Business – 41 of the Fortune 500 companies are tech companies (and here they are)

500Apple’s in the top ten for the first time ever, Facebook hits the list, and Dell sells more than Google.

Fortune Magazine released its Fortune 500 companies today, ranking the top 500 companies by global income.

Notable this year is Apple, with its whopping $156 billion in 2012 sales, jumping into the top 10 for the first time ever. And Google, with its big $50 billion year, bulled its way up almost 20 spots to hit #55. Perhaps most impressive, however, is Facebook which, with the youngest CEO in the Fortune 500, made the list for the very first time, clocking in at 487.

Ranking companies by income is a fairly arbitrary measure, since it reveals little about how much companies actually earn, but it does show scope and scale. A grain of salt is definitely indicated, however, as Google’s profits, for instance, are many multiples of Dell’s, despite the fact that Dell is ranked #51, and Google is #55.

Here are the 41 technology companies that Fortune included on its list.

  • 6 Apple
  • 15 HP
  • 20 IBM
  • 35 Microsoft
  • 49 Amazon
  • 51 Dell
  • 54 Intel
  • 55 Google
  • 60 Cisco Systems
  • 80 Oracle
  • 131 Xerox
  • 133 EMC
  • 176 Computer Sciences
  • 163 Jabil Circuit
  • 194 Qualcomm
  • 196 eBay
  • 218 Texas Instruments
  • 222 Western Digital
  • 240 SAIC
  • 267 CDW
  • 270 Liberty Interactive
  • 302 Applied Materials
  • 304 Motorola Solutions
  • 318 Micron Technology
  • 326 Corning
  • 327 Broadcom
  • 352 Congnizant Technology Solutions
  • 379 Symantec
  • 408 NetApp
  • 420 Sanmina
  • 429 Harris
  • 436 Booz Allen Hamilton Holding
  • 441 NCR
  • 473 Priceline.com
  • 464 AMD
  • 477 Avaya
  • 482 Facebook
  • 487 SanDisk
  • 489 Pitney Bowes
  • 494 Yahoo
  • 499 CA Technologies

A couple of caveats:

I have not included telecommunications companies such as AT&T and Verizon, although a good argument can be made that they are now, primarily, technology companies, simply because Fortune did not classify them in any recognizable technology category. And I have included retailers like CDW and companies like Pitney Bowes, which Fortune classifies in categories like Computers, Office Equipment and Information Technology Services.

One interesting note: While Facebook has the Fortune 500′s youngest CEO, Dole Food’s David Murdock, at 90 years old, is the Fortune 500′s oldest CEO.

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