Last Updated: 5th March, 2019

Top US Companies by Revenue

What is the richest company in the world? If you think tech companies dominate the list you thought wrong. Good ol’ Walmart tops the list with a value more than twice of Apple’s, the richest company to come out of Silicon Valley. Here’s an updated 2018 list of the richest companies in the world for 2018.

  1. Walmart– $485.9 billion revenue in 2017
  2. State Grid Corporation of China– $315.2 billion revenue in 2017
  3. Sinopec Group– $267.5 billion revenue in 2017
  4. China National Petroleum Corporation– $262.6 billion revenue in 2017
  5. Toyota Motor– $254.7 billion revenue in 2017
  6. Volkswagen– $240.3 billion revenue in 2017
  7. Royal Dutch Shell– $240 billion revenue in 2017
  8. Berkshire Hathway– $223.7 billion revenue in 2017
  9. Apple Inc.– $215.6 billion revenue in 2017
  10. Exxon Mobil– $205 billion revenue in 2017

There are several parameters by which the richest companies in the world are ranked. These include market cap, revenue, profits, and brand value. For instance, lists the top 10 largest companies in the world by market value. The list includes leading companies that have made it big in the stock market in recent times such as Facebook, Amazon, and Alphabet. The topper is Apple whose market cap is a whopping $913.17 billion in March 2018.

The Top 30  U.S. companies are listed below based on their total revenue in the financial year ending on or before Jan 31, 2018

Assumptions: Some of these companies are involved in multiple economic sectors; the Infograph shows only their primary ones.

Top 30  U.S. companies by Revenue


You may be wondering, “How is Google not here?!” The answer is Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., and Alphabet is shown here.

Home Depot receives more money that Microsoft in sales, however their margins are much lower so their expenses are higher and earnings are much lower than Microsoft.

Interesting to note that San Francisco has 5 and Seattle has 3. L.A. has 0.

6 of the top 30, and 4 of the top 15 are Healthcare Companies.

The “Change” percentage refers to how much the company’s revenue has grown or shrunk since it’s previous fiscal year.


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