Fortune magazine has released the names of the top 500 companies in the U.S. by revenue, and tech companies feature prominently in the list, forging a profitable path in the top 100.
The top company in the U.S., by revenue, is the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, Exxon Mobil, seeing 2011 revenues of $452.926 billion and profits of $41.060 billion.
Chasing up the second and third rankings are Wal-Mart and Chevron, with 2011 revenues hitting $446.950 billion and $245.621 billion, respectively.
The top company involved in the tech space, and ranked 6th, is global infrastructure developer, General Electric (GE), which has strong operations within Africa and South Africa. GE has invested in major infrastructure and media projects in SA, such as emergency generators for Anglo Platinum and the CNBC Africa broadcast headquarters.
Oracle and Google, the companies currently emroiled in a high-class patent dispute were also ranked amongst the top 100.
Apple Inc. and eBay feature 2nd and 3rd as the fastest growing companies over the past decade, showing a 35% and 31,6% growth in revenues between 2001 and 2011, respectively.
Tech distributor, Ingram Micro, tops tech’s greatest growth in profits – ranked 4th, overall – showing a profit growth of 44% between 2001 and 2011.
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The full Fortune 500 list can be found here.