Special Report

The Biggest US Company the Year You Were Born

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1955
1. General Motors: $9.82 billion
2. Exxon: $5.66 billion
3. U.S. Steel: $3.25 billion
4. General Electric: $2.96 billion
5. Esmark: $2.51 billion

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1956
1. General Motors: $12.44 billion
2. Exxon: $6.27 billion
3. Ford: $5.59 billion
4. U.S. Steel: $4.10 billion
5. Chrysler: $3.47 billion

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1957
1. General Motors: $10.80 billion
2. Exxon: $7.13 billion
3. Ford: $4.65 billion
4. U.S. Steel: $4.23 billion
5. General Electric: $4.09 billion

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1958
1. General Motors: $10.99 billion
2. Exxon: $7.83 billion
3. Ford: $5.77 billion
4. U.S. Steel: $4.41 billion
5. General Electric: $4.34 billion

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1959
1. General Motors: $9.52 billion
2. Exxon: $7.54 billion
3. Ford: $4.13 billion
4. General Electric: $4.12 billion
5. U.S. Steel: $3.47 billion

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1960
1. General Motors: $11.23 billion
2. Exxon: $7.91 billion
3. Ford: $5.36 billion
4. General Electric: $4.35 billion
5. U.S. Steel: $3.64 billion

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1961
1. General Motors: $12.74 billion
2. Exxon: $8.04 billion
3. Ford: $5.24 billion
4. General Electric: $4.20 billion
5. U.S. Steel: $3.70 billion

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1962
1. General Motors: $11.40 billion
2. Exxon: $8.44 billion
3. Ford: $6.71 billion
4. General Electric: $4.46 billion
5. Mobil: $3.32 billion

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1963
1. General Motors: $14.64 billion
2. Exxon: $9.54 billion
3. Ford: $8.09 billion
4. General Electric: $4.79 billion
5. Mobil: $3.93 billion

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1964
1. General Motors: $16.50 billion
2. Exxon: $10.26 billion
3. Ford: $8.74 billion
4. General Electric: $4.92 billion
5. Mobil: $4.35 billion

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