Most Profitable

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

UAL
UAL
Global 500 rank: 366 (Previous rank: 369)
Profits (millions): $22,876
Change from 2005: NA
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After emerging from bankruptcy in 2006, the holding company that owns United Airlines showed net income of $22.9 billion. But that was primarily a reflection of special Chapter 11 accounting. Operations income did improve from $447 million in 2005 to $666 million last year as the U.S. airline market finally bounced back from its post-9/11 troubles.

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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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