Just how many Fortune 500 companies are based in NYC?

“No other place can so convincingly claim to be the capital of capitalism, the capital of the 20th century and the capital of the world.” – Kenneth T. Jackson

One of the things that makes internships in New York City so attractive is the many competitive job opportunities available at some of the world’s most profitable businesses. Working alongside experienced professionals in such a competitive city will do wonders for young people looking to get ahead in their career. New York City is one of the most important financial cities in the world and is a premiere place to kick-start a career in finance, international business, PR & marketing, entrepreneurship, IT, and many other sectors.

Of 2015’s most profitable five hundred U.S. companies, 45 are based in New York City. Fortune 500 included the following companies in this year’s list:


TOP 100:


#15 Verizon (VZ)


Employees: 177,300


#21 JP Moran Chase (JPM)

Commercial Banks

Employees: 241,359


#28 Citigroup (C)

Commercial Banks

Employees: 241,000


#39 MetLife (MET)

Insurance: Life, Health (stock)

Employees: 68,000


#46 AIG (AIG)

Insurance: Property and Casualty (stock)

Employees: 65,000


#56 Pfizer (PFE)


Employees: 78,300


#76 Goldman Sachs Group (GS)

Commercial Banks

Employees: 34,000


#80 New York Life Insurance

Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual)

Employees: 11,563


#82 Morgan Stanley (MS)

Commercial Banks

Employees: 55,802


#89 American Express (AXP)

Commercial Banks

Employees: 54,000



Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual)

Employees: 12,322


#93 INTL FCStone (INTL)

Diversified Financials

Employees: 1,141


#97 Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA)


Employees: 27,000


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“London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.” – Dorothy Parker


TOP 200:


#102 Philip Morris International (PM)



#104 Time Warner (TWX)



#112 Travelers Cos. (TRV)

Insurance: Property and Casualty (Stock)


#125 Alcoa (AA)



#130 Time Warner Cable (TWC)



#141 Hess (HES)

Petroleum Refining


#155 Icahn Enterprises (IEP)

Petroleum Refining


#179 Colgate-Palmolive (CL)

Household and Personal Products


#189 Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (BK)

Commercial Banks


#195 Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY)



#200 Omnicom Group (OMC)

Advertising, marketing


TOP 300:


#211 Loews (L)

Insurance: Property and Casualty (Stock)


#212 CBS (CBS)



#222 Viacom (VIAB)



#235 Marsh & McLennan (MMC)

Diversified Financials


#236 Consolidated Edison (ED)

Utilities: Gas and Electric


#244 Leucadia National (LUK)

Food Production


#252 L-3 Communications (LLL)

Aerospace and Defense


#254 Guardian Life Ins. Co. of America

Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual)


#267 BlackRock (BLK)



#268 Voya Financial (VOYA)

Insurance: Life, Health (stock)


#271 Estee Lauder (EL)

Household and Personal Products


#285 Assurant (AIZ)

Insurance: Property and Casualty (Stock)


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“Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.” – Mark Twain


TOP 400:


#351 PVH (PVH)



#356 KKR (KKR)



#373 Blackstone Group (BX)

Diversified Financials


#374 Ralph Lauren (RL)



#384 Foot Locker (FL)

Specialty Retailers: Apparel


TOP 500:


#423 Barnes & Noble (BKS)

Specialty Retailers: Other


#447 HRG Group (HRG)

Household and Personal Products


#499 Alleghany (Y)

Insurance: Property and Casualty (Stock)


#500 McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI)

Financial Data Services


Read more about our internships in New York City and apply now!



Sources: Fortune

Photo 1. based on wall street, by Terrapin Flyer, CC-by-SA 2.0

Photo 2. based on Vue sur Lower Manhattan depuis le ferry de Staten Island, by Nicolas Vollmer, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on NYC, by marco isler, CC-by-ND 2.0


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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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