Here’s The 18 U.S. Media Companies Generating The Highest Revenue

Fortune magazine released its annual list of the 500 largest corporations in the United States — of this list, 18 of these corporations are media companies. Exclusive: Media Legend Larry Kramer Says Media Business is in a Gutenberg Moment>>

Fortune 500 ranking number, followed by name, Revenue (in millions of dollars) and profit (also in millions). There some interesting facts embedded here: for example, that News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) had a higher revenue than Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), but less profit.

Ranking them in order from largest to smallest, we’ve compiled a list of all of the biggest media companies in America.

The format, Business Insider presents each company is broken down as follows:

#18 Washington Post (NYSE:WPO)

#18 Washington Post

Fortune ranking: 470Revenue: $4,817.10

Profit: $278.10

#17 Live Nation Entertainment (LVY)

#17 Live Nation Entertainment

Fortune ranking: 444Revenue: $5,063.70

Profit: -$228.40

#16 CC Media Holdings (NYSE:CCO)

#16 CC Media Holdings

Fortune ranking: 391Revenue: $5,865.70

Profit: -$479.10

#15 Virgin Media (NASDAQ:VMED)

#15 Virgin Media

Fortune ranking: 374Revenue: $6,138.20

Profit: -$218.30

#14 Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO)

#14 Yahoo

Fortune ranking: 365Revenue: $6,324.70

Profit: $1,231.70

#13 Cablevision Systems (NYSE:CVC)

#13 Cablevision Systems

Fortune ranking: 321Revenue: $7,362.90

Profit: $360.90

#12 Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LINTA)

#12 Liberty Media Revenue: $10,982.00 Profit: $1,892.00

Fortune ranking: 224Revenue: $10,982.00

Profit: $10,982.00

#11 DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH)

#11 DISH Network

Fortune ranking: 193Revenue: $12,640.70

Profit: $984.70

#10 Viacom (VIA.B)

#10 Viacom

Fortune ranking: 180Revenue: $13,497.00

Profit: $1,548.00

#9 CBS (NYSE:CBS)

#9 CBS

Fortune ranking: 174Revenue: $14,059.80

Profit: $724.20

#8 Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) (NYSE:TWX)

#8 Time Warner Cable

Fortune ranking: 137Revenue: $18,868.00

Profit: $1,308.00

#7 Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)

#7 Google

Image: Screenshot

Fortune ranking: 92Revenue: $29,321

Profit: $8,505

#6 News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA)

#6 News Corp. Revenue: $32,778 Profit: $2,539

Image: AP

Fortune ranking: 83Revenue: $32,778

Profit: $2,539

#5 Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN)

#5 Amazon.com

Fortune ranking: 78Revenue: $34,204.00

Profit: $1,152

#4 Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

#4 Comcast

Fortune ranking: 66Revenue: $37,937

Profit: $3,635

#3 Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)

#3 Walt Disney

Fortune ranking: 65Revenue: $38,063.00

Profit: $3,963.00

#2 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

#2 Apple

Image: Comedy Central

Fortune ranking: 35Revenue: $65,225.00

Profit: $14,013.00

#1 General Electric (NYSE:GE)

#1 General Electric

Fortune ranking: 6Revenue: $151,628

Profit: $11,644

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