by Veneta Rizvic  –  Special Sections Editor, St. Louis Business Journal

The top 10 companies on the Business Journal's List of St. Louis' Largest Privately Held Companies are dominant — their combined revenue makes up 60% of the combined revenue of all 150 companies on the List, and are responsible for employing 30,000 people in the broader St. Louis area and 200,000 people globally.

No. 1. Enterprise Holdings

No. 2. World Wide Technology LLC

Maryland Heights-based World Wide Technology saw its revenue jump from $12.5 billion in 2020 to $13.2 billion in 2021 due to growth in digital transformation consulting and management, as well as cybersecurity services.

The information technology firm also increased work in building out private and hybrid cloud platforms for its customers, officials said. As a result of this growth, World Wide Technology plans to hire as many as 1,000 people in 2023.

World Wide Technology is also among the region's largest minority-owned companies.

Ownership: Dave Steward and Jim Kavanaugh

HQ location: Maryland Heights

Jobs added in 2022: Did not disclose

Jobs expected to add in 2023: As many as 1,000

Local employees: 5,773

Total employees: 8,027

Leadership: Jim Kavanaugh, CEO; Dave Steward, chairman; Joe Koenig, president


No. 3. Edward Jones


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