Special Report

The Biggest US Company the Year You Were Born

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1975
1. Exxon: $42.06 billion
2. General Motors: $31.55 billion
3. Ford: $23.62 billion
4. Texaco: $23.26 billion
5. Mobil: $18.93 billion

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1976
1. Exxon: $44.87 billion
2. General Motors: $35.73 billion
3. Texaco: $24.51 billion
4. Ford: $24.01 billion
5. Mobil: $20.62 billion

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1977
1. Exxon: $48.63 billion
2. General Motors: $47.18 billion
3. Ford: $28.84 billion
4. Texaco: $26.45 billion
5. Mobil: $26.06 billion

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1978
1. General Motors: $54.96 billion
2. Exxon: $54.13 billion
3. Ford: $37.84 billion
4. Mobil: $32.13 billion
5. Texaco: $27.92 billion

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1979
1. General Motors: $63.22 billion
2. Exxon: $60.34 billion
3. Ford: $42.78 billion
4. Mobil: $34.74 billion
5. Texaco: $28.61 billion

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1980
1. Exxon: $79.11 billion
2. General Motors: $66.31 billion
3. Mobil: $44.72 billion
4. Ford: $43.51 billion
5. Texaco: $38.35 billion

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1981
1. Exxon: $103.14 billion
2. Mobil: $59.51 billion
3. General Motors: $57.73 billion
4. Texaco: $51.20 billion
5. Chevron: $40.48 billion

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1982
1. Exxon: $108.11 billion
2. Mobil: $64.49 billion
3. General Motors: $62.70 billion
4. Texaco: $57.63 billion
5. Chevron: $44.22 billion

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1983
1. Exxon: $97.17 billion
2. General Motors: $60.03 billion
3. Mobil: $59.95 billion
4. Texaco: $46.99 billion
5. Ford: $37.07 billion

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1984
1. Exxon: $88.56 billion
2. General Motors: $74.58 billion
3. Mobil: $54.61 billion
4. Ford: $44.46 billion
5. IBM: $40.18 billion

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