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Sixteen of this year's fast growers are also big enough to rank on the Fortune 500, and 20 have high enough revenues to make the Fortune 1000.
Fastest-growing
rank
Company 2008 Rank
Fortune 500
Revenues
($ millions)
6 National Oilwell Varco 268 11,248.0
10 Freeport-McMoRan 140 20,363.0
12 General Cable 502 5,744.3
14 Perini 499 5,134.1
16 Helmerich & Payne 1000 1,902.3
17 NASDAQ OMX Group 786 2,951.8
18 Ensco 855 2,298.5
21 NRG Energy 403 5,772.0
22 Guess 960 1,861.2
24 Google 150 19,611.3
27 GameStop 348 7,628.6
31 Apple 103 30,801.0
32 Precision Castparts 444 7,036.7
33 Manitowoc 551 4,506.6
34 Cameron International 490 5,350.2
42 Oceaneering International 961 1,903.0
46 Gilead Sciences 536 4,689.8
48 Gardner Denver 925 1,981.3
50 Reliance Steel & Aluminum 345 7,521.0
51 Steel Dynamics 517 6,913.8
55 Rowan Cos. 870 2,198.4
59 Helix Energy Solutions Group 955 1,952.0
60 Western Digital 439 8,074.0
62 Cognizant Technology Solutions 859 2,487.3
70 HealthExtras 926 2,233.3
72 XTO Energy 436 6,624.0
73 Smith International 302 9,407.4
75 Goldman Sachs Group 20 81,609.0
78 BE Aerospace 980 1,887.1
81 Kansas City Southern 963 1,841.2
83 Baldor Electric 935 1,912.1
86 NII Holdings 624 3,890.2
87 Jones Lang LaSalle 741 2,709.4
96 Holly 484 5,872.7
99 CB Richard Ellis Group 404 5,875.7
100 CME Group 959 2,283.1
From the Sept. 29th, 2008 issue
Top 25 Headquarters
MAPS

Allis-Chalmers Energy 124%
Arena Resources 117%
Nutrisystem 110%
Sigma Designs 294%
Sepracor 228%
Hornbeck Offshore Services 214%
Arena Resources 107%
T-3 Energy Services 101%
Steel Dynamics 84%
To qualify, a company must be incorporated in the U.S.; have a minimum market capitalization of $250 million on June 30, 2008; have a stock price of at least $5... More