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15 of the Fortune 500 Largest Companies are in Chicago

List of Fortune 500 companies in Chicago (2022)

Fortune 500 RankCompany NameRevenue (2021)Net Profits (2021)Employees
#38Archer Daniels Midland$85.2 billion$2.7 billion39,976
#60Boeing$62.2 billion-$4.2 billion142,000
#63AbbVie$56 billion$11.5 billion50,000
#99Exelon$36 billion$1.7 billion31,518
#121Mondelez International$28.7 billion$4.3 billion79,000
#139Kraft Heinz$26 billion$1 billion36,000
#146United Airlines Holdings$24.6 billion-$1.9 billion84,100
#152McDonald’s$23.2 billion$7.5 billion200,000
#185Jones Lang LaSalle$19.3 billion$961 million98,200
#283LKQ$13 billion$1.1 billion46,000
#331Conagra Brands$11.2 billion$1.3 billion18,600
#352Molson Coors Beverage$10.3 billion$1 billion16,300
#376Old Republic International $9.3 billion$1.5 billion9,600
#423Motorola Solutions$8.2 billion$1.2 billion18,700
#493Northern Trust$6.5 billion$1.5 billion21,100
Source: Fortune 500/ Numbers are rounded off.

Top 10 Largest Companies in Chicago

1. Archer Daniels Midlands

Archer Daniels Midlands company headquarters in Chicago.

The Archer Daniels Midland Company commonly known as ADM is a global food processing & commodity trading corporation headquartered in Chicago.

The company was founded in 1902 and currently has 270 plants worldwide.

Fortune 500 Rank: #38

2. Boeing

Boeing headquarters in Chicago

The Boeing company is a global Aerospace & Defense company headquartered in Chicago. Considered a leader in commercial aircrafts category, it also leads in space and defense products.

The company was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1916, but later the headquarters were moved to Chicago.

Fortune 500 Rank: #60

3. AbbVie

AbbVie is a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Chicago, it was formed after de-merger of Abbott Laboratories.

It manufactures some of the country’s best selling medicines like Humira and Imbruvica.

Fortune 500 Rank: #63

4. Exelon

Exelon headquarters in Chicago

Exelon is an American energy utility corporation, headquartered in Chicago. It is the largest electric utility company in U.S. with over 10 million customers.

The company also has operations in Illiois, Maryland, Pennsylvania and other states. It employs 31,500 people nationwide.

Fortune 500 Rank: #99

5. Mondelez International

Mondelez International headquarters in Chicago.

Mondelez International is an global confectionery and food processing company, headquartered in Chicago. With revenues of $28.7 billion, the company is considered one of the largest in its category.

The company was formed after split of Kraft Foods, grocery and food bussiness. It also owns several of the most notable brands like Oreo and Belvita among many. The company employs approximately 79,000 people worldwide.

Fortune 500 Rank: #121

6. Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz headquarters in Chicago.

The Kraft Heinz Company commonly known as Kraft Heinz is an american global food company, formed after merger of Kraft Foods and Heinz in 2015. With revenues of $26 billion, it is one of nation’s largest food company.

It owns several of the industry’s notable brands like Boca Burger and Gevelia. The company employs almost 36,000 people worldwide.

Fortune 500 Rank: #139

7. United Airlines Holdings

United headquarters in Willis Tower, Chicago.

United Airlines commonly known as United is an American airline company headquartered in Willis Tower, Chicago.

The Airline is third largest airline in the world by fleet size and employs about 84,000 people worldwide.

Fortune 500 Rank: #146

8. McDonald’s

McDonald’s corporate headquarters, Chicago. Credits: Dhinesh B/Google Maps

McDonald’s is the world’s largest fast food chain measured by revenue. Initially headquartered in Oak Brook, IL the company moved to Chicago in 2018.

World famous for its hamburgers & fries, the chains feeds over 69 million people daily in over 100 countries.

Fortune 500 Rank: #152

9. Janes Lang LaSalle

JLL headquarters at Aon Centre, Chicago.

Jones Lang LaSalle is an American global real estate services company. It is among ‘big three’ real estate real estate services in the world.

JLL employs about 98,000 people worlwide and maintains its headquarters in Chicago.

Fortune 500 Rank: #185

10. LKQ

LKQ is an American automotive specialty parts supplier, headquartered in Chicago. The company was founded by David Flynn in 1998.

The company employs 46,000 people worldwide.

Fortune 500 Rank: #283

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