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Top 10 Fortune 500 companies

April 20, 2009

2. Wal-Mart Stores

Wal-Mart Stores has slipped to the second position this year on the Fortune list. During the past seven years, it topped the list six times.

A chain of large department stores, Wal-Martís revenue stood at $405.60 billion. Its profits stood at $13.4 billion.

Founded by Sam Walton in 1962, it was incorporated on October 31, 1969, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. Michael T. Duke is its CEO.

Image: A Wal-Mart store in Toronto . | Photograph: Mike Cassese/Reuters.

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