America’s Top Companies by Revenue (1994 vs. 2023)

This post is by Marcus Lu from Visual Capitalist

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Graphic comparing America's top companies by revenue, in 1994 and 2023.

America’s Top Companies by Revenue (1994 vs. 2023)

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources. A lot has changed since the 1990s, especially in the business world. To highlight these changes, we’ve visualized the top 10 U.S. companies by revenue, in both 1994 and 2023. Figures for 1994 were sourced from the American Business History Center, while 2023 figures come from the latest Fortune 500 ranking. Note that 1994 figures were not adjusted for inflation, but we’ll get to that further below.
Company (1994)Revenue ($B)Company (2023)Revenue ($B)
General Motors155Walmart611
Exxon102Exxon Mobil414
General Electric65CVS Health322
Philip Morris54Chevron246
Based on this data, we can see that today’s top 10 list looks very different from what it used to.

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