The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Companies by Revenue
Toys "R" Us
Wayne, New Jersey
2009 Revenue: $13.6 billion
Three-Year Growth: 3.97%
Toys "R" Us has grown from Charles Lazarus's Children's Bargain Town, a baby furniture store in Washington, D.C., opened in 1948, into one of the world's largest toy and child products retailers. Toys "R" Us operated publicly from 1978 until 2005, when a group of investors acquired the company for $6.6 billion. Last year, the company acquired the iconic FAO Schwarz store on Fifth Avenue.