Most Profitable

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

Royal Dutch Shell
Royal Dutch Shell
Global 500 rank: 3 (Previous rank: 3)
Profits (millions): 25,442
Change from 2005: 0.5%
Get quote: RDSA

After profit growth of 39.2% in 2005, Shell opted to increase its capital spending by 40% last year, expanding its fields in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, exploring tar sands in Canada, and building a new deep-water drill off the coast of Brazil. Overall profits grew just 0.5% in 2006.

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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

Microsoft
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