FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
States
Idaho
1 Albertson's 47 40,397.0 Boise
2 Micron Technology 438 4,880.2 Boise
3 Washington Group Intl. 586 3,188.5 Boise
Illinois
1 State Farm Insurance Cos 22 59,223.9 Bloomington
2 Boeing 26 54,848.0 Chicago
3 Sears Holdings 33 49,124.0 Hoffman Estates
4 Walgreen 45 42,201.6 Deerfield
5 Motorola 54 36,843.0 Schaumburg
6 Caterpillar 55 36,339.0 Peoria
7 Archer Daniels Midland 56 35,943.8 Decatur
8 Allstate 58 35,383.0 Northbrook
9 Abbott Laboratories 93 22,337.8 Abbott Park
10 Deere 96 21,930.5 Moline
11 McDonald's 109 20,460.2 Oak Brook
12 Sara Lee 111 19,727.0 Chicago
13 UAL 124 17,379.0 Elk Grove Township
14 Exelon 144 15,405.0 Chicago
15 Illinois Tool Works 173 12,921.8 Glenview
16 Navistar International 201 11,696.0 Warrenville
17 Aon 237 10,030.0 Chicago
18 Baxter International 240 9,849.0 Deerfield
19 OfficeMax 258 9,157.7 Itasca
20 R.R. Donnelley & Sons 265 8,651.4 Chicago
21 Smurfit-Stone Container 274 8,396.0 Chicago
22 Fortune Brands 305 7,498.5 Deerfield
23 CDW 343 6,291.8 Vernon Hills
24 Brunswick 363 5,923.8 Lake Forest
25 Ryerson 371 5,782.0 Chicago
26 Tribune 388 5,595.6 Chicago
27 W.W. Grainger 391 5,526.6 Lake Forest
28 USG 420 5,139.0 Chicago
29 Tenneco 463 4,441.0 Lake Forest
30 United Stationers 468 4,408.5 Des Plaines
31 Wm. Wrigley Jr. 482 4,159.3 Chicago
32 ServiceMaster 494 4,004.4 Downers Grove
33 Anixter International 509 3,847.4 Glenview
34 Old Republic Intl. 514 3,805.9 Chicago
35 Laidlaw International 523 3,672.7 Naperville
36 Northern Trust Corp. 533 3,554.4 Chicago
37 Alberto-Culver 538 3,531.2 Melrose Park
38 Pactiv 548 3,450.5 Lake Forest
39 Nicor 561 3,357.8 Naperville
40 Nalco Holding 566 3,312.4 Naperville
41 Equity Office Properties 587 3,162.6 Chicago
42 General Growth Properties 604 3,073.4 Chicago
43 Country Insurance & Financial Services 607 3,059.3 Bloomington
44 Unitrin 608 3,048.1 Chicago
45 Hewitt Associates 633 2,898.5 Lincolnshire
46 Hospira 660 2,626.7 Lake Forest
47 Peoples Energy 669 2,599.6 Chicago
48 Molex 682 2,548.7 Lisle
49 Solo Cup 702 2,437.7 Highland Park
50 Corn Products Intl. 721 2,360.4 Westchester
51 Equity Residential 793 2,049.1 Chicago
52 True Value 798 2,043.0 Chicago
53 Career Education 800 2,034.6 Hoffman Estates
54 Packaging Corp. of America 811 1,993.7 Lake Forest
55 Andrew 819 1,961.2 Orland Park
56 CF Industries 833 1,908.4 Long Grove
57 Tellabs 838 1,883.4 Naperville
58 Metal Management 895 1,702.0 Chicago
59 Dade Behring Holdings 915 1,658.1 Deerfield
60 Sauer-Danfoss 947 1,547.8 Lincolnshire
61 Hub Group 954 1,531.5 Downers Grove
62 Arthur J. Gallagher 973 1,494.9 Itasca
Indiana
1 Wellpoint 38 45,136.0 Indianapolis
2 Eli Lilly 148 14,645.3 Indianapolis
3 Cummins 238 9,918.0 Columbus
4 NiSource 289 7,904.2 Merrillville
5 Conseco 472 4,326.5 Carmel
6 Guidant 535 3,550.6 Indianapolis
7 Zimmer Holdings 568 3,286.1 Warsaw
8 Simon Property Group 583 3,196.2 Indianapolis
9 Brightpoint 751 2,243.7 Plainfield
10 Steel Dynamics 763 2,184.9 Fort Wayne
11 Vectren 802 2,028.0 Evansville
12 Hillenbrand Industries 823 1,942.3 Batesville
13 Biomet 841 1,880.0 Warsaw
14 Marsh Supermarkets 875 1,747.4 Indianapolis
Iowa
1 Principal Financial 261 9,009.9 Des Moines
2 Maytag 435 4,901.1 Newton
3 Rockwell Collins 550 3,445.0 Cedar Rapids
4 Casey's General Stores 696 2,487.3 Ankeny
5 HNI 699 2,450.6 Muscatine
6 Terra Industries 824 1,939.1 Sioux City
7 AmerUs Group 925 1,615.1 Des Moines
From the April 17th, 2006 issue
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)