20 most profitable companies

Exxon Mobil was the most profitable company last year by far, raking in $39.5 billion in earnings. Who else made the top 20?

Owens Corning
20. Owens Corning
The building materials and fiberglass manufacturer, whose spokesperson is none other than the Pink Panther, emerged from reorganization last year and turned a profit of $8 billion. The company entered into bankruptcy protection six years ago after a series of asbestos-related lawsuits.

Exxon Mobil

UAL

Citigroup

Bank Of America

General Electric

Pfizer

Chevron

ConocoPhillips

J.P. Morgan Chase

American Intl. Group

Microsoft

Altria Group

Wal-Mart Stores

Johnson & Johnson

Berkshire Hathaway

Goldman Sachs Group

IBM

Procter & Gamble

Wells Fargo

Owens Corning
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