6 - UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group Inc. headquarters stands in Minnetonka, Minnesota, U.S., on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s OptumRx unit struck an agreement to ease customers' access to drugs through Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.'s drugstores, a move to help the business compete with rival pharmacy benefit managers. Photographer: Mike Bradley/Bloomberg via Getty Images Mike Bradley — Bloomberg via Getty Images

UnitedHealth Group, America’s largest health insurer, has shown a willingness to go it alone with more than 130 million global customers, investments in various areas (including health services, pharmacy benefits, and prescription drug distribution) and a taste for making aggressive partnerships. UnitedHealth Group was founded in 1974 and is based in Minnetonka, Minn.

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Key Metrics & Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$184840
Revenue Percent Change17.7%
Profits ($M)$7,017.0
Profits Percent Change20.7%
Assets ($M)$122810
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$157,793
Previous Rank6

Company Facts

SectorHealth Care
IndustryHealth Care: Insurance and Managed Care
HQ LocationMinnetonka, MN
CEOStephen J. Hemsley
CEO Title-
Years on Fortune 500 List23

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