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.