Global 500: The top 25

Wal-Mart retakes the lead on Fortune's annual list of the world's biggest companies. See which other outfits top our list.

DaimlerChrysler
8. DaimlerChrysler
Global 500 rank: 8 (Previous rank: 7)
2006 Revenues (millions): $190,191
Headquarters: Stuttgart
Country: Germany
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The Euro-American automaker's Mercedes unit grew revenues 9% in 2006, but Chrysler's revenues shrunk 6%. In an effort to restore that unit to its former glory, the company unveiled 10 new Chrysler models last year and had plans to launch eight more. But in May 2007, DaimlerChrysler cut its losses and sold Chrysler to U.S. private-equity firm Cerberus for $7.4 billion.

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