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Largest Privately-Owned Companies
Based in Los Angeles County

Ranked by Sales, 2018

Guitar Center in Monterey Park

Guitar Center in Monterey Park. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

Company Location Industry Worldwide
Employees Year Founded
Capital Group of Companies, Inc Los Angeles Asset Management 8.0 (1) 7,500 1931
Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc Westlake Village Electrical Equipment Wholesaler 4.6 (1) 6,200 1957
The Wonderful Company (2) Los Angeles Holding Company - Nut & Citrus Farms,
Teleflora, Juice & Water, Freight,
Vineyards & Winery, Pest Control, Etc.
4.2 8,500 1979
Forever 21, Inc Los Angeles Apparel Retail 3.4 (1) 30,000 1984
Panda Restaurant Group Rosemead Restaurants 3.1 (1) 27,000 1973
Newegg, Inc City of Industry Online Computer/Electronics Retailer 2.3 (3) 2,500 2001
Guitar Center, Inc Westlake Village Musical Equipment Retail 2.2 (1) 10,000 1964
Red Chamber Co. Vernon Food Exporter/Processor 2.2 (1) 1,700 1973

(1) Forbes Magazine Estimate
(2) The Wonderful Company was known as Roll Global prior to 2015 and Roll International prior to that.
(3) D&B Hoovers Estimate

Source: Forbes Magazine

Platinum Equity LLC of Beverly Hills, listed in Forbes' annual List of America's Largest Private Companies through 2015, was reclassified as a private equity firm in 2016 and determined to be no longer eligible for the list.

Parsons Corporation, long on the Los Angeles Almanac's list of the largest privately-owned companies based in Los Angeles County, ended this status after it announced on February 28, 2019, that, effectively immediately, its corporated headquarters was relocated from Pasadena (where it had been based since its founding in 1944) to Centreville, Virginia.