12 Philadelphia-Area Companies Make the Fortune 500 for 2018

Two local companies slipped off the list from last year while many others dropped in rank. To make the celebrated ranking, companies had to bring in at least $5.4 billion in revenue in 2017.

Philadelphia skyline.

This week Fortune released its highly anticipated Fortune 500 list, which has ranked the country’s largest corporations by revenue for more than six decades.

To make the list, companies simply need to “make more money than everybody else,” Fortune said. For the 2018 ranking, that means bringing in at least $5.4 billion in revenue in 2017. The overall market value of the companies on the list jumped 11 percent to $21.6 trillion, the second time in history when the top 500 combined passed the one trillion dollar mark in profits.

It’s undeniable that the Fortune 500 represents that country’s most influential companies. Walmart is still no. 1 for the sixth straight year, and cracking the top ten for the first time is none other Amazon at no. 8.

In the Philadelphia region, 12 companies made the Fortune 500, a slight decrease from last year’s total of 14. Kennett Square’s Genesis Health Care and Radnor’s Airgas slipped off. Airgas was acquired by France’s Air Liquide in late 2016 and was therefore ineligible for the Fortune 500.

While many companies on the list, including AmerisourceBergen, Comcast, Campbell Soup and Aramark slipped in ranking, a few like Lincoln National jumped in rank.

Here’s the complete list:

Note: Our list includes companies headquartered in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Delaware Counties in Pa.; Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties in N.J.; and Wilmington, Del.

480. Toll Brothers | Horsham, Pa.

Homebuilders, Engineering & Construction

Previous Rank: 497
2017 Revenue: $5.8B
Employees: 4,500
Years on Fortune 500: 6

451. Chemours | Wilmington, Del.


Previous Rank: 482
2017 Revenue: $6.1B
Employees: 7,000
Years on Fortune 500: 2

459. Burlington Stores | Burlington, N.J.

Specialty Retailers: Apparel

Previous Rank: 463
2017 Revenue: $6.1B
Employees: 40,000
Years on Fortune 500: 3

457. UGI | King of Prussia, Pa.


Previous Rank: 457
2017 Revenue: $6.1B
Employees: 13,000
Years on Fortune 500: 14

358. Campbell Soup | Camden, N.J.

Food Consumer Products

Previous Rank: 339
2017 Revenue: $7.89B
Employees: 18,000
Years on Fortune 500: 24

338. Crown Holdings | Philadelphia

Packaging, Containers

Previous Rank: 333
2017 Revenue: $8.69B
Employees: 24,342
Years on Fortune 500: 24

268. Universal Health Services | King of Prussia, Pa.

Health Care: Medical Facilities

Previous Rank: 276
2017 Revenue: $11.27B
Employees: 72,300
Years on Fortune 500: 15

205. Lincoln National | Radnor, Pa.

Insurance: Life, Health

Previous Rank: 207
2017 Revenue: $14.2B
Employees: 9,047
Years on Fortune 500: 24

200. Aramark | Philadelphia, Pa.

Diversified Outsourcing Services

Previous Rank: 192
2017 Revenue: $14.6B
Employees: 215,000
Years on Fortune 500: 24

47. DowDuPont | Wilmington, Del.


Previous Rank: 62
2017 Revenue: $62.68B
Employees: 98,000
Years on Fortune 500: 24

33. Comcast | Philadelphia


Previous Rank: 31
2017 Revenue: $84.5B
Employees: 164,000
Years on Fortune 500: 23

12. AmerisourceBergen | Chesterbrook, Pa.

Wholesalers: Health Care

Previous Rank: 11
2017 Revenue: $153.1B
Employees: 19,500
Years on Fortune 500: 24