America’s Top 10 Private Companies

In class, we started to talk about how big Virgin is. We started to talk about large private companies, and I found this page. It is pretty amazing how the biggest privately held company in America, Cargill, is not well-known by the public.

Why are these particular companies showing up as the largest privately held firms in America? I think it is because the grocery stores and farms are mainly family-owned businesses and the accounting firms are huge partnerships. The business models of these corporations are integral in keeping the firms private.


Dr. Tufte said...

Thanks for posting this!

Dr. Tufte said...

A month after we discussed this in class, Koch overtook Cargill for the top spot.