Top 10 revenue-generating companies in the America

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The Most Profitable Company in the US Didn't Top the Fortune 500 List

A company's success is contingent on many factors. But at the end of a day, if a company can't bring in enough revenue, it ultimately won't be successful or notable.

When it comes to the top companies in America, revenue generated is in the hundreds of billions.

2015 was a huge year for business. Fortune reports a total of nearly $12 trillion dollars in total revenue across its list of top 500 companies, that same list representing two-thirds of the entire US GDP.

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Fortune recently compiled a list of the top 10 money-generating companies, and though some big names are predictable, others are not.

The number one spot is held by a discount superstore, while only two tech companies cracked the top 10.

Here's what made the cut for the top 10 highest revenue-generating companies of 2015:

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AT&T
Fortune 500 Rank: 10
2015 Revenue: $146.8B

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Ford Motors
Fortune 500 Rank: 9
2015 Revenue: $149.6B

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General Motors
Fortune 500 Rank: 8
2015 Revenue: $152.4B

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CVS Health
Fortune 500 Rank: 7
2015 Revenue: $153.3B

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UnitedHealth Group    
Fortune 500 Rank: 6
2015 Revenue: $157.1B

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McKesson
Fortune 500 Rank: 5
2015 Revenue: $181.2B

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Berkshire Hathaway    
Fortune 500 Rank: 4
2015 Revenue: $210.8B

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Apple
Fortune 500 Rank: 3
2015 Revenue: $233.7B

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Exxon Mobil
Fortune 500 Rank: 2
2015 Revenue: $246.2B

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Wal-Mart    
Fortune 500 Rank: 1
2015 Revenue: $482.1B

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Companies that are commonly associated with high revenue, like Apple and Berkshire Hathaway came close to grabbing the top spot but still fell short.

Other companies whose names we've known forever, like Ford Motors and Exxon Mobil, proved that they're still making a dent in their respective industries, impressively enough.

However, whether or not these companies were number one or number 50, we'd say that generating any revenue at all means success in the realm of business.

Now, check out this list of top 10 highest paying companies of 2016:

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10. Cadence Design Systems
Median Total Compensation: $150,010
Median Base Salary: $140,000
Industry: Technology

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9. Guidewire 
Median Total Compensation: $150,020
Median Base Salary: $135,000 
Industry: Technology

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8. Boston Consulting Group 
Median Total Compensation: $150,020
Median Base Salary: $147,000 
Industry: Consulting

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7. Amazon Lab126
Median Total Compensation: $150,100
Median Base Salary: $138,700 
Industry: Technology

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6. VMware
Median Total Compensation: $152,133
Median Base Salary: $130,000 
Industry: Technology

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7. Google
Median Total Compensation: $153,750
Median Base Salary: $123,331 
Industry: Technology

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4. McKinsey & Company
Median Total Compensation: $155,000
Median Base Salary: $135,000 
Industry: Consulting 

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3. Juniper Networks
Median Total Compensation: $157,000
Median Base Salary: $135,000 
Industry: Technology

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2. Strategy&
Median Total Compensation: $160,000
Median Base Salary: $147,000 
Industry: Consulting 

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1. A.T. Kearney
Median Total Compensation: $167,534
Median Base Salary: $143,620
Industry: Consulting

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