FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Top industries
Fastest Growing Industries: Growth in Revenues
1 Pipelines 46.0
2 Internet Services and Retailing 39.2
3 Securities 37.2
4 Petroleum Refining 35.7
5 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 34.3
6 Homebuilders 27.4
7 Engineering, Construction 23.2
8 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 22.0
9 Commercial Banks 20.7
10 Wholesalers: Diversified 19.0
11 Energy 16.8
12 Wholesalers: Health Care 15.0
13 Industrial & Farm Equipment 14.5
14 Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 14.4
15 Network and Other Communications Equipment 14.0
16 Railroads 13.9
17 Utilities: Gas & Electric 12.6
18 Health Care: Insurance & Managed Care 12.6
19 Chemicals 12.3
20 Metals 11.3
21 Aerospace and Defense 10.8
22 Medical Products & Equipment 10.6
23 Airlines 10.0
24 General Merchandisers 9.6
25 Automotive Retailing, Services 8.6
26 Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components 8.6
27 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 8.3
28 Telecommunications 8.2
29 Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 7.6
30 Publishing, Printing 7.5
31 Food & Drug Stores 7.2
32 Beverages 7.1
33 Insurance: P & C (stock) 6.9
34 Pharmaceuticals 6.7
35 Specialty Retailers 6.5
36 Food Services 6.4
37 Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 6.4
38 Household and Personal Products 6.4
39 Apparel 6.2
40 Food Consumer Products 5.9
41 Computers, Office Equipment 4.6
42 Motor Vehicles & Parts 4.1
43 Health Care: Medical Facilities 4.1
44 Diversified Financials 3.3
45 Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 3.2
46 Insurance: Life, Health (stock) 2.5
47 Food Production 2.5
48 Entertainment 1.8
49 Packaging, Containers 1.3
50 Information Technology Services -0.5
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
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)