2008 profit: $12.07 Billion
The consumer giant behind Crest, Tide, and Pampers continued CEO A.G. Lafley's push for innovation. Profits rose 17%, the third year of double-digit
increases led by overseas growth.
Pampers diapers posted some of P&G's strongest sales increases, and became the first brand to reach $8 billion in sales in a year.NEXT: Hewlett-Packard