Global 500 rank: 23 (Previous rank: 20)
Profits (millions): $14,048
Change from 2005: 34.1%
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It may not be the world's biggest insurance company, but AIG is the most profitable one this year thanks to a slow storm season in the southern U.S. Profits rose 34% the year after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the gulf coast and cost AIG $1.6 billion in insurance-claim payouts.
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