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The July 24, 2006 issue of Fortune, featuring its Fortune 500 list
.The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks the top 500 U.S. closely held and public corporations as ranked by their gross revenue after adjustments made by Fortune to exclude the impact of excise taxes companies collect.^ The yearly 500 list is published in April.
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^ Fortune Global 500 list.
  • Press Release: Allianz AG 2009 Fortune Global 500 Snapshot Company Profile Is an Indispensable Tool for Investors. - M2 Presswire | HighBeam Research: Online Press Releases 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.highbeam.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Fortune 500 companies and government organizations.

[1] .The list includes publicly and privately-held companies for which revenues are publicly available.^ The list includes publicly and privately held companies for which revenues are publicly available.
  • Corporate Blogging: Fortune 500 Indicates Trends In Blog Usage and Adoption 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.masternewmedia.org [Source type: General]

^ The Fortune 500 is a list of the top 500 US Companies by yearly revenues.
  • Top Companies List: US Largest by Revenue- includes Fortune 500 1000 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.lead411.com [Source type: General]

^ Eight Missouri-based companies made this year’s list of the top 500 companies with the greatest revenues.

The first Fortune 500 list was published in 1955.
Wal-Mart was the largest company on the list in 2007 and 2008. ExxonMobil was in second place[2] in 2007 and 2008, but overtook Wal-Mart in 2009.[3]
.Although the Fortune 500 list is the most familiar one, similar gross revenue lists of the top firms range from the highest ranking Fortune 100 including the top one hundred to the broader ranking Fortune 1000 that includes the top thousand firms.^ Fortune Global 500 list.
  • Press Release: Allianz AG 2009 Fortune Global 500 Snapshot Company Profile Is an Indispensable Tool for Investors. - M2 Presswire | HighBeam Research: Online Press Releases 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.highbeam.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The Fortune 500 is a list of the top 500 US Companies by yearly revenues.
  • Top Companies List: US Largest by Revenue- includes Fortune 500 1000 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.lead411.com [Source type: General]

^ Fortune 500 Company List .

.Often the membership on the smaller lists is quite stable, however, the ranking on the lists may change over time, depending upon revenues and often, because of mergers among firms already listed.^ In 2002, a year in which aggregate revenue slid for only the sixth time in the list's 49-y Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • fortune 500 Resources | BNET 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Fortune's closely watched list, released Sunday, ranked companies by their revenue in 2008.
  • Exxon Mobil Overtakes Wal-Mart to Top Fortune 500 - ABC News 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC abcnews.go.com [Source type: News]

^ Since the original report in 2004, the mix of Fortune 500 companies has changed with some companies moving off the list and other, previously smaller organizations moving onto it.
  • African Americans Lost Ground on Fortune 500 Boards : Urbanmecca.com | African American News 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC urbanmecca.net [Source type: News]

.The original Fortune 500 was restricted to companies whose revenues were derived from manufacturing, mining, or energy exploration.^ The Fortune 500 is a list of the top 500 US Companies by yearly revenues.
  • Top Companies List: US Largest by Revenue- includes Fortune 500 1000 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.lead411.com [Source type: General]

^ Financial Representative - Fortune 500 Company .
  • Fortune 500 Jobs | Indeed.com 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.indeed.com [Source type: News]

^ Fortune 500 Company List .

.At the same time, Fortune published companion "Fortune 50" lists of the 50 largest commercial banks (ranked by assets), utilities (ranked by assets), life insurance companies (ranked by assets), retailers (ranked by gross revenues) and transportion companies (ranked by revenues).^ The Fortune 500 is a list of the top 500 US Companies by yearly revenues.
  • Top Companies List: US Largest by Revenue- includes Fortune 500 1000 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.lead411.com [Source type: General]

^ Fortune 500 Company List .

^ Fortune's closely watched list, released Sunday, ranked companies by their revenue in 2008.
  • Exxon Mobil Overtakes Wal-Mart to Top Fortune 500 - ABC News 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC abcnews.go.com [Source type: News]

.These have been consolidated into one single list, so the Fortune 500 as it exists today includes companies that in previous years would have been on one of the "Fortune 50" lists.^ Financial Representative - Fortune 500 Company .
  • Fortune 500 Jobs | Indeed.com 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.indeed.com [Source type: News]

^ Fortune 500 Company List .

^ Fortune 500: Full list .

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  1. (singulare tantum) The list published annually by Fortune magazine, numbering five hundred, of the highest-revenue United States companies.^ Fortune 500 is a list of 500 largest companies of the United States of America.
    • Fortune 500 - Finance 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC finance.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Listed number 8 in Fortune 500 list.
    • Case Study: Fortune 500 Companies & Their Shopping Carts | Design Reviver 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC designreviver.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Fortune magazine or its parent company.
    • Fortune 500 Employers for 2006 - Job-Hunt.org 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.job-hunt.org [Source type: News]
    • 2006 Fortune 500 Employers by State - Job-Hunt.org 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.job-hunt.org [Source type: News]

    • 1987, Katherine V. Forrest, Murder at the Nightwood Bar, Alyson Publishing, ISBN 1555837174, page 65,
      I'm betting they're more listings from the Fortune 500.
    • 2004, Matt Ruff, Sewer, Gas and Electric: The Public Works Trilogy, Grove Press, ISBN 0802141552, page 42,
      If he were a corporation instead of a criminal he'd be in the .Fortune 500 by now.^ Fifteen Fortune 500 companies are now led by women, compared to 12 the prior year.
      • Fortune-500: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC finance.yahoo.com [Source type: News]

      ^ From the humble beginnings in the garage to the New York Stock Exchange, Mattel is now ranked 413 on the list of Fortune 500 companies.
      • 10 Fortune 500 Companies That Started With Next to Nothing | Business Pundit 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.businesspundit.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Order "Fortune With 500" now and get the real story behind making money online in this warts and all journey of discovery.

    • 2004, Fern Michaels, Payback, ISBN 0821778765, Prologue,
      Myra Rutledge, heiress to a .Fortune 500 candy company, looked around her state-of-the-art kitchen, at the pots bubbling on the stove, at the table set for two.^ Fortune 500 is a list of 500 largest companies of the United States of America.
      • Fortune 500 - Finance 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC finance.wikia.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Fortune 500 companies and government organizations.

      ^ Financial Representative - Fortune 500 Company .
      • Fortune 500 Jobs | Indeed.com 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.indeed.com [Source type: News]

  2. (plurale tantum) Collectively, the members of that list.
    • 1990, Michael Novak, Toward a Theology of the Corporation, American Enterprise Institute, ISBN 0844737445, page 20,
      In other words, a majority of the .Fortune 500 are of the size of universities, from 500 up to about 40000 employees.^ Blogs about : Fortune 500 .
      • Fortune 500 — Blogs, Pictures, and more on WordPress 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC en.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

      ^ About Fortune Global 500 .

      ^ July 10, 2008 - 01:45 17 comments Drupal Drupal sites Mollom sites Fortune 500 Universal Music using Drupal .
      • Fortune 500 | Dries Buytaert 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC buytaert.net [Source type: General]

    • 1999, Steve Fiffer, Three Quarters, Two Dimes and a Nickel: A Memoir of Becoming Whole, The Free Press, ISBN 0684873516, page 170,
      Few sportswear or sports equipment companies could be found pitching their products on television; and even fewer could be found among the Fortune 500.
    • 2003, Joel C. Rosenberg, The Last Jihad, Tor/Forge, ISBN 0765346435, page 23,
      Bennett didn't appear on CNBC, or kibitz with Maria Bartiromo, or speak at .Fortune 500 conferences, or get himself profiled in the Wall Street Journal.^ CEC Fortune 500 Conference .
      • CEC Fortune 500 Conference | Events | Finnegan 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.finnegan.com [Source type: News]

      ^ Conferences , Energy , Fortune 500 .
      • Six Sigma Companies.com - The Six Sigma Scoop on the Fortune 500 and Global 500 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.sixsigmacompanies.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Fortune 500 list, by overcoming the plummeting prices of oil and pulling through what Fortune 500 has called the single worst year for the U.S.`s biggest companies on Wall Street.
      • Exxon Mobil Claims #1 Ranking On Fortune 500 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC thesop.org [Source type: News]

  3. (by extension, informal, countable) Any one member of that list.
    • 1990, Sue Grafton, "G" is for Gumshoe, Henry Holt and Company, ISBN 0805004610, page 154,
      Abbott was in his late sixties and looked like a retired .Fortune 500 executive in a three-piece suit, complete with manicured nails and a Rolex watch.^ Fortune 500 Suite Pro .
      • Fortune 500 Companies - TOSS Corporation 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC www.toss.com [Source type: News]

      ^ Executive Assistant ( Fortune 500 Company ) .
      • Fortune 500 Company jobs - US News 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC jobs.usnews.com [Source type: News]

      ^ Watch (RED) board rocks The group harnesses the power of Fortune 500 brand names to fight disease in Africa.
      • Fortune 500 2009: Top 1000 American Companies - Ford Motor - F - FORTUNE on CNNMoney.com 6 February 2010 11:31 UTC cgi.money.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    • 2000, Susan F. Shultz, The Board Book, ISBN 0814405495, page 13,
      If logic and demonstrations of success are not impetus enough, realize that activists are now looking beyond Fortune 500s.
    • 2005, Amy Scheibe, What Do You Do All Day?, St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312343035, page 53,
      I shrink a little at the idea of Portia breaking another glass ceiling on her way to what can only be president or CEO of a Fortune 500.

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