Top 10 revenue-generating companies in the America

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

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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