Most Profitable

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

Total
Total
Global 500 rank: 10 (Previous rank: 12)
Profits (millions): $14,765
Change from 2005: -3.2%
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Its net last year was $14.7 billion, but that actually represented a 3.2% dip in earnings. Total was squeezed as gas prices for consumers dipped and the company's spending on exploration and production increased. New sites, including five in Angola and Nigeria, are expected to start producing in the next few years.

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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

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