Most Profitable

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

Citigroup
Citigroup
Global 500 rank: 14 (Previous rank: 14)
Profits (millions): $21,538
Change from 2005: -12.4%
Get quote: C

As expenses rose 15% in 2006, net income slipped 12% from the previous year to $21.5 billion. But that was still enough to make it the fifth most profitable company in the world. Some analysts chalk up the earnings dip to the inability of Citi's various units to exploit economies of scale. To help turn things around, CEO Chuck Prince brought in operational guru Robert Druskin to oversee a cost-cutting operation.

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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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