The FORTUNE 500 is an annual list compiled and published by _Fortune
_ magazine that ranks 500 of the largest
United States corporations by
total revenue for their respective fiscal years. The list includes
publicly held companies , along with privately held companies for
which revenues are publicly available. The concept of the Fortune 500
was created by Edgar P. Smith, a _Fortune_ editor, and the first list
was published in 1955. The
Fortune 500 is more commonly used than
its subset Fortune 100 or wider list
Fortune 1000 .
* 1 Methodology
* 2 History
Fortune 500 lists
* 4 See also
* 5 References
* 6 External links
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.
Fortune 500 was first published in 1955; created by Edgar P.
Smith. The original top ten companies were
General Motors , Exxon
U.S. Steel ,
General Electric , Esmark ,
Chrysler , Armour ,
Gulf Oil ,
FORTUNE 500 LISTS
List of women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies
List of Fortune 500 computer software and information companies
United States portal
* Companies portal
* 40 under 40
Fortune Global 500
Fortune India 500
List of largest companies by revenue
Forbes Global 2000
Fortune 1000 companies by urban area list
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Fortune 500 List by State for
* ^ "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
* ^ 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 26 April 2014.
* ^ "What happened to the first Fortune 500?". _Fortune_. Retrieved