2014 Fortune 500 Rank: 35
2013 Fortune 500 Rank: 49
CEO: Jeff Bezos
Online retailer giant Amazon.com shot up the Fortune 500 rankings this year to No. 35, thanks to its nearly 22 percent year-over-year growth to sales of $74.5 billion in fiscal 2013.
Amazon's rapid growth helped the company surge past Comcast among the IT companies on the Fortune 500 list. And Amazon is now a (relatively speaking) piddling $3.4 billion behind Microsoft (No. 34) on the list.