Rank: 18 (Previous rank: 9)
CEO: Frederick Henderson
Address: 300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan 48265
Who knows what place GM will hold on this list next year as the auto giant gets completely reworked through bankruptcy. Last year may have been the last year, literally, for its Saturn and Pontiac brands, as thousands of unsold cars piled up in dealership lots. The Detroit stalwart reported a net loss of more than $30 billion and an 18% drop in revenues in 2008. To add insult to injury: GM was kicked off the Dow 30 and replaced by Cisco Systems -- a sign that the U.S. car industry's heyday might be long gone.
Industry: Motor Vehicles and Parts
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