Led by (for now) Fairfield-based General Electric, 13 companies based in Fairfield County have made the annual Fortune 500 list. GE fell from eighth place on the list in 2015 to 11th, with revenues down 5.3 percent to $140.3 billion and profits falling by $6.1 billion.
Xerox, headquartered in Norwalk, placed 150th, down from 143rd. Danbury-based Praxair is at 262nd, down from 249th. The other Fairfield County-based companies were:
Charter Communications (Stamford) at 292nd, up from 317th; Priceline Group (Norwalk) at 308th, up from 339th; XPO Logistics (Greenwich) at 353rd, up from 909th; W.R. Berkley (Greenwich) at 368th, up from 385th; Emcor (Norwalk) at 381st, up from 421st; Terex (Westport) at 396th, down from 358th; Harman International (Stamford) at 419th, up from 486th; United Rentals (Stamford) at 440th, up from 461st; Starwood Resorts & Hotels (Stamford) at 444th, down from 442nd; and Frontier Communications (Norwalk) at 461st, up from 540th.
Walmart topped the Fortune 500 with $482.1 billion in revenue, followed by Exxon Mobil ($246.2 billion) and Apple ($233.7 billion).