Special Report

The Biggest US Company the Year You Were Born

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1965
1. General Motors: $17.00 billion
2. Exxon: $10.82 billion
3. Ford: $9.67 billion
4. General Electric: $4.94 billion
5. Mobil: $4.50 billion

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1966
1. General Motors: $20.73 billion
2. Ford: $11.54 billion
3. Exxon: $11.47 billion
4. General Electric: $6.21 billion
5. Chrysler: $5.30 billion

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1967
1. General Motors: $20.21 billion
2. Ford: $12.24 billion
3. Exxon: $12.19 billion
4. General Electric: $7.18 billion
5. Chrysler: $5.65 billion

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1968
1. General Motors: $20.03 billion
2. Exxon: $13.27 billion
3. Ford: $10.52 billion
4. General Electric: $7.74 billion
5. Chrysler: $6.21 billion

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1969
1. General Motors: $22.76 billion
2. Exxon: $14.09 billion
3. Ford: $14.08 billion
4. General Electric: $8.38 billion
5. Chrysler: $7.45 billion

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1970
1. General Motors: $24.30 billion
2. Exxon: $14.93 billion
3. Ford: $14.76 billion
4. General Electric: $8.45 billion
5. IBM: $7.20 billion

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1971
1. General Motors: $18.75 billion
2. Exxon: $16.55 billion
3. Ford: $14.98 billion
4. General Electric: $8.73 billion
5. IBM: $7.50 billion

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1972
1. General Motors: $28.26 billion
2. Exxon: $18.70 billion
3. Ford: $16.43 billion
4. General Electric: $9.43 billion
5. IBM: $8.27 billion

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1973
1. General Motors: $30.44 billion
2. Exxon: $20.31 billion
3. Ford: $20.19 billion
4. General Electric: $10.24 billion
5. Chrysler: $9.76 billion

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1974
1. General Motors: $35.80 billion
2. Exxon: $25.72 billion
3. Ford: $23.02 billion
4. Chrysler: $11.77 billion
5. General Electric: $11.58 billion

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