Most Profitable

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

ConocoPhillips
ConocoPhillips
Global 500 rank: 9 (Previous rank: 10)
Profits (millions): $15,550
Change from 2005: 14.9%
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Since 2003, when Conoco merged with Phillips Petroleum, the company has seen fantastic profit growth, even for an oil giant: 72% in 2004 and 66% in 2005, due mostly to skyrocketing natural-gas prices. Last year, however, profits grew just 15% as an increase in U.S. natural-gas supply in the fourth quarter pushed prices down.

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Exxon Mobil

Shell

UAL

BP

Citigroup

B of A

GE

Gazprom

Pfizer

Chevron

HSBC

ConocoPhillips

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Chase

Toyota

AIG

CNP

Petronas

Petrobras

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