Fortune 500


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Fortune 500

Fortune magazine's listing of the top 500 US corporations determined by an index of 12 variables.

Fortune 500

A list compiled and published annually by Fortune magazine of the 500 largest publicly-traded and closely held companies in the United States. The Fortune 500 measures "largeness" by revenue minus excise taxes; that is, a company with larger revenue is listed higher on the Fortune 500, regardless of other measures such as profit margin. To be listed on the Fortune 500 is considered very prestigious.
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