BUSINESS
05/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

2008 "Worst Year" In Fortune 500 History

It was 1955, the year Disneyland opened and Ray Kroc sold his first hamburger. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were born that year.

And it was in 1955 that Fortune magazine published the very first Fortune 500 list.

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