Top Private Companies

Many of the nation's largest privately held companies were born in Minnesota and are thriving here. Cargill, the largest private firm in the United States, is based here.  

Minnesota has seven companies on the Forbes list of America's largest private companies, ranking eighth by total number of companies and seventh by companies per capita.

Minnesota firms on the Forbes list have combined estimated revenues of $128 billion and employ 216,450 people worldwide.

Minnesota Companies on Forbes' List of America's Largest Private Companies

State Ranking

Company Name

Forbes Ranking

Revenues
($ billions)

1

Cargill

1

109.6

2

Carlson Companies

84

4.1

3

Schwan Foods

101

3.7

4

Holiday Companies

106

3.6

5

Rosen's Diversified

158

2.7

6

MA Mortenson

176

2.5

7

Andersen Windows

206

2.1

2011 Rankings