Apple is the most profitable company on the 2021 list.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

June 3, 2021

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AT&T, Microsoft, Verizon, Cisco and Dell Technologies are among channel companies that made the 67th Fortune 500 list of the largest corporations in the United States.

The revenue threshold for the 2021 Fortune 500 list was $5.4 billion. That’s down 5% from last year.

In total, the Fortune 500 companies represent two-thirds of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) with $13.8 trillion in revenue. That’s down 3%.

In addition, the overall $859 billion in profits was down 30%, while $32.7 trillion in overall market value was up 60%. In all, the companies employ 29.1 million people globally.

Moreover, 41 companies on the latest list are led by women. That’s an all-time high.

In all, dozens of technology and telecommunications companies like HP, Lumen Technologies and IBM made this latest list. Many of them are active in the channel. Our gallery includes companies that have significant channel plays or were simply too big to ignore.

Apple is the most profitable company on the 2021 list. It’s also the only company on the list valued over $2 trillion.

Our slideshow above shows who made the list, their ranking, and some mindboggling stats.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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