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Headquartered in Los Angeles County

Ranked by Sales Revenue, 2018

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Of the 118 publicly-owned companies headquartered in California in the 2019 Fortune 500 List, 26 are headquarted in Los Angeles County. Total revenue for these 26 companies in 2018 came to $235 billion and total market value was $375 billion. They employed nearly 600,000 people. The Walt Disney Company continues to be Los Angeles County's most valuable locally-based company with more than half the market value of all 26 companies combined. It ranked 53rd in the Fortune 500 list and 6th in California.


Edison International is the oldest public corporation headquartered in Los Angeles County. It traces its roots back to 1886.



Company Sales 2018
($million)
Industry Employees Corporate HQ Year Founded
The Walt Disney Co.* $59,434 Entertainment 201,000 Burbank 1923
CBRE Group, Inc.* $21,340 Real estate 90,000 Los Angeles 1906
AECOM Technology Corp. $20,156 Construction Engineering 87,000 Los Angeles 1990
Molina Healthcare, Inc. $18,890 Health Care 11,000 Long Beach 1980
Edison International* $12,657 Utilities 12,500 Rosemead 1886
Farmers Insurance Exchange** $11,650 Insurance 12,700 Woodland Hills (Los Angeles) 1928
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. $11,535 Metals 15,600 Los Angeles 1939
Company Sales, 2018
($million)
Industry Employees Corporate HQ Year Founded
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.* $10,708 Entertainment 16,000 Beverly Hills 2010
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. $7,606 Precious Metals 180 El Segundo 1965
Activision Blizzard, Inc.* $7,500 Computer Gaming Software 9,900 Santa Monica 1979
Avery Dennison Corp.* $7,159 Chemicals 30,000 Glendale 1935
Smart & Final $4,742 Food & Drug Stores 7,900 City of Commerce 1871
Skechers U.S.A., Inc. $4,663 Apparel 9,000 Manhattan Beach 1992
KB Home $4,547 Homebuilders 2,000 Los Angeles 1957
Company Sales, 2018
($million)
Industry Employees Corporate HQ Year Founded
Mattel, Inc.* $4,511 Toy Manufacturing 27,000 El Segundo 1945
Tutor Perini Corp. $4,455 Construction Engineering 8,200 Sylmar (Los Angeles) 1894
ASGN Inc.
(formerly On Assignment)
$3,400 Temporary Help 4,300 Calabasas 1985
Mercury General Corp. $3,380 Insurance 4,400 Los Angeles 1961
California Resources Corp. $3,064 Petroleum & Natural Gas 1,500 Santa Clarita 2014
Tetra Tech, Inc. $2,964 Construction Engineering 17,000 Pasadena 1966
Public Storage* $2,754 Storage Facilities 5,600 Glendale 1972
Company Sales, 2018
($million)
Industry Employees Corporate HQ Year Founded
Colony Capital, Inc. $2,667 Private Equity Real Estate 400 Los Angeles 1991
Guess?, Inc. $2,610 Apparel 15,700 Los Angeles 1981
The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. $2,332 Restaurants 38,700 Calabasas 1972
99 Cents Only Stores, LLC $2,194 Discount Retail Stores 17,200 City of Commerce 1969
PCM, Inc. $2,164 Technology Retailers 3,900 El Segundo 1987
Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. $1,982 Guided Missiles & Space Vehicles 5,100 El Segundo 1942
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.* $1,327 Real Estate Investment 330 Pasadena 1994

* Listed among S&P 500 companies.
** Parent company is Zurich Insurance Group.

Sources: Fortune Magazine and D&B Hoovers


Some of the large public companies that either relocated their headquarters out of Los Angeles County or were acquired or merged into a company not locally-headquartered: Oaktree Capital Group, Los Angeles (merged 2019), VCA, Los Angeles (acquired 2017), Unified Grocers, Inc., City of Commerce (acquired 2017), Healthnet, Woodland Hills (acquired 2016), Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Pasadena (relocated 2016), DirecTV (merged 2014), Occidental Petroleum, Los Angeles (relocated 2014).


Mattel, Inc. is the world’s largest toy maker. There are more Barbie Dolls, Mattel’s most successful product, in the United States than there are people. The name Mattel was derived from combining the first names of partners Elliot Handler and "Matt" Matson. Ruth Handler, wife of Elliot, co-founder of the company and creator of the Barbie Doll, did not contribute her first name to the company name due to "the times."


IndyMac Bank, owned by parent IndyMac Bancorp of Pasadena, collapsed in July 2008, becoming the fourth largest bank failure in U.S. history and the second largest failure of a regulated thrift. IndyMac Bancorp filed for bankruptcy. OneWestBank formed in 2009 from the remains of the failed bank.