Top 10: Largest privately held companies

Top 10: Largest privately held companies

June 4th, 2013 by Dave Flessner in Business Around the Region

The largest privately held companies in the United States last year were:

1. Cargill, food, drink and tobacco, including Horizon Milling in Chattanooga, $133.9 billion in revenues

2. Koch Industries, conglomerate business, $115 billion in revenues

3. Mars, food, drink and tobacco, including M&M plant in Cleveland, Tenn., $70 billion in revenues

4. Bechtel, construction, including contractor for TVA, $53 billion in revenues

5. PricewaterhouseCoopers, accounting firm, $31.5 billion in revenues

6. PilotFlying J, truck stop chain based in Knoxville, $29.3 billion in revenues

7. Publix Super Markets, grocery chain with four stores in Chattanooga, $27 billion in revenues

8. Ernst & Young, accounting firm with $24.4 billion in revenues

9. Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, $22 billion in revenues

10. C&S Wholesale Grocers, food, drink and tobacco, $21.7 billion in revenues

Source: Forbes magazine, "America's Largest Private Companies."