Walmart Leads Annual Fortune 500 List

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By Chris O'Shea

Fortune’s annual Fortune 500 issue is once again upon us. If you enjoy massive corporations, get excited. The leader this year is Walmart, which raked in $469 billion in revenue. Not that this should surprise anyone. Since the Fortune 500 has been published — way back in 1955 — the number one company has always been either Walmart, Exxon Mobil or GM.

Exxon Mobil ($449 billion), Chevron ($233), Phillips 66 ($169) and Berkshire Hathaway ($162) round out the top five.

As far as media companies go, here’s some that made the cut:

  • 66) Walt Disney – $42 billion
  • 91) News Corp. – $33
  • 105) Time Warner – $28
  • 186) CBS – $14
  • 198) Viacom – $13
  • 467) Gannett – $5