digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















The July 24, 2006 issue of Fortune, featuring its Fortune 500 list

The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 large U.S. corporations as ranked by their gross revenue, after adjustments made by Fortune to exclude the impact of excise taxes companies incur.[1] The list includes public companies, along with privately held companies for which revenues are publicly available. The first Fortune 500 list was published in 1955.[2]

Although the Fortune 500 list is the most familiar one, similar gross revenue lists of the top firms range from the highest ranking Fortune 100 including the top one hundred to the broader ranking Fortune 1000 that includes the top thousand firms. While membership on the smaller lists is somewhat stable, the ranking on the lists may change over time depending upon revenues, and often because of mergers among firms already listed.

The original Fortune 500 was limited to companies whose revenues were derived from manufacturing, mining, or energy exploration. At the same time, Fortune published companion "Fortune 50" lists of the 50 largest commercial banks (ranked by assets), utilities (ranked by assets), life insurance companies (ranked by assets), retailers (ranked by gross revenues) and transportation companies (ranked by revenues). Fortune magazine changed its methodology in 1994 to include service companies. With the change came 291 new entrants to the famous list including three in the Top 10.[3]

The top 5 companies listed in the 2015 list are: Walmart, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Berkshire Hathaway, and Apple Inc.

The concept of the Fortune 500 was created by Edgar P. Smith, a Fortune editor.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fortune 500, USPages.com.
  2. ^ "Fortune 500 Companies". Fortune. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Groves, Martha (26 April 1995). "Service Now Counts With Fortune 500". Los Angeles TImes. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Edgar Smith, 69, Dies; Retired Time Executive". New York Times. 

External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_500 — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
1000000 videos foundNext > 

PM Modi interacts with leading Fortune 500 CEOs in New York

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with leading Fortune 500 CEOs in New York.

Everything Everything - Fortune 500

From the album Get to Heaven (2015). Lyrics: I'm at the gates, I'm climbing over the wall To trip on the Queen and burn it down to the hall The trail of destruction, ...

The Fortune 500 in (less than) 90 seconds - Fortune

Fortune Deputy Managing Editor Stephanie Mehta breaks down the top five things you need to know about the 2014 list. Subscribe to our channel!!

"Fortune 500": Who's in, who's out and why

Fortune Magazine managing editor Andrew Sewer speaks with the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about the 2014 "Fortune 500" list -- what companies made it, ...

Productivity Secret From Fortune 500 CEO

http://www.houradayentrepreneur.com/hour-a-day-entrepreneur-tv-show/ Here is a great focus story I learned from a Fortune 500 CEO - gotta have a clean work ...

Everything Everything - Fortune 500 - Oval Space London - 09.04.15

Live at The Oval Space London - 9th April 2015 Artist reserves all rights. No copyright infringement intended. For more information - For more information ...

At dinner with Fortune 500 CEOs, PM Modi serves up a New India

India is open for business and the top priority for his government was reforms in governance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a group of more than 40 top ...

Narendra Modi's Meet With Fortune 500 CEOs | The SILICON SIEGE | Modi In US

Subscribe to Times Now | Click Here ▻ http://goo.gl/U9ibPb 'Download the official TIMES NOW mobile app – Give a missed call on 1800 4190 300.

Fortune500 | ThouxanBandFauni

ThouxandBanFauni Prod by: @DigitalNas Shot/Directed by: @Drxvmz.

PM Modi Dines With Fortune 500 CEOs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top CEOs in the US, listing the various sectors that India has opened up for investments and inviting the US business leaders ...

1000000 videos foundNext > 

507418 news items

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 07:31:25 -0700

Meet and exceed customer experience and sales objectives for store. Assist the Store Manager in the daily operation of a retail store. Under the direction of the Store Manager,...6 days ago from AT&T. Wealth Manager. USAA - Centereach ...
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:56:15 -0700

HP Enterprise is drawing a line in the sand and will refuse to pay its end-user sales teams on deals with clients outside the Fortune 500 unless the transaction went through a channel partner, according to Scott Dunsire, vice president and general ...

Omaha World-Herald

Omaha World-Herald
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:34:07 -0700

It's the Fortune 500, the business magazine list of the 500 American companies that bring in the most cash each year. Now ConAgra, No. 173 on the 2015 list, is talking about a reorganization that could move its head office away from Omaha, leaving the ...


Sat, 26 Sep 2015 11:50:26 -0700

CEOs from Ford, Cisco, IBM, Merck, Pepsi, DuPont and others praised Modi, but also said India is still a tough place to do business. Fortune hosted dinner on Thursday night at the Waldorf in New York for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several ...


Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:11:15 -0700

On Thursday the Fortune 500 Company ConAgra Foods announced it's packing up its headquarters and moving it from Omaha to Chicago. The company says the relocation will cost a 1,000 employees their jobs. They say 1,200 people will remain in Omaha, ...
Tech Insider
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:37:30 -0700

We are all probably familiar with the fortune 500 list, but let me just briefly touch up on the subject. Well, fortune 500 is a list of top 500 public corporations of the United States, based upon their revenue performance. The companies that made the ...


Wed, 30 Sep 2015 22:26:15 -0700

Instead, to get in to the list of Fortune 500 companies, they will have to put in rigorous efforts in the right direction. The architectural engineering and construction industry has realized that adopting BIM can and has certainly driven a lot of AEC ...


Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:00:41 -0700

The luxury retailer is cutting 500 corporate and support jobs in an effort to free up money for growth initiatives amid preparations for its IPO. Luxury emporium Neiman Marcus became the latest retailer to cut jobs, laying off 500 corporate and support ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight