Global 500 
Top companies
Biggest Increase in Profits*
1 Onex 474 2,862.0 796.4
2 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China 199 1,373.3 4,113.5
3 Lyondell Chemical 349 883.3 531.0
4 Bayerische Landesbank 362 631.4 740.8
5 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 243 599.0 263.3
6 Rosneft Oil 367 396.7 4,159.0
7 Veolia Environnement 185 396.3 774.1
8 Apple Computer 492 383.7 1,335.0
9 Groupe Danone 407 361.4 1,819.1
10 Kookmin Bank 364 354.8 2,187.9
11 Rite Aid 375 320.9 1,273.0
12 Vivendi 239 317.9 3,919.0
13 Telecom Italia 141 311.4 3,996.1
14 National Grid 394 309.7 6,863.9
15 SNCF 229 293.1 1,579.3
16 Deutsche Bahn 188 273.8 720.7
17 TIAA-CREF 233 270.2 2,000.8
18 Alcatel 411 245.2 1,206.5
19 Japan Tobacco 365 205.7 1,780.1
20 Nomura Holdings 427 204.9 2,687.9
21 Motorola 152 198.8 4,578.0
22 Wyeth 343 196.3 3,656.3
23 Commerzbank 311 196.2 1,447.6
24 Bayer 163 164.6 1,984.4
25 Wellpoint 117 156.6 2,463.8
26 Air France-KLM Group 228 151.4 1,110.8
27 Matsushita Electric Industrial 47 150.6 1,363.8
28 AREVA 483 144.9 1,303.4
29 Électricité De France 68 141.5 4,028.4
30 Marathon Oil 77 140.4 3,032.0
31 Endesa 280 130.5 3,953.8
32 Mediceo Paltac Holdings 388 126.6 184.1
33 América Telecom 398 123.1 1,083.2
34 Cosmo Oil 337 122.1 545.8
35 Kansai Electric Power 276 119.2 1,422.4
36 Banco Bradesco 269 116.5 2,265.2
37 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 147 116.2 6,807.2
38 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 275 113.6 1,446.0
39 Gazprom 102 113.4 14,865.2
40 Archer Daniels Midland 157 111.1 1,044.4
41 Sinopec 23 110.3 2,668.4
42 Raytheon 293 108.9 871.0
43 J.C. Penney 339 107.6 1,088.0
44 Occidental Petroleum 412 105.6 5,281.0
45 France Télécom 71 104.9 7,093.8
46 Federated Dept. Stores 262 104.1 1,406.0
47 Fujitsu 133 103.9 605.4
48 Groupe Auchan 135 102.3 1,197.8
49 Legal & General Group 85 101.8 1,715.7
50 Unilever 106 100.6 4,679.5
From the July 24, 2006 issue
*Excludes companies that lost money in 2004
How the Countries Stack Up
United States 170
Japan 70
Britain, France (tied) 38
Biggest employers
Wal-Mart Stores 1,800,000
China National Petroleum 1,090,232
State Grid 844,031
Most profitable companies
Exxon Mobil 36,130
Royal Dutch Shell 25,311
Citigroup 24,589
Top 5 in Asia
Toyota Motor 185,805
Sinopec 98,784
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone 94,869
Honda Motor 87,510
State Grid 86,984
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