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6 O.C. companies land on Fortune 500 list

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro came in at No. 75 with revenue of $34.6 billion.

By Kristen SchottPublished: May 06, 2011 10:33 AM

Six Orange County companies earned a place on this year's Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations – one fewer than last year.

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro took the top spot among the local firms included in the program, which ranks companies based on revenue figures. The tech distributor landed at No. 75, with $34.6 billion in revenue. Last year, Ingram Micro landed at No. 80.

Irvine-based Western Digital was the second in line, coming in at No. 251 with revenue of $9.8 billion. The company also moved up from last year's list; in 2010, the hard-drive manufacturer ranked No. 304.

Broadcom, also in Irvine, took spot No. 343, with revenue of $6.8 billion. The chipmaker's 2011 ranking represents an improvement over 2010, when the company landed at No. 460.

Other local firms include Irvine-based Spectrum Group International, a global trading and collectibles network (381); Newport Beach-based insurance firm Pacific Life (405); and Irvine-based pharmaceutical company Allergan (457). Santa Ana-based First American Corp., which came in at No. 361 last year, did not rank among the Fortune 500.

The No. 1 corporation was Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores, with revenue of $421.8 billion.

Here's how the numbers shake out:

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro:
Rank: No. 75
Revenue: $34.6 billion
Rank 2010: No. 80

Irvine-based Western Digital
Rank: No. 251
Revenue: $9.8 billion
Rank 2010: No. 304

Irvine-based Broadcom
Rank: No. 343
Revenue: $6.8 billion
Rank 2010: No. 460

Irvine-based Spectrum Group International
Rank: 381
Revenue: $6 billion
Rank 2010: 480

Newport Beach-based Pacific Life
Rank: 405
Revenue: $5.6 billion
Rank 2010: 401

Irvine-based Allergan
Rank: 457
Revenue: $4.9 billion
Rank 2010: 459

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