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Largest Publicly-Owned Companies
Headquartered in Los Angeles County

Ranked by Sales Revenue, 2020

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Previous Years: 2015 | 2011 | 2005 | 2001

Of the 120 publicly-owned companies headquartered in California in the 2020 Fortune 500 List, 26 are headquarted in Los Angeles County. Total revenue for these 26 companies in 2020 came to $239 billion and total market value was more than $383 billion. They employed more than 639,000 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 7th in California.

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

Company Sales, 2020
Industry Employees Corporate HQ Year Founded
The Walt Disney Co. $69,570 Entertainment 223,000 Burbank 1923
CBRE Group, Inc. $23,894 Real estate 100,000 Los Angeles 1906
AECOM Technology Corp. $20,173 Construction Engineering 86,000 Los Angeles 1990
Molina Healthcare, Inc. $16,829 Health Care 10,000 Long Beach 1980
Farmers Insurance Exchange* $12,592 Insurance 10,900 Woodland Hills (Los Angeles (Woodland Hills)) 1928
Edison International $12,347 Utilities 12,900 Rosemead 1886
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. $11,548 Entertainment 18,200 Beverly Hills 2010
Company Sales, 2020
Industry Employees Corporate HQ Year Founded
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. $10,973 Metals 15,300 Los Angeles 1939
Avery Dennison Corp. $7,070 Chemicals 30,000 Glendale 1935
Activision Blizzard, Inc. $6,489 Computer Gaming Software 9,200 Santa Monica 1979
Skechers U.S.A., Inc. $5,242 Apparel 8,500 Manhattan Beach 1992
99 Cents Only Stores, LLC $5,240 Discount Retail Stores 17,200 City of Commerce 1969
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. $4,783 Precious Metals 180 El Segundo 1965
KB Home $4,552 Homebuilders 2,100 Los Angeles 1957
Company Sales, 2020
Industry Employees Corporate HQ Year Founded
Mattel, Inc. $4,504 Toy Manufacturing 24,000 El Segundo 1945
Tutor Perini Corp. $4,450 Construction Engineering 9,100 Sylmar (Los Angeles (Sylmar)) 1894
Mercury General Corp. $3,972 Insurance 4,500 Los Angeles 1961
Smart & Final $3,971 Food & Drug Stores 6,900 City of Commerce 1871
(formerly On Assignment)
$3,923 Temporary Help 4,300 Calabasas 1985
Tetra Tech, Inc. $3,107 Construction Engineering 20,000 Pasadena 1966
Public Storage $2,846 Storage Facilities 5,900 Glendale 1972
Company Sales, 2020
Industry Employees Corporate HQ Year Founded
Colony Capital, Inc. $2,689 Private Equity Real Estate 400 Los Angeles 1991
Guess?, Inc. $2,678 Apparel 15,800 Los Angeles 1981
California Resources Corp. $2,634 Petroleum & Natural Gas 1,200 Santa Clarita 2014
The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. $2,482 Restaurants 46,200 Calabasas 1972
PCM, Inc. $2,164 Technology Retailers 3,900 El Segundo 1987
Air Lease Corp. $2,016 Equipment Leasing 110 Los Angeles 2010
Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. $1,980 Guided Missiles & Space Vehicles 5,100 El Segundo 1942

* Parent company is Zurich Insurance Group.
† Not among the one thousand U.S. companies in the 2020 Fortune 500 list.
‡ Revenue for 2019.

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.