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  • Previous Rank433
  • Revenues ($M)$28,111
  • Revenue Percent Change2.4%
  • Profits ($M)$815
  • Profits Percent Change20%
  • Assets ($M)$238,472
  • Employees5,530

It was a banner year for the Milwaukee-based life insurer, which logged 20% profit growth and record revenues in 2015. The firm’s assets reached $239 billion, another record. Northwestern Mutual, which distributes a dividend to policyholders each year, also continued to expand its financial planning business with the acquisition of LearnVest, a Millennial-friendly start-up offering financial advice online.

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Company Information

John E. Schlifske
Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual)
HQ Location
Milwaukee, WI
Years on Global 500 List22

Northwestern Mutual Rank History

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$28,1112.4%
Profits ($M)$81520%
Assets ($M)$238,472-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$19,656-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues2.9%
Profits as % of Assets0.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity4.1%