Definition of Fortune 500 in US English:

Fortune 500


trademark in US
  • An annual list of the five hundred most profitable US industrial corporations.

    ‘the product is targeted at Fortune 500 developers’
    • ‘One third of the Fortune 500 now use cash balance pension plans, compared to only one in 1985.’
    • ‘For comparison, the median net return for all other industries in the Fortune 500 was only 3.3 percent of sales.’
    • ‘Today, Mexico has some of the richest people in the world and companies listed on the Fortune 500.’
    • ‘Over 500 top corporations, including a number from the Fortune 500, take part in the program.’
    • ‘I don't expect the Fortune 500, the Forbes 1,000, or any other list like that, to create the jobs.’