The Info List - Fortune 500

The Fortune 500
Fortune 500
is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 of the largest United States
United States
corporations by total revenue for their respective fiscal years.[2] The list includes publicly held companies, along with privately held companies for which revenues are publicly available. The concept of the Fortune 500
Fortune 500
was created by Edgar P. Smith, a Fortune editor, and the first list was published in 1955.[3][4] The Fortune 500
Fortune 500
is more commonly used than its subset Fortune 100 or wider list Fortune 1000.[5]


1 Methodology 2 History 3 Fortune 500
Fortune 500
lists 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Methodology[edit] The original Fortune 500
Fortune 500
was limited to companies whose revenues were derived from manufacturing, mining, and 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.[6] History[edit] The Fortune 500
Fortune 500
was first published in 1955; created by Edgar P. Smith.[3] The original top ten companies were General Motors, Jersey Standard, U.S. Steel, General Electric, Esmark, Chrysler, Armour, Gulf Oil, Mobil
and DuPont.[7] Fortune 500
Fortune 500

List of Fortune 500
Fortune 500
computer software and information companies

See also[edit]

United States
United States
portal Companies portal

40 under 40 Fortune Global 500 Fortune India 500 List of largest companies by revenue Forbes Global 2000 Total Fortune 1000
Fortune 1000
companies by urban area list


^ Caitlin Dempsey (July 28, 2015). " Fortune 500
Fortune 500
List by State for 2015". Geolounge.  ^ "Fortune 500". Fortune. Retrieved May 22, 2017.  ^ a b "Edgar Smith, 69, Dies; Retired Time Executive". New York Times. Retrieved 1 March 2016.  ^ "1955 Full list". Fortune. Fortune 500. Retrieved 1 March 2016.  ^ Williams, Sean. "Fortune 100: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About This Popular Annual Ranking". The Motley Fool. Retrieved 1 March 2016.  ^ Groves, Martha (26 April 1995). "Service Now Counts with Fortune 500". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 October 2017.  ^ "What happened to the first Fortune 500?". Fortune. Retrieved 2017-03-24. 

External links[edit]

Permanent link Full list of Fortune 500
Fortune 500
companies: 1955–2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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Managing Editors

Parker Lloyd-Smith Ralph Ingersoll Eric Hodgins Russell Davenport Richardson Wood Ralph D. Paine, Jr. Hedley Donovan Duncan Norton-Taylor Louis Banks Robert Lubar William S. Rukeyser Marshall Loeb Walter Keichel III John Huey Richard Kirkland Eric Pooley Andrew Serwer Alan Murray Clifton Leaf

Editorial Staff

Geoffrey Colvin John Curran Nina Easton Andrew Nusca Clara Shih Allan Sloan


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