Apple hasn’t been in the Fortune 100 since its revenue generating freefall in 1990’s.  It has been gaining steadily in the 2000’s until the recession hit and knocked out a significant swath of competitiors.  Today, it finds itself at #71, its second all time highest (it was #67 in 1994).  Will we see Apple in the top 50 in 2010?

via Apple 2.0

Bonus: Who can make the best graphic of Apple’s Fortune ranking over the years?  Data below:

Update: Giel Wins with KA and "JGIML" runners up.  See below.

1989 114
1990 96
1991 95
1992 81
1993 76
1994 67
1995 123
2005 263
2006 159
2007 121
2008 103
2009 71

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