoPhillips 12 121,663.0 Houston
8 Citigroup 16 108,276.0 New York
9 American Intl. Group 19 97,987.0 New York
10 Intl. Business Machines 20 96,293.0 Armonk
11 McKesson 26 80,514.6 San Francisco
12 Hewlett-Packard 28 79,905.0 Palo Alto
13 Berkshire Hathaway 32 74,382.0 Omaha
14 Home Depot 34 73,094.0 Atlanta
15 Verizon Communications 38 71,563.3 New York
16 U.S. Postal Service 44 68,996.0 Washington
17 Cardinal Health 48 65,130.6 Dublin
18 Altria Group 50 64,440.0 New York
19 Bank of America Corp. 52 63,324.0 Charlotte
20 State Farm Insurance Cos 62 58,818.9 Bloomington
21 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 65 56,931.0 New York
22 Kroger 67 56,434.4 Cincinnati
23 Valero Energy 73 53,918.6 San Antonio
24 AmerisourceBergen 74 53,179.0 Chesterbrook
25 Pfizer 75 52,921.0 New York
26 Boeing 76 52,553.0 Chicago
27 Procter & Gamble 77 51,407.0 Cincinnati
28 Target 82 49,934.0 Minneapolis
29 Dell 84 49,205.0 Round Rock
30 Costco Wholesale 86 48,107.0 Issaquah
31 Johnson & Johnson 88 47,348.0 New Brunswick
32 Marathon Oil 94 45,444.0 Houston
33 Time Warner 100 42,869.0 New York
34 SBC Communications 102 41,098.0 San Antonio
35 Tyco International 103 41,042.0 Princeton
36 Dow Chemical 104 40,161.0 Midland
37 Albertson's 105 40,052.0 Boise
38 Morgan Stanley 107 39,549.0 New York
39 MetLife 108 39,535.0 New York
40 Walgreen 119 37,508.2 Deerfield
41 United Technologies 120 37,445.0 Hartford
42 UnitedHealth Group 123 37,218.0 Minnetonka
43 Microsoft 127 36,835.0 Redmond
44 United Parcel Service 128 36,582.0 Atlanta
45 Lowe's 129 36,464.0 Mooresville
46 Archer Daniels Midland 131 36,151.4 Decatur
47 Sears Roebuck 132 36,099.0 Hoffman Estates
48 Safeway 134 35,822.9 Pleasanton
49 Lockheed Martin 135 35,526.0 Bethesda
50 Medco Health Solutions 137 35,351.9 Franklin Lakes
51 Motorola 138 35,349.0 Schaumburg
52 Intel 141 34,209.0 Santa Clara
53 Allstate 143 33,936.0 Northbrook
54 Wells Fargo 144 33,876.0 San Francisco
55 Freddie Mac 150 32,564.0 McLean
56 Merrill Lynch 151 32,467.0 New York
57 Walt Disney 159 30,752.0 Burbank
58 CVS 161 30,594.3 Woonsocket
59 AT&T 162 30,537.0 Bedminster
60 Caterpillar 163 30,251.0 Peoria
61 Northrop Grumman 166 29,868.0 Los Angeles
62 Goldman Sachs Group 167 29,839.0 New York
63 Sysco 171 29,335.4 Houston
64 PepsiCo 172 29,261.0 Purchase
65 American Express 174 29,115.0 New York
66 Delphi 179 28,700.0 Troy
67 Prudential Financial 183 28,348.0 Newark
68 Wachovia Corp. 187 28,067.0 Charlotte
69 DuPont 188 27,995.0 Wilmington
70 Best Buy 191 27,433.0 Richfield
71 Sprint 192 27,428.0 Overland Park
72 New York Life Insurance 193 27,175.5 New York
73 Viacom 196 27,054.8 New York
74 International Paper 198 26,722.0 Stamford
75 Johnson Controls 200 26,553.4 Milwaukee
76 Tyson Foods 201 26,441.0 Springdale
77 Caremark Rx 204 25,801.1 Nashville
78 J.C. Penney 205 25,678.0 Plano
79 Honeywell Intl. 206 25,601.0 Morristown
80 Ingram Micro 207 25,462.1 Santa Ana
81 Bunge 208 25,168.0 White Plains
82 FedEx 215 24,710.0 Memphis
83 Alcoa 223 23,960.0 Pittsburgh
84 HCA 228 23,502.0 Nashville
85 TIAA-CREF 230 23,411.3 New York
86 Sunoco 234 23,226.0 Philadelphia
87 Mass. Mutual Life Ins. 236 23,159.2 Springfield
88 Merck 239 22,938.6 Whitehouse Station
89 St. Paul Travelers Cos. 240 22,934.0 St. Paul
90 Duke Energy 243 22,779.0 Charlotte
91 BellSouth 244 22,729.0 Atlanta
92 Hartford Financial Services 245 22,693.0 Hartford
93 Weyerhaeuser 246 22,665.0 Federal Way
94 MCI 247 22,615.0 Ashburn
95 Cisco Systems 254 22,045.0 San Jose
96 Coca-Cola 257 21,962.0 Atlanta
97 Bristol-Myers Squibb 258 21,886.0 New York
98 Lehman Brothers Hldgs. 270 21,250.0 New York
99 Electronic Data Systems 274 21,033.0 Plano
100 Plains All Amer. Pipeline 275 20,975.5 Houston
101 Wellpoint 280 20,815.1 Indianapolis
102 News Corp. 282 20,802.0 New York
103 Nationwide 284 20,558.0 Columbus
104 Abbott Laboratories 285 20,473.1 Abbott Park
105 Halliburton 286 20,466.0 Houston
106 Comcast 290 20,307.0 Philadelphia
107 Raytheon 292 20,245.0 Waltham
108 3M 295 20,011.0 St. Paul
109 Deere 296 19,986.1 Moline
110 Cendant 297 19,979.0 New York
111 Aetna 298 19,904.1 Hartford
112 Georgia-Pacific 299 19,876.0 Atlanta
113 Tech Data 302 19,790.3 Clearwater
114 Liberty Mutual Ins. Group 303 19,754.0 Boston
115 AutoNation 305 19,734.1 Fort Lauderdale
116 Kmart Holding 306 19,701.0 Troy
117 Sara Lee 307 19,566.0 Chicago
118 General Dynamics 308 19,552.0 Falls Church
119 Supervalu 310 19,543.2 Eden Prairie
120 McDonald's 314 19,064.7 Oak Brook
121 Publix Super Markets 322 18,686.4 Lakeland
122 Visteon 324 18,657.0 Van Buren Township
123 AMR 325 18,645.0 Fort Worth
124 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 330 18,370.4 Akron
125 ConAgra Foods 332 18,178.7 Omaha
126 Cigna 333 18,176.0 Philadelphia
127 Coca-Cola Enterprises 334 18,158.0 Atlanta
128 Northwestern Mutual 342 17,806.3 Milwaukee
129 Wyeth 346 17,358.0 Madison
130 Amerada Hess 349 17,126.0 New York
131 Lear 355 16,960.0 Southfield
132 Rite Aid 357 16,816.4 Camp Hill
133 UAL 366 16,391.0 Elk Grove Township
134 Gap 370 16,267.0 San Francisco
135 Washington Mutual 374 15,962.0 Seattle
136 Computer Sciences 378 15,849.1 El Segundo
137 Xerox 381 15,722.0 Stamford
138 Federated Dept. Stores 387 15,630.0 Cincinnati
139 Emerson Electric 388 15,615.0 St. Louis
140 Kimberly-Clark 394 15,400.9 Irving
141 Premcor 395 15,334.8 Old Greenwich
142 Express Scripts 405 15,114.7 Maryland Heights
143 Delta Air Lines 408 15,002.0 Atlanta
144 Anheuser-Busch 411 14,934.2 St. Louis
145 Manpower 412 14,930.0 Milwaukee
146 TJX 413 14,913.5 Framingham
147 U.S. Bancorp 420 14,705.7 Minneapolis
148 Loews 423 14,584.2 New York
149 Exelon 424 14,515.0 Chicago
150 Staples 427 14,448.4 Framingham
151 May Dept. Stores 428 14,441.0 St. Louis
152 American Electric Power 433 14,357.0 Columbus
153 United States Steel 437 14,108.0 Pittsburgh
154 Countrywide Financial 439 14,050.7 Calabasas
155 Dominion Resources 440 13,980.0 Richmond
156 Eli Lilly 445 13,857.9 Indianapolis
157 Eastman Kodak 447 13,829.0 Rochester
158 Qwest Communications 451 13,809.0 Denver
159 Progressive 452 13,782.1 Mayfield Village
160 Accenture 455 13,673.6 New York
161 Office Depot 459 13,564.7 Delray Beach
162 Nextel Communications 463 13,368.0 Reston
163 AFLAC 465 13,281.0 Columbus
164 OfficeMax 466 13,270.2 Itasca
165 Whirlpool 468 13,220.0 Benton Harbor
166 Chubb 469 13,177.2 Warren
167 Humana 474 13,104.3 Louisville
168 FirstEnergy 476 12,949.0 Akron
169 Solectron 478 12,903.2 Milpitas
170 Centex 481 12,859.7 Dallas
171 Williams 484 12,814.7 Tulsa
172 Texas Instruments 491 12,580.0 Dallas
173 Constellation Energy 492 12,549.7 Baltimore
174 Waste Management 493 12,516.0 Houston
175 Tenet Healthcare 495 12,496.0 Dallas
176 Masco 500 12,431.0 Taylor
From the July 25, 2005 issue
Best employers
These companies appear on both the FORTUNE 500 and our ranking of the Best Companies to Work For.
Wal-Mart Stores 1,600,000
China National Petroleum 1,133,985
U.S. Postal Service 807,596
Most profitable companies
ExxonMobil 25,330.0
Royal Dutch/Shell Group 18,183.0
Citigroup 17,046.0
General Electric 16,593.0
Top 5 in Asia
Toyota Motor 172,616.3
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone 100,545.3
Hitachi 83,993.9
Matsushita Electric Industrial 81,077.7
Honda Motor 80,486.6