Apple Ranks Third in Annual Fortune 500 List With $275 Billion Revenue

Apple has regained its third-place position in the annual Fortune 500 rankings of the largest companies in the United States by revenue.

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Apple earned $274.5 billion in revenue in the last fiscal year, an increase of 5.5 percent, and made $57.4 billion in profit, a 3.9 percent increase.

Last year, Apple fell to fourth place, but now the company returned to third place, only surpassed by Walmart in first place and Amazon in second place.

The pandemic created challenges and opportunities for Apple. CEO Tim Cook had to close stores and send home engineers. But with Apple customers worldwide working and learning from home, iPad and Macintosh computer sales skyrocketed to their highest levels ever. And fiscal-year revenue hit an all-time record too, of $275 billion. That helped Apple's stock price soar; it gained 80.7% in 2020. As that year wound down, regulators fixed their sights on Apple for potentially abusing its power over the iOS app store. A House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee report in October concluded that Apple "exerts monopoly power" in its app store to harm competition and increase prices for consumers. Meanwhile, testimony in an antitrust lawsuit filed by Fortnite developer Epic Games will likely increase pressure on legislators to limit Apple’s power.

Apple has now ranked in the top five for eight consecutive years. Other notable tech companies in this year's list include Google parent Alphabet in ninth, Microsoft in 15th, and Facebook in 34th.

Top Rated Comments

Phone Junky Avatar
16 weeks ago
Apple is doomed.
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travelsheep Avatar
16 weeks ago
$57.4 billion in profit .. me thinks we pay a bit too much then... this money is used for nothing other than flexing
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CarpalMac Avatar
16 weeks ago

Honest question; does Walmart have any subsidiaries? Not a U.S resident, so I can't imagine how they make so much money.
Just a couple.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assets_owned_by_Walmart
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BornAgainMac Avatar
16 weeks ago
Walmart was a shock to me over Apple and Amazon.
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Freeangel1 Avatar
16 weeks ago
It was That expensive 6 Grand to 40 Grand Mac Pro that put that revenue up there!
Also the $550 Headphones.
and the $700 optional wheels for the 6 to 40 Grand Mac Pro.
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doboy Avatar
16 weeks ago
All thanks to me since I upgraded some of my devices :)
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