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.


Today’s infographic comes to us from 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:

Rank Company State Revenue #1 Walmart Arkansas $486 billion #2 ExxonMobil Texas $226 billion #3 Berkshire Hathaway Nebraska $224 billion #4 Apple California $216 billion #5 UnitedHealth Group Minnesota $185 billion #6 CVS Health Rhode Island $178 billion #7 GM Michigan $166 billion #8 AmerisourceBergen Pennsylvania $147 billion #9 Amazon Washington $136 billion #10 Verizon New 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.

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