Dallas-Fort Worth accounts for 22 of the 50 public companies in Texas to make it onto this yearsFortune 500ranking.
Locally, ExxonMobil and AT&T continue to hold down the top two spots based on 2016 revenue. But Irving-based Exxon dropped to fourth place, its lowest ranking since 1999. Wal-Mart, Berkshire Hathaway and Apple all had higher revenue than Exxon last year.
Wal-Mart took the top spot for the fifth straight year. Its one of only three companies to hold the No. 1 spot since Fortune created the ranking in 1955. Exxon and General Motors are the other two.
Among states, Texas total of 50 companies trailed New York (54) and California (53) for top honors.
In Texas, D-FWs 22 companies topped Houstons 20 firms on the list. San Antonio (5), Austin (2) and El Paso (1) also are represented in the top 500. Energy companies dominated Houstons list.
The North Texas companies included recent transplantJacobs Engineering Group, Yum Brands spinoffYum China Holdingsand new publicly-traded power companyVistra Energy.
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