This year’s Fortune 500 marks the 65th running of the list. In total, Fortune 500 companies represent two-thirds of the U.S. GDP with $13.7 trillion in revenues, $1.1 trillion in profits, $22.6 trillion in market value, and employ 28.7 million people worldwide.
Walmart once again leads Fortune’s list of the 500 biggest US companies by revenue ($514,450 million). The world’s biggest retailer succeeded in posting strong growth despite a challenging economy for its shoppers. Exxon Mobil, is second with a total revenue of $290,212 million. Apple, in third position, is the most profitable of the Fortune 500 companies. Warren Buffett’s conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway (No. 4) and Amazon (No. 5) – rounded out the top five.
More information about the rankings and related stories at the Fortune website.