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Forbes magazine's list of the largest publicly owned corporations in the United States according to sales, assets, profits, and market value.
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A list formerly compiled and published annually by Forbes magazine of the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the United States. The Forbes 500 consisted of four separate lists, detailing the largest companies by sales, profits, assets, and market value; companies could appear on more than one list. To be listed on the Forbes 500 was considered very prestigious. The Forbes 500 was replaced by the Forbes Global 2000 in 2003.
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The annual listing of the 500 largest publicly traded firms published by Forbes magazine. The Forbes 500, a compilation of separate lists categorized by assets, market value of shares, profits, and sales, is constructed somewhat differently from the Fortune 500, which lists firms on the basis of industry segment and amount of assets owned.
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