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1. United Services Automobile Association
1. United Services Automobile Association
2010 Fortune 500 rank: 132
2009 profit growth: 614.5%
2009 revenue growth: 36.0%

CEO since 2007: Josue (Joe) Robles Jr.

With 28 years of Army service under his belt, USAA chief Joe Robles knows how hard it can be to deposit a check from rugged outposts like Iraq and Afghanistan.

But Robles is changing all that with a new iPhone app that allows soldiers to deposit money from anywhere in the world.

The app is just one reason why USAA is fast becoming a leader in mobile banking and why sales were up 36% last year, to $17.6 billion.


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