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7 Orange County firms make Fortune 500 list

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro comes in highest among local companies.

By Kristen SchottPublished: April 15, 2010 11:18 AM

Courtesy of Fotolia
Seven Orange County firms were named among this year's Fortune 500 list of the largest corporations in America, which ranks U.S. companies based on revenue.

This year, the highest-ranking local company on the list is Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro. The tech distributor came in at No. 80, with $29.5 billion in revenue. Last year, the firm ranked No. 67.

Lake Forest-based Western Digital is next highest, coming in at No. 304, up from 319 on the previous list. The company garnered $7.4 billion in 2009. Though Western Digital ranked higher this year, the company's revenue dropped nearly 8 percent, according to the list.

Santa Ana-based First American Corp. ranked No. 361, moving up from 398 on the previous year's list. The company reported $5.9 billion in revenue in 2009, notes the list.

Other local firms include Pacific Life, Allergan, Broadcom and Spectrum Group International.

No. 1 on the list? Wal-Mart Stores, which garnered $408.2 billion in revenue in 2009.

Here's a breakdown of the local firms:

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro
Rank: No. 80
Revenue: $29.5 billion
Rank 2009: 67

Lake Forest-based Western Digital
Rank: 304
Revenue: $7.4 billion
Rank 2009: 319

Santa Ana-based First American Corp.
Rank: 361
Revenue: $5.9 billion
Rank 2009: 398

Newport Beach-based Pacific Life
Rank 2010: 401
Revenue: $5.2 billion
Rank: 2009: 551

Irvine-based Allergan
Rank: 459
Revenue: $4.5 billion
Rank 2009: 517

Irvine-based Broadcom
Rank: 460
Revenue: $4.4 billion
Rank 2009: 495

Irvine-based Spectrum Group International
Rank: 480
Revenue: $4.2 billion
Rank 2009: N.A.

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