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The Largest Company in Every State by Revenue

The Largest Company in Every State by Revenue

The Largest Company in Every State by Revenue

Pretty much every state has at least one workhorse company that posts a revenue number in the billions.

In a state like California or Texas, these companies tend to be gargantuan in size even from a national or international perspective. Apple ($216 billion) and ExxonMobil ($226 billion) are two prime examples, and they are obviously giant companies by almost any measure.

In other states, the largest company by revenue may fly more under the radar, or be known only on a regional basis. Sometimes these are actually the most interesting types of companies to learn more about.

What’s the largest company in every state?

Today’s infographic comes to us from HowMuch.net and it shows the largest company in every state by revenue, based on 2017 data.

To start, here’s a list of the top 10 companies, and their respective states:

RankCompanyStateRevenue
#1WalmartArkansas$486 billion
#2ExxonMobilTexas$226 billion
#3Berkshire HathawayNebraska$224 billion
#4AppleCalifornia$216 billion
#5UnitedHealth GroupMinnesota$185 billion
#6CVS HealthRhode Island$178 billion
#7GMMichigan$166 billion
#8AmerisourceBergenPennsylvania$147 billion
#9AmazonWashington$136 billion
#10VerizonNew York$126 billion

Walmart, which is also the top private employer in many states, had a whopping $486 billion of revenue. That’s more than double the amount done by each of the next few giant companies, including ExxonMobil, Berkshire Hathaway, and Apple.

While most of the “big” states like California, New York, and Texas are represented in the top 10, it’s worth noting that Arkansas (Walmart), Rhode Island (CVS), Minnesota (UnitedHealth Group), and Nebraska (Berkshire Hathaway) are outliers in that context.

Further, some of the country’s most populous and economically successful states don’t have a company on the top 10 list. Florida’s top company (Publix) brings in $34 billion per year, and the largest company in Illinois (Walgreens Boots Alliance) posted $117 billion – which puts it just off the list.

Ohio and New Jersey are two other big name states that also don’t appear there.

Under the Radar

Well-known companies and states aside, some of the most interesting companies on the list are the ones that are lesser known.

Sanderson Farms, for example, brings in $3 billion of revenue to make it the largest company by revenue in Mississippi. It’s the only Fortune 1000 company in the state, and it’s also the third largest poultry producer in the United States. Each week, Sanderson Farms produces 9.375 million chickens.

In Florida, Publix is a big deal. It’s a supermarket chain with over 1,000 stores (mostly in Florida and Georgia), and it brings in $34 billion of revenue per year. Interestingly, Publix is considered the largest employee-owned company in the world.

Appropriately, Nevada’s largest company by revenue is Las Vegas Sands – the company that owns The Venetian and The Palazzo on the Vegas strip. It also has properties in Macau, China, Singapore, and Pennsylvania.

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