Apple is the most profitable company in the Fortune 500

Most profitable by a long shot.

In the new Fortune 500 list published this week, Apple is ranked No. 3 in revenues and No. 1 in profits. To see Apple’s top and bottom lines in context, toggle between Revenues and Profits in the chart below.

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Warning: Fortune’s website is chock-a-clock with autostart videos.

Below: The most profitable list explained. It turns out, you can operate at a loss and still be a Fortune 500 company.


  1. Jonny Tilney said:
    Makes me wonder how many decades will have to pass before another company achieves those kind of profit numbers, if ever.

    July 21, 2017
  2. David Drinkwater said:
    The units of the chart are in millions, so the result ($215,000 million) is $215 billion. If the units of the chart were billions, then Apple would have $215 trillion in revenue.

    And I agree that Fortune is chock-a-block full of auto-start videos.

    Hope this helps!

    Hey, I can fat-finger, toe!

    July 22, 2017

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