Fortune 500 Facts
An annual list of Top 500 US Companies
- Fortune 500 is an annual list prepared by the Fortune magazine.
- It is a list of top 500 closely held and publicly held corporations in USA.
- The first Fortune 500 list was published in 1955.
- Wal-Mart Stores, Exxon Mobil and Chevron are the top three companies according to Forbes 500 list released in 2011
- According to 2011 list, 45 of the Fortune 500 companies are located in New York.