Most Profitable

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

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Global 500 rank: 31 (Previous rank: 45)
Profits (millions): $14,444
Change from 2005: 70.3%
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Another record-setting year for worldwide mergers and acquisitions in 2006 helped Wall Street banks continue their phenomenal earnings growth. J.P. Morgan Chases's profits grew 70% last year, to $14.4 billion. That comes on the heels of a staggering 90% profit increase in 2005.

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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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