Most Profitable

Exxon Mobil leads Fortune's list of top earners this year. Which other companies are among the most profitable on the planet?

Chevron
Chevron
Global 500 rank: 7 (Previous rank: 6)
Profits (millions): $17,138
Change from 2005: 21.6%
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The acquisition of Unocal, which was finalized in 2006, helped Chevron grow its profits faster than any other U.S. oil company last year: up 22% to $16.4 billion.

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Exxon Mobil

Shell

UAL

BP

Citigroup

B of A

GE

Gazprom

Pfizer

Chevron

HSBC

ConocoPhillips

Total

Chase

Toyota

AIG

CNP

Petronas

Petrobras

Microsoft
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