Digg · Updated:

Previously, we've covered a map by finance literacy site HowMuch of the highest-earning companies of each state. But if we were to focus our attention on the largest private companies based in each state — which entail companies that don't have stocks trading on the public market — the picture would suddenly become very different.

Using data from Forbes, HowMuch recently put together another data visualization that shows the highest-earning private companies headquartered in each state by revenue. You can see which company it is in the map below and click here for a larger image of the map.

In the lead, with $113.5 billion in revenue, is the Minnesota-based company Cargill, a producer of agricultural products. In second place is Kansas' Koch Industries (yes, as in the Koch brothers), which made $110 billion in revenues. You can see the list of the top 10 highest-earning private companies here:

1. Cargill: Minnesota, $113.5 billion
2. Koch Industries: Kansas, $110.0 billion
3. Albertsons: Idaho, $60.5 billion
4. Mars: Virginia, $37.0 billion
5. Ernst & Young: New York, $36.4 billion
6. Publix Super Markets: Florida, $36.1 billion
7. Reyes Holdings: Illinois, $30.0 billion
8. Pilot Flying J: $29.0 billion
9. H-E-B Food Markets: Texas, $28.0 billion
10. C&S Wholesale Grocers: New Hampshire, $27.0 billion

It should be noted that 13 states, including Maine and Oregon, are not home to one of America's 288 largest private companies listed by Forbes, and are therefore missing representation on the map.

[Read more at HowMuch]

Want more stories like this?

Every day we send an email with the top stories from Digg.


Did my mother ruin Martha Stewart's marriage?" Now I needed to know. After all, I'd used the line often enough at cocktail parties down the years, when people still had cocktail parties: "My mother ruined Martha Stewart's marriage."

'It's the only newsletter that always engages me'
 →  Get the Digg morning newsletter
See a sample

👋 Welcome to Digg

Thanks for creating an account! Your accounts lets you Digg (upvote) stories, save stories to revisit later, and more.

📩 Stay up-to-date

Email will be sent to:

Select the newsletters you’d like to receive. You can change your subscriptions any time in your user settings.

🎉 You’re all set!

Enjoy your new account! As a reminder, you can change your profile and email settings in your profile.

View account