Top 10 Largest Corporations

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Three of the 10 largest companies in the US are petroleum refiners.
Three of the 10 largest companies in the US are petroleum refiners. (Image: oil refinery 6 image by Aaron Kohr from Fotolia.com)

The list of the top 10 largest corporations in the United States for 2009, according to the Fortune 500 magazine, included three financial institutions, three petroleum refiners, one telecommunications company, one technology company, one motor vehicle company and one very large retailer.

1 Wal-Mart Stores

Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, Wal-Mart earned $408 billion in revenues and $14.3 billion in profits in 2009.

2 Exxon Mobil

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Exxon Mobil earned $284.6 billion in revenues and $19.3 billion in profits in 2009. Exxon Mobil topped Fortune's list for most profitable companies in the U.S. in 2009.

3 Chevron

Despite a difficult year, Chevron earned $163.5 billion in revenues and $10.5 billion in profits in 2009. Chevron is headquartered in San Ramon, CA.

4 General Electric

Headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, GE earned $156.8 billion in revenues and $11.0 billion in profits in 2009.

5 Bank of America Corp.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bank of America earned $150.4 billion in revenues and $6.3 billion in profits in 2009.

6 ConocoPhillips

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips earned $139.5 billion in revenues and $4.9 billion in profits in 2009.

7 AT&T

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, AT&T earned $123.2 billion in revenues and $12.5 billion in profits in 2009.

8 Ford Motor

Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, Ford earned $118.3 billion in revenues and $2.7 billion in profits in 2009.

9 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Headquartered in New York, NY, J.P. Morgan Chase earned $115.6 billion in revenues and $11.7 billion in profits in 2009.

10 Hewlett-Packard

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, HP earned $114.5 billion in revenues and $7.7 billion in profits in 2009.

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