FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
CEOs in alphabetical order
Ackerman, F. Duane BellSouth 106 20,613.0
Ackerman, Philip C. National Fuel Gas 795 2,048.0
Adams, K.S. Jr. Adams Resources & Engy. 746 2,269.7
Adelson, Sheldon G. Las Vegas Sands 877 1,740.9
Adkerson, Richard D. Freeport-McMoRan Cpr. & Gld 480 4,179.1
Aguirre, Fernando Chiquita Brands Intl. 505 3,904.4
Alapont, Jose Maria Federal-Mogul 345 6,286.0
Albertson, Marty P. Guitar Center 862 1,782.5
Alesio, Steven W. Dun & Bradstreet 993 1,443.6
Alexander, Anthony J. FirstEnergy 184 12,195.0
Allen, A. William III Outback Steakhouse 529 3,601.7
Allison, Herbert M. TIAA-CREF 81 25,916.8
Allison, John A. IV BB&T Corp. 292 7,831.5
Allott, Anthony J Silgan Holdings 694 2,495.6
Altabef, Peter Perot Systems 807 1,998.3
Amos, Daniel P. AFLAC 151 14,363.0
Anderson, Bradbury H. Best Buy 76 27,433.0
Anderson, Carl A. Knights of Columbus 950 1,539.1
Anderson, David J. Sauer-Danfoss 947 1,547.8
Anderson, Donald H. TransMontaigne 269 8,549.4
Anderson, Paul M. Duke Energy 117 18,944.0
Andreas, G. Allen Archer Daniels Midland 56 35,943.8
Angelson, Mark Dex Media 914 1,658.4
Angelson, Mark A. R.R. Donnelley & Sons 265 8,651.4
Annexstad, Albert T. Federated Mutual Ins. 970 1,499.7
Anthony, Richard E. Synovus Financial Corp. 553 3,414.7
Antioco, John F. Blockbuster 366 5,864.4
Appleton, Steven R. Micron Technology 438 4,880.2
Archibald, Nolan D. Black & Decker 330 6,583.8
Armstrong, Greg L. Plains All Amer. Pipeline 65 31,177.3
Arpey, Gerard J. AMR 105 20,712.0
Askren, Stan A. HNI 699 2,450.6
Atkin, Jerry C. SkyWest 818 1,964.0
Ayer, Ramani Hartford Financial Services 78 27,083.0
Ayer, William S. Alaska Air Group 621 2,975.3
From the April 17th, 2006 issue
How the states stack up
Texas 56
New York 55
California 52
Best employers
These companies appear on both the FORTUNE 500 and our 2006 ranking of the Best Companies to Work For.
FedEx 212,241
Intel 48,655
Starbucks 91,056
Most profitable companies
Exxon Mobil 36,130.0
Citigroup 24,589.0
Bank of America Corp. 16,465.0
Best investments
Best Investments By Industry: Total Return to Shareholders (1 Year)
Petroleum Refining 60.7%
Mining, Crude-Oil Production 53.6%
Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 51.6%
Women CEOs of FORTUNE 500 companies
Andrea JungThere are more women running FORTUNE 500 companies this year than there were last year. Currently, 10 FORTUNE 500 companies are run by women (up from 9 last year), and a total of 20 FORTUNE 1000 companies have women in the top job (up from 19). (more)