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The 35 largest U.S. private companies

Some of the biggest names in business operate outside the public markets. Here's a look at the top players.

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1. Koch Industries
2007 revenue: $98 billion (revised by company since publication)
Fiscal year end: Dec. 31
2007 Employees: 80,000
Industry: Diversified manufacturer
CEO: Charles G. Koch
Location: Wichita, Kan.

With a presence in almost 60 countries, the diversified manufacturer has its hand in more than a dozen industries including, energy, chemicals, fibers and polymers, minerals, fertilizers and forest and consumer products.

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Last updated May 28 2008: 12:40 PM ET
Excise taxes have been deducted; revenue is based on a Fortune estimate.