Most Profitable

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

American International Group
American International Group
Global 500 rank: 23 (Previous rank: 20)
Profits (millions): $14,048
Change from 2005: 34.1%
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It may not be the world's biggest insurance company, but AIG is the most profitable one this year thanks to a slow storm season in the southern U.S. Profits rose 34% the year after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the gulf coast and cost AIG $1.6 billion in insurance-claim payouts.

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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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