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Fortune 500 List Announced along with the Launch of First-ever "History of the Fortune 500" Data Analytics Visualization Site

May 19, 2020 / Bhushan Salkar
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  • FORTUNE announced the 66th FORTUNE 500, its annual list of the largest corporations in the United States, ranked by revenue for the 2019 fiscal year.

  • The revenue threshold for making the 2020 FORTUNE 500 list was $5.7 billion, up 1% from last year.

  • Walmart takes No. 1 spot for eighth straight year; Amazon.com jumps up to No. 2, their all-time high ranking.


Today, FORTUNE announced the 66th FORTUNE 500, its annual list of the largest corporations in the United States, ranked by revenue for the 2019 fiscal year. Additionally, FORTUNE and Qlik, the official analytics partner of the FORTUNE 500, have launched the "History of the FORTUNE 500" interactive site. This visual experience, developed by Qlik, takes users on a journey through the FORTUNE 500, and enables guided exploration of data related to company revenues, the historical events that shaped them, and the industry sector status and changes that have emerged.

The revenue threshold for making the 2020 FORTUNE 500 list was $5.7 billion, up 1% from last year. In total, FORTUNE 500 companies represent two-thirds of the U.S. GDP with $14.2 trillion in revenues, $1.2 trillion in profits, $20.4 trillion in market value, and employ 29.2 million people worldwide.


Walmart took the top spot on the 2020 list for the eighth year in a row, generating $4 trillion cumulative revenue over that time. Amazon.com jumped to No.2 for their highest ranking since their 2002 debut. Exxon Mobil, Apple and CVS Health round out the top 5.

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THE TOP TEN COMPANIES ON THE 2020 FORTUNE 500 LIST ARE:

1. Walmart
2. Amazon.com
3. Exxon Mobil 
4. Apple
5. CVS Health
6. Berkshire Hathaway
7. UnitedHealth Group
8. McKesson
9. AT&T
10. AmerisourceBergen

See the complete FORTUNE 500 List here.

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