Like every year, the magazine Fortune published the 2015 edition of his famous Fortune 500, defined by Wikipedia like the classification of the 500 first American companies classified according to the importance of their turnover.
No big surprise, Apple has kept its ranking from last year and therefore remains 5th in this 61st edition (read: Apple now 5th in the Fortune 500). The Cupertino firm is behind the giants Walmart (-1.02%), Exxon Mobil (-0.08%), Chevron (-0.53%) and the conglomerate Berkshire Hathawat (-0.65%).
Despite its fifth place, the company created on April 1, 1976 by Steve jobs (-0.83%) is the company with the largest net profit ($ 39.5 billion in 2014), and the first company in terms of market capitalization ($ 750 billion in February 2015).
For comparison, the other big high-tech brands present in the top 50 of the Fortune 500 in 2015 are AT&T (12th), Verizon (15th), HP (19th), IBM (24th), Amazon.com (29th), Microsoft (31st), Google (40th) and finally Comcast (43rd). The complete classification can be found at this address.