The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Companies by Revenue

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Irvine, California

No. 1,018
2009 Revenue: $2.5 billion
Three-Year Growth: 295.12%

Vizio was founded in 2002 by William Wang after he survived a 2000 plane crash that killed 83 other passengers and crew members. The company is now one of the largest sellers of LCD HDTVs in North America. "We're here to make innovative technology a commodity," he told Inc. in 2007. "Anything that's popular will become a commodity. We're not here to build a cheap product; we're here to make the product affordable."