Fortune 100 Companies Quiz

Fortune magazine compiles a list of the biggest American companies by revenue. How many of the top 100 can you name?
List published in May, 2020
Only includes publicly traded companies and private companies for which the revenue is known
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Last updated: June 1, 2020
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Sector
Company
1
Retail
Wal-Mart
2
Retail / tech
Amazon
3
Energy
Exxon Mobil
4
Tech
Apple
5
Pharmacy
CVS
6
Conglomerate
Berkshire Hathaway
7
Health care
UnitedHealth
8
Health care
McKesson
9
Telecom
AT&T
10
Pharma
AmerisourceBergen
11
Tech
Google
12
Auto
Ford
13
Health care
Cigna
14
Retail
Costco
15
Energy
Chevron
16
Health care
Cardinal Health
17
Finance
J.P. Morgan Chase
18
Auto
General Motors
19
Pharmacy
Walgreens
20
Telecom
Verizon
21
Tech
Microsoft
22
Energy
Marathon
23
Supermarket
Kroger
24
Mortgage
Fannie Mae
25
Finance
Bank of America
26
Retail
Home Depot
27
Energy
Phillips66
28
Telecom
Comcast
29
Health care
Anthem
30
Finance
Wells Fargo
31
Finance
Citi
32
Energy
Valero Energy
33
Conglomerate
General Electric
34
Tech
Dell
35
Consumer / pharma
Johnson & Johnson
36
Insurance
State Farm
37
Retail
Target
38
Tech
IBM
39
Defensive
Raytheon
40
Aerospace
Boeing
41
Mortgage
Freddie Mac
42
Health care
Centene
43
Logistics
UPS
44
Retail
Lowe's
45
Tech
Intel
46
Tech
Facebook
47
Logistics
FedEx
48
Insurance
MetLife
49
Media
Disney
50
Consumer
Procter & Gamble
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Sector
Company
51
Beverage
PepsiCo
52
Health care
Humana
53
Finance
Prudential
54
Food
Archer Daniels Midland
55
Supermarket
Albertsons
56
Food
Sysco
57
Defense
Lockheed Martin
58
Tech
Hewlett-Packard
59
Energy
Energy Transfer
60
Finance
Goldman Sachs
61
Finance
Morgan Stanley
62
Industrial
Caterpillar
63
Tech
Cisco
64
Pharma
Pfizer
65
Health care
HCA
66
Insurance
AIG
67
Payments
American Express
68
Airline
Delta Air Lines
69
Pharma
Merck
70
Airline
American Airlines
71
Telecom
Charter Communications
72
Insurance
Allstate
73
Insurance
New York Life
74
Insurance
Nationwide
75
Retail
Best Buy
76
Airline
United Airlines
77
Insurance
Liberty Mutual
78
Chemical
Dow
79
Food
Tyson Foods
80
Retail
TJ Maxx
81
Finance
TIAA
82
Tech
Oracle
83
Defense
General Dynamics
84
Agriculture
Deere
85
Sportswear
Nike
86
Insurance
Progressive
87
Supermarket
Publix
88
Beverage
Coca-Cola
89
Insurance
MassMutual
90
Tech
Tech Data
91
Energy
World Fuel
92
Conglomerate
Honeywell
93
Energy
ConocoPhillips
94
Insurance
USAA
95
Utility
Exelon
96
Defense
Northrup Grumman
97
Finance
Capital One
98
Energy
Plains GP
99
Pharma
AbbVie
100
Finance
INTL FCStone
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Level 80
May 14, 2013
You could almost rename this quiz "Shareholders in the United States government," though since the decision that allowed foreign companies to funnel unlimited amounts of money into the system as well it's not fair to restrict that quiz to American companies only.
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Level 44
May 14, 2013
every person and corporation that pays taxes is a shareholder in the US government.
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Level ∞
May 14, 2013
At the risk of triggering a political argument, I think this attitude symbolizes a lot of what's wrong with American discourse today. In my opinion, money is a not a proxy for citizenship.
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Level 44
May 15, 2013
true, quizmaster. I was just pointing out that corporations "funneling money into the system" doesn't mean they own the government, and everyone who pays taxes has a considerable personal stake in its direction. But of course all citizens can be called 'shareholders' irrespective of financial involvement.
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Level 63
Jun 20, 2013
As long as we as a nation continue to limit the definition of "shareholders" to citizens only.
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Level 80
Jun 21, 2014
Okay milk, but most of us don't get to sit on the board of trustees or have any meaningful input in the direction the country takes.
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Level 77
May 14, 2013
HP is triggering McKesson instead of Hewlett-Packard
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Level 44
May 14, 2013
plains all american wasnt accepted../
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Level ∞
May 14, 2013
Fixed!
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Level 83
Jun 25, 2014
Consider naming this "Public companies". None of the largest private companies are on this list (Cargill, Koch, etc.)
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Level ∞
Jun 11, 2016
Added a caveat
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Level 44
Aug 26, 2014
It's interesting how food is so underrepresented on this list. It's one of the few things people will buy every week regardless of the economy.
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Level 79
Aug 26, 2014
Some of them are private companies and do not appear on this list (Cargill, for one, as someone already mentioned), others are foreign-owned, and many are just smaller companies whose sales don't match the conglomerates. But I think the bottom line is that we Americans sometimes just don't appreciate how cheap our food really is.
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Level 72
Mar 30, 2019
That's because all the food companies in the world are owned by Nestlé! Seriously, they are $100B ahead of their closest competitor, Pepsi (which appears on this list at #45), which owns a remarkable number of food brands. Coming in at #3 worldwide is Coke (also on this list), which mostly concentrates on beverages; #4 is Kraft, dwarfed by Nestlé which is 2.5x bigger. After that, the list of top 10 food companies in the world is rounded out with increasingly smaller companies – half of the full list being European, and #10 being literally 1/10th the size of Nestlé. So yes, food companies are well-represented among the richest in the world – they're just suuuuuper conglomerated, and not mostly American.
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Level 79
Dec 13, 2015
Shouldn't CIGNA be classified as Insurance? I understand they offer HMO type services, but I thought those were limited in scope and location. Isn't the bulk of their business health insurance plans?
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Level ∞
Jun 11, 2016
Okay, made that change
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Level 79
Jul 6, 2018
Anthem is also insurance.
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Level 82
Jul 5, 2016
I think about half of those are companies I never heard about as a European. From the half I'd heard about I got half.
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Level 80
May 31, 2018
There are quite a few of these that most Americans have never heard of, either. A lot of these health, energy, pharma and finance companies rake in billions very quietly, which is how the majority of them want it.
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Level 79
Jul 6, 2018
Yes, also some of them are conglomerates which have taken over companies whose names we might have recognized, such as Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway which owns such companies as Fruit of the Loom and Dairy Queen. Others are companies whose names have changed slightly since forced breakups - there is a JP Morgan, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley etc. I also didn't realize Conoco/Phillips was different from Phillips66.
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Level ∞
Jun 1, 2020
A lot of these companies (like health companies) aren't particularly profitable. If you're looking for windfall profits, you shouldn't look at the Fortune 500, which is a list of companies with the highest revenue.
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Level 88
Jul 15, 2016
Consider accepting FNMA? I know FHLMC abandoned the acronym in favor of the common name, because theirs didn't make sense, but Fannie Mae still does.
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Level 28
Jan 1, 2017
you should add more time :(

i knew them all but ran out of time(89/100, beats 98.3% of test takers, average is 21)

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Level 65
Feb 17, 2017
+1 Could not type fast enough
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Level 69
Jun 8, 2018
Nope, it could do with a bit more time.
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Level 69
Jun 8, 2018
I thought Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac went under. I forgot they got bailed out by the US Gov.
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Level 82
Jun 9, 2018
Guessed both Wahlgreens and Wallgreens and still didn't get it.
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Level 78
Jun 10, 2018
Should Spectrum be acceptable for Charter comm now? That's the new company name, even if the stock market registry isn't changed.
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Level 71
Jun 12, 2018
Publix is not a public company (#88 currently). Same for #100, USAA. Contradicts the quiz instructions.
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Level ∞
Jun 13, 2018
It looks like you're right. I changed the caveats slightly.
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Level 43
Jun 15, 2018
Thanks so much for this quiz and for updating this June!
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Level 60
Jul 6, 2018
Does this list counts ONLY the highest revenue within US? How can company like mcdonalds is not in here??
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Level 79
Jul 6, 2018
In 2017 McDonald's was #131 on the list - enough to make the Fortune 500 list, but not the Fortune 100. A fast food restaurant doesn't have near the revenue of a major oil company or banking institution.
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Level 60
Jul 6, 2018
Just checked on their reported revenue but still finds it unbelievable....just looking at food companies, companies like archer daniels (which i never heard of before) actually made double the revenue of mcdonalds in total. The Mac being the sole symbol of american globalism with almost 40 thousands location worldwide actually made that little. Shouldn't retail business generally makes more money than wholesale/distributor????
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Level 79
Jun 12, 2020
When we were row-crop farming we sold most of our grain to ADM or Cargill because they owned the grain elevators in our area. As farmers we always complained that the middle men and bankers made all the money. A grocery store manager told me that his store operated on a one to two percent profit margin. Look at who is always building new, expensive buildings - banks.
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Level 62
Jul 6, 2018
Can someone please explain how Amazon is only #8, and Disney is only #55? I'm genuinely curious how the companies which produced the richest man on Earth and control nearly the entire media, respectively, aren't higher up.
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Level 49
Jul 6, 2018
There should just be one big company
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Level ∞
Jun 1, 2020
One day there will. It will be called the Communist Party of China.

Kidding... sorta.

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Level 58
Jul 7, 2018
I think there should be a little more time allowed.
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Level ∞
Jun 1, 2020
Added more time.
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Level 62
Nov 6, 2018
Please allow Mobil for Exxon Mobil. That's what I put, and I was confused about why it wasn't there.
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Level 75
Jun 2, 2020
Just a small correction: should be "AbbVie" rather than "AbbieVie"
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Level ∞
Jun 2, 2020
Fixed, thanks.
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Level 45
Jun 13, 2020
The fact that "health care" is even a category here is sickening.
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Level 71
Jun 14, 2020
The answer for number 58 is wrong. Only "HP" should be accepted and displayed, not "Hewlett Packard", they are no longer the same company. The old Hewlett Packard company split into two in 2015. One became HP (the one at position 58) and the other became Hewlett Packard Enterprise. HP is not permitted to use the "Hewlett Packard" branding so it shouldn't really be an answer here. If you check the Fortune 100 source, you will see that it is listed as HP. Also Hewlett Packard Enterprise is at position 109 on the Fortune 500.
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Level 58
Jun 14, 2020
The fact that a number of the top money makers are health care related says it all about America and their for profit health care system. Horrible.
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Level 56
Jun 15, 2020
What's the difference between "Defensive" (Raytheon) and "Defense" (others e.g. Northrup Grumman)?
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Level 56
Jun 15, 2020
Can "Grumman" be accepted?
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Level 88
Jul 17, 2020
FCStone changed its name to StoneX, consider accepting?