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Largest Bankruptcies of All Time


The chart below reveals the largest historic bankruptcy

filings, as ranked by total pre-petition asset figures:  


Company   Bankruptcy Date Description Assets *
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. 09/15/08 Investment Bank $691,063
Washington Mutual, Inc. 09/26/08 Savings & Loan Holding Co. $327,913
WorldCom, Inc. 07/21/02 Telecommunications $103,914
General Motors Corporation 06/01/09 Manufactures & Sells Cars $91,047
CIT Group Inc. 11/01/09 Banking Holding Company $80,448
Enron Corp. 12/02/01 Energy Trading, Natural Gas $65,503
Conseco, Inc. 12/17/02 Financial Services Holding Co. $61,392
MF Global Holdings Ltd. 10/31/11 Commod. & Derivatives Broker $40,541
Chrysler LLC 04/30/09 Manufactures & Sells Cars $39,300
Thornburg Mortgage, Inc. 05/01/09 Residential Mortgage Lending $36,521
Pacific Gas and Electric Company 04/06/01 Electricity & Natural Gas $36,152
Texaco, Inc. 04/12/87 Petroleum & Petrochemicals $34,940
Financial Corp. of America 09/09/88 Finan. Svcs./Savings & Loans $33,864
Refco Inc. 10/17/05 Brokerage Services $33,333
IndyMac Bancorp, Inc. 07/31/08 Bank Holding Company $32,734
Global Crossing, Ltd. 01/28/02 Global Telecom. Carrier $30,185
Bank of New England Corp. 01/07/91 Interstate Bank Holding Co. $29,773
General Growth Properties, Inc. 04/16/09 Real Estate Investment Com. $29,557
Lyondell Chemical Company 01/06/09 Global Mfg. of Chemicals $27,392
Calpine Corporation 12/20/05 Integrated Power Company $27,216
* Assets in $mil  

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