Most Profitable

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

Bank of America Corp.
Bank of America Corp.
Global 500 rank: 21 (Previous rank: 37)
Profits (millions): $21,133
Change from 2005: 28.4%
Get quote: BAC

Its $35 billion acquisition of credit-card issuer MBNA last year helped boost consumer and business banking profits by $4.3 billion. The acquisition of U.S. Trust, an asset management firm specializing in very wealthy clients, in late 2006, is expected to drive profit growth next year.

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Pfizer

Chevron

HSBC

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AIG

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Petronas

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