Microsoft jumps 13 spots on this year's Global 500. In the company's fiscal 2019, overall sales soared 14% year-over-year, to $125.8 billion, and the Redmond, Wash., giant churned out $39 billion in profits to boot. Last fall, Microsoft won a coveted cloud-computing contract with the Pentagon worth up to $10 billion, a deal that would help solidify the company's reputation as a leading cloud vendor. (That deal is on hold and under review, however, after rival bidder Amazon raised questions about the bidding process.) So far in 2020, a surge in remote working, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, has led to even greater demand for the company’s Azure cloud service and its Office 365 workplace apps.