Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations

Top companies: Biggest
Rank ▾ Company 500 Rank 2011 Number of Employees
1 Wal-Mart Stores 2 2,200,000
2 International Business Machines 19 433,362
3 McDonald's 107 420,000
4 Target 38 365,000
5 Hewlett-Packard 10 349,600
6 Kroger 23 339,000
7 United Parcel Service 52 310,010
8 General Electric 6 301,000
9 PepsiCo 41 297,000
10 Sears Holdings 65 293,000
11 Bank of America Corp. 13 281,791
12 Berkshire Hathaway 7 270,858
13 Citigroup 20 266,000
14 Wells Fargo 26 264,200
15 Yum Brands 213 263,290
16 Home Depot 35 263,145
17 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 16 260,157
18 AT&T 11 256,420
19 FedEx 70 255,573
20 Walgreen 32 211,500
21 General Motors 5 207,000
22 Lowe's 54 204,767
23 Aramark 204 203,500
24 United Technologies 48 199,900
25 Verizon Communications 15 193,900
26 Best Buy 53 180,000
27 Darden Restaurants 342 178,500
28 Safeway 63 178,000
29 HCA Holdings 94 174,500
30 Boeing 39 171,700
31 Macy's 110 171,000
32 TJX 125 168,000
33 Ford Motor 9 164,000
34 CVS Caremark 18 163,000
35 Johnson Controls 67 162,000
36 J.C. Penney 153 159,000
37 Walt Disney 66 156,000
38 Starwood Hotels & Resorts 434 154,000
39 Starbucks 227 149,000
40 Coca-Cola 59 146,200
41 Supervalu 75 142,000
42 Xerox 127 139,650
43 Cognizant Technology Solutions 398 137,700
44 Emerson Electric 120 133,200
45 Gap 185 132,000
45 Honeywell International 77 132,000
47 Procter & Gamble 27 129,000
48 Costco Wholesale 24 128,000
49 Kraft Foods 50 126,000
49 Comcast 49 126,000
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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