Apple lands in Fortune 100 for first time since Jobs' return

Apple made its first appearance this week in the top 100 of the Fortune 500 since Steve Jobs’ return. The Fortune 500 is an annual ranking of America's largest Corporations.

FORTUNE 500 COVApple made its first appearance this week in the top 100 of the Fortune 500 since Steve Jobs’ return. The Fortune 500 is an annual ranking of America's largest Corporations.

Apple has been a Fortune 500 company since 1983, but it fell off the top 100 on Fortune magazine’s list of America’s 500 largest companies in 1995, while Jobs was running NeXT.

Apple jumped 32 positions from 2008 to land at No. 71 in the 2009 installment of the list. Fortune notes that part of the reason for the huge jump is that Apple revenues grew 35.3% to $32.479 billion in 2008.

Hewlett-Packard is No. 9 and Dell No. 33 on the 2009 list.

Apple’s position in the Fortune 500 over the past five years:

  • 2009: 71
  • 2008: 103
  • 2007: 121
  • 2006: 159
  • 2005: 263