FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
States
Nebraska
1 Berkshire Hathaway 13 81,663.0 Omaha
2 ConAgra Foods 143 15,515.7 Omaha
3 Union Pacific 164 13,578.0 Omaha
4 Peter Kiewit Sons' 483 4,145.0 Omaha
5 Mutual of Omaha Ins. 491 4,051.2 Omaha
6 Werner Enterprises 816 1,971.8 Omaha
7 Cabela's 860 1,799.7 Sidney
8 West 957 1,523.9 Omaha
Nevada
1 Harrah's Entertainment 309 7,411.1 Las Vegas
2 MGM Mirage 334 6,482.0 Las Vegas
3 Sierra Pacific Resources 612 3,030.2 Reno
4 International Game Technology 717 2,379.4 Reno
5 Boyd Gaming 753 2,223.0 Las Vegas
6 Amerco 805 2,008.1 Reno
7 Las Vegas Sands 877 1,740.9 Las Vegas
8 Southwest Gas 891 1,714.3 Las Vegas
New Hampshire
1 Fisher Scientific Intl. 389 5,589.8 Hampton
2 Timberland 941 1,565.7 Stratham
3 PC Connection 992 1,444.3 Merrimack
New Jersey
1 Johnson & Johnson 32 50,514.0 New Brunswick
2 Medco Health Solutions 51 37,870.9 Franklin Lakes
3 Prudential Financial 64 31,708.0 Newark
4 Honeywell Intl. 71 28,862.0 Morristown
5 Merck 95 22,011.9 Whitehouse Station
6 Wyeth 119 18,755.8 Madison
7 Chubb 156 14,082.3 Warren
8 Public Service Enterprise Group 178 12,661.0 Newark
9 Toys "R" Us 208 11,194.0 Wayne
10 American Standard 230 10,264.4 Piscataway
11 Schering-Plough 250 9,508.0 Kenilworth
12 Lucent Technologies 255 9,441.0 Murray Hill
13 Automatic Data Proc. 271 8,499.1 Roseland
14 Campbell Soup 302 7,548.0 Camden
15 Quest Diagnostics 392 5,503.7 Lyndhurst
16 Becton Dickinson 397 5,464.4 Franklin Lakes
17 Hovnanian Enterprises 403 5,348.4 Red Bank
18 Bed Bath & Beyond 419 5,147.7 Union
19 Avaya 434 4,902.0 Basking Ridge
20 Engelhard 454 4,618.1 Iselin
21 Sealed Air 489 4,085.1 Saddle Brook
22 Pathmark Stores 497 3,980.5 Carteret
23 Burlington Coat Factory 580 3,211.1 Burlington
24 New Jersey Resources 592 3,148.3 Wall
25 Rockwood Holdings 598 3,121.2 Princeton
26 Cytec Industries 617 2,999.7 West Paterson
27 NRG Energy 646 2,723.0 Princeton
28 Exide Technologies 651 2,690.9 Lawrenceville
29 Linens 'n Things 656 2,649.3 Clifton
30 IDT 698 2,468.5 Newark
31 Commerce Bancorp 775 2,108.0 Cherry Hill
32 C.R. Bard 866 1,771.3 Murray Hill
33 Church & Dwight 881 1,736.5 Princeton
34 Selective Insurance Group 898 1,696.8 Branchville
35 Children's Place 908 1,668.7 Secaucus
36 Suburban Propane Partners 924 1,620.2 Whippany
37 Dun & Bradstreet 993 1,443.6 Short Hills
New Mexico
1 PNM Resources 785 2,076.8 Albuquerque
2 Thornburg Mortgage 951 1,538.1 Santa Fe
New York
1 Citigroup 8 131,045.0 New York
2 American Intl. Group 9 108,905.0 New York
3 Intl. Business Machines 10 91,134.0 Armonk
4 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 17 79,902.0 New York
5 Verizon Communications 18 75,111.9 New York
6 Altria Group 20 69,148.0 New York
7 Morgan Stanley 30 52,498.0 New York
8 Pfizer 31 51,353.0 New York
9 Merrill Lynch 34 47,783.0 New York
10 MetLife 35 46,983.0 New York
11 Time Warner 40 43,652.0 New York
12 Goldman Sachs Group 41 43,391.0 New York
13 PepsiCo 61 32,562.0 Purchase
14 Lehman Brothers 62 32,420.0 New York
15 American Express 69 30,080.0 New York
16 New York Life Insurance 74 28,051.0 New York
17 Alcoa 79 26,601.0 New York
18 TIAA-CREF 81 25,916.8 New York
19 News Corp. 86 23,859.0 New York
20 Amerada Hess 88 23,255.0 New York
21 Bristol-Myers Squibb 110 20,222.0 New York
22 Cendant 114 19,471.0 New York
23 Loews 145 15,363.3 New York
24 CBS 149 14,536.4 New York
25 Eastman Kodak 155 14,268.0 Rochester
26 Marsh & McLennan 186 12,109.0 New York
27 Pepsi Bottling 192 11,885.0 Somers
28 Consolidated Edison 199 11,732.0 New York
29 Bear Stearns 202 11,552.4 New York
30 Colgate-Palmolive 204 11,396.9 New York
31 Arrow Electronics 209 11,164.2 Melville
32 Omnicom Group 225 10,481.1 New York
33 Viacom 241 9,817.6 New York
34 L-3 Communications 253 9,444.7 New York
35 Guardian Life of America 256 9,377.4 New York
36 Bank of New York Co. 278 8,312.0 New York
37 Avon Products 281 8,149.6 New York
38 ITT Industries 291 7,844.7 White Plains
39 KeySpan 295 7,695.8 Brooklyn
40 Assurant 306 7,497.7 New York
41 IAC/InterActiveCorp 313 7,118.8 New York
42 Estee Lauder 340 6,336.3 New York
43 Dover 342 6,307.0 New York
44 Interpublic Group 348 6,274.3 New York
45 McGraw-Hill 359 6,003.6 New York
46 Starwood Hotels & Rsrts. 360 5,977.0 White Plains
47 Asbury Automotive Group 364 5,874.2 New York
48 Foot Locker 383 5,653.0 New York
49 CIT Group 384 5,652.6 New York
50 Cablevision Systems 414 5,224.7 Bethpage
51 Barnes & Noble 422 5,103.0 New York
52 Liz Claiborne 440 4,847.8 New York
53 Henry Schein 445 4,788.7 Melville
54 Corning 456 4,579.0 Corning
55 Constellation Brands 487 4,087.6 Fairport
56 M&T Bank Corp. 519 3,738.4 Buffalo
57 NTL 526 3,628.4 New York
58 CA 539 3,530.0 Islandia
59 Warner Music Group 542 3,502.0 New York
60 North Fork Bancorp. 543 3,484.0 Melville
61 New York Times 557 3,372.8 New York
62 Polo Ralph Lauren 567 3,305.4 New York
63 Jarden 585 3,189.1 Rye
64 Forest Laboratories 588 3,159.6 New York
65 MasterCard 627 2,937.6 Purchase
66 Leucadia National 631 2,903.5 New York
67 ETrade Financial 679 2,550.7 New York
68 Vornado Realty Trust 681 2,550.1 New York
69 Reader's Digest Assn. 711 2,389.7 Pleasantville
70 Tiffany 727 2,346.8 New York
71 MBIA 742 2,284.9 Armonk
72 Volt Info. Sciences 766 2,177.6 New York
73 Scholastic 782 2,079.9 New York
74 Systemax 784 2,077.5 Port Washington
75 AnnTaylor Stores 786 2,073.1 New York
76 National Fuel Gas 795 2,048.0 Williamsville
77 Sequa 808 1,997.6 New York
78 Intl. Flavors & Frag. 812 1,993.4 New York
79 Phillips-Van Heusen 832 1,908.8 New York
80 Pall 835 1,902.3 East Hills
81 Dow Jones 867 1,769.7 New York
82 Symbol Technologies 868 1,765.6 Holtsville
83 NBTY 880 1,737.2 Bohemia
84 Moody's 885 1,731.6 New York
85 Mutual of America Life 892 1,713.0 New York
86 Coach 893 1,710.4 New York
87 Jetblue Airways 896 1,701.3 Forest Hills
88 Ambac Financial Group 911 1,661.7 New York
89 Duane Reade 935 1,589.5 New York
90 Warnaco Group 968 1,504.6 New York
91 Jefferies Group 971 1,497.9 New York
92 Paychex 991 1,445.1 Rochester
North Carolina
1 Bank of America Corp. 12 83,980.0 Charlotte
2 Lowe's 42 43,243.0 Mooresville
3 Wachovia Corp. 57 35,908.0 Charlotte
4 Duke Energy 117 18,944.0 Charlotte
5 Nucor 177 12,701.0 Charlotte
6 Progress Energy 222 10,646.0 Raleigh
7 Sonic Automotive 276 8,377.6 Charlotte
8 Reynolds American 280 8,256.0 Winston-Salem
9 BB&T Corp. 292 7,831.5 Winston-Salem
10 VF 333 6,502.4 Greensboro
11 Family Dollar Stores 369 5,824.8 Matthews
12 Goodrich 402 5,404.5 Charlotte
13 SPX 446 4,786.8 Charlotte
14 Jefferson-Pilot 478 4,219.7 Greensboro
15 Pantry 511 3,826.9 Sanford
16 Laboratory Corp. of America 563 3,327.6 Burlington
17 Ruddick 624 2,964.7 Charlotte
18 Belk 649 2,692.2 Charlotte
19 Carlisle 680 2,550.5 Charlotte
20 Ingles Markets 744 2,273.9 Black Mountain
21 Quintiles Transnational 781 2,082.4 Durham
22 Martin Marietta Materials 804 2,010.5 Raleigh
23 Piedmont Natural Gas 871 1,761.1 Charlotte
24 Dex Media 914 1,658.4 Cary
25 Sealy 981 1,469.6 Trinity
North Dakota
1 MDU Resources Group 546 3,455.4 Bismarck
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)