Tech firms the most profitable among Fortune 500 list of biggest US businesses

In 2021, technology companies were the most profitable among the Fortune 500 list of the biggest U.S. businesses. The companies with the highest net income last year were:

1. Apple -- $57.4 billion

2. Microsoft -- $44.3 billion

3. Berkshire Hathaway -- $42.5 billion

4. Alphabet -- $40.3 billion

5. Meta -- $29.1 billion

6. JPMorgan Chase -- $29.1 billion

7. Amazon -- $21.3 billion

8. Intel -- $20.9 billion

9. Bank of America -- $17.9 billion

10. Verizon -- $17.8 billion

Source: Annual profit figures sourced from the 2021 Fortune 500 by tipalti