America’s Largest Private Companies

Rank Company State Industry Revenue ($bil) Employees
1 Cargill MN Farm Products 106.30 e 151,500
2 Koch Industries KS Chemicals – Major Diversified 100.00 e 80,000
3 Chrysler MI Auto Manufacturers – Major 47.60 e 49,500
4 GMAC Financial Services MI Asset Management 35.45 22,700
5 Bechtel CA Heavy Construction 31.40 44,000
6 Mars VA Confectioners 30.00 70,000
7 HCA TN Hospitals 28.37 191,000
8 PricewaterhouseCoopers NY Business Services 26.20 163,000
9 Publix Super Markets FL Grocery Stores 24.11 144,000
10 Ernst & Young NY Business Services 21.40 144,441
11 US Foodservice IL Food – Major Diversified 19.81 2 26,000
12 C&S Wholesale Grocers NH Food Wholesale 19.33 2 17,100
13 Flying J UT Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing 18.00 13,500
14 Pilot Travel Centers TN Grocery Stores 17.28 12,915
15 Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores OK Lodging 16.50 2 6,500
16 Tenaska Energy NE Diversified Utilities 16.00 688
17 TransMontaigne CO Oil & Gas Pipelines 15.95 e 800
18 Cox Enterprises GA Entertainment – Diversified 15.40 77,000
19 HE Butt Grocery TX Grocery Stores 15.10 2 71,000
20 Meijer MI Grocery Stores 13.88 e 70,300
21 Toys “R” Us NJ Toy & Hobby Stores 13.72 69,000
22 Fidelity Investments MA Asset Management 12.90 42,000
23 Aramark PA Business Services 12.47 e 260,000
24 Enterprise Rent-A-Car MO Rental & Leasing Services 12.10 75,000
25 Reyes Holdings IL Food Wholesale 11.80 10,000
26 Energy Future Holdings TX Electric Utilities 11.36 8,150
27 Platinum Equity CA Conglomerates 11.35 50,000
28 Transammonia NY Agricultural Chemicals 11.21 381
29 Dollar General TN Discount, Variety Stores 10.46 72,500
30 JM Family Enterprises FL Auto Manufacturers – Major 10.10 4,000
31 Kiewit Corporation NE Heavy Construction 10.04 27,193
32 Harrah’s Entertainment NV Gaming Activities 9.37 80,000
33 Performance Food Group VA Food Wholesale 9.30 e 10,425
34 Cumberland Farms MA Grocery Stores 8.90 e 7,000
35 SC Johnson & Son WI Personal Products 8.88 e 12,000
36 First Data GA Business Services 8.81 26,600
37 Murdock Holding Company CA Farm Products 8.49 79,000
38 Southern Wine & Spirits FL Beverages – Wineries & Distillers 8.40 11,000
39 Alticor MI Personal Products 8.20 2 13,000
40 Giant Eagle PA Grocery Stores 8.15 32,000
41 CDW IL Computer Based Systems 8.07 6,850
42 Menard WI Home Improvement Stores 7.90 e 40,300
43 Hilton Worldwide VA Lodging 7.77 e 130,000
44 Sinclair Oil UT Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing 7.75 e 7,000
45 QuikTrip OK Grocery Stores 7.73 10,745
46 Advance Publications NY Publishing – Newspapers 7.63 e 27,200
47 Capital Group Cos CA Asset Management 7.63 e 8,000
48 Hy-Vee IA Grocery Stores 7.05 e 55,000
49 Gordon Food Service MI Food Wholesale 6.80 2 12,000
50 RaceTrac Petroleum GA Grocery Stores 6.68 4,454

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