Most Profitable

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

Microsoft
Microsoft
Global 500 rank: 139 (Previous rank: 140)
Profits (millions): $12,599
Change from 2005: 2.8%
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Despite the launch of the Xbox 360 and a new version of its server software, Microsoft's profits grew a mere 3%. In fact, the Xbox's launch actually hurt the bottom line, rather than adding to it, since the costs of producing and marketing the console increased Microsoft's home entertainment losses from $485 million in 2005 to $1.3 billion last year.

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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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