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?

General Electric
5. General Electric
The conglomerate's $20.8 billion in profits last year represented 27% growth. Earnings were buoyed by strong performance at its NBC television, medical-equipment, turbine, and engine units.

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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