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Petronas
Rank: 95
Profits ($millions): $18,118.40
Change from 2006: 40.9%

Profits surged over 40% for Malaysia's largest company last year. The state-owned gas firm capitalized on the price of crude, selling Malaysian crude oil at $68.50 per barrel during the fiscal year 2007, up 11.2% from the previous year.

The company contributes more than a third to the Malaysian government's annual budget.



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