Answered By: Meghan Dolan
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2015     Views: 521

The Fortune 500 website provides access to lists from recent years. The Fortune 1000 companies are included in these lists (keep scrolling down past #500). These lists can be viewed on screen but not exported.

The Fortune 500 archive provides rankings 1955-2005.

GMI Ratings database via WRDS provides Fortune rankings for companies back to 2000. The variable name for Fortune rank is INDEXFORTUNE.

Using Capital IQ, you could create your own annual ranking by revenues of US companies. These rankings may differ from the official Fortune lists.

Using Business Source Complete, you can access issues of Fortune magazine back to 1984. Unfortunately, "Fortune 500" is rarely used as the title of the article. To find Fortune lists, you can also try running run an Advanced search query with FORTUNE in the Source, or publication name, field AND 

  • For Fortune 500 lists: add LARGEST U.S. CORPORATIONS to your query in the Title field.
  • For Fortune 1000 lists: add RANKED BY INDUSTRIES to your query in the Title field. 

Access print issues of Fortune at Harvard Libraries.

Please note: we do not have access to Fortune data through the Fortune Data Store.