Global 500 
Industry: Telecommunications
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Top 25
Wal-Mart retakes the lead as the world's biggest company. See which other companies top our list.
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Most profitable
Exxon Mobil leads our list of top earners this year. Which other companies are among the most profitable on the planet?
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Money losers
Which automaker lost a whopping $12.6 billion last year? And just how far into the red are stalwarts like Coca-Cola and Tyson Foods?
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1 Verizon Communications 39 6.6 3.3
2 Nippon Telegraph & Telephone 40 4.4 2.6
3 Deutsche Telekom 60 5.2 2.3
4 Telefónica 77 11.8 5.4
5 France Télécom 82 7.9 3.8
6 AT&T 86 11.7 2.7
7 Vodafone 95 -17.2 -4.8
8 Sprint Nextel 145 3.1 1.4
9 Telecom Italia 156 9.4 3.2
10 BT 164 14.1 11.4
11 China Mobile Communications 180 17.4 7.7
12 KDDI 231 5.6 6.7
13 Comcast 260 9.9 2.3
14 Vivendi 270 20.1 8.9
15 China Telecommunications 275 9.2 3.2
16 América Móvil 330 18.3 13.3
17 KT 388 7.3 5.2
18 Telstra 423 13.8 8.8
19 BCE 450 10.7 5.6
20 Carso Global Telecom 468 7.2 4.6
21 Royal KPN 494 13.1 7.1
From the July 23, 2007 issue
How the Countries Stack Up
United States 162
Japan 67
France 38
Biggest employers
Wal-Mart Stores 1,900,000
State Grid 1,504,000
China National Petroleum 1,086,966
Most profitable companies
Exxon Mobil 39,500.0
Royal Dutch Shell 25,442.0
UAL 22,876.0
Top 5 in Asia
Toyota Motor 204,746.4
Sinopec 131,636.0
China National Petroleum 110,520.2
State Grid 107,185.5
Honda Motor 94,790.5
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