Global 500 rank: 2 (Previous rank: 1)
Profits (millions): $39,500
Change from 2005: 9.3%
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Last year, the rich got richer: Exxon Mobil's profits continued to soar thanks to sky-high crude-oil prices. Its profits grew 9.3%, to $39.5 billion, breaking the Global 500 record that it set last year with $36.1 billion in earnings.
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