The world’s biggest media companies

From the Fortune 500

Interesting that only one of them is accused of “controlling the world”. Disney is bigger than News Corp and Time Warner isn’t far off.

In fact, Time Warner is the biggest magazine publisher in the US and the UK and they make most of the big Hollywood movies. They have a  HUGE amount of influence.

Everyone’s always talking about the “evil Murdoch empire”. Why is no one ever conspiracy-theorising about Time Warner’s pernicious influence in our society?

I think it’s *ahem* time for action!

Fortune 500 2011: Industry: Entertainment.

Revenues Profits
Rank Company Fortune 500 rank $ millions % change from 2009 $ millions % change from 2009
1 Walt Disney 65 38,063.0 5.3 3,963.0 19.8
2 News Corp. 83 32,778.0 7.7 2,539.0 N.A.
3 Time Warner 95 26,888.0 -6.8 2,578.0 4.5
4 CBS 174 14,059.8 8.0 724.2 219.7
5 Viacom 180 13,497.0 -0.9 1,548.0 -3.9
6 CC Media Holdings 391 5,865.7 5.7 -479.1 N.A.
7 Live Nation Entertainment 444 5,063.7 19.7 -228.4 N.A.
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